Hello San Francisco!

I was in the Bay Area a couple of weekends ago and am finally blogging about it! It was a pretty short trip and I only had two full days there, but my friends helped me make the most of it. I had a list of touristy spots I wanted to hit up in San Francisco, so my friend Elissa put together an itinerary for our day trip and it was perf! Now off to the fun stuff : )

On Friday, I worked from a cafe in Berkeley called Artis (and the latte was too cute so I had to take a picture of it). I had a few virtual meetings during the day, so it was a pretty normal day – cafe, brunch, cafe. The second cafe was Philz, where I ordered the Mint Mojito, and it was so delicious. If you’re ever near a Philz, order it, even though it’s supposedly called the basic girl drink. For dinner, I met up with some high school friends for a reunion and it was so amazing catching up with everyone. Two of them I have known for 16 years!! Thanks to Elissa, Angela, Ted, and Richard for coming out <3

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Saturday was the San Francisco day trip! We took the BART and then ubered to Bob’s Donuts for THE WORLDS BIGGEST DONUT <3 I fell in love!! It was actually really delicious. I thought it was going to be too sweet and greasy and just something you Instagram, but the sweetness wasn’t overpowering and the dough was super fluffy. Getting the chocolate glaze was a good idea because the crumble one would’ve been wayyy too messy to eat.


Next stop – Golden Gate Bridge. It’s kind of a must-see if it’s your first time in San Francisco. It was overcast and slightly foggy that day, so it was perfect for pictures! For outfit details, check out my blog post here.


Funny story. I was in Orlando the weekend before I went to San Francisco, and I bumped into the kids of Fuller House at Magic Kingdom. We snapped a photo together so I could obsess about how adorable they are and made it my cover photo on my private Facebook page with the caption “I’m Lola’s older sister and will be in season 3 of Fuller House! Get your Netflix subscription now!!” and for some reason people actually believed it! My friends texted me to ask if it was true and people commented “Congrats” and everything. It was pretty funny haha. Anyways, I had to go check out the original Full House house : ) They are actually called the Painted Ladies.


In the afternoon, we hit up Japan Town and the Women’s March. There weren’t as many people as I expected, but everyone’s spirit was there and there were some very creative signs.


We spent the rest of the day hanging around Union Square, went to Farmer Brown for SF Restaurant Week, then hit up Top of the Mark for some drinks and dancing.


On Sunday I only had time for brunch, and then I had to catch my flight back to Milwaukee for work. I had an amazing time in Berkeley and San Francisco and hope to go back again for a longer trip! Thanks for stopping by : )



  1. February 8, 2017 / 11:41 AM

    We LOVE SF! Did you finish the whole donut? And how cool that you met the cast from Fuller House and then actually got to see the Painted Ladies!

  2. February 8, 2017 / 12:36 PM

    I’m going there this summer so I’m glad I came across this! I’m all about that doughnut now…

  3. February 8, 2017 / 12:46 PM

    So fun. I can not WAIT until the twins are old enough to fly west.

  4. February 8, 2017 / 12:50 PM

    I went to San Fran when I was about 17 and I really want to go back. It’s like you are in a different place. Love the architecture.

  5. February 8, 2017 / 2:49 PM

    I’m going in May and I’m SOOO excited. Totally need to hit up Bobs Donuts that donut is goals!!!!!

    xo, JJ

  6. February 8, 2017 / 3:56 PM

    I want that giant donut! Yum! I’ve always wanted to visit here. Some day I hope! There’s lots to see and do.

  7. February 8, 2017 / 3:59 PM

    I live in San Francisco and I love it so much! Next time I’ll have to show you around some other places that are pretty cool in the city! It’s cool that you got to be here during the marches, that will be one of the most special memories in my life.

  8. February 8, 2017 / 4:41 PM

    Is that an Erin Condren planner i see?! Love them!! I hope to one day to be able to go to San Fran!

  9. February 8, 2017 / 7:19 PM

    Looks like a fun trip! In your picture of your coffee with the 2017 planner, what is that? Is that a daily journal, guide, planner? I’ve been thinking more about keeping one to keep my day to day stuff organized and doing more writing, but it’s hard with two toddlers running around!

  10. February 8, 2017 / 7:25 PM

    Omgosh that is the biggest donut i’ver ever seen!! I love San Fran. Ghiradelli chocolate was also a fave of mine. Their desserts are seriously amazing.

  11. February 8, 2017 / 8:14 PM

    I LOVE San Fran! I’m going to find those donuts when I go back for sure. Such a great city!

  12. February 8, 2017 / 8:59 PM

    Sounds like an amazing trip! I’ve heard so many good things about SF! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  13. February 8, 2017 / 10:17 PM

    Oh my gosh, my oldest daughter would Freak. Out. over that donut. She loves all things junk food, and even though she’s skinny as a rail, it’s a family joke that she can outeat anyone. I bet she would love if I let her eat a huge donut like that!

    • February 11, 2017 / 12:32 AM

      Haha you have to treat her to a giant donut!

  14. February 9, 2017 / 12:06 AM

    I can’t stop looking at that donut! It looks like heaven! I wish I could transport it through the computer screen!

  15. Elizabeth O.
    February 9, 2017 / 11:25 AM

    No doubt that San Francisco is one of the most beautiful places you can go to! It’s nice that you got to maximize your day and you even joined the Women’s March!

  16. February 9, 2017 / 4:45 PM

    I’m a San francisco native and LOV LOVEEE living here 🙂

  17. February 10, 2017 / 4:16 PM

    I love the giant donuts!!! I want it NOW! 🙂

  18. February 10, 2017 / 8:34 PM

    Looks like you had a blast in San Fran. This city is on my bucket list.

    xo, Elizabeth | txelizabeth.com

  19. February 10, 2017 / 10:54 PM

    i love san fran! always something to do, new to see. such a great city

  20. February 11, 2017 / 7:58 AM

    Thats one huge donut and I also love the Painted Ladies and the wharf for the delicious seafood.

  21. February 12, 2017 / 7:27 PM

    Wow that is some donut.

    Glad you had such a fun trip. 🙂

    – Wendy

  22. February 13, 2017 / 3:22 PM

    San Fran is so beautiful. I lived up there for 2 years before coming back to LA. I miss it, but it’s a short plane ride for me. So glad you enjoyed yourself.

  23. February 13, 2017 / 3:44 PM

    Dat donut doh! And now I want food xD I have a friend who lives there, I’d like to visit one day.

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