More on SF


After Golden Gate Park, we took a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. Always a great photo opp and awe-striking experience. Here are just a few of the pics we took.

We headed to Fisherman's Wharf for lunch at a legendary restaurant. And then off to Ghiradelli Square for dessert!

We first stopped at Kara's Cupcakes. I was prepared for a sickeningly sweet cupcake but would eat it anyways because we were off our diet for this weekend and I was going to enjoy it.

Well, I was wrong about the cupcakes.

I got the Meyer Lemon cupcake. It was delicious. The BEST cupcake I have ever ever eaten. Not too sweet, tangy, moist, everything you want a cupcake to be. I finished the whole thing, including all the frosting. I never do that!! I always leave gobs of frosting because it is too sweet but this cupcake was perfection in on a napkin!!! Everyone agreed.

We did a little shopping and then got ice cream at one of the Ghiradelli shops. The whole time, Ghiradelli squares were being tossed at us and we were actually sick to our stomachs when we left. But it was all good!!

We headed back to the hotel to change into warmer clothes and then back into SF. We headed to China Town to our must-stop dinner place, House of Nanking. Since we started going there 25 years ago, it has doubled in size, gotten a little cleaner and less dingy, bu the food has stayed the same–amazing! Now there are photos of Celeb Chefs on the wall who have eaten there like Rachel Ray and Jamie Oliver. It was all super delicious. If you ever go to SF< you have to try House of Nanking.

We then decided to see if the SF Anthropologie store was super cool — off to the Westfield Mall in SF> That was some craziness! We saw all these people in super hero costumes running around. We thought it was just weird SF crazies but later we found out there was a comic book convention in town that weekend and Xaver missed it. But now we know!!

We did some shopping and got some gelato. Yes, all we did on this trip was eat and it was FABULOUS! LOL

There were some other things I would have liked to do with the kids, like ride the Cable Cars, walk Lombard Street, and go to the Sourdough Bread Bakery. But, there is always next time!!

On Sunday, I taught two classes and a make n take at Our Paper Place. I can't wait to go back!! The store was so warm and inviting, the staff and customers friendly…such a nice experience!!  I met such a great people passionate about crafting and Sarah and Gloria made me feel right at home. They were very generous and I really appreciate that. So if you are in the area, shop at their store and support! They are more than a great store–they are great people too :)


Xaver and the kids ran errands all day and tried to find something to do …we decided to stay an extra night and take our time driving home on Monday. It was a really relaxing weekend, something we really needed!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “More on SF

  1. looks like you had a fab time lady!!

    Posted on April 17, 2011 at 12:39 am
  2. Love the class you taught. It was really great to meet you and have you at the store. I’m thrilled you had a great time with your family too.

    Posted on April 20, 2011 at 4:51 am
  3. I’ve lived in SF since August last year and have never eaten in Chinatown before… But now that you’ve recommended a certain restaurant, I think I’m going to check it out! And I also love Kara’s cupcakes, very tasty and just sweet enough.

    Posted on April 24, 2011 at 4:56 am