Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My weekend in San Francisco

I'm in the US for Thanksgiving and last Friday I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with our good friends, Stephen and Caroline. They used to live about 200 m from our house in Balmain and Stephen and I worked with each other but for the last 12 years they have been in the States. They are a lot of fun and super interesting, very well travelled and Stephen has climbed the 7 highest peaks of the world including Mount Everest. Pretty amazing , hey!

We had a great weekend with lots of chatter, champagne and Saturday night we had a dinner with the SF Belgian club with lovely people and too many Belgian beers! Caroline is originally from Belgian - they certainly know how to have fun.


On Saturday morning Stephen had to work so Caroline and I hit the shops. First up was new hiking boots as I packed mine but when I put them on they totally disintegrated. Not sure what happened but they totally fell apart leaving a trail of rubber around Target as I was buying some make up (so much cheaper here than in Australia). After new boots, we checked out Anthropologie. Such a beautiful shop, I loved this Christmas Day dress.


I just bought some beautiful bowls and mugs from Anthropologie. All the clothes were winter clothes and I can't get my head around winter shopping. 

Next up was Williams Sonoma. Wow this shop is something. Beautiful stuff all displayed beautifully.  I love the festive table below. Great lights!


We also went to HDButtercup but I only had my iPhone and can't get the photos off my phone while traveling. So that will have to wait. Gosh I love that store though. One of those store you could design a whole house around.

After a great weekend and lots of laughs I headed off down the Californian coast in my rental - a MUSTANG! Love it. Had a little mishap when I decided that it was getting too cold for the top to be down so I stopped and put it up but obviously didn't lockit into place properly and when I was driving along I thought "gosh this convertible is way noisier in the wind with the top up than I thought it would be". Looked up and realised it was not locked into place and about to flip right back- didn't help I was fanging along on the freeway! I had to hold it in place, pissing myself laughing, until I could get off the freeway, stop and clip it into place. Such a first world problem! LOL.



I'm loving this trip, having a great time and meeting such interesting nice people.

Fiona xx






5 comments:

  1. Fiona, looks as though you are having an awesome time. Can't wait to hear more about your time. Take care! Drive safely in that fab car!
    Kirrily x

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  2. lol about the top of the car, so funny! Good point about clothes shopping, I wouldn't be bothered buying winter clothes either...suppose you are too late for the summer sales racks? Shame!

    xx Karen

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  3. Oh that Christmas frock!.... and the lights in Williams S!!!! You are having a ball. It's so much fun to follow along with you! Keep sending through the photos! A-M xx

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  4. Ditto to A-M above. Love the Christmas dress.

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  5. looks like a fun time! :) i did that once when chris had a jeep wrangler and was away and let me borrow it (when we were dating). oops.

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