Wednesday, April 1, 2015

left my heart in san francisco {pacific heights}

Dress: Lovers + Friends (the black is sold out, but the striped version is adorable!); Boots: Stuart Weitzman; Bag: Proenza Schouler; Sunglasses: Celine; Necklace: BaubleBar X Wendy's Lookbook

If you head right up over the hill from my apartment (technically nestled between Japantown and Lower Pacific Heights), you'll find yourself in Pacific Heights proper. If you happen to end up at, oh I don't know, Broadway and Scott streets, you'll find yourself smack dab in the middle of what has affectionately become known as Billionaire's Row. Pretentious, yes. But when Danielle Steele, David Sacks and Larry Ellison all call this small several block radius their stomping grounds, it's rather fitting. 

While I'd love to say my apartment is practically a stone's throw from here, I'll fully admit, we're worlds apart. Yet that doesn't stop me from heading up here regardless. Why? First of all, the panoramic views of the city and the Bay are not to be missed. In fact, traffic gets pretty annoying in these parts because both cars and pedestrians are snapping the city hills from the top of this very hill. It's worth it though. Secondly, a lot of folks head over to the Lyon Street Steps (myself included) for a great Saturday workout but really, Elvis and I are all about Baker Street Steps, a steep stairway connecting Vallejo and Broadway. It's beautifully (and intentionally) overgrown with tall trees, brimming with flowers and, my favorite part, it's almost always deserted. I love heading here for early dusk walks with Elvis and letting him roam around on the steps, while I perch on the lone bench right off the stairway. If you peer through at just the right spots between the branch cover, San Francisco peeks through down below, with quiet little boats bustling about on the bay. 

I'm a firm believer that everyone needs a great go-to thinking spot -- one that instantly clears your mind when you get there. And Baker Street Steps are going to be hard to replace.

21 comments:

  1. I love your boots!!
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  2. I love the photo of you on the steps! So cute. I've nailed all the quiet places in our hood (Nob Hill) but I've yet to explore Pacific Heights. Time for a change to next weekends walk - thanks for sharing!

    Jill
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  3. Love those boots! I think you're going to find a lot of nice little spots like that in NYC :)

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  4. Wow the photo of you on top of the hill is amazing!!

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  5. Such a beautiful photos, fantastic outfit and your necklace is amazing!

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  6. That dress looks gorgeous on you!

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  7. awesome!! ;-)


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  8. Gorgeous outfit & photos! San Francisco is such a beautiful city. I fell in love with it the first time I went when I was about 12, and didn't want to leave!

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  9. Ah those hills and slopes are so 'SF' :) Nice chic outfit too xx
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  10. I totally just pre-ordered the striped version after seeing you in this. So fantastic! I hope it feels as good as it looks :)

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  11. I love your thigh high boots!
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  12. Great dress and bag! Beautiful place! Xo

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  15. I don't blame you from traveling a bit to get there it's beautiful!

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