San Francisco Food, New Glasses, New Hair & I Look Like a Cylon?

We recently returned from a long deserved trip to my beloved San Francisco. While there, we ate ourselves into bliss, reminisced at our old haunts and I got a fabulous haircut with my long time hair guru, Addison, of Addison Salon. No one does my hair like he does!

If you are, or plan to be, in San Francisco here are just a few recommendations:


Rose's Café ~ Breakfast Pizza: I love the Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraîche & Scrambled Eggs version and Y likes the Smoked Ham, Fontina & Eggs.

Smoked Ham Breakfast Pizza
*photo from their site: I was too busy eating

Red Door Cafe: French Toast Josephine. GET IT! Lives up to all the hype.

Freanch Toast Josephine

Y and a very "special" cup of coffee

Y had some coffee served up with massive humor and I had an amazing ice tea with fresh mint. Service is fantastic and fun. This place is tiny, no more than 12, so be prepared. We went on a weekday late morning and had no wait. This is what you expect of fun funky SF breakfast experience.


The Elite Cafe: OMG! A must do! Get a reservation and order this:
  • Joanna's Meetinghouse Biscuits
  • Elite’s Infamous Deviled Eggs
  • Fried Okra
  • Blackened Kobe Beef Sirloin with Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus & Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes
  • Beignets with Triple Espresso Bean Ice Cream & Fudge Sauce  
 Meetinghouse Biscuits
*You can get these frozen to bake up at home, yummers.

 Elite’s Infamous Deviled Eggs

Beignets with Triple Espresso Bean Ice Cream & Fudge Sauce
*all photos from yelp. Again, I was too busy eating.

Every single thing was beyond yum. Share all items except for the main course. You may have fried okra left over.

Café Jacqueline: SOUFFLÉS!!!!! Only soufflés, pretty much, and they are friggin' amazing. Get a reservation and plan for a leisurely dinner, 2+ hours.

*photo from yelp

We ordered the Seafood and the Chocolate soufflés to share. Yum, yum, yum and YUMs! I was too mesmerized during the dishing out of the seafood soufflé to take a photo but here is our chocolate soufflé.

Chocolate Soufflé

Personally, if I could, I would order a seafood soufflé all to myself and skip the chocolate because I was all about that seafood soufflé. Such cheezy dreamy goodness!!

When we returned home my new Rx glasses were ready. They are by the Japanese brand, Kamuro.

style: anillo
color: K60E

 me with new hair & new glasses
*It's very hard to get a good shot of my hair because it's so black.

a better view of the texture in my hair

I am also trying out some new bifocal contacts, so far they seem promising. Haven't been able to wear contacts for a couple of years now. It's awesome because I can actually see when applying my eye makeup and makeup in general. It makes a major difference, LOL!!!

 me in bifocal contacts

Ys first reaction to the photo above of me in contacts was that I looked like a Cylon because of the circular light reflection in my eyes. I'm hoping he meant the humanoid version and not the toaster version. Gotta lurve your geek. 

My hair was reaching my waist, as I had been growing it out since it had been butchered, and Addison cut it to where he could fix it, which ended up shorter than we originally hoped. To get my hair cut so drastically and get new glasses in the same week was a bit too much all at once. Even myself in contacts was too much. It's taken a couple of weeks for me to recognize myself in the mirror and feel happy with everything.  It was such a drastic change that I started to question my decisions. Luckily, Y was around to reassure me. Y actually picked out my glasses as I could not see what they looked like on me when I tried them on. He picked out the perfect pair! These are the first non-lucite glasses I've owned since childhood. I love how they are a modern nod to cat glasses. I love classic cat glasses but they look horrible on me. These are a perfect blend of sass and modernism. 

It's a new me. I promise, I'm not a Cylon.


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