Travel Log: The Bay Area, 3/15 – 3/17

March 18, 2013

A piece of my heart resides in the Bay Area. Her name is Yvette, and she’s the best friend a girl could ever ask for.

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I really don’t need an excuse to visit the Bay (I love it that much), but this past weekend we celebrated Yvette’s birthday, and it was nonstop fun from the moment I got off the airplane. Here are a few snapshots from the journey.

DAY ONE:

“Off the Grid” at the Oakland Museum of California. Run, don’t walk. It’s a one-stop wonderland where hipsters, well-dressed toddlers and food truck connoisseurs convene to mingle, converse, eat, dance to live music and explore the exhibits. I couldn’t have asked for better company than Sierra and Yvette (SAY Love Crew).

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Once inside the museum, we ran wild trying all the many interactive features the venue had to offer — my favorite being the “Foley” sound studio, where we provided the sound effects to black-and-white features from the 1940s using various props.

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“Fun” doesn’t even begin to convey how much we enjoyed the museum.

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DAY TWO:

Saturday morning I got to fulfill a lifelong dream when we visited the “Painted Ladies” (a.k.a. the “Full House” houses) in San Francisco.

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When in Rome …

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Bi-Rite Creamery. I scream. You scream. Probably THE BEST ice cream I’ve had in life. Do yourself a favor and try the honey lavender and orange cardamom flavors. So good!

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The weather was quite pleasant. We returned to the East Bay for a picnic at Oakland’s Lake Merritt. Yvette was amped about using her wine and cheese picnic basket, if you couldn’t tell.

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We had a blast with friends, especially those of the four-legged variety. Look at these precious girls.

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Later that night we ran wild in Downtown Oakland. Not before taking these amazing photos.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Mercy March 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I heart the East Bay! I want some honey lavender and orange cardamom flavored ice-cream- right now 🙂 Fun photos!

    • Reply ashley ♥ adores March 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks for taking a gander, Mercy! The first order of business the next time you’re in the Bay should be to go to that Bi-Rite Creamery. Life changing!

  • Reply Vetty March 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Great post! I miss that precious “Taco” already and dream of that ice cream!

    • Reply ashley ♥ adores March 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks! I miss you and Taco and the girls and the guys and that ice cream already! Hopefully I can swing a return trip for Suits’ birthday. XO.

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