this weekend b headed home to the salty city to attend a friend’s wedding. i was left for a solo weekend at home. it was fairly uneventful but sometimes those are the kind of weekends you need every once in a while. a weekend where you eat cold cereal for dinner. a weekend where you adjust the air conditioner to your desired temperature. a weekend to remember how much i love spending my weekends with b.
on thursday night, before b left me, we headed to rooster t. feather’s comedy club in sunnyvale. i actually bought tickets many months ago via groupon and they were getting ready to expire so we figured it was now or never. besides the cost of tickets, which was $12 for 2 through the deal, rooster t feather also requires you to purchase two menu items per person. not to worry, we indulged in popcorn, nachos, a hot dog and cherry coke. food was like any ball park because you weren’t there for the food, you were there for the experience/ entertainment. it was a fun night and i really enjoyed 2 of the 3 comics we saw.
saturday afternoon, i headed to the movie theatre to see “meet the mormons”. it is a great film documenting the lives of 6 mormons across the world. i really really enjoyed watching the different stories and learning what being a mormon means to others. if you do not know a lot about the mormon religion, i strongly encourage you to attend this movie. it lays out the basic foundations of our religion and is available at movie theaters across the country. one of my favorite quotes from the movie was “i’m not perfect , but i’m perfect at trying.”
one of the perks of b being gone (there are very few) is i get to bring out the lipstick. b is not too fond of lipstick and prefers the nude lip. this wine colored lipstick screamed fall to me and i was glad i got a chance to rock it!
and sometimes i just like pouring through cook books for hours. i find them inspirational and thought provoking. of course this is a barefoot contessa cook book. we all know my obsession with ina…
oh and that ring is my temporary wedding ring while mine is being cleaned and rhodium plated. it is a little weird looking down and seeing a big bow but think it is the perfect temp to hold the place of my wedding ring.
this weekend we stayed local and lounged around. it was a weekend of cuddling, indian food, lds general conference, grocery shopping & motorcycle riding. it was a weekend to enjoy each other’s company and listen to latter day prophets. it was a weekend to celebrate fall .even though the weather here is still in the high 80s and not feeling at all like fall. hello indian summer / ca heat wave.
we did venture south to san martin on saturday afternoon where we navigated my very first corn maze and picked up some pumpkin decor. our apartment is now a bit more decorated for the season.
besides hitting up local parks on sundays, we also love taking a ride on b’s motorcycle. it is a fun way to get out and feel the wind through your hair. i feel at peace and a little liberated on the back seat of b’s bike. i have my best thinking sessions on the back of that bike.
cheers to the first weekend of october. you were much needed.
we went apple picking in watsonville, which is about one hour south of us in santa cruz county. more details to come!
i had been craving beard papa since last week and we finally stopped by for a delectable vanilla cream puff! who knew beard papa has locations all across the world?
and i participated in my church’s talent show by performing a choreographed dance dressed as a gangster rabbit (don’t ask) with two of my friends. i never would have participated had it not been for my friend, keri. do you have one of those friends that just makes you feel like a kid again? she is always getting me to participate in activities i otherwise wouldn’t. she has taught me to not take myself too seriously. i am so grateful for good friends to make memories with.
this weekend we decided to stay closer to home and take it easy. b prefers it this way and it is nice to take a step back and relax. friday night, we cuddled up and watched criminal minds. on a side note… i can’t wait for all our shows to come back from summer hiatus in the next month or so. i particularly can’t wait for the good wife, parenthood (last season ahhh), nashville and homeland (part of the reason we are watching criminal minds is because we get our fix of saul berenson). what shows are you most looking forward to?
saturday mornings are spent at equinox and the farmers’ market. i usually attend the palo alto farmers’ market but this saturday decided to venture back to saratoga. it may be smaller but it was hoppin! lines upon lines for almost every vendor. there was a great selection and i am glad i got there around 10am because i can’t even imagine what would be left if i had waited another hour.
sunflowers and strawberries make me so cheery. i picked some up as well as butternut squash (tis the season after all) and peaches (before they slowly dwindle away).
on wednesday of last week, b asked me if i would like to go with him on a surprise date on saturday afternoon. obviously i said yes. how could i refuse such a lovely invitation?
i love when he does the research and finds great adventures. he really never disappoints. usually, i guess what we are doing but not this time! b took me to saratoga to walk around one of the oldest japanese gardens in the western hemisphere (more details to come). it was absolutely serene. i loved all the symbolism and spiritual atmosphere.
