Returning home for Thanksgiving after three months away, I felt the obligation to explore parts of San Francisco I may have forgotten about as well as return to some old favorites. This post chronicles exactly that. Our first stop was the latter, an old favorite. Sightglass Coffee, located on 7th St in SoMa, serves our favorite Neighborhood Bakehouse pastries and an amazing cup of coffee (or espresso con panna which is what I opted for). My mom and dad both ordered cappuccinos, which were also delicious. Please also note the hats in the photos above that my parents and I purchased together at a small store in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic and decided to all wear for this outing. I wish I even kind of hated it, but I really don’t at all. As we devoured our pastries and finished our coffees and tipped our hats, it was time to go.
Our next stop: The Ferry Building, a place I hadn’t ventured to in months. In what is essentially New York’s Chelsea Market, we tasted lots of olive oils with those minuscule pieces of bread and people-watched. My dad, an unofficial mushroom connoisseur found a shop dedicated entirely to mushrooms where he grilled the workers on basic mushroom facts (I assure you no one knows more about mushrooms than my beloved dad or his 80+ year old mushroom-gathering pals). We scored some freshly baked sourdough bread on our way out that we later used to make leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches.
I was properly attired for the San Francisco fog and even a little rain in this new wool duster coat and Czech hat. I stayed warm while the shorter brim of the hat refreshed what could be an overly simplified look. I also chose a simple black turtleneck and black jeans that stayed with a dark monochromatic theme to keep the focus on the coat and the hat. As for the shoes, I paired the look with pointed booties that continue the monochromatic theme with a little edge.
As a precaution to those who will see me in the months that New York’s temperature drops below 30 degrees fahrenