San Francisco for the Weekend!

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Kings of Leon, Food, Shopping and Girl time.

When your bestie organizes a girl’s weekend in San Francisco around a Kings of Leon concert in the middle of winter, it’s best not to think twice. Last weekend, 6 girls in my tribe headed to the West Coast for some city culture and vibes.

We arrived on a beautiful 60 degree sunny day and went straight to Seed + Salt for a delicious plant based organic and local lunch. We followed that up with some shopping on Chestnut Street. I bought a pretty teardrop bangle from Margaret Elizabeth and some cute kids clothes at Peek for my girls.

Photo via Knits for Life.

Photo via Knits for Life.

One of our friends recommended Asta yoga, so we squeezed in an interesting and steamy yoga class followed by a taco and tequila in the Mission.

The Kings Of Leon put on a great show! I will admit, they haven’t been on the top of my list for bands, but after seeing them live I have a new respect and love for their talent.

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The next day, we went for a run on the beach and to an incredible brunch at Zazie. A few standouts were the house made coffee cake, lavender mimosa and wild mushroom omelet with gruyere.

Photo via Zazie

Photo via Zazie

Across the street, we shopped at a lovey new Boutique called Leenie Rae. I was drawn to the aesthetic of the store initially but quickly realized they had a great collection.

Leenie Rae

After that we spent 4 hours in a Korean Day Spa called, Pearl, located in Japantown. Without going in to too much detail, if you have the opportunity to go – DO IT! During my spa time, I had plenty of time to meditate on some new boots I was looking to add to the closet.

Photo via Pearl Spa

Photo via Pearl Spa

From there, I got a lead on a few places on Hayes Street and had my girlfriends drop me off for a 30 minute power shop… I work best under pressure. I was excited to find a gorgeous silk tea length dress and some hot boots from Dish Boutique. It was a nicely curated boutique, I would highly recommend it.

That evening, I donned my new boots to a yummy dinner at Dosa, known for their southern Indian cuisine with a California sensibility. After dinner, we ended up at Madrone Art Bar for some dancing and cocktails- pretty much the perfect finale to a girl’s weekend!

Photo via The Violet Fog

Photo via The Violet Fog

Before our flight home, I had a few hours to kill so I walked to Fillmore Street and discovered the most amazing perfumery called Le Labo. This is especially curious because for many years I haven’t worn any fragrance at all. I typically find them too strong. Le Labo is different though with their essential oil and plant based formulas. They mix each fragrance to order and believe that “the soul of a fragrance comes from the intention with which it is created.”

Photo via Apartment 34

Photo via Apartment 34

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes