November 24, 2011

San Fran Photo Diary


After LA we took a very short, but worthwhile road trip up to San Fran. Being there for only 2 nights, we managed to cram a lot of sight seeing, shopping and eating (I have never eaten so much amazing French toast in my life!). Being tourists at the Pink Ladies, driving down the windiest road and strolling along Pier 39 were all part of the fun and I fell in love with the city and feel good vibes straight away. What I didn't expect from San Fran was the amazing vintage. If you're wanting endless genuine vintage stores, with thrift stores right next door all over flowing with cheap vintage and second hand... San Fran is one of the best I've seen in the world. Sure, there are a couple of over priced ones but a few more stores up you will find and fall in love with something even more, for half the price. Along the street near the famous corner of Ashbury and Haight was where we spent a whole day rummaging, where I came out with a gorgeous vintage black and brown leather bucket back with gold buckles for just $40. Nicole found a pair of vintage YSL heels in her size for just $90 from Wasteland. My favourite vintage store was 'NO' on Valencia Street in Mission, where the lovely owner was sewing and greeting browsers to her beautifully set up store.

With the fog setting in each afternoon we raced to catch glimpses of the sun setting over the Golden Gate Bridge. I've been to San Francisco before, about ten years ago on a family trip and it always gives me shivers standing in the same place years later, and reflecting. I wonder where I will have been ten years from now...

32 comments:

  1. Great shots. I loved San Fran. It has such a relaxed 'Australian' feel to it. The vintage was amazing when I was there too. Makes you want to get a shipping container to take it all home.

    Christie x

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  2. love first photo!

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  3. these shots are beautiful!
    i'm glad that you had a great time there
    xxx

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  4. I love that photo of you just standing on the wall. I love fog and mist

    -em
    SPIN DIZZY FALL

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  5. So lovely pictures!!!


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  6. Absolutely breath taking photos. I dream of shopping in San Fran some day.

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  7. Looks like you had a great time! Beautiful photos :)xx

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  8. these are such beautiful photos..I really enjoyed looking through them. I've always wanted to visit SF!

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  9. im dying to visit san francisco! .. seeing your pics make me feel im there :)

    Viaggio Della Farfalla
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  10. Amazing pictures, it looks like a great spot, I just thought hippies lived in San Fran (oh and little versions of the Olsen twins!). Isabel Marant jumper? Awesome, looks great on you.

    -Jenelle.

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  11. nice!
    xxx

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  12. suggestive photos!inspired me:)

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  13. San Fran is one of my favourite cities! These photos capture it beautifully.

    The Dreamer x
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  14. Great photos. Thanks for the vintage tips. Love your blog.

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  15. so jealous of you..
    how do find such amazing vintage boutiques/stores?
    i find it so hard ! X

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  16. Ahhh these photos make me want to go to my local vintage shop, thank you for the reminder!! Great blog, would love for you to check mine out as im new to blogging so would be a great help!! Love lo xxx

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  17. great shots, love San fran one of my fav cities too bad when I visited it was raining

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  18. reminds me of my first visit to sanfran. love the city

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  19. amazing pics. lucky you

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  20. AMAZING love them I miss SF!!
    xx

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  21. i love what you captured of sf!!!

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  22. amazing pics!! Love your blog :)
    kisses!
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  23. that vintage shop looks like an absolute dream! would love to go to san francisco and your blog is lovely, concise yet interesting :)

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  24. Your photos are so so great. Definitely gives me wanderlust! San Fran is going straight to the top of my list of places to visit next.

    xx

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  25. I just got back too - it's a great place!

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  26. These are amazing! I am going in the summer and i'm so excited!

    xx

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  27. I was in California last year but I didn't manage to get up to San Francisco. I'm hoping I can go back soon because ever since I left I've been dying to go! These pictures are wonderful.

    Much Love from South Africa

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