Saturday, May 23, 2015

San Francisco

Taking off from LAX to San Francisco on Virgin
America with the tower in the background.
I would fly Virgin again.

My daughter and I traveled to San Francisco and Redding, California for a week. This little
Beach Grill started an amazing adventure for us. Our waiter made our day. He
steered us to some wonderful sites and shops.

We started our adventure here on a typical
San Francisco street.

We walked about and found this fantastic little boutique called,
Paparazzi. This was our most memorable time in San Francisco.
This is the front window of the shop that is filled with beautiful
clothing and jewelry. If you visit, you have to stop here. It's
the North Beach location on Grant Street. More later on what we
This was the chandelier hanging in the shop. I can't resist a gorgeous chandelier.
Beautiful one of a kind pieces of jewelry.

This is the sign on the front window.

This is the famous coffee house where many authors have written
best sellers. I had espresso. Delicious.

This is the book store made famous in the hippie sixties.

How could we miss walking to Pier 39 where I got this shot of a passenger ferry racing to get a
better view of Alcatraz prison.

This is the back of the Fog Harbor restaurant at Pier 39. We had a pick me up here which
included crème brulee.

I couldn't resist taking this photo.

On our way out of San Francisco I walked into this Art Gallery (near the CVS) with a dozen beautiful
chandeliers located near Pier 39.

We drove to Redding, California where we stayed in this beautiful hotel (Win-River) with
this lovely creek running in front of it.

My top is by Lucky brand from Nordstrom and my sunglasses by Ralph Lauren
My earrings I bought at Paparazzi.
This is the reason for our trip. We went to see my brother, Doug.
Here we are underneath the palms at the hotel.

This is my beautiful daughter, Jenny. A joy
to travel with. We had a great time.

This is the view of the Bay Bridge as we drove to the airport to return home.
I didn't get a shot of the Golden Gate Bridge. I was too far away.



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SUZ! HELLO! How great to see your post (I am not completely away from blogging and enjoy visiting!) - what a fabulous trip and that chandelier and the jewelry? MY FAVORITES! Of course the city is full of fun things to do and the eaterys are great. We are going to Carmel as soon as school is out and I can't wait. We are celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary this year and Carmel was our honeymoon spot.

There's nothing like northern California.

Have a wonderful day! Anita

Desire Empire said...

What a lovely trip and so much more satisfying when family is involved. Thanks for the tour of SFO. I enjoyed it.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Suz, thanks for adding me to your list, I am flattered.Looks like you and your daughter had a fabulous time visiting your brother. San Francisco is such a beautiful city, and it looks like you found some great little haunts. I'll be following you, too.

Susu Paris Chic said...

You won't be surprised if I say that I would have loved drinking coffee with you at that coffee shop. I used to know some of them 'famous books got there starts here' kind of places in Paris. How precious! Now I'm blogging at cafes here in my glamour town...

Robyn said...

How lovely to see you, Susan! You look faaaahbulous, Darling! And so happy! It must have been great to see your brother. Your daughter is lovely. San Francisco is one of my fav places in the world. Thanks for the re-visit. So beautiful :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HELLO dearest Suz! Oh how wonderful to see your comment this morning! Thank you for visiting! Yep, I am back. Can't stay away from posting. But it's been great to continue to follow all of you. Inspiration is a must!

Have a super day, Anita