Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Palace of Fine Arts

After years of admiring the Palace of Fine Arts in film and photography, we finally paid the monument a long overdue visit.  Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition and inspired by Greek and Roman architecture, the monument is now a favorite destination for weddings and events.  Its otherworldly beauty transported us to another time and place …

Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

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A Weekend in San Francisco

Spent an action-packed weekend in San Francisco, catching up with dear old friends, doing a little shopping {lots of antiquing}, and of course, eating.

San Francisco

We stayed at the charming boutique hotel Taj Campton Place, which is ideally located in Union Square, steps from Barneys, Neimans, Saks, and many other tempting stores.

Taj Campton Place

Thanks to our friends Eddie and Marc, we discovered the decadent {and adorably retro} Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley where waffle cones are freshly made and where they offer uniquely delicious ice cream flavors such as banana pudding with chunks of baked vanilla wafers and banana.

Ice Cream Bar

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

Wishing I had a truck for hauling all the amazing furnishings and curios spotted at Alameda Point Antiques Faire last weekend.  There was not a cloud in the sky and no shade to hide under when the mid-morning sun began beating down on us.  So many gems, but so little luggage space.

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

Found a pair of white marble foo dogs to decorate a bookshelf.  Keep reading below to see other goodies I picked up.

Foo dogs

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