San Francisco Part 3 ...the shopping!

posted on: September 13, 2010

I have taken, edited, and sorted 600 photos from San Fran. I feel like I never want to look at these photos again hahaha!!! These last photos are actually 2 days mixed're welcome for any confusion :P

The last full day of San Fran fun was the day of "S". Saucalito, shopping, and supper. Saucalito is also VERY touristy, but the ferry ride over was well worth the views and free tan. If we'd planned to have a meal there it would have been better, but ice cream was a close second.

Tav and Nolan at the Ferry Terminal

port of sf

Bay Bridge, SF, and sailboat

bird on the ferry

hello Saucalito

thank you

didnt mean to be sexual

more seagulls

Golden Gate Bridge

Nolan and the bridge

so cool

favourite of the trip


closer view of Alcatraz

These shopping photos were actually accumulated over two days (hense the random outfit change mid photos). When we went to Haight and Ashbury on Sunday, I was only given TWO hours to explore the boutiques and felt as though I was going to burst with anxiety! Our flight was later on Monday, so we all went back on Monday morning to peruse.

Haight & Ashbury was an amazing neighbourhood, I would compare it to Main Street here in Vancouver. It's full of 'hip' people (I seriously felt unfashionable amongst the SF stylish), tons of cafes/restaurants, and fabulous boutiques. There was all sorts of shopping including vintage, consignment, cheap boutiques, local/eco stores, record stores, and the list goes on. My favourite stores were X Generation for their cheap trendy items, Wasteland for their amazing designer label pieces, and Pink Lily for their reasonably priced dresses.

Though I didn't get to visit them, for those of you going to SF to shop I hear that the Mission District, Union Street, and Fillmore Street are all great shopping neighbourhoods. With so little time, I only made it to Haight Street...I suppose I'll just have to go back!

Haight & Ashbury


Haight Street

Loyal Army

street style

Haight & Ashbury

my love

music for miles

Wasteland aka HOMELAND

went Wasteland wild

see ya San Fran!

For the last supper, we all went to Park Chow in the Sunset District. The restaurant was packed the whole time we were there, so be sure to book a reservation in advance! We lucked out and got almost an entire room to ourselves. The food was delicious, I highly recommend the veggie pizza! And if you're into California wine, my go-to all weekend was the Bridesmaid Sauvignon Blanc. Just sayin :)

the last supper

mom and I

the kids table

the adult table

my amazing pizza that came with a pizza cutter!

San Francisco is one of the only other cities that I could see myself actually living in. It's beautiful, the food is delicious, the shopping is to die for, and it's only a 2 hour flight away from Vancouver! If you want a quick getaway, I would suggest SF in a heartbeat.


  1. Yet again I love all these photos. I think you should do a haul video because I am dying to see what you got!! haha.

    I love the H&M floral sweater on you. Seriously so perfect :)


  2. Great photos, looks like such a great time! Can't wait to see what you bought ;)

  3. I want to go on vacation soooo bad now!

  4. Your pics are suuuuper! Well done on narrowing it down to only a bit (from 600---eeek!) and I still the amazingness of your trip.

    PS. Love the kiddie table. Asian traditions never fail.

  5. Your pics look like you had an awesome time! That pizza looks so good too!!!! Ahhh your record store pic is reminding me I am in need of some new Vinyl!!

  6. GREAT pictures!!!! major photog steeze. my boyfriend actually just got back from san fran too, loved it as well. it's such a great city.

    x Niki
    A Haute Mess
    ps. I'm not sure if you've entered already but I'm having a "Haute Giveaway!" You can win a gorgeous cuff valued at over $100. Thought you might be interested :)
    Giveaway posted here xoxo

  7. Ahh the shopping looks amazing! Seriously want to see your purchases now!

    xo Meagan

  8. SF looks so beautiful, I really like the photo of u infront of the water in the first half. You're so pretty.

    I agree that 2 hours is not enough time to shop. It isn't long enough to really take in all the boutiques and adorable items that are there.

  9. i haven't been to sausalito but will have to know because of you and your pics haha. love the ice cream pic of you. the weather looks gorgeous when you were there! i love the ocean photos with the golden gate bridge in the bg.

    and i took similar photos when i was there.. esp that one with the fishnet stocking legs hanging out the window lol. i also took pics with the graffiti near that record shop that you went into (i went there too!)

    the pizza at park chow looks delicious. and thanks for the reco about the sauvignon-blanc! i'll def have to try that.

    well, now that i'm all caught up, welcome back! and because of your trip, i can't wait to go back to SF!

    glad that you had a great trip though, hope you did a lot of shopping!

  10. beautiful place and i do like your post~~


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