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Rue Saint Jacques

27 Aug

For our last night on the town, Sarah (MOH) reserved us a table at Rue Saint Jacques. Our reservation was early so it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We toasted the bride and she shared stories about her fiance that made us all tear up a little. We are all now aware that water proof mascara is a must come wedding time!

Along with great conversation came great food. I ordered risotto with chanterelle mushrooms. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but did you see the sandwich I had earlier for lunch or how about the eggs benedict at brunch? I know it seems as though all we did was eat the entire trip, but we did do some shopping too! Of course I can’t reveal all, it was a BACHELORETTE weekend after all!

I am so excited for my favorite bride! Cecila, I wish you every happiness in your life with your soon-to-be husband! Cheers to the bride! – Caasi


26 Aug

Shopping makes us hungry! The groom-to-be recommended we try Mocca, a small cozy deli. This hidden gem is tucked away on a walk street only with cute cafe tables and umbrellas set up right in the middle of the road.

I’m a sucker for sandwiches so I tried the turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and brie on a French baguette. I am so excited to have tried this sandwich, it is so simple and I can’t wait to make my own! Thanksgiving leftovers anyone?

The combination was delicious. I really love cranberry sauce, it added a nice tart to the sandwich and the brie was silky smooth. Yum-O!


25 Aug

Saturday morning Sarah, aka MOH, planned on brunch at Triptych. Triptych has a cool and artsy vibe. The restaurant has colorful fabric panels draped across the high pitched ceiling, local artist paintings hanging on the walls and concrete floors. The bottomless mimosa special makes this place a must stop!

Triptych offers traditional mimosas with orange juice, but they also offer mango, grapefruit and more! I tried out the specialty -champagne with peach simple syrup aka: the Farrah Faucet! I’m a sucker for peach and it didn’t disappoint!

The menu had spectacular, traditional brunch fare. One that caught my eye was the eggs benedict with spinach and mushrooms. A few of the other ladies tried out the crab cake with their eggs benedict. It look rich and filling. The portion was perfect and I wouldn’t have changed a thing! So yummy!

After brunch, we shopped till we dropped! Thanks Sarah for the fun photo!


24 Aug

There is this great wine bar in San Francisco called Amelie. The atmosphere is chic and modern and they even have French written on the ceiling. Now, I don’t speak French nor read it, but there is an English translation painted on the wall as you go to the ladies room.

I tried a glass of French Mascato. I love sweet white wines and this one took the cake! I could have had an entire bottle myself! Some of the other ladies opted to try the wine flights. Wine flights are a great way to try a few wines without the hefty price tag.

While I was still full from fondue and appetizers we had at our first stop, some of the others tried escargot, ravioli with truffles and other tasty entrees. I am not one for trying snails, but everyone said I was missing out.

We all really enjoyed Amelie and would go again. The service was fantastic and we were in good company. Did I also mention that the bride was serenaded?

All photos are courtesy of the bride to be, Cecila!

A San Francisco Treat

23 Aug

Recently I spent the weekend in San Francisco! As you may remember, one of my best friends is getting married and we spent her bachelorette weekend in San Francisco. It was a beautifully planned event by the MOH, Sarah. Sarah is not a professional planner, but she should be! The weekend was so packed with great food and fond memories that I can’t get everything out in one post! This will be the first in a short series of posts about the greatest weekend!We all met up at LAX on Friday morning and boarded our flight! It was a little over an hour and we had arrived. We took a short trip on the BART and there we were, in the center of it all! San Francisco is such a gorgeous city!

We hoofed it up Powell Street to our hotel. I was not prepared at all! Hiking up a hill in heels was not the best idea. It seemed like an eternity to get to California Street!

We stayed at the Stanford Renissance Hotel and we had the most amazing view from our suite. I love the architecture in the city! I always wanted to live in an apartment with a fire escape. I think I may have watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s one too many times. My husband offered to build me a fire escape outside our bedroom window, but that would have looked pretty silly on our one bedroom house!

Check out tomorrow’s post…for more on our fabulous weekend!

Sew New Tank

14 Jul

Photo from thundafunda.com

As I mentioned before, my best friend is headed down the aisle soon. Next month, all the ladies, and the Bride-to-be are headed to San Francisco for a Bachelorette weekend! I am so excited and have been planning what I would wear that weekend in my head for months! I don’t want to do any major shopping sprees… I have opted to make things to wear instead. I have been thinking of re-purposing some items from my existing wardrobe, making accessories and maybe sewing some new garments. The first thing I will be packing in the suitcase is….

A pin-tucked tank! I saw this top in my One Yard Wonders book as a more casual summer tank. I thought that by changing the fabric, I could dress it up a bit. I found this great fabric at the store and I got it on discount because it was the end of the roll. I plan on wearing this with some dark jeans and black heels for a night on the town. Stay tuned as I complete my packing list with more hand-made items!

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