We left LA on December 29th, and arrived in San Francisco on the 30th to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a drink at the bar in the Huntington Hotel, a classic and beautiful bar, and I loved the lamp that was there....the lights dim and the ambiance very special.
We spent a lot of time visiting our favorite haunts, places we loved to visit when we lived there...
Our favorite bakery was at Pine and Fillmore, La Boulangerie.
And Nest, my favorite boutique for home decor and inspiration was on Fillmore Street and Washington. If you have a chance to visit the bay area don't miss the chance to visit this magical place.
On our anniversary, the 31st, we headed over to the SF Giants Ball Park to see the brick we had to commemorate our place of marriage in San Francisco and to memorialize our years there together.
We were given a small bowl of fruit from the hotel and I had to take a picture of it. The stem was so wonderful, such a statement. Grace Cathedral is in the background.
From the time we arrived until we left the weather was spectacular. This was a view from our room. The Flood Mansion is in the forefront, now the Pacific Union Club.
On the way north we headed up through Mendocino and The Lost Coast, Humboldt County. We stayed at The Benbow Inn.
I could spend hours on their front porch even though the weather was very cold and foggy.
This inn was built around the 1930's and has the most amazing collection of antique furniture. I went around taking a few photos. This hall tree was on the second floor near our room.
This detail barely does it justice. I was so drawn in by the beauty of it every time we passed by.
This amazing statue was of an angel in flight holding a hot air balloon filled with people. Where in the world did they find these incredible pieces?
And what about this beautiful swan table with the intricate carving?
I think they had the most original and lovely light fixtures I have seen in some time.
This fixture was actually a standard one seen through out the hotel.
We are back in Portland now and returning to The Purple Pear in the morning. I can't wait to re-do the store and update the look for 2013. Happy New Year!!