About a month and a half ago, a bit before I began this blog and started jotting down my life’s style and traveling adventures I flew up to San Francisco for a 12-hour day trip. My friend Batel and I were texting one day (as we do every day at work- ha) when she alerted me of the great, late designer “Oscar De La Renta” exhibit at the De Young Museum going on; so of course we made it apparent to each other that we had to attend. A week later we booked our flight tickets for San Francisco (great flight prices btw) and three weeks after that we flew out at around 8:45 am and arrived in the bay area around 10am, just in time for breakfast, mimosas, and bloody Mary’s. As we stepped outside of the beautiful brunch spot we chose called missionrockresort, we noticed the building had some great photo background potential so we pulled out our cameras and started shooting. From then we hailed a taxi to go straight to Alamo Square, you know to see the iconic Painted Lady Houses of course; I had never seen them before so it was a treat to finally be up close. Did I mention that Batel and I use to live up in SF? well we did and this trip just showed us how much of the city we hadn’t explored yet.
We walked around until our feet started to hurt so we stopped for a quick cocktail and a snack in Downtown SF, where we were entertained by a very comical bartender. Our “Oscar De La Renta” exhibit appointment was for 3:30 pm so we threw back the rest of our drinks and flew out to catch another cab to go across town to Golden Gate Park, which we arrived at just in time (phew).
Before we knew it Oscar De La Renta gowns, Pant Suits, and Kaftans were right in-front of us (ahh). We walked around in awe, seeing such amazing designs and beautifully crafted detailing throughout the decades and in that moment I realized again just how much I truly appreciate this industry of Fashion and Art, this wearable artistic industry. Once we picked our mouths back up off of the floor (LOL) we headed out to the park to take many, many more pictures until we saw the time and once again had to fly out into a cab. We were prepared to check off the last sight to see on our list, the Golden Gate Bridge. Batel had never seen it (crazy, I know right?!) but when she did I’m sure she felt happy to have finally done so. It was a great 12- hour day trip, what with all the exploring to new areas, the great food, the great drinks, the iconic fashion designs, and the good laughs. I will certainly be going on more of these quick, spontaneous trips more often in the future and hopefully you guys decide try it one time too!
Till next time guys!