MHK in SF: Part I // City Kisses

Although a little tired, slightly jet-lagged, and so excited to be in my own bed, I got up early this morning to go through our trip to San Francisco picture by picture. The week we spent there was full of family, little trips into the city and to surrounding areas, amazing food and crazy good memories. I was so sad to leave and can’t wait to go back! If you’re heading out to CA anytime soon or you’re a traveler at heart like me, I hope the following pictures and city spots get you excited! Here’s a little bit of MHK in SF:
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Fisherman’s Warf – Downtown San Francisco:
Fisherman’s Warf was one of my favorite stops on our day in the city. We saw everything from classic red trollies to boats, museums, darling blue view finders by the water and (on a scarier note), Alcatraz Island. If you’re headed there any time soon, you can’t pass up Bistro Boudin for lunch. David insisted on taking me there for his favorite SF meal – clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. I passed on the sourdough, but it was just as amazing in a (gluten-free) cup.
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I told ya, kisses in the city!
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Pier 39:
The pier…otherwise known as the cutest SF tourist destination known to man. We walked around for hours, popped in and out of stores and sipped on the most amazing smoothies we’ve ever tasted. Thanks to the salty air and breezy temps, the atmosphere was perfectly nautical. It was amazing to see the city skyline in the background, too!
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Ghirardelli Square – Factory and Store:
Sundaes the side of our heads? Check!
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Lombard Street:
This famously curvy street – that is rightfully deemed ‘the most crooked street’ ever – gave us a great view of the city’s residential area. I was enamored with the way the vines and flowers covered the multi-colored homes, but the steepness and severe slant of the architecture made us all a little nervous!
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Farmer’s Market by the San Francisco Bay:
As you know, I’m a fan of shopping the farmer’s market and when we came across one, I was so excited! The produce in California is amazing and the location and options we found here were perfect. I have never tasted sweeter cherries!
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Dipping chocolate? Yes, please!IMG_6571
We snacked on these cherries for the rest of the trip – why can’t we have California produce all the time?!
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The Golden Gate Bridge:
We drove to an amazing vantage point, but unfortunately it was a little too foggy to get good pictures. It’s a must-see for anyone’s trip to SF!
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The Mission District:
A total gem of SF; shops, food, and all. I highly recommend visiting!
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We made reservations at Limón Rotisserie, a beautiful (and delicious!) Peruvian restaurant with tons of gluten free and vegan options. Turns out, David and I both got the memo to wear stripes!
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I couldn’t help stopping to snap pictures of the famously gorgeous SF homes on our way to dessert at Dandelion Chocolate. Their hot chocolates put us into food comas and we did our best to finish the mini brownies, dolce de leche bar, and chocolate mousse(s). (Also super cool, they were featured on the Food Network!) On our walk back to the car, I was amazed at how bright and beautiful the flowers were that lined the streets.
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I loved going through these photos almost as much as I loved taking them. San Francisco was such a beautiful city and I can’t wait to share more of our trip with you later this week! Goodnight!

xo, MK

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