may have gotten a little lost in the bamboo forest…
canadian tuxedo in a japanese garden!
love this little date of mine. he completes me in every sense. we finished up our japanese inspired date with sushi at sushi heaven. great fish and amazing service!
sunday was spent attending church, discussing our future, lounging and making the perfect cheese plate.
this weekend was simply dreamy. i loved having one extra day to explore and enjoy time with b.
b decided to take the lead on saturday by coordinating a cheese excursion to point reyes (a little north of sf). it was divine. i definitely ate my weight in cheese that day. more details to come later in the week!
another sunday afternoon spent in a new park. it is quickly becoming one of our favorite things. it is the perfect sunday afternoon activity where we can unwind and read.
on a side note… i finished “me before you” this weekend and completely balled my eyes out reading the last chapter. you guys, i get so invested in the characters i am completely torn up when i realize i will not get to know them even better. it was an amazing read and i highly recommend it! i preferred it over “one hundred summers”.
monday was spent shopping the j crew labor day sale (it was killer.. hope you were able to enjoy) and paddle boating across the lake at shoreline park. i cannot believe i have not been to this park before now. it will definitely have to be added to my list of top parks in the bay area.
remember my love for tin pot? this time i indulged in chocococo (vegan chocolate coconut ice-cream) and blueberry lavender swirl. yummmmmm
this weekend b and i headed north to berkley to explore a little bit of the city and attend the golden gate field horse races.
felt like i was in carb heaven stepping in acme bread company. we picked up a baguette and a loaf of cholla for saturday and sunday’s dinner. i have only ever eaten cholla when made by my sister and was excited to see they offered the authentic jewish bread.
browsed through mignonne’s vintage revivals. they have quite the collection. now if only we had more space in our apartment…
found a delightful and authentic mexican cantina in berkley. check back later in the week for a full review!
nothing better than sundays reading and lounging at the park.
the park we went to had the most charming homes across the street. it made me fall more in love with palo alto.
this weekend we traveled south to spend 4 days in palm springs with my wonderful family. i couldn’t have asked for a better birthday weekend. 24 is looking bright. be sure to check back later this week for more birthday details and a 36 hour guide to palm springs!
what did you do this weekend?
oh and sorry there will be no #cityweekly post this week due to my much needed long weekend. we will resume in two weeks!
This weekend was filled with family and exploring.
We were so lucky to be visited by B’s sister, her husband and their darling bright eyed little girl.
Friday night was spent at the Santa Clara county fair where we indulged ourselves with bbq tri tip, corn dogs, frozen lemonade and great shows. The Santa Clara county fair is on the smaller side but, it still provided livestock competitions, a plethora of rides and deep fried everything. We watched a circus type show where a couple juggled fire, rode a unicycle and taught the crowd how to make balloon animals. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The performers really knew how to engage the audience, were very witty on their feet and pretty darn talented. It really made B want to learn the art of riding a unicycle.
Saturday we went up to the city. The Ferry Building farmers market is always a fun place to show visitors. We ended up buying scrumptious cheese at the Cowgirl Creamery, lunching at Gotts and snacking on all the juicy fruits available at the farmers market. Have you ever tasted a white peach? I think they are my new favorite thing. We also met up with some friends for dinner and dessert at Bi-Rite. I am telling you honey lavender is amazing! I also had a scoop of malted vanilla, which was equally delicious just in another sweeter way.
Sunday was spent lounging and devouring our cheese with fruits, bread and honey. Perfect Sunday if you ask me. I am so sad to see our visitors go and can’t believe we won’t see them till Christmas. But, Christmas will be all the more sweeter right?
What were you up to this weekend?
You can always follow along on our adventures through instagram and tag #weekendinpolaroids on your pictures so I can follow along as well!
This weekend we were visited by B’s brothers and cousin. It has been so much fun having them here and introducing them to our city.
On Saturday, we explored San Francisco. B’s brother and cousin had never seen it before so it was a treat to see the city from a new perspective again and do all the “touristy” things (China town, Golden Gate, Girhadeli). Then Sunday we stayed local and explored Stanford and downtown Palo Alto. Today they are headed to the boardwalk at Santa Cruz while B and I work.
I love touring the nearby cities with visitors because it makes me remember why I love living where we do. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I love the Bay Area so.
What did you do this weekend?
Hope you were able to explore!