Hello – we are back from San Francisco! My intentions were to post while we were in the city but there wasn’t a moment to spare. I never even took my computer out of the bag but, it does a person good to unplug for a few days and be care free. Walking all over San Francisco is a work out with all of the hills and navigating through crowds of people. Thank goodness I was hoofing it as we ate some incredible food including amazing desserts. YUM! I will let the photos do the talking. I don’t get the camera out when we are at business dinners – that would just be tacky! But I did have to chuckle when a couple of the guys across the table from us whipped out their I-phones to snap photos of some of the gourmet dishes to send to their friends who were at a bar eating sliders!
We stayed just a block from Nordstrom and a huge mall. This was the view from our breakfast table.
This oatmeal brulee was amazing and I had it for breakfast two mornings in a row. It consisted of bananas, blueberries and strawberries cooked with the oatmeal and then caramelized sugar on top. OMG! What a way to start the day! I have to try this at home.
We had dinner here one night and enjoyed amazing gourmet Mexican food.
While Hubby Tom worked I ate lunches on my own, so I went with simple food like Chipotle and Boudin Bakery.
They serve us family style which means huge platters of everything were brought out to the table to share. Check out the menu. Everything was incredible and the dessert was the best flour-less chocolate cake I have ever had. It wasn’t overly sweet and with a cup of Italian coffee it was the perfect ending to our feast.
A little time was set aside for a Nordstrom Spa pedicure. My tootsies were so happy to be pampered.
Since I somehow managed to have all of my nails about the same length for change I also indulged in a French manicure. I wish polish stayed on natural nails longer as I would love to have my nails painted like this all the time! Well it was fun while it lasted! As soon as I got home and started doing dishes again the polish chipped. Sigh.
As much fun as it is to go away I enjoy getting back to reality, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking and the daily routine. ( Most of all – sleeping in my own bed.)
Yesterday I made a simple new soup and I came up with a moist, delicious fiber packed pumpkin muffin that delighted all of my taste testers! There is a lot of catching up to do and I didn’t get all of the things posted last week that I had intended to do such as a Indian stew recipe, and a post about buying dried spices. Today I have to get a menu planned out for the week and go grocery shopping. I hope to get all of the new recipes posted soon!
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Do you treat yourself to manicures or pedicures?
Has anyone tried the new shellac manicure?
I usually do my pedicures at home and rarely do I paint my finger nails anything other than clear since it doesn’t stay on natural nails for very long. I use to have acrylic nails but I got tired of the constant up keep and the cost. It took about 2 years for my natural nail beds to recover after I had the acrylic taken off.
I have read about the new shellac manicure that stays on longer but I don’t like the idea of soaking my finger nails in acetone for 15 minutes to get it off since I already have incredibly dry skin.