Before being known for its ridiculous high price of living, tech snobs, and foodie scene; San Francisco was once known for its prominent place in the hippie movement. Peace, Love, and Music ran rampant through Haight Street during the 60’s and that set a free-spirited tone for the city ever since. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and I was lucky enough to find a vintage floral dress for the occasion. I shot this look in Golden Gate park, due to it being one of the main hubs during that iconic summer and also being home to many of my childhood memories.I’ve always been a huge fan of 60’s fashion; the bold & bright prints, mini skirts, and classic mod silhouettes. This love runs deep, in college I was obsessed with peter pan collar dresses and Twiggy makeup looks. Its super cheesy, but one of my favorite movies from my childhood is Austin Powers: The Spy that Shagged me (because of the outfits!). My floral dress featured was found at the City Wide Garage Sale in Austin. It was a major steal at only $8 bucks – which confirms my theory that vintage shopping is much better (or at least cheaper!) outside of California.
Foodies rejoice! San Francisco has gotten itself another amazing Cuban restaurant 🙂 Media Noche is located in the mission district and the interiors are very modern with strong Havana vibes. Their menu has a decent selection of rice bowls, sandwiches and a few healthier options too. Upon first glance I was instantly drawn to the Lechon Asado. I blame the Filipino part of me. Anytime theres Lechon on the menu I must order it.
Being lucky enough to grow up in San Francisco, I’ve bounced from neighborhood to neighborhood and experienced great local shopping/eats everywhere I went.
I’m starting this segment to feature awesome spots that you should totally check out if you’re visiting, or if you’re looking to discover new places in your own city :pWalking around the sunny mission neighborhood I rediscovered one my favorite vintage shops in the neighborhood. Afterlife Boutique right between Valencia and 21st street.
They sell great 80’s & 90’s retro pieces and unique jewelry at really reasonable prices.Even though I had only a few minutes to browse I couldn’t help but get sucked into their great jewelry selection.
I snagged two pairs of earrings at really reasonable prices. The total was around 20 bucks which for quality jewelry, pretty amazing.
Golden Tattoo bracelet not from AfterLife, but I had to pair it with my nice new earrings :p
So you’re walking in the Fillmore District when you start craving Mexican food and you wonder to yourself where do I go? You go to Tacobar!
Mike and I just stopped here on a sunny Saturday afternoon for a quick lunch. Sipping my margarita I enjoyed a shrimp quesadilla that was pretty filling. Also featured and also delicious – the chicken Torta.
Check back for more great local spots!
Store images from yelp