Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Unique Fun Activities To Do in San Francisco

I'm always on the look out to find fun and new things to do in the city as there is always so much to see or do. In addition to being foodie heaven, there are museums, parks, shows, and more you could catch if you are in the mood to go out and explore. It's always better with the company of friends so I have a few recommended places to check out if you are in San Francisco. And I'm always looking to update the list so if there is anything I missed, let me know!

Indoor Rollerskating @ Church of 8 Wheels554 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Bowling with Friends @ Lucky Strike200 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Outdoor Mini Golf @ Stagecoach Greens1379 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA

Walk Around @ Yerba Buena Gardens | 750 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

AfterDark Thursday Nights @ ExploratoriumPier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

NightLife @ California Academy of Science55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Visit the 1920's @ The Speakeasy |  644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Speakeasy Over @ Bourbon & Branch | 501 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Roof Top Bars @ The Following:
Charmaine's1100 Market Street Entrance at, 45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102
El Techo2516 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Rooftop 2525 Lusk St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Hotel VIA138 king st san francisco ca 94107 USA

Interactive Virtual Reality Museum @ One Dome Global1025 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Ride the Ferry and do a Hike @ Angel Island | you will need to take the ferry to the island

Old School Arcade Games @ Coin-Op Game Room | 508 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Antique Arcade Games & Museum @ Musée Mécanique | Pier 45, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

See a Campy Performance @ BeachBlanket Babalyon678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Drag Brunch @ Hamburger Mary's531 Castro St #336, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Drag Show @ AsiaSF201 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Monday, May 20, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 20 (May 13 - May 19)

Apologies for the lack of updates the past 3 weeks. I said to myself that I would be good about blogging and updating even if it's nothing major going on. I am currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a work related trip with some pleasure. Left May 13th evening and got to Addis Ababa on Wednesday midnight, and it's now been a week since I left home. Trip has been slightly extended due to thunderstorms and work. I do miss home though, even though it's a place with beautiful nature all around.

It's very eye opening and interesting being in a 3rd World Country where there is a clear divide of those who have money and those who do not. I spend most my days in the hotel but in my free time I went to Addis Ababa University to see the African Studies Museum and I went to Etoto Museum. Such a beautiful culture and history.

I also went to a Cultural Show where they have traditional Ethiopian music and instruments and dance along with food! I'd say I'm pretty open minded when it comes to food but I also want to be careful not to get sick here as I have about another week left.

Places don't really have numbers or signs, there is no 'Yelp' for restaurants, power outages are the norm though you'd wish you known while stuck in the elevator, people are friendly and speaks English, Italian food here is amazing due to them trying to colonize, and way of life and customs are very different!
Friday, May 10, 2019

Angelic Pretty Spring/Summer 2019 : Magical Horoscope

This is definitely going to be a popular release! I saw this in person during the Angelic Pretty Dinner Event and it's very beautiful and I love the print. I think stars and constellations have always been a popular motif for prints in Lolita Fashion. I also like that it comes in 3 'sky' colors, with 2 fun cuts. Though a skirt version would be super cute too!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 16 (April 15 - 21)

Currently finishing up my mini vacation/mini food tour...

to be continued...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Angelic Pretty Spring/Summer 2019 : Fleur Cat

I love anything to do with cats so this is a must have in my closet! I'm torn between the pink/lavender and the yellow/sax color way however the cuts are not my favorite. I'm curious to see how popular this series will turn out. I saw the print in person and the fabric is really lovely and not chiffon! Thank Goodness, otherwise I'd just nick it as soon as I wear it!
Monday, April 15, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 15 (April 8 - 14)

Some days are good, and some are alright. I don't want to sound overly dramatic but the past week I haven't had much motivation to do anything. While I don't think depression is quite the word I'm looking for, I needed some time to myself and just do this whole 'self-care' thing. Haven't been reading as much as I was during the Summer so I need to catch up on my books!

Encountered this fun and interactive art museum with virtual reality components. LMK By One Dome Global.

Some well over due mani & pedi by lovely https://www.instagram.com/nailartbydagiima I got my eyes on you... short and simple the way I like it.

Not even 2 weeks and we went back to Kusakabe and they remember us! It's beginning Spring Time so some of the items on the menu were changed since the other time we came. This time I took a photo of everything so I can remember that we had. I'm a little shy when it comes to taking photos at Omakase dinners because I want to fully enjoy the dining experience rather than interrupt myself taking my phone out for some photos.

A selection of things we had...My favorite is the chu-toro, nodoguro, crab, and wagyu!

