Maddy Douglass

Knitter, lawyer, and safer beauty advocate in San Francisco. 

Loves coffee, crafting, and cheese plates.  


Maddy & Rachel's Day of Fun

I hope you all are well versed enough in your television references to recognize the title of this post as my own personal version of "Joey and Janice's DAY-OF-FUN!" - and I hope you all know what that is from. If you don't, well, I guess I just can't help you. So sad. Last fall, one of my best friends came to visit SF. She's lived here before, has her favorite spots, and knows what she wants to do when she comes to town. Luckily for me, they're also things that I like to do!

Here's a preview of our day via photograph, but you'll have to click through to the full post for details...


Want to see how our day went? Come on in!

First, we ventured by and through Bi-Rite. Rachel had fun playing with the flowers, while I accidentally dropped and broke a BKR bottle that didn't have the cap screwed on tightly enough, in the middle of the Bi-Rite deli section. Whoops.


We continued down 18th Street towards Tartine, where we waited in line an absurdly long (but completely worth it) amount of time for pressed sandwiches, desserts, and coffee. We also spotted some pretty great political commentary while in line:


We took our bounty to Dolores Park, to the absolute tippiest toppiest part of the hill, and picnicked and enjoyed the view.


...Not a bad view, right?

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After our luncheon on the hill (don't you love how classy I'm making this sound? Everything with Rachel is classy - she's like my version of a European adventurer who wants to live life to the fullest with every sip of cappuccino. Except when she does the T-Rex dance and we start making weird faces at each other in public.) we meandered on down to Valencia Street to do some window shopping.

My favorite shop? Little Paper Planes, no question.

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Everything in that store just seems so fresh and crisp and original while also reminding me of something I saw somewhere once and wanted to get but didn't, so I should get this one here and now. They're good at that branding thing.

I also really, really love those colorblocked air plant pods, and need to go back to get one. Or two.

Finally, we returned back to my neck of the woods and got a light dinner (snort) at Miyabe Sushi. I love Miyabe's and yet never seem to go there unless a friend suggests it - I need to start utilizing their takeout function more often.

...What? Sushi's really healthy! I think.

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My absolute favorite sushis are Ikura (salmon roe), Sake (salmon sashimi on rice), and Spicy Spider Roll (pictured above with the large round slices and the claw sticking out.)

After that, Rachel went home to her parents house and I went home to like, I don't know. I probably watched TV or something that night. I can't really remember, but using the law of averages, it's safe to say I watched something on television. I really need to start doing show reviews, lord knows I watch enough of them...

Anyway, et voilà! Thanks for joining us on our San Francisco adventure.

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