24 Hours in San Francisco

Last week, I arrived at San Francisco at 12:30 p.m. and was back at SFO the next day at 12:30 p.m. 24 hours in the City by the Bay. I've spent a lot of time in San Francisco and was looking forward to the air, a glass of wine, and a couple of good meals.

The main reason for the trip was to see one of my best friends and her new baby girl. Unfortunately, this most adorable baby ended up in the hospital (she is totally fine but with small babies, everything is scary!) so we caught up over IV tubes and hospital chairs instead of the planned walks and lunch at some fab San Francisco spot. But it didn't matter-I would fly again to spend time with her and the baby no matter where they were.

I also managed a whirlwind tour of some of my favorite spots, dinner with another good friend at Tyler Florence's Zuni Cafe, and some hotel stalking, OF COURSE! Thanks to my friend Carrie at Deliciously Organic, I also discovered the amazing treats at Tartine Bakery.

Picking up goodies to bring to the hospital at Tartine Bakery

Tartine Bakery

View from my room at the Mark-Hopkins

Wonderful dinner at Zuni Cafe

Cappuccino at Blue Bottle & Frittata at the Mandarin Oriental

You can't come to San Francisco without stopping by the Ferry Building

Chinatown

The best sourdough bread

Coit Tower

Love Rose Pistola in North Beach