Saw one of my good friends for 'brunch' and I've always wanted to try Breakfast at Tiffany's. It was alright to me, I think Dottie's was much better but service at Tiffany's was much better than Dottie's for sure. I ordered the Benedict Trio which has a loco moco, corn hash, and fried chicken benedict.

I have some fun things planned rest of April which I'll share next time...until then..
Monday, April 8, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 14 (April 1 - 7)

It was my birthday the past week and I am so thankful for all the beautiful lovely people in my life. I thought I would have made another post sometime mid-last week but that didn't quite happen. Anyways another incoming #foodporn post...featuring all the places I ate at over the past week.

There's this hole in the wall place that I go to for their curry which is bomb-tastic, Back Room in Richmond District has a basic curry over rice and you can add on toppings which I always opt for the Katsu and Omelette and drink wise I always come here for the Kinako Latte!

I caught a show at the Regency Ballroom (one of my lesser favorite live houses) Children of Bodom is back in San Francisco!

CuteBrainPants showed me this cool gem in Palo Alto Teaquation & Tonic walking distance from the Caltrain station. It's super cute and has a fun menu! We got some drinks, appetizers,  and I tried their Chicken Chashu Bowl which was pretty good!

I couldn't resist this place Bon, Nene for I love LOVE their Mentaiko Spaghetti that I came here again. Super small cozy place but gets packed quick. Simple dish but heavy on the butter which makes it even more delicious! I don't say no to butter.

I stumbled across this member's only club called the Modernist and while I don't have experience with any type of member's only clubs this bar experience was a little underwhelming. I care more about enjoying yourself and having a good time so this bar was just 'meh' to me.

Got lunch at Kin Khao a place that I frequent, my favorite is their spicy chicken wings and Khao Soi!!

I explored Noe Valley over the weekend and it's really a fun area to hang out in. Lots of interesting shops, cafes, sweets, and dogs! Dog Heaven!

Christopher Elbow Chocolates!

1760 Polk, solid date place. Food was good but nothing extraordinary. My favorite was the mushroom soup shot, salad, and the braised short ribs.

Octavia. Delicious fun small plates to share. Went here for my birthday and was amazing! Service could be better but everything was really good!

Trestle. Pre-fixed $39 + tip/tax comes with appetizer, main course, and dessert. Their menu changes daily so be sure to check their website for what they are serving. I loved everything and the beignets were so good!!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Angelic Pretty Spring/Summer 2019 : Fruity Lemon

Yes!! I am SO excited for this series! Perfect for Spring/Summer and finally a new fruit print that is not cherries or strawberries. I'm torn between white and mint although yellow would be fun to coordinate as well. I love the adorable birpp as well and my bet is that it will be another fast sell out *cries in lolita*
Monday, April 1, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 13 (Mar 25 - 31)

Hi! I can't believe it's already April. A little behind on posts and scheduling. I changed up my Weekly posts to be updated every Monday instead of Sunday, I'm not sure why I started my week on Sundays. Not much has happened in the past week as I got a little sick again. I am going to be making a website for my webshop so I can expand outside of just using Depop, so this is my main big project for the next few weeks :)

I went to my first Baby Shower of my lovely Lash Girl, congratulations! I always think it's so sweet and beautiful when I see two people very in love.

As I mentioned I was sick earlier this week so I wasn't able to get much done but I did some how manage to try out some more new places in the city which I'll share here. Perhaps I should just review places on my yelp account..? Haha I won't. I love finding little gems in San Francisco.

Lite Bite is a healthy option place where you can grab...a light bite! They have calorie information listed on all their food options and some go by weight. I was craving a smoothie and I ordered the one of their Green Smoothies the Super K which was surprisingly tasty. I don't usually like kale but it's a little sweet with some spices.

Urban Ritual. I haven't had boba in a long time but a friend was visiting and we checked this neat place out. I ordered the Matcha Toffee with Honey Boba and it was pretty good. I LOVE toffee and wasn't expecting it in milk tea drink. Small shop but fun drinks.

Bon, Nene. Finally got around to trying this place out! We ordered and shared the hijii salad, champignon pasta, and mentaiko spaghetti. I also got a frozen Kirin. My favorite out of the two noodle dishes hands down the mentaiko. Creamy and buttery with flavorful mentaiko roe! The champignon pasta was great also and had a hint of smokey roasted garlic flavor. Great place for lunch.

Kusakabe. My 3rd time here and I love the experience everytime! This is omakase style and what is served is seasonal. I recommend this because I went a few times and it's always been great, service and food. Everything.

