Tuesday September 10 2013
Above: Californian palm tree // a street view // kale and apricot salad // Regina’s place
When flying (directly) to SF with KLM here are some tips: use the KLM app for online check in and receive a QR code instead of a boarding pass, this will save you lots of time at the airport. Log in with your Facebook account to see who you’ll be sitting next to in the plane with KLM’s Meet and Seat (video). Use KLM’s Movies & More app to preview the entertainment guide. One last tip, when arriving in SF: the BART takes you downtown just as easily as a cab, in less than 20 minutes and will cost you no more than 10 dollars.
Leaving the BART station the first thing I saw outside was my dream car. The first thing I saw when the cab driver helped me get my bags out was a palm tree. It is so great to be here. This is The States, wow, 9000+ kilometers away from home and loving it!
Best location to stay is probably Cow Hollow. This small neighborhood, bordering the Marina, was used for cow grazing below Pacific Heights (hence the name) and a settlement for fishermen. Now this area populates the young (25-45), highly educated and well-off. It is a vibrant, popular and still peaceful and safe neighborhood with lots of restaurants, boutiques and spas. Convinced? Try to arrange your stay at Regina’s home in Cow Hollow, in which you rent a room with private bathroom. Just read the reviews she has gotten…
On my first afternoon I did a little walk around and noticed that Union Street, Fillmore Street and Chestnut Street are the places to be. Union Street hosts a gigantic Sephora, with lots of “I-need”s that you can’t buy in The Netherlands! Like for instance nail polish by Marc Jacobs or the Sephora by O.P.I. At Home Gel Color System.
I’ll try to live a bit healthier here than I did back home the last couple of weeks, so salad bars and fusion food are my goal. I immediately succeeded the first restaurant / bar I walked into: Brixton, also on Union Street, where I enjoyed a kale and apricot salad. Walked around the corner onto Fillmore Street to get some stuff for breakfast the next morning at Real Food Company.
Monday September 9 2013
Thursday September 5 2013
First Date At The Golden Gate is one of my favorite new nail polishes, from the limited San Francisco collection by O.P.I. I can recommend the set with four minis, though I still do have to get used to the square O.P.I brushes.
Tuesday September 3 2013
Don’t you think the new AW 13/14 collection by Acne Studios is absurdly great?
Monday September 2 2013
Sunday September 1 2013
These are the best DIY projects I came across the internet this week. Anything you’d like to give a try? Click on the images for source and tutorial!
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