Last week, I traveled to San Francisco for a day and a half for work, and when I arrived, I realized the weirdest thing…
I WAS ALL BY MYSELF. No kids, no husband, no colleagues. And I had 12 hours free. It felt surreal, since I’m never alone at home. “What should I do with myself?” I wondered. “Who even am I?!”
First things first: I took myself to Tacorea for breakfast. They had burritos with tater tots and fried eggs, and I couldn’t resist.
Afterward, I walked it off at The Presidio. While heading through a eucalyptus forest, I stumbled upon the Wood Line, an art installation made of zigzagging tree trunks that you can walk on. It was really beautiful, and I felt like I was five years old. (Can you believe this park is IN the city?!)
My friend Lena and I then linked up for a cup of tea. How lovely are her rings? Honestly, it was such a joy to spend a day doing only I wanted to do — no playgrounds required :) It felt almost revolutionary.
Finally, it was time for the Cup of Jo party at Clare V., the reason I had come to San Francisco.
We had wine and sparkling water and mini sandwiches.
It was such a treat to meet warm and funny Cup of Jo ladies…
We chatted about everything from work to morning sickness to pajamas to lipstick to books to movies. It was like the Cup of Jo comments section come to life.
What a wonderful night! xoxo Thank you so, so much to those who came.
And one of the best parts of the trip was texting with Toby:
His texts make me laugh so much. He sounds 25 years old.
Thank you again, San Francisco, for a really wonderful time! xoxo
(Party photos by Carol Vaziri for Cup of Jo.)