This past weekend flew by! I mean, when do they not?! My hope for the new weekend series on the blog is to give you ideas on what to do on a regular old weekend at home in the city, or how to live like a local if you’re visiting San Francisco! It was so nice to just be home this weekend without really any plans. We didn’t even have a dinner reservation, which is unusual for us!
I stayed in all night on Friday, and woke up feeling fresh and relaxed on Saturday morning. After enjoying a cup of steaming french pressed coffee in bed, I headed out for a 9:30am SoulCycle class with my friend from LA. We took the hour-long SoulSurvivor — usual classes are 45 minutes. Hot damn. Those extra fifteen minutes made it super challenging. After, we headed over to Belga for brunch. Sweaty clothes and all! Belga is my absolute go-to restaurant for brunch and dinner since it’s in a great area, the food is awesome, the menu has something for everyone, and they take reservations.
We spent the rest of the afternoon in Marin home goods shopping, which then turned into shopping at J. Crew for an hour. Funny the way that worked out ;). Here’s what I picked up:
It was totally pouring by the time we got back into the city, so we ran to the corner store, grabbed a bottle of red, and spent the night making Butternut Squash Broccoli Rabe Carbonara, and “healthy” chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. We watched “What They Had” the rest of the night, really great movie.
I did a quick gym sesh on Sunday morning, then got a massage at Healthy Living Spa, a hidden gem in the Inner Richmond that has $60 full body deep tissue massages. I’ve been coming here for years, and they never disappoint! We walked over to Radhaus, the ultra-cool 6-month-old german beer bar in Fort Mason for an afternoon brew.
We spent the rest of the night hosting friends for dinner and watching the Grammy’s and sipping homemade margs on our rooftop! I made my friend Melanie’s vegetarian lasagna, which is always a crowd pleaser.