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.