ferry building

I never seem to get tired of the ferry building. It’s on the other side of town for me, but I love visiting this place on Saturdays; their farmer’s market on a warm, summer day is a treasure chest of awesome food vendors, organic produce, and just all around good food. And besides, if you like people watching, this is a good spot to grab something to munch on, to sit on a bench, and to stalk people.

After our little photo mission at the ferry building, we ended up at Creations Dessert House. It was pretty chilly outside, so holding a warm cup of tea was quite indulging. I had the sago in mango and coconut milk drink and it was tasty. I’ve been here a few times and although the dessert and snacks are great; the service is sub-par.

And then we had a dinner at Tyler Florence’s Wayfare Tavern in the Financial District. I absolutely love their popovers. I had the steak frites, and it was okay, but the bone marrow appetizer was delicious!

Ferry Building
1 Ferry Bldg
San Francisco, CA 94111

Creations Dessert House
5217 Geary Blvd
(between 16th Ave & 17th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118

Wayfare Tavern
558 Sacramento St
(between Leidesdorff St & Montgomery St)
San Francisco, CA 94111


honolulu, hawaii part v

On our way to North Shore, we stopped by the Dole Plantation because how could you go to Hawaii and not visit the plantation? I kind of wish we skipped this pit stop though. There’s a flower garden there, a pineapple maze, some sort of train ride, and what not. A bit short of spectacular. Skip paying for the extra activities, and just get the dole whip. That was worth it!

To end our evening in North Shore, we had to get some butter and garlic shrimp. We stopped at Romy’s and got that, and the sweet and spicy shrimps. Both were delicious and flavorful. Afterwards, we went to the famous Giovanni’s to see what the hype was all about, but personally I enjoyed Romy’s shrimps better.

Dole Plantation
64-1550 Kamehameha Highway
Wahiawa, HI 96786

56781 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, Hawaii  96731

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
56-505 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI 96731

honolulu, hawaii part IV

John and I rented a convertible mustang, and cruised to North Shore. Our first stop was Lanikai Beach, this somewhat secluded beach. It was absolutely paradise–the sand was extremely soft (softest sand I’ve ever felt in my 28 years of living thus far), and the water was this beautiful cyan. We relaxed here for a good hour, and then reluctantly left for our next stop since we were on a tight schedule for the day. Sigh.

Lanikai Beach
Honolulu, Hawaii 96734