San Souci!

Bonjour! It's been awhile! We were very busy touring the tomboy's niece around San Francisco over the weekend, and with exciting new goings-on, to be announced shortly. Japantown in the rain! Shopping at Bloomingdale's downtown! Introducing the young one to Thai food and soju cocktails for the very first time! A gorgeous, light-filled break in the rain at one of the city's prettiest, best kept secret vistas! Hanging out with glamorous lesbians (and some much less glamorous) at a new girl party in SF's Mission District! Cocktails with chocolate pot de creme and an insanely good sheep's milk cheese plate with fig cakes and walnut bread in Hayes Valley! And that was only Friday! Phew!

Saturday was filled with shenanigans in the Castro and the obligatory drive up to Twin Peaks (since the skies had cleared but left a mean chill in the air), then onto Ocean Beach through Golden Gate Park's incredible tulip gardens next to the old windmill, and a tour of the Presidio topped with an incredible Central-South American tapas dinner where the Mission meets Market Street.

Sunday brought a mellower pace, with walkabouts through North Beach on a gloriously sunny day for a late lunch, and through the Mission for the murals and, of course, Secret Breakfast ice cream. Nouvelle Vague's cover of Dancing With Myself came on while M snapped all these pictures. So good.

I love my city!