Sutro Baths & Lands End Trail, Part II

I know I’ve posted about the Sutro Baths and the Lands End Trail before, but I’m posting about them again because well, they’re beautiful.  We grabbed brunch at Louis’, and I was pleasantly surprised (okay, shocked) that there was no line for brunch on a Sunday, the food was decent, and it had an amazing view of the Sutro Baths.  I took the first two photos from our table.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

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University of Washington, Seattle

I went to Seattle this past weekend for my uncle’s funeral after he unexpectedly passed away on July 12.  A truly remarkable Renaissance Man–doctor, fisherman, boat and car builder, beekeeper, gardener, skier, golfer, and world traveler–he will be truly missed.  However, he’ll remain a constant source of inspiration that you can do anything you put your mind to (although I’m sure genetics played a part).  While in Seattle, I visited with my cousins, watched their kids in plays, played mini golf with them, and watched my cousin’s daughter play in a soccer tournament.  While I took mostly photos of family (which I am not posting), here are some photos from walking around the University of Washington and University Village in his honor.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

San Francisco Flower Mart

Sunflowers, hydrangeas, orchids, dahlias, tulips, tuberose, lilies, succulents, and mystery plants galore.  I recently discovered that San Francisco has the “best flower market in the country” according to their website and Martha Stewart Living, and have been wanting to check it out ever since.  Street parking was fairly easy (although it is a Tuesday), and they also have a parking lot.  For a list of over 50 vendors, click here.

The San Francisco Wholesale Flower Mart is located at 640 Brannon Street, San Francisco, California 94107, and is open to the general public Mondays through Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Wholesale hours for badge holders begin at 2:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Interstate-5

I just drove from Los Angeles back to San Francisco on I-5.  Possibly one of the most boring drives ever, replete with dried brush, trucks, and static-filled radio stations.  However, you’re guaranteed to find Subway, In-N-Out, and gas stations every 30 miles or so (or so it seems), and I actually find the drive to be somehow beautiful.  I’ve always wanted to get out of my car and take photographs, but never thought pulling over was a good idea until today.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Clementine, Los Angeles

I had lunch the other day at one of my all-time favorite lunch spots in LA: Clementine.  You can drool over their menu here.  I love their Basic Tuna and usually get their Greek Salad and add tuna, or get the Clementine Combo (mainly because it comes with a chocolate chip cookie).

Clementine, 1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, California 90024

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Lafayette Park, San Francisco

My mom drove to San Francisco this morning for brunch and to explore the city with me.  After hitting up Park Tavern (1652 Stockton Street), we set off to walk around Lafayette Park, my favorite park in the city.  Perhaps I shouldn’t blow the secret, but Lafayette has some of the best tennis courts I’ve found.  They’re even, freshly painted, surrounded by beautiful trees, near clean public restrooms, and free (of charge that is, sometimes you have to wait). The rest of the park is gorgeous and has amazing views of the water and of Spreckels Mansion (aka home of Danielle Steel).  Definitely one of my favorite spots to bring a picnic.

After walking around Lafayette, we headed to Presidio Heights to see some beautiful homes, and wandered into some shops and into the Presidio.  This city never ceases to amaze with its beauty.  I’m loving that everyone seems to be away for the weekend–there’s abundant parking everywhere!

Lafayette Park is located in Pacific Heights on the corner of Gough & Washington Streets.

© Sarah Milstein 2014