Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Love Affair with San Francisco

First post, better make it a good one which is why I decided to focus on San Francisco, the amazing place I've called home for the past 4 years and the next 5 day. Being the lover of adventure that I am San Francisco is the perfect location. The weekends bring days at the beach, lounging with friends in the park, wine soaked Saturday's in Napa or just your good old dance party on Polk Street. The weather is perfect, always between 60-70 degrees, days of porcelain blue skies, evenings almost sure to be blustery with fog. The city where the perfect wardrobe is a cute print dress (ala Anthropology or Forever 21), leggings, killer boots, grandpa cardigan and a bright scarf twice wrapped around your neck.

And don't even get me started on how amazing the food is. Or, do get me started because, among many things, this blog is about food. Sunday morning farmers markets, gourmet restaurants like Gary Danko, Zuni and Town Hall, enjoying a burrito from the Mission taquerias, I could go on and on. San Francisco is blessed with an abundance of local produce and a community that respects that and seeks out all things fresh and local. Just the other day I went to the farmers market and picked up some summer fruit (cherries, peaches, figs). The trip in itself inspired my meals for the week - fresh fruit salad, Easy Fig and Rosemary Caramelized Onion Pizza, Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta. There was a fig tree growing in my stomach by Wednesday which was totally ok with me.

In a few days I pack up my life and move across the world to Hong Kong, another amazing city but in a completely different way. I'll replace cherries with lychee, sunshine with smog, Victorian flats with 100 floor buildings, my sometimes hipster San Francisco uniform with chic sundresses and sandals.

While I can't begin to conceptualize how much my day to day will change I say bring it on Asia! Can't wait to explore all the amazing things that side of the world has to offer.

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