A Labor-less Day weekend in SF: Where we stayed + what I wore + what we packed, ate and saw.
Almost a month ago, we made the trek up to San Francisco to spend a Labor(less) Weekend. Being in the City by the Bay constantly reminds me of how fortunate we are to only be an hour away from it. Many memorable moments have been made there. Although we typically veer away from the tourist traps, it's hard to resist the established museums that pays homage to SF's historical relations to the Arts. Sadly, we're also beginning to see the gradual fade of the city's grittiness and how much of it has caved into the technological boom. Sign of the times, I suppose. Even so, the city remains close to our hearts. Here's a little glimpse into our adventure, by the Bay.
What We Packed
Where We Stayed
What We Ate
Breakfast. Lunch. Afternoon Tea. Dinner. Drinks.
Lunch: We accidentally happened upon Tadu Ethiopian Cafe in the SoMa district and were so happy that we did. Any of their lunch special platters will be enough to fill two tummies and more. Side note: You will have to eat with your hands, so please wash them!
Afternoon tea: Although not the best dim sum I've tasted in my lifetime, the tea parlor residing within the Asia Art Museum is a wonderful respite after getting your appetite whet from all the exhibits. The tea selection is surprisingly strong.
Dinner: La Mar is a Peruvian restaurant right by the SF Ferry building. This ceviche sampler is as gorgeous as the nautical-inspired decor as it is delicious. Everything else that followed was simply spectacular - making it the perfect family style dinner.
The Michelin-Star Multi-Course Experience | SPQR
What We Saw
Yang Yongliang's exhibition is a must-see at the museum. It elevates traditional, Chinese ink paintings onto the digital landscape, where the old techniques meet a new medium. What an impactful way to showcase the increasingly dystopian progress of society.
Brush Symphony, 1998, by C. C. Wang (Chinese, 1907–2003).
Untitled, No. 25, 2008, by RongRong & inri. Gelatin silver print.
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Exterior of DeYoung Museum - designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco.
In love with the minimal staircases that run through the main lobby of the museum.
Another Keith Haring piece. #FreeTheNipple already.
One last breathtaking view of San Francisco. Just stunning.
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