San Francisco Days

May 6, 2013

Hi friends.

Firstly, I just wanted to say thank you for coming on this journey with me. While I do miss Red Hill and my family and friends, it’s pretty darn fabulous living in the USA right now. I hope you enjoy this ride.

As I’ve mentioned previously, we’re over here in San Francisco with my husband’s business. We’ve settled in nicely to our SoMa pad (found via Air bnb), and shortly we’ll be moving to The Mission (though we’re really not certain how long we’ll be there). I have plans in May to visit one of my bffs in Utah, and then I’ll be in Austin at BlogHer Food in June. We’ll also be in NYC at some point (we might as well see what we can while we’re here, right?). Phew!

But back to San Francisco…

I thought i’d give you a snapshot of my days here. They feel entirely fanciful, however this is absolutely my reality right now and so I’m trying to soak it all up. While Ben and I were apart for three months at the start of this year (that was fun…), I worked really hard and saved money and knew that this dream was at the end of it all. And now we’re here I’m trying to not apologise for it (a weird habit I have) and just focus on what I’m so very good at doing – living well, nurturing my mind and body and soul and spoiling my hard-working husband.



My San Francisco mornings are spent powerwalking to the shops for milk, yoghurt and other necessities. On the playlist as I walk?  This lass, this guy and these two hilarious ladies. I’m walking and smiling, most days. Once home, I’ll usually make breakfast for Ben before he heads off to the office…


…and have breakfast myself. Lately, bread has been on my mind. And avocado.


Then it’s time for exploring and reading and writing and wandering…




Lunch time? How about fancy, over-priced but so good vegetable juice. And a vegan doughnut, to boot?



Or maybe a salad and some smoked trout, all from Trader Joe’s.



Or maybe often always waffles? Done.


Afternoon coffee date? No worries, we’ve found a solid amount of quality coffee here in the USA. Sightglass coffee has become a favourite. It’s dangerously close to home. Meeting Maddy from the beautiful Popbasic for coffee dates and other catchups all over town has been a real treat.


Dinner may be at home with farmers market goodies. Did someone say slow-cooked brisket?…


Or maybe WholeFoods salad/hot food bar. I can’t help myself. It’s so close to home!


But often we’re out and about. Eating out can be quite cheap and it’s convenient, as we really aren’t sure how the days will pan out.

Mid-chew, always. My bad.

If we’re keen, evenings might involve a wine or beer date (SoMa is not short of fantastic drinking options). Maybe we’ll be at a pitch event in Silicon Valley…


…or walking home on a high after an NBA game.


But usually we’re reading and re-watching Arrested Development on hulu in bed.


These are my San Francisco days. These days are really something special. Life is most sincerely sweet.

I will certainly have a summary of recommendations when we leave this friendly city. But right now? I’m off to wander some more.

Heidi xo

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  • Julia @ Boredom Abounds May 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Oh, I didn’t realise you were actually relocating to the States – how exciting! It looks gorgeous – enjoy every minute of it!

    • Heidi May 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you!! Relocating for not sure how long, not too long but yes a move! x

  • Laura May 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Heidi, so happy you’re having a fabulous time. Will try not to get too jealous of your dreamy existence right now. totally amazing. Can you please write a post on waffles now – I’ve been researching waffle makers like a demon but need to know more!

  • Hannah May 7, 2013 at 3:43 am

    It’s so wonderful to hear about your trip & sounds like you’re enjoying every minute of it. Oh and that beef brisket look amazing!! xx

    • Heidi May 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks!! It was super delicious. Cooked in beer x

  • jac May 7, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Sounds like an amazing time of your life! Enjoy! San Francisco is high on my list of places I want to visit.. and I am envious of the Blogher conference.

    • Heidi May 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      Super excited for it!! You’ll have to come one day, for sure x

  • Hannah May 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

    This post makes me SO happy.

    P.S. Have you tried Blue Bottle Coffee? That was Jenni’s and my go-to for the few days I was in SF last year.

    • Heidi May 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      I tried it last visit! This time the lines have been too long. Have been so happy elsewhere though cannot complain! x

  • Molly May 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to Popbasic!! New obsession born!! x

    • Heidi May 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      oh you’re so welcome! Obsession worthy for sure x

  • Jennifer May 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    It looks like you’re having the most amazing time, I’m so jealous. The food looks so fresh and lovely! Can’t wait to hear your recommendations, I am hoping to go to the US on my next overseas trip.

    • Heidi May 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Nice one, lucky you!! x

  • Lisa Walker May 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Great post! Makes me miss SF…

    • Heidi May 9, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Thanks, Lisa! x

  • Ashley May 9, 2013 at 2:30 am

    All sounds so positively dreamy…!

    • Heidi May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

      🙂 x

  • InTolerant Chef May 9, 2013 at 3:11 am

    It looks like you’re making the most of your time indeed 🙂 Enjoy it and don’t feel anything but happy 🙂

    • Heidi May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

      🙂 thanks, lady x

  • Iron Chef Shellie May 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    So jelly!! Those 3 months made it all worth it! xo

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