Monday, January 17, 2011

First (Big City) Love

As mentioned before, I paid a little visit to the bay area. Though much of the mini trip was spent in Davis and the East Bay, I made sure to spend some quality time with the city that still owns my heart. I don't want to dwell on the past, but it's a city I can't get over. My time there was very definitive - it's where I learned what being a grown up is all about. They say first loves are intense. So, if San Francisco is my first big city love, then I get it; it's seemingly impossible to move on. I love it something fierce.





tartine


Jovanna and I spent the day in the mission seeing what new coffee shops opened on Valencia, visiting cozy book stores, and brunch at Tartine. A perfect day.

What are your first, big city loves?


13 comments:

  1. That sounds about perfect! And that last image is making me hungry--yum! I can see why you love SF so much, it is really a special place.

    xo Mary Jo

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  2. Not sure what my first big city love is, although I grew up an hour from NY so I guess that would be it. I love San Francisco too, what an amazingly diverse city...I can see why you love it!

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  3. my favorite city in the world..i know embarrassing (even more than paris, florence, tokyo). sf is the only place in the world where i truly feel in my skin.
    that final pic has me drooling.....

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  4. I am glad you had a great time it looks beautiful there!!!
    xx

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  5. I fell in love with NYC. It was my first big city. I plan to move back there, because when it comes down to it, I'm an East Coast girl at hear. I love San Diego too, but NYC is just magical to me.

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  6. i LOVE chicago!! i know i may not be as big as other cities like NY/SF... but there is always so much to do there, transportation is convenient and i HEART the midwest! :)

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  7. Its a beautiful city and I truly adore your photos:) Have a fantastic day and NY was my first city love:)
    Kisses

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  8. i know exactly what you mean. san francisco was where i became a woman, an adult, and an artist. it has been more home than anywhere else and i miss it every day. it's so strange that just a few months ago i lived there and i walked down to valencia street every saturday.

    your photos are great to see! :)

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  9. Beautiful shots and your meal looks yummy. NYC always inspires me! There's so much going on, so many interesting people!

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  10. I totally agree. When I went on a trip to SF with just a friend (I'd previously only gone on family trips) I completely fell in love with the city. Being there felt so comfortable, like I've never felt before. I plan on living there one day in the near future! Tartine is the first place I want to go the next time I visit. I recently bought their bread book and am dying to try their food!

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  11. fantastic post! i have a major crush on SF as well: we went when i was twelve and then fourteen and it was amazing!

    even though i didn't go until a couple years ago, burlington vermont is my biggest (smaller) city crush overall. i would move there in a heartbeat!

    xo Alison

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    Hugs and kisses

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  13. I love SF! And Tartine is so good, I would go there everyday if I lived there.

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