We Left our Hearts in SF

We don’t usually need too much of an excuse to getaway to San Francisco.  So when a bunch of our Buckeye friends decided to descend upon the West Coast in honor of the opportunity to watch our football team in action, we couldn’t resist.  It was basically 36 hours or so of sheer (or Scherer, sorry I couldn’t resist) delight.

Everything seems a little larger than life in San Francisco.  Starting with our lodging at  The Clift

SanFrancisco_CliftHotel_LobbyFilled with swank decor (almost cartoon-like in nature) and uber-mood lighting, like you can barely tell who’s who…sometimes a nice feature.  Clift-Hotel-San-Francisco-5-1024x477 download-73And I’m not going to lie, we spent some time enjoying cocktails in the gorgeous Redwood Room, made from wood paneling of a single 2,000 year old redwood tree, but of course.

Clift-Hotel-San-Francisco 2013-09-12 23.48.33A legendary SF Nightclub established in 1934, recently reinvented (design snob alert: Ian Schrager & Philippe Starck anyone?) and quite posh.  One may say that these college/developed early in our 20’s friendships have come a long way from our original haunts in Columbus & Chicago.  Time & responsibilities have marched on, but the reuniting, well, I may even say it got a little raucous @ moments,

download-65after all, isn’t that what you do with old friends?

2013-09-12 23.46.59But the nightlife is far from all; when in SF, must shop…

33feb9a389bd529099248d24ee46541cand the boutiques on Fillmore are calling.

download-69 Joie, and James Perse, and Nest are not to be missed

download-72Maiden Lane and the tried and true SF Gumps must be hit.

download-70It’s always fun to learn about something new too like (Thank you J.S.) this little gem in Union Square otherwise known as , Torso Vintages (I had to make 2 stops as it was closed on my 1st mission)


Flush with vintage wonderfulness, think vintage Chanel, and Pucci and Valentino and, and, and...

Finally, Union Square’s Nieman Marcus filled with luxury goods (a’hem, shoes!) and a must-have lunch at the Rotunda.  Those popovers served with strawberry butter are well worth a Paleo exception…

download-71Other standout meals included Coqueta.  Michael Chiarello’s new Spanish style restaurant located on a beautiful pier 5 on the Embarcadero

meatsAnd delish pizza lunch complete with yummy sides, salads, vino and other noshes at Delfina.

a5425c0669664c9567252ccca566526dFinally, a truly wonderful dinner  filled with comfort food and the comforts of old friendships at Town Hall

townhalloutside1All this culminated to the main event.  A trip to Berkley to watch Ohio State play UC Cal.

2013-09-13 14.32.31Via party bus, what else?

2013-09-13 14.35.08Chanting…”O-H-


To a stadium filled with scarlet

BUPK2yqIcAAEIw1and grey, (though it was home game for Cal, there was an awful amount of red in that stadium)

1256510_10201045713878070_411720812_nwith Buckeyes from all over like us.

download-66Time and change will surely show, how firm thy friendship…OHIO


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