San Francisco – August 2017

San Francisco
San Francisco

If you’re looking for night life, shopping, fun touristy things, lovely weather and good food – San Francisco is the spot.

When I was deciding where in America I should move to, San Francisco was a strong contender. Only for my gut said ‘ Go to Oregon Zita!’,  I would have ended up down there. I’m glad to know now that it still wouldn’t have been a wrong decision. This past August I was lucky enough to visit for two very different, very special occasions with two awesome sets of company. Full disclosure, I’ve no idea how this post is going to come out as I’m 3 months behind on it (actually to the day nearly lol!) and I’m dredging up a lot from my old lady memory bank. I’m really wheeling back the time machine wheels for this one haha! Continue reading “San Francisco – August 2017”

California – Round 2

Downtown LA
Downtown LA
California

I don’t know what I’d do without California right now. It’s getting rightly ‘Brrrr’ outside and the rain is a most familiar thing. Now, I’m not complaining but I was more than happy to scoot on down south a little bit for a change in temperature!

So off I went Thursday night to meet Korey in LA. This time we stayed in the Marriott Beverly Hills which had such an amazing view of LA. Locationwise – I would probably go back to Santa Monica because who doesn’t want the beach on your doorstep? The interior is sleek though so can’t really be too fussy haha 😀

That night, we came across Sotto, a basement Italian restaurant and snacked on olives, bread, olive oil and wine. Lots of wine. Lots of tasty wine. 🙂 I loved this place, with it’s very chilled vibe and unreal bar tender! She was more than generous with our tasters and gave such great (accurate) descriptions of the different wines. Continue reading “California – Round 2”

I Left My Head Back in Cali

Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Beach

 

California

I love California. I love the sun. I love the beach. I love the water. And when you throw great company in to the mix, it makes for a great weekend.

The trip to California was a bit of a last minute thing. Last Tuesday, I got an invite to join a friend, who I’d met a couple days before, to join them for a quick weekend away. I said yes and the tickets were booked within a couple of hours. I was to meet him down there Friday evening and we’d fly back to PDX on the Sunday. To say I was excited is an understatement. As much as I love Portland, I couldn’t wait to see someplace new. Continue reading “I Left My Head Back in Cali”