JESSICAHENRY

from east to west
#latergram: Special surprise coming out this Friday…

#latergram: Special surprise coming out this Friday…

Visiting San Francisco?

I have a friend who is making plans to visit my wonderful city. I thought my email was too good to keep private—wanted to share it with y’all:)

First of all, this is a local website that we all use to find good restaurants, hidden activities, etc:
Some things I would do/explore are:
1.) Fisherman’s wharf, Ghirardelli (if you go into the shop/cafe, they’ll give you a free chocolate!)
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2.) Boudin Bakery is the birthplace of sourdough. Instead of eating there, go upstairs and do the $2 tour. It actually gives you a really succinct and perfect history of SF. It’s my favorite “museum” of the city!
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2.) Walk up Lombard St. (the famous winding road)
3.) Take a cable car ride (you can even pick up at Union Square!). It’s about $6 for adults, not sure about kids.
4.) Walk through the farmers market in the Ferry Building on the weekends.
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5.) Tacos in the Mission (a neighborhood known for its hipster crowd and good Mexican food!)
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6.) A walk up Coit Tower (it overlooks Sausalito and the bay!). Walking up the hill to the tower is the fun part. If you want to actually go up the tower, I think it’s a bit expensive (~$10/person), so I’ve never gone:)
7.) Ride bikes or check out the house boats in Sausalito, and then go to the Marine Mammal Center on the way home!
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8.) Golden Gate Park! It’s our SF pride and joy. There are so many wonderful parts about it: there’s a carousel, Japanese tea gardens and several great museums with ice cream carts near them.
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To everyone else, consider this your open invitation to come visit!
-Jessica

It’s really beautiful outside. Like so beautiful that if San Francisco is like this more often it will become really expensive to live here.

From Alexia Tsotsis, reporting on Quora’s new valuation. Ha.

Luckily for us, that day was spent outside picnicking.

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Things have been pretty crazy around here lately and I needed the planned window of relaxation. This was near-perfect. 

From the event invite: "We’ll be lounging in the park sipping sweet tea and enjoying the slow pace of life pass us by (front porch rocking chairs not included)."

photo credits: dean casalena (4) and crystal jones (1)

Look no further than the obvious blonde in the bottom right-hand corner.
Here’s to random fridays:

Look no further than the obvious blonde in the bottom right-hand corner.

Here’s to random fridays:

I know not everybody gets to live in San Francisco. 
So when a hiking trip through here:

…changes last minute into a driving and shopping trip through napa instead, that’s when I know I can never complain about SF (mainly its cold/foggy weather) again.
Happy Saturday, y’all.
-J

I know not everybody gets to live in San Francisco. 

So when a hiking trip through here:

…changes last minute into a driving and shopping trip through napa instead, that’s when I know I can never complain about SF (mainly its cold/foggy weather) again.

Happy Saturday, y’all.

-J

Diego.

At lest that’s what the taco cashier called it. Are you from Diego? He said. No. I’m from ‘Francisco. Well, sort of.
We spent two weeks—exactly 14 days—in San Diego as a final surprise tour stop for work. I think I had been settling in so nicely in the bay area that the thought of leaving loomed like an awkward conversation you don’t really want to have. But Saturday came and I was excited as ever.
150 interviews, 4 tacos and 1 commercial later, here I am on my flight back home. The bay area. Sometimes saying that feels like an out of body experience, because I’m really coming to love it and, well, saying I live in the bay area makes me feel cool. Walking home from Trader Joe’s, limited on purchases to as many as I can carry, also makes me feel cool.
So enjoy the next few blog posts about San Diego. And please, never call it Diego. Unless you’re selling crappy tacos with bland enchilada sauce, then I guess you can do whatever you’d like.
Jess
(photo credit: Natalie Webb and “Year Round Playground” print)

Diego.

At lest that’s what the taco cashier called it. Are you from Diego? He said. No. I’m from ‘Francisco. Well, sort of.

We spent two weeks—exactly 14 days—in San Diego as a final surprise tour stop for work. I think I had been settling in so nicely in the bay area that the thought of leaving loomed like an awkward conversation you don’t really want to have. But Saturday came and I was excited as ever.

150 interviews, 4 tacos and 1 commercial later, here I am on my flight back home. The bay area. Sometimes saying that feels like an out of body experience, because I’m really coming to love it and, well, saying I live in the bay area makes me feel cool. Walking home from Trader Joe’s, limited on purchases to as many as I can carry, also makes me feel cool.

So enjoy the next few blog posts about San Diego. And please, never call it Diego. Unless you’re selling crappy tacos with bland enchilada sauce, then I guess you can do whatever you’d like.

Jess

(photo credit: Natalie Webb and “Year Round Playground” print)