We spent my birthday two days ago in San Francisco. My husband had to work all day and I took the Caltrain into the city around noon, then spent most of the afternoon at the basement of Saks among the glorious shoes that I couldn't buy. Then I headed Nordstrom for a bit and finally ended up watching some of the skaters at Union Square. The tree was beautiful and I picked up a coffee from Emporio Rulli and sat down to enjoy my early evening. My husband had made a reservation at one of my favorite restaurants, McCormick and Kuletos, but after the crowds of the day, I just wanted to spend some time with him and no one else. We stopped for a drink at this cool bar in the Financial District called Per Diem and then took the train back to Mountain View. We were then going to check out a place called Cascal that my friend recommended, but they were closed, so we ate at Shiva's instead.
I love the Hearts Project in San Francisco. My favorite is getting photos of the different works of art.
I did get a sweet surprise after dinner when my husband brought out the ubiquitous blue box and handed it to me for my birthday! It was a very pretty sterling silver bracelet that I love and I can see it fast becoming a staple in my closet. Yesterday, I went and looked at a few houses I had liked while he worked and then we spent the afternoon wandering around Menlo Park and Palo Alto. We visited the Facebook headquarters and Stanford before heading to San Jose for our flight home.
This morning, we picked up the boys and started our Christmas with our new tradition of Peppermint Pancakes. Now we are heading out to meet my in-laws for a movie and will end the day at their house.
I hope today is a wonderful day for each of you and that you are able to spend it with the people you love.