I arrived in San Francisco on Thursday for a weekend family get together. The weather is cold, crisp and sunny and I’ve been inhaling the insanely clear air with delight. It’s my nephew’s big birthday and friends and family have flown in from all over the country. It’s been evenings of long and large dinners, fun and chaos.
Yesterday I went for lunch at the Ferry Building, which was recently turned, into a fantastic food market. Most of the food shops and restaurants are Bay area merchants with a wide range of delicious and super quality food products. I tasted my way through the market sampling fresh mushrooms, California olive oil, caviar, home made cookies, and chocolate. I miss authentic Mexican food and had a lunch of delicious fresh tacos stuffed with crispy chicken.
I did some shopping at the new Westfield Shopping Center on Market Street with over 100 stores. The large sprawling stores with a dizzying array of everything and anything were a bit of a culture shock from the petite boutiques of Paris.
I’m off today to see the Brice Marden retrospective at SF Moma and tonight there is a concert in honor of the birthday boy with some top musicians including one of the Neville Brothers.
My Doorman at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour
includes many of the places I have written about including small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Special Offer for Eye Prefer Paris Tours: Until the end of February, I am offering a 25-euro discount on any tour booking. The regular price is 175 euros (for up to 4 people) and the price will be 150 euros. To receive the discount, please email by clicking the email tab on theleft side above the Google ads and I will send you instructions.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com