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Riding the Rails, San Francisco

Thanksgiving was a blast!

Thomas, Julia’s husband commandeered the kitchen and did all of the cooking single handedly (even throwing grandma out in the process). I watched American Football with Julia’s dad, grandpa and brother and chattered about anything and everything with the girls.

After a huge and fabulous lunch we retired to the sitting room for a raucous game of “Heads Up” (which you need to download immediately) followed by visit after visit to the kitchen for leftover pumpkin pie.

A movie later, and we were all ready for bed.

I woke early the next morning and treated myself to an early breakfast at the hotel.

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If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the city, or just to grab breakfast, I can’t recommend the Four Seasons enough.

Hands down the best hotel breakfasts my boyfriend and I have ever had, and some of the sweetest staff.

I tucked in happily, having completely forgotten I’d promised to meet Thomas and Julia for brunch.

But you know me, I’m always happy to squeeze in an extra meal if required!

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My chap beetled off for a meeting, while the rest of us nibbled in the sunshine.

At Rose’s Cafe, funnily enough!

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Thomas took the glossiest picture of us I’ve ever seen, and cemented my need for his Leica camera.

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After brunch we all ran a few errands, including a couple cheeky pitstops at the Apple store, before heading off to do a little touristing.

Riding the rails of San Francisco, from the very top, to the very bottom!

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It’s safe to say I was pretty excited…

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We rattled down the hills with the wind in our hair, breathing in and holding on tight every time another trolly would fly by.

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Speeding past glistening side streets, each offering a different window onto the water.

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Twinkling in my Traveller’s Sparkler, from Silver May.

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We raced the setting sun to the bottom of the hill, and made it just as the light turned golden.

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My navy coat // Knitted dress

Over the knee boots // Chanel bag

Lip colour

Julia’s leopard coat // CM jumper

Black jeans // Celine bag

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Having reached the end of the line, we strolled over and through the Ferry Building.

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And out onto the deck, to watch the sun set.

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With all its ups and downs*, a pretty excellent day of touristing, if you ask me.

 

*On the trolley!

 

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