Friday, June 18, 2010

San Francisco!!!!!

"I left my heart in San Francisco!" What an incredibly beautiful city! We are having an amazing time in this stunning city....... had dinner last night in a gorgeous Italian restaurant called "E TUTTO QUA" on Columbus Avenue. Absolutely amazing and the best risotto I have had apart from my own! Lisa at Hamptontoes loves it and added prawns instead of chicken! No seriously, I make a very gluggy risotto not wet and this was perfect. Accompanied by a fabulous rocket, grape and parmesan and balsamic salad .... and all was good with the world! We walked from The Fairmont Hotel through China Town to get there and then had to walk back up those incredible hills!!!!! Walked off the panna cotta! We had the most gorgeous bottle of wine by Francis Ford Coppola .... a chardonnay with the perfect bouquet!
Today we went down to Fisherman's Wharf via the cable car and experienced great views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Afterwards, we caught a cab to see the famous "Painted Ladies" and how beautiful they were basking in the late afternoon summer sun. I am a great fan of Victorian Gothic architecture and San Francisco has it in abundance. It is a combination of Italiante and Gothic Victorian detail. The delicate detail, the timber facades and bay windows with elegant tracery fretwork is inspiring and leaves me feeling awe inspired!
We are already making our mark ...... The Aussies are in town!!!!
Love this city!

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Wallflower Diaries said...

SF is one of my favorite places of all time. It's so amazing! Glad you had a good time:)

La Dolfina said...

I didn't know you were in town!!!!
Email me if you want to get together while you are here!! I'm just across the bay in Alameda and would love to meet up with you :)
So glad you are having a wonderful time and the weather is cooperating.

Porchlight Interiors said...

So jealous...absolutely loved my visit to San Fran many years ago! Looks like you are having a fabulous time! Tracey xx

Tonya said...

Hey San Fran Franny, I can't believe how much you have packed into one single week. What a ride! Lap all the beautifulness up......It is so good to hear your voice, and trace your steps, via Blogland. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe! Stay radiant! X

Alexandra Rae said...

How fun! I haven't been back forever. My husband and I met, married and lived there for many years. I laughed when I read about walking those hills (I miss the bum I had from walking to work over Russian Hill everyday!) Isn't the food fabulous! Let me know if you're coming to Los Angeles and would like to get together.

*Chic Provence* said...

Hi Frances, have a fabulous time!!! I got your note is my husband Chris's birthday, so we are doing "his" things all day long..are you here over the weekend? I would love to see you, or cell: 650-302-6883...BTW, what is mlette?

Welcome to our fair city!



*Chic Provence* said...

Oh you must have meant' Miette? Yes of course, get over there right away!!!!




Julie said...

Oh. I so miss San Fransico. I love oz but miss CA so so so much. I want to go home ..
Have a wonderful trip!

Julie xx

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