My trip to San Francisco!
I have been dying to go to San Francisco to see what its like and the opportunity arose when my friend Desi and Edson from Pinuplifestyle.com invited us to stay in their lovely home and explore their hometown. I couldn’t resist taking them up on the opportunity and invited my friend Andrea to come along. Andrea was great company throughout my trip and girl can COOK!
My love for LA took a backseat the minute I stepped foot in San Francisco. I fell in love with the art, the shops, and the city. San Francisco reminded me of an old New York, with cleaner streets, better shops, and everything in its original condition. The architecture was INCREDIBLE; old movie theaters, buses, and land marks that havent been modernized made me feel like I was back in time. I had finally realized that this could be my home away from home and I wont be alone, I now have such great friends (Desi & Edson) who live there. Andrea and I had such a great time. Edson and Desi took us to the best places. If I could relive this trip over and over again, I would in a heart beat. We are so thankful for Desi and Edson who made this possible! Here are pictures and more details on my trip.
NOTE* All of the shops in this post arent even HALF of the shops we visited. Some we couldnt take pictures in.
Andrea missed her flight and I got to SF a little earlier than her so to kill time, Edson and I went shopping! What better thing to do!?
We stopped by a Goodwill on our way to the Mission District.
That tall guy is Edson, he’s awesome and wait till you see his beautiful lady Desi!
Vintage pumps at 12 o’clock! How cute are these! Too bad they weren’t my size 😦
(excuse my airplane bum outfit lmao) These were cute too but they bothered the sides of my ankles..I’ll take a loss!
The Mission District
Thrift town was cool, they had tons of clothes, furniture, and really cool cameras!
There were so many beautiful night gowns here, and though I usually ignore them, I had to leave with this one! $14.99
Edson bought this really cool Camera in its original box and condition!
This store was my favorite out of all the stores in the Mission district.
Edson wanted me to get these really bad but I couldn’t fathom ever wearing them lol! I did however find some other glasses and bought 3 pairs! (pics in the next V.V finds post)
This place was stocked full of goodies and so organized! I left with a bathing suit, 3 pairs of glasses, and a cropped top.
These are from Mission thrift, a little sneak peek of 1 of the 3 glasses I bought 😉
Driving around-look at this view!
Tiny old house on the tip of the ocean. So cool.
This little munchkin’s name is Anthony (Edson’s son), and I couldn’t adore him more!
This is where we stayed…I nearly died and went to heaven when I saw this place.
Everyone say hello to Edson, his beautiful lady Desi, and little Anthony! We went to Barney’s to eat!
Getting ready to chomp on our spinach burgers!
Oh man oh man oh man!
Look at little Anthony going in on his burger!
Cutie at the super market!
On our way to take Anthony to school we stopped at a cute bakery for breakfast.
This Bakery was PRETTY AMAZING, just look at my hot chocolate below!
Best hot chocolate I have ever had in my life!
Me and the munchkin.
Aw my last little glimpse of Anthony before he was off to school.
Would ya look at these buses!
I want one!
Everything was in its original state going way back to the 1940’s even earlier!
Snack break! Gushers! nom nom nom
The Graffiti in SF was incredible. This is ART.
Andrea was screaming not knowing there was a homeless man next to her…and when I told her “shhhh” she said “o shit!”, saw him, and started cracking up.lol
Goes perfect with my skirt, dontcha think?
Castro was a truly beautiful city that celebrates sexuality. Harvey Milk has definitely made his mark on SF and the world as we know it.
How beautiful is this theater? notice they are only playing “Sex and the City”. CUTE & Hilarious!
Andrea running across the street to take pics of a Harvey Milk tribute.
Andrea and Edson in front of the “Full House” houses.
I always hated that show. lol
Haight Street was one of my favorite places in SF especially because I fell in love with most of the vintage shops there.
Had to take a picture of this beautiful piece in the parking lot.
Killing time at the Goodwill there till the other shops open. Boy did I find a lot here!
I found a cute hat and a poncho along with a dress and another hat that was hot pink. (pics in the next vintage finds post)
Isn’t this poncho amazing!
Almost left with this fur coat..I regret leaving it behind!
I wish I was a size 6..could have left home with these vintage babies!
Andrea found this cute travelers dress and a nice brown crochet top (below).
This is the amazing dress I found just staring at me from the rack. Just throw it in the bag!
Shoes galore! I left with a pair of mosaic textiled Stuart Weitzman for Martinique pumps! I also bought 2 pairs of Guy Laroche cat eyed glasses, 2 Diane Von Furstenburg dresses, and a cute Hawiian pin-up 3 piece bathing suit. They didn’t allow us to take pictures so the pics will be in the next vintage finds post.
And we are off to the next shop lmao!
I spotted Banksy!
Dia De los Muertos<3
Doll House Bettie’s didn’t allow us to take pics but it was a cute shop!
Mystery Mister was another one of my favorite shops on Haight, I bought this hat! Look at the decor of this store below!
I should have bought this dress.-_-
How cute is this basket purse!
This store was INCREDIBLE..I couldnt take pics but if I ever win the lottery, I am buying the entire store! The owner was just as fabulous. I have never seen a store with such amazing vintage like this one.
We also went to another shop where I purchased a dress and a cute vintage swimsuit. I also coincidentally bumped into my NY friend Jess there. CRAZY!
Edson’s friend Liv invited us to her garage sale. It was my first one and we all found such great goodies!
This is Jen Ann Tonic, she was awesome.
Look at what Edson found!
Andrea went crazy for all the Disney stuff.
I found a purse that looked like a treasure chest! TREASURE at a garage sale!
I also found a cute Dia De los Muertos bangle, an Elvgrin book, a cute pin-up bracelet, and a nice skeleton hand that would soon hold my rings. All super CHEAP! 🙂
Why didn’t I buy this?
Digging for treasure.
Andrea found cute Xmas tree ornaments and other cute toys for her 2 boys.
This was the front of Ed and Desi’s pad. So beautiful!
Off to Berkeley..Edson caught me again playing Gameboy!
My favorite shop in Berkeley. I DIED.
Bat Girl Jaz!
Andrea and I left with so much stuff from this Buffalo exchange. I’m going to tease you all and not show you till the next post. 😉
I left with this Bowler hat, I have been dying to get one for forever!
Lulu’s is a Salon/Vintage shop. So creative!
I purchased two very amazing staple pieces (a vintage purse and belt) from here you guys are going to LOVE!
Isn’t the salon cute?
*On our way back home to pick up Desi and run off to LA, we came across a small vintage shop that appeared to have nothing. Suddenly Edson pointed at two Louis Vuitton boxes I completely ignored and when I opened them it was treasure (two pairs of really cute kicks)! I took both boxes (one for me and one as my sisters B’day gift) and sang hallelujah for such a crazy random experience!
Road trip to LA!
In and out burger was not better than Barney’s!
I did like the hats though 😀
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT POST ON THE REST OF MY TRIP TO INK AND IRON!