I knew it was going to be a memorable trip when we were immediately greeted with some kick ass (however unintentional) street art at the San Francisco International Airport. Some kid apparently smooshed his oily little face onto some glass in a 180 degree motion. I can't believe how well it translated to photograph!
Golden Gate Bridge.
Golden Gate Park's Conservatory of Flowers had a carnivorous plants exhibit called CHOMP! 2 going on. Here are some of my favorite shots (most courtesy of my boo).
There was also a sweet art exhibit set up at the gift shop within the Conservatory.
While wandering around the Mission District, I was mesmerized by an artist masterly constructing a gigantic advertisement for gin with a paintbrush. We stopped to talk with him for a while, and found out that he aspires to one day be a filmmaker.
Favorite graffiti in town.
The idea of a Banksky piece getting vandalized is kind of hilarious.
We met up with my college bud Kristen at a cute little coffee joint/bike shop called Mojo Bicycle Cafe! Sooo good to see her.
Whoever is the owner of this arrow gate is should probably be my friend.
I got a t-shirt at Loyal Army on Haight St. that says "Animal Rights Are Never Wrong." My kind of folks :)
I have quite a propensity for used book stores anyway, but Green Apple Books at 6th and Clement St. was INSANE! They had every book that I could have ever imagined wanting, a designated Edward Gorey section (!!!), Charley Harper card games and puzzles, the most ridic greeting card and sticker collection, man...I'm about to go into a cold sweat just thinking about how unfair life is because I don't live near this gem.
We also wandered into a strange (understatement?) combination Japanese mini-mart and crepe shop in Inner Richmond called Genki Crepes. I really regret not getting a crepe because they looked and smelled fantastic. Maybe I was thrown off by the mini-mart's offerings of such delicate delights as pre-packaged "Let's Party" freeze-dried fish and crabs...PARTY TIME MOTHEREFFERS!!!
The epic day was rounded out by one of the best meals of my life at Burma Superstar. We got to hang out with a good friend of Matt's, Mystery Woman Beth (who is totally amazing). In the photo below, I was enjoying my little nook booth (for obvious reasons). If you're ever in San Fran, do yourself a favor and go here, then order the pea shoots, the tofu tower, and have a white sangria. MMMMM MMMMM MMMMM!
I love how every time I visit, I leave with a new list of favorite places. SF never lets me down!