I’m back from San Francisco, and unfortunately, as of today, back to the daily grind. But, I will live vicariously through my blog posts this week, as I recount my field trip to Artizia, and purchases at Saks and Bottega Veneta!
I will try my hand at doing one of those cute posts where the blogger shares a recent trip she made, with witty stories and beautiful pictorials…but…I realized on this trip that I am a bad photo journalist. I brought my clunky DSLR camera on this trip with grand ideas of photo documenting my trip so I could share it with everyone…and…I failed. I forgot to take my camera most places, or felt awkward whipping it out in the middle of dinners or drinks…and ended up coming home with nothing much more than a few sad attempts at being “artistic”, and photos I took at the Museum of Modern Art. Oh well.
Anyways…here we go:
|View from Union Square
I really wanted to take photos of the great architecture in SF, but this is the only decent one I got. A near encounter with a handbag thief made me a bit weary to whip out an expensive camera on the street, so this is the only shot I got, in a very safe and open area of Union Square. We went to dinner a few places in other parts of the city and all I kept thinking about was how beautiful the buildings were and how much I wished I had my camera. Darn.
We spent an afternoon at the MoMA, which was really cool. I got to see some pretty famous works of art, and some art students, who were so inspired by the art they saw, decided to create their own, which consisted of one girl posing awkwardly in the striped stairwell while the second girl took pictures from “creative” angles. Hmmm.
|I liked this one because it’s fashiony =)
A good college friend who now lives in Oakland met me for lunch, and took me on the BART out of sheer principle. As a Los Angeles native, I learned a long time ago that public transportation is only taken by people who smell like pee, or intend to mug you. The SF BART system pleasantly surprised me. Only a few people smelled like pee, and most looked completely normal. I also learned that if you’re on an escalator, you stand to the right, and walk to the left…fascinating!
And now…let me present my new wallet!
This beauty is from Bottega Veneta, which is probably my favorite luxury accessories brand. I love the signature thatched leather, and logo free design. The color is so bright and cheery, I love pulling out my wallet just so I can look at it! I’ve wanted a BV wallet for a while now, and I had a few hundred dollars in gift cards to spend (company rewards for completing a few projects at work…whoohoo!), and decided to finally just do it. I’m so glad I did. My last wallet was dirty, old, clunky, and a bit embarrassing to pull out. Now I’m proud to whip out my little red wallet, but it just makes me want a Montaigne handbag all the more now!
In my next post…I’ll show you what I picked up at Saks Fifth Avenue!