Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco

I’ve always wanted to check out the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.  By the time I got to the park, the fog had cleared, and the park was filled with children learning to ride bikes, and people rollerskating, playing music, reading, picnicking, and out enjoying the perfect weather.  The Conservatory of Flowers has a special butterfly exhibit going on through the end of June that I definitely recommend!  I took all of these photographs in the Butterflies and Blooms exhibit.

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© Sarah Milstein 2017

Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco

Lots of cool stuff at the Renegade Craft Fair in Fort Mason this weekend.  There was a lot of beautiful hand painted pottery, prints, cards, posters, and clothing.  They’re taking the show on the road, so if you’re in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, or Austin, you can still check it out!  Here are photos of some of the things that caught my eye.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Jellies and Skelies, California Academy of Sciences

We went to Creatures of the NightLife at California Academy of Sciences on Thursday for the Halloween-themed NightLife event, replete with costume-clad patrons and a Zombie Drag Show.  Aside from peoples’ costumes, I loved the jellyfish, giant skeletons, and the skulls exhibit.

California Academy of Sciences is located in Golden Gate Park at 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA, 94118

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Hopscotch, Oakland

Marissa and I had “brunch” (at 2 p.m.) at Hopscotch in Oakland.  Hello, deliciousness!  Normally, I’m not too impressed with brunch because the food ends up tasting like something I could make at home.  Granted, I should stop ordering things I do make at home.  But this place is different.  We shared the Mushroom Benedict with jidori eggs, miso-hollandaise, and potatoes, the Avocado & Mushroom Salad with smoked salmon and a miso dressing, and the Donuts and Butterscotch Cream, each of which I would definitely get again.  It was really the perfect start before checking out the Oakland Museum.

Hopscotch is located at 1915 San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, California.  To see what else they have, check out their menus here!

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Cliff House & Sutro Baths, San Francisco

My dear friend Jude came to visit me in San Francisco and while I worked half the time, and spent the other time sick with the plague, I did show her a few nice spots.  The Cliff House and Sutro Baths is an excellent date spot.  We had a lovely and platonically, romantic time.  (Don’t worry Brian, I kept my hands to myself.)

Lands End Lookout, 680 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, California 94121

© Sarah Milstein 2014

Blue Bottle Coffee, San Francisco

San Francisco sure knows you to haze a girl.  After being in the city for less than 24 hours, I got a parking ticket, my back car window was shattered, and my car was ransacked.  Fortunately, the vandals were nice enough to leave most of my things, including my favorite jacket, and they even left me a cinnamon roll.  Delicious.

Since then, however, things have brightened up.  The car repair shop took a liking to me and not only let me leave my car overnight, but also gave me 50% off.  I also discovered Blue Bottle Coffee.  I’d heard of it before, and seen photos of their drinks, but I got to experience it first hand yesterday.  Despite the fact that Blue Bottle has multiple locations, I somehow managed to find my way to the Kiosk location.  I must say, this was one of the best lattes I’ve had.  In an alley no less.  (I wasn’t as excited about the cookie.)

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk, 315 Linden St., San Francisco, California 94102.

Check out their website for their other locations.

© Sarah Milstein 2013