Wako. Must be on a omakase binge because I also came to Wako the same week and it's so amazing. I love their hassun dishes and the nigiri is tasty and fresh. Always good stuff. I have nothing bad to say, minus it can get a little stuffy since it's a small place.

That's all for my updates from the past week, I'm still a little under the weather but I'm hoping I can get over this quickly. Bye Now :)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

February & March Collective Haul Dump 2019

Quick post of things I got since the beginning of the year, which is about 3 months worth of stuff! The blog is becoming more of a photo diary than a 'blog' :P

First, new sneakers! It's so hard finding shoes in my size 4.5/34.5 that I have to go shop at the kids section for footwear most of the time. I came across these and found them to be super cute and I had to ask for them. Loving the pastel color combos!

I say that I want to focus more on good skin and less make up (next haul contradicts this) but I picked up some face moisturizers, sunscreen, and hair bond products, and some vitamin gummies!

This is totally out of the norm but Too Faced was have some crazy sales and I couldn't pass up on some good deals so I picked up a few lip stuff and face makeup. Perhaps I'll do some swatch reviews in the future but I'm not so good with makeup reviews since I'm just a fan.

I love to collect and try out new chocolates so whenever I come across a brand I haven't tried yet, I'll pick a flavor! So far my stash goes...(and yes I do eat a bit every day) I'm not nuts about nuts in my chocolate so it does slim down the options for me. I'm pretty normal in terms of flavors as I prefer no nuts and not too big on chocolates with super fruity jellies or flavors. My preference would be lavender, honey, toffee, or chocolates with fun bits in it! What do you like?
Monday, March 25, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 12 (Mar 17 - 24)

This past week was filled with special memories and fun activities with good people in my life. I was able to see two bands who I like play, met with a new friend, explored the city, and even got to try new restaurants! Overall I had such a productive week and I can't wait to explore more of my beautiful city.

Went to catch One Ok Rock at the Warfield with Yukari

I can say that this band brings so much energy to their concerts that everyone was just screaming and jumping up and down throughout the whole show. 

I went solo to see another favorite of mine also play at the same venue Within Temptation

A little more mellow crowd that One Ok Rock but I still had a great time. They changed it up a bit with an acoustic version of their hit song Ice Queen.

I'm always so excited to knock out places to eat off my to try list and it's an even better experience with a friend! Elizabeth of https://cutebrainpants.com hopped into the city and we both were extremely satisfied with how good brunch was!

I changed to shellac 2 months ago and this was no light change! I've always been in love with acrylic and being able to have super bling nails but the damage it did to my real nails took a toll and a friend suggested to shellac. I like it better than gel because it is much easier to take off and easier on your nails. My nails have never been so healthy in a while. The only downside is no more crazy bling. Love my new nails by Dagiima at Remede Spa https://www.instagram.com/nailartbydagiima

Have you ever tried mead? Most likely not and I have not either until today. Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey, water, and yeast. The Meadery San Francisco is open for tastings and comes with a cup for you to take home. We sampled 8 different meads and I would say its similar to sherry, or kind of like a less sweet version of Japanese plum wine.

Looking for fun stuff to do in the city with some friends or family? I'll make a new post soon about places to check out in San Francisco and this will be listed for sure! Outdoor Mini Golf and Food Trucks right across the street? This makes a great hangout spot for kids and adults on a sunny afternoon. Course took us 1.5 hours depending on wait time between each course (there were 18 total) and spent about another 1.5 hours roaming the food trucks. Be sure to check out Stagecoach Greens!

I made a post of San Francisco based Artisan Chocolatiers in the city a while back which you can refer back to here, and I just got to knock off yet another one on my list! Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates is from Sacramento so not to far from SF and WOW! So many fun flavors and their hot chocolate is perfect for a cold day. Ended up picking to try the Olive Oil Sea Salt, Caramelized Milk & Coffee, Brown Butter, Sweet Cream Chai, Creme Fraiche, and Wildflower Honey Yogurt.

So many restaurants so little time! If you are like me, a foodie then you will know the struggles of wanting to try new places but just don't know where to start. Highlight of this week was Kinjo where we had omakase. I'm slowly making my way down the Michelin Star restaurants in the city and this did not disappoint! Other places I at at this week was Mourad, Bellota, Nopa, Lao Table, Hog Island, and Epic Steakhouse. All were solid except Nopa which I felt was a little underwhelming and didn't live up to the hype. I'm not really good with reviewing food because everything just tastes so good! Maybe I'll do some kind of #foodporn dump :P