7.23.2009

Honeymoon bliss

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I'll have more on the wedding later when we get some more photos, but meanwhile here are photos from the honeymoon!
We left Sunday morning from PDX and arrived at SFO to wonderful weather. The shuttle rides to the hotel and back to the airport both rivaled driving in Italy, but thats another story all together. My mother booked us a room at The Fairmont, which is such an amazing hotel, the exterior itself is so grand, right at the top of Nob Hill, and the lobby is stunning. Upon learning we were newlyweds the hotel clerk moved us up to a room with a view! How nice, actually the entire staff there was super, they were really fascinated by our clothing, hehe. We had one of the simpler rooms, which was anything but. The decor had vintage touches, and the bed! The bed was like a cloud, you know one of those huge memory foam mattresses with a down comforter and perfect pillow. But anyway, you don't want to hear about me rant about a bed.

The evening we arrived we changed and decided to have dinner at The Nob Hill Cafe, recommended by my mother. It was delicious and surprisingly affordable. I was in need of some new makeup so we walked to the Union Square Macy's where we then realized it was much cooler and windier than anticipated. It's 80-90 degrees at home, so I packed 50s sundresses, which was a big mistake because the wind was being mischievous and blew up my skirt at every hill. Oops.
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The second day we thought it would be a good idea to walk to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. It would have continued to be a good idea if we didn't take the long way. But after sore feet and spaghetti legs (I am so out of shape) we made it! The walk actually wasn't too bad as there was so much to look at, the architecture is so amazing. Especially Grace St Cathedral, it's amazing!
The neighborhood is filled with little shops and cafes, and I did find a few vintage shops with amazing things but not so amazing prices. Seriously, after going there my wardrobe just doubled in value :)
We did stumble upon a costume/vintage shop with some great deals, where I found an amazing navy 40s coat I wore the rest of the vacation.
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I really wanted to bring back a hat, but even the hat prices were outrageous. Luckily I found a killer gray Austrian hat at a Buffalo Exchange thrift store, and the price was in my comfort zone.
The walk back to the hotel was nice, Sam spotted a comic book store we spent a while in while he read Captain America and I read a 50s comic book that was so cute but I can't remember the name. It's about an average women who lives with her sister and father, if anyone knows what I'm taking about I'd really appreciate it!
Japan town was another stop on our trek, where we found a $1.50 store with tons of fun treasures. Everything, even the plastic spoons were cute.
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Day three took us to Fishermans Wharf, which was pretty much tourist central. We didn't stay long, but walked out on a pier to get a better look at some of the ships and a gathering of seals. There was the cutest cable car there, so 1930s I wish it would come to Portland!
After the Wharf we headed to Union Square, and went into all the fancy stores :) Prada, Burburry, Tiffanys, and Armani. Tiffanys was my favorite ;)
Dinner was at Calzone's which was adorable and had the best garlic fries ever.
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Our last day we were pretty exhausted from the hills, so we stuck around the hotel and visited China town and Union Square again. In China town Sam bought me a pretty Jade necklace, and silk dress. For lunch we went to a restaurant in the neighborhood, and while we were eating a kitten jumped out of a nook in the wall! It was very cute, trying to play with its reflection in the mirror.
On our way back to the hotel to catch our airport shuttle the famous San Francisco twins were walking down the street. They have been a fixture of the city for years, and dress alike everywhere they go. I was so excited to meet them, especially in matching leopard coats! They really are funny, and I love that they are famous for being eccentric.
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So there you have it! The wedding and honeymoon were delightful, and it's good to be home again getting back into the swing of things. More pictures on Flickr.

28 comments:

Atomic Mama said...

glad you had fun! missed you on the homefront.
:)


The pictures are adorable.
lets sew when I get back from our anniversary this weekend!


:D :D : D

Crissy said...

I understand what you mean by the prices. I really wanted a summer dress there until I saw the prices! D:

looks like you had fun! :]

Frances Baker said...

Ooh it looks like so much fun! I'm glad you had a great time

AlicePleasance said...

Marvellous pics from (I guess, never been there!) a gorgeous city. :-)

BomshellShocked said...

Thanks for the update. Everything sounds wonderful!

eithlinn said...

looks like fun! And that 40's navy coat is great indeed and it goes so well with your shirt!

art*deco*dame said...

great photos!looks like you had fun!

Dizzy Dame said...

SF rocks,some of the best shopping ever.

MaryDeluxe said...

Oh my gosh! I love those twins!!

I enjoyed your pictures, it looks like you had a great time!

Maria Confer said...

You two are so lovely!!

I haven't been to SF in so many years! Your pictures are really enticing me to take a trip out there soon.

Gina said...

These pictures are wonderful! Congrats! Your blog is lovely. I'll be back again.

<3 Gina
allfortheforties.blogspot.com

Lecon de vetement said...

I live on Stockton and California. When I walk my dog, I walk right past that hotel everyday!! I'm sad that you went and I didn't know, we could have met up, and I could have shown you the jewel thrift and vintage stores...too bad

Nicole

Amanda said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! The pics are fantastic.

Best Wishes,
Amanda
http://flapperdays.blogspot.com

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

The pictures are just gorgeous. I love your 40s coat, it's just lovely.
I didn't know SF was so beautiful.
Glad you have a wonderful time!

Solanah said...

Oh no! I totally forgot you live in SF! I would have loved to have seen you, and I'm sure you know all the best shopping spots;)

Next time I'll remember!

sarah said...

What a lovely honeymoon! I'm so glad you had a good time. I've always wanted to go to San Francisco - it looks beautiful.

And your outfits are just perfect! (as are his!) That navy blue coat is so pretty and classic. What a lucky find!

Indy Grrrl said...

Great photos!

The Twisted Cool Rocker said...

Ohhh... Your wedding dress are so beautiful! I like very much the 50's style and you look so perfect.

I hope that your honeymoon is fun!

Congratulations!

P.D: I recently discovered your blog, and honestly ... I love it.

Bettie Booh said...

Lovely picture, looks like you had lots of fun =) And the twins, adorable.

Diana said...

These photos are beautiful! Looks like you're having a wonderful honeymoon.

Treacle said...

How wonderful!

You and he both look amazing. :-)

Gina said...

PS; I gave your blog an award. Please check my blog for the details. :)

<3 Gina
allfortheforties.blogspot.com

Miss Muller said...

unbelievable !
i love everything!

Casey said...

It sounds like you had an utterly enchanting time! I had to giggle at your comment about the bed... I remember how fluffy and comfortable the bed at the Ritz we stayed in the first two nights after I got married was. ;) hehe! There is something utterly lovely about a comfortable bed to fall into after the hustle and bustle of a wedding! :D

I just love all your outfits! I just love how you packed such cute things for a trip--I really must take lessons from you. lol!

Shallow Mallow said...

Great pictures :-)
The twins are especially brilliant!

Nadia said...

What an awesome trip, I'm jealous! And such gorgeous outfits. I especially love that you showcased the city and the people so well! The twins and the trio of Lolitas you found in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood really exemplifies how fun and diverse SF people really are.

You have such a wonderful blog, keep it up.

Peldyn said...

You look so cute! I have a daughter who dresses like you do and my husband thinks she is nuts. I think it is adorable :)
I use some of the retro styling in my own clothing choices.

Mary Van Note said...

I loved seeing this post because I live in San Francisco. It makes me want to re-discover and explore the city as much as I can. I truly love it here.

Although, I totally know what you mean about those vintage prices! Reading this post made me put my foot down. "No more buying vintage in SF!" I told my roommate. But I already broke my self-imposed rule. : P