Isn't it Romantic

Monday, July 29, 2013

I crawled home on Friday afternoon wearing my biggest, darkest sunglasses to nurse a terrible headache–but luckily, John had just landed at SFO and was there to help! I managed to work up an appetite for Indian food and after a few episodes of The West Wing (and lots of celebratory snuggles), I was sound asleep by 10–talk about a welcome party!

We were both up early on Saturday, and luckily my headache had fled. After curling up to enjoy the cloudy morning, we headed to our favorite grocery store to pick up a loaf of still-warm La Brea bread–the perfect vehicle for thinly sliced avocado and a poached egg, paired with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and roasted fingerling potatoes. After breakfast we tackled John's luggage and did a quick clean up, but the morning flew by and suddenly it was time for John to head across the Bay to St George Spirits. As he kissed me goodbye, we agreed to a date that evening, which I spent the rest of the day looking forward to! I filled the afternoon with reading, blogging and editing–plus restaurant recon. And even though SF is packed with fabulous restaurants, in the end I was pretty sure the best scene for us that night was on our cozy couch with a bottle of cider and a cutting board covered in snacks. Between the cheeses, country pâté, cantaloupe and prosciutto, almonds, olives, thick-cut potato chips, quince paste, grainy mustard and mission figs, we had a small feast as the fog rolled in!

John headed out on an early run while I stayed in bed with the Sunday New York Times, but by 9, it was time to get in gear! We got cleaned up, ran a few errands and managed to find a parking spot so close to Out the Door that we wondered if we'd read the signs wrong! We bellied up to the bar for coffee and tea before meeting up with a dear friend who recently moved to San Francisco for a delicious breakfast. We caught on up on jobs, family and life in the City before saying goodbye–here's hoping she lands the apartment just down the street from ours! John and I headed home and spent some time hard at work before curling up for an afternoon respite. We had a big roasted corn and avocado salad in the early evening before a stroll through our neighborhood, and prepared for the coming week by spending every moment of Sunday evening attached at the hip!

Tell me, what were up to this weekend? Start a great new book, eat a delicious meal or check lots off your summer to-do list?

Image by Laura Kleinhenz of Docuvitae, bouquet by Hoot & Heart, gown by Vera Wang, sandals by Christian Louboutin.


  1. La Brea bread....mmmm... love it. It really is the perfect conduit for poached eggs. :) Sounds like a lovely weekend-- aside from the headache. We made it to NC and Jack is finally part of our little family!

  2. I'm glad you got your man back. :] As always, I'm envious of your weekend eats.

  3. umm hello, gorgeous photo! sounds like a cozy weekend :) we spend most of ours inseparable too... gotta get that quality time in when you can!

  4. what a lovely weekend! have a great week~

    always, koru kate

  5. Such an exquisite image and sounds like a restful, rejuvenating weekend...the best kind!

  6. Sounds like a lovely weekend. This weekend, I spent time working on the decor for my son's 3rd birthday :)

    It's going to be a farm theme with a super fun dessert table.

  7. I love that you guys are consistent with your Indian food Friday' guys rock!

  8. Yeah, I want some avocado and poached eggs now. Sounds like a lovely weekend minus the headache!



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