THE PAINTED LADIES
We had a few guests in town this weekend, and we headed out to San Francisco to show them the sights and sounds of our beloved hometown. After brunch at Olea, we headed over to one of my favorite spots, Alamo Square. Not only is it the dreamiest place for a picnic on a rare sunny day, but it has the most spectacular postcard-perfect view.
You've all probably, at some point, maybe even on Full House, seen those tidy Victorian homes stacked in front of the towering skyline. It's truly a visual treat. The juxtaposition of the old and the new always gets me.
Unfortunately, Alamo Square has been under construction for a while now, and we visited a few weeks earlier than their projected completion date, May 24th. Had there not been fences everywhere, the view would've been even more jaw-dropping.
We fawned over the candy-colored homes for a while before we made our way out to Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, where we had dinner at The Slanted Door.
I had my eye on this Ted Baker dress for a while, but held off on buying it until I could see it in person. Worth every second. It's even more charming than I could have ever imagined. The bows are clearly what drew me in and the baby blue is so appropriate for springtime. But the really kicker: the navy side trim creates a slimming effect (win!).
I can't get enough of the iconic old-fashioned homes of San Francisco. I could, and have, walked around San Francisco aimlessly for hours looking at beautiful houses. With so many new technologies and buildings popping up in the area, it's nice to see these historical sites preserved and appreciated.
A day in the city is a day well spent. Showing friends and family around the area allows me to play tourist, and that's something I never pass up.
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