Travel {San Jose + San Francisco}

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Over Memorial Day weekend I headed down to San Jose to celebrate my oldest sister and her graduation from a MPA program. Stephanie also flew in from DC! It is very rare for all of us to be together, especially when a wedding isn't involved!

On Friday we had a very casual evening - NSync and burgers - and prepared for the busy Saturday ahead. On Saturday we got pedicures then headed down to San Francisco for the ceremony at USF. The ceremony happened in a beautiful and historic church. From there we had drinks then headed over to Rich Table for a spectacular meal! We ordered family style, sharing all of the plates, and had #allthepasta!

On Sunday we hiked Picchetti Winery then headed out for brunch. Portland could take a note from California and adopt fresh squeezed juice by the pitcher. Just sayin'! From there we attended a San Jose Earthquake game. We followed that with some In-N-Out (double double animal style) and cookie ice cream sandwiches. Because #yolo!

It was a great weekend with family, delicious food and fun activities! If you feel so inclined, I have shared more images and details below!

Moscow Mule Tip: Use the juice of an entire lime!

Burrata with strawberries and crispy chicken fat. So good!

Porcini donuts!

Sardine Chips

Squash Blossom + Mozzarella Curd Pasta

Delicious pork tenderloin.

The best salmon I've ever had! Perfectly coked with morels, tomato and olives.

My new friends on the hike!

Fresh juice!!!

Selfie > Soccer


  1. WOW - This is some of the most amazing food that I have ever seen - I want ALL of it - The burrata with strawberries sounds really interesting (in a good way!).

  2. 1. I NEED THOSE MUGS. 2. This trip looks so much fun!! 3. Gorgeous photos, especially the hiking one- stunning!!

  3. Seriously, that dinner in SF looks so good. What a fun trip!

  4. Looks like you had a great trip! That burrata looks BOMB.

  5. Congratulations to your sister! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend together.

  6. How great that you could all be together to help her celebrate! Looks like you had a fun trip!