Loews Regency, The Meyerovich Gallery and Succulents in San Francisco
Whew, what a weekend! Out to San Francisco and back in just a couple of days is quite the whirlwind! I keep wondering when I'll ever get better at the whole jet lag thing, but the city and the company there is so worth it! We stayed at the Loews Regency San Francisco for the first time and I've got to say, I've never seen the city view like that before. It is amazing and sweeping and it feels like you can see the entire city all at once.
The customer service was incredible - from the doormen to the room upgrade without even asking, they really made sure that everything was taken care of. The rooms were beautiful and you could take a bath with this view:
The view was so overwhelming that I forgot to take a single other picture of the inside of the room so I borrowed this one from the hotel's website.
It's right in the middle of the Financial District, which means it's close to Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and the Ferry Building, and The Meyerovich Gallery. This favorite gallery of mineis right in the heart of Union Square. I found it on our last trip when the Museum of Modern Art was closed and I decided to gallery hop instead. From their website: 'For more than twenty years, Meyerovich Gallery has specialized in paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Modern and Contemporary Masters. With a strong tradition of working with the artists, the gallery features important works by Baldessari,Katz,Sultan,Stella,Picasso,Rauschenberg,Rosenquist,Lichtenstein,Motherwell, and Vent. Also presented are paintings, sculptures, drawings and collages by contemporary artists Stanley Boxer,Donald Baechler,Guy Dill,Grisha Bruskin,Ron Tatro,Shirley Sweeney and Matt Phillips.'
The owner, Alex, takes the experience to a whole new level. He is so easy going and generous with his time and with his stories. Twenty years of owning his gallery has given him so many experiences with artists and their families and I loved hearing some of them!
Right next door is this super cool little flower shop, Urban Botanica. I wanted to take every single thing in there home with me.
I'm so lucky to have some really good friends that live there that make me feel like a local and always always always take me to the best places. Like Zazies for brunch which regrettably I never ever get any pictures of because I am always so happy to be with these girls that I never take my phone or camera out! (Kelsey and Alex I love you to pieces!) Trust me, though- this place has the very very best menu and atmosphere. I recommend always sitting outside and always calling ahead because the wait is a long one!
Also worth mentioning is that if you are a succulent lover like I am, you will be astounded at the size and amount of them you will see all over the city. There are literal shrubberies of succulents everywhere!! The pots of succulents on people's doorsteps are almost as big as me!
On my next trip I really really want to go to Napa and over to Sausalito. Have you been to the Bay Area and have advice to share? Questions or comments? Please leave them below!