Ho, ho ho y'all!
Jill and I snuck off to San Francisco yesterday. Ah, the city at Christmas... I love San Francisco always, but at Christmas, I think I love it even more, if that's possible. Everything was merry & bright and we had a grand ol time first at the Ferry Building, then wandering at Ghiradelli Square, then taking tea at The Crown & Crumpet, and afterwards, meandering around SF enjoying the scenery. It was a great day, I thought I'd share some pictures with you.
The Crown & Crumpet is starting to feel like our little hiding place in SF, this was our third trip to the C&C, but our first at Christmas and to our delight the C&C was dressed for a party and full of holiday merriment. It is really such a special place, we love, love, love it.
A holiday tea! Those words alone make me all kinds of happy.
Look at all these sweets!
And these sweets, too.
This fabulous red Christmas tree grabs your attention as soon as you walk into the Crown & Crumpet.
A cheery fireplace mantle. Love those fabulous, pink feather trees!
The tea, service and food were as fabulous as always. That's one thing about the Crown & Crumpet that I especially love, the consistency of the product. Each time we've been there, we feel like "friends" of the shop, like they've been waiting for us to arrive. It's awesome, and not stuffy. Such a joy!
Of course no trip is complete without a memento, or three. I bought this happy, little soldier at the Crown & Crumpet's gift shop, so sweet.
He went straight onto the tree in our family room.
Oh, and then there's this! Couldn't leave Ghiradelli Square at Christmas without some, it's my favorite.
I know I've said it before, but you can be sure I'll say it again, if you're a tea fan, and ever you're in San Francisco, you must find the time to have tea at the Crown & Crumpet, you will love it. I promise.
I know this has already been a picture heavy post, but I'm really enjoying and learning to use my new camera, so I hope you'll forgive my photo indulgence a little more. Here are a few snaps that I think are pretty from the Ferry Building...
Just inside the Ferry Building.
Rose & geranium French macaroons, tasted as pretty as they looked. Miette.
Beautiful shrooms, Far West Fungi.
Gifts from the hive, Bee Kind.
All sorts of wondrous fromage (hot guy not included), Cowgirl Creamery.
Mine! Mine! Mine! This guy crept up on me, good thing Jill was watching.
So that about wraps it up, I hope you've enjoyed another trip to my favorite city by the bay!
More Christmas goodness coming soon, stay tuned!