Alamo Square is open!

The park is has finally reopened! After a year of renovations, Alamo Square is back and better than ever. Living in Nopa, Alamo Square is right in our backyard. Well actually, this park IS our backyard (city life amirite?)

We naturally stopped by the Mill for lattes because obviously, and soaked up the sunshine with everyone else celebrating the opening.

Obviously it’s a tough life being a San Franciscan, but someone has to do it.

Duboce Park

Since Alamo Square Park is currently under construction, we’ve been venturing out a bit and Duboce Park is our new favorite! Theres a little hill where we can see the dog park and watch the trains go by. It’s perfect to spread a blanket and hang out for an hour or the whole afternoon.

Palace of Fine Arts

We finally made it out to see the Palace of Fine Arts, and it did not disappoint. This massive structure is beautiful, and you feel like you’re in Rome or Spain, and not the Marina of San Francisco. Swans float on the lake in front, and the columns and gold etching give beautiful details. I definitely recommend a stroll past this gorgeous palace on your next trip to SF!
What’s truly amazing is the history of the Palace. It was built ad part of the massive World Fair that took place in San Francisco in 1910 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. This was San Francisco’s way of showing the world they had risen from the ashes of the devastating 1906 earthquake. To read more about it, click here.

xo. Brie


My sweet husband and I decided to branch out in our neighborhood and give some more local restaurants a try. I’ve been wanting to eat here at NOPA for quite some time, but getting a reservation is no easy task. Finally I just bit the bullet and made one a month out…and the day finally came! I can definitely see why this place is so popular. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert to the 30 year old wine were to die for. We will definitely be back…

xo. Brie