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Back from San Francisco

I was out of town for a few days on business. Fun business that involved a balloon welcome, but business nonetheless.

I had a few hours to wander around on Thursday, and again on Saturday. I felt the pull of San Francisco last time I was there, and of course this time around it was sunny and in the seventies. Sold. Plus, how could you not fall in love a little with a city that has such adorable public transportation?

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  • Shasta
    March 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

    We would surely welcome you to the West Coast if you ever decide to relocate!

  • alisa
    March 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Hey! I was in SF too (up from San Luis Obispo)! We went to Chinatown for dinner and then saw Mamma Mia… did some shopping and went to breakfast at La Boulange, of course. Hope you had fun and enjoyed our California weather!

  • Amber Wallace
    March 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

    What a lovely welcome! I’ve only been to San Francisco once and would love to go back and spend more time there. Looks like it was a fun trip!

  • ClaraAnne
    March 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

    San Francisco is always a fun city! Did you go to the Ferry Building?

    • Making it Lovely
      March 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Not this time around, but I did last time (and got the cutest cupcakes from Miette!).

  • Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet
    March 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

    San Francisco is one of the most wonderful and unique cities. I’m so glad we were able to give you such lovely weather while you were here!

  • Sarah F.
    March 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Ah, San Francisco. My favorite city. I grew up in the bay area ‘burbs, and my heart belongs in San Francisco. And to catch it when it’s sunny and warm! What a treat. So jealous!

  • Danielle Hampton
    March 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Nicole it was SO great to meet you – you are such a peach and ADORABLE to boot! These photos are so lovely and make me miss SF. I hope we get to have a second method mavens trip sometime, I’d love to hang out again! <3

    • Making it Lovely
      March 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      I know — I would love to hang out again! It was so good to meet you.

  • Igor
    March 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Beautiful pics! I’ve always wanted to go to SF but since I’m living in Europe, I haven’t had the opportunity so far. But is right up on my wish list! Cheers from Germany, Igor.

  • devon
    March 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    San Fransisco is one of my favorite places. Your photos are beautiful and show exactly why it’s the place to be!!

  • tracy
    March 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Next time you’re around these parts, I’d love to take you out on an eating date! xoxoxo

  • amy good house
    March 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I love SF and love that trolley photo :)
    Do you have a source for that awesome lighting fixture on the bottom right?

    • Making it Lovely
      March 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Aren’t those lights amazing? I noticed them in J.Crew (Westfield, I think?), above the cash registers.

  • Alix
    March 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I think San Francisco is trying to tell you something……cooooommmmme to usssssssss!!!!!!

    So fun hanging. I can’t promise we’ll always have Consolate-level dinners, but I know we’d have tons of fun!!

    Still thinking about your adorable Kate Spade dressie. SO good on you!


    • Making it Lovely
      March 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Oh, I wouldn’t expect Consolate-level dinners every night. That’s more of a once a week thing, isn’t it?

  • Jennifer
    March 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I like your cute, pink suitcase. Who makes it? Thanks

    • Making it Lovely
      March 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

      It was from Isaac Mizrahi’s line for Target, years ago.

  • Kaylie
    March 6, 2012 at 6:27 am

    I’d absolutely love to go and see San Francisco. All the big cities of the US have such a magnetism that only London has here in the UK and the travel bug in me is excited.
    Lovely pictures, that lamp is adorable!

  • samarahuel
    March 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Hey Nicole, off-topic question: Have you seen the Business Insider article that questions the legal risk of Pinterest? I myself think it is irrational and silly, but I know you are a pretty avid Pinterest user who seems knowledgeable about such things, or are at least in the circle of creative professionals who I’d consider knowledgeable about it. Maybe I’m showing my ignorance by even bringing it up (I found myself annoyed by the people freaking out, deleting their Pinterest accounts, and doing their part to spread the terror), but just curious if you had any thoughts about it.

    • Making it Lovely
      March 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

      I don’t think I’ve seen that particular article, but I’ve seen a whole slew of others. I can’t comment with any particular insight as to the legalities of Pinterest, but I will tell you that I’m still fine with them.

  • Isabel Alvarez
    March 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Lovely post, San Francisco looks great. Your “balloon welcome” is amazing!

  • Margaret
    March 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    You left just in time… it turned cold again (thank goodness)! But glad you had the warm weather while you were in town.
    It is fun to read someone’s impression of your town… fun post.
    And “affirmative” regarding the J. Crew pendants. They’re part of their new store package.

  • Brandi
    March 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Awwww the F train….I get to take this to and from work everyday :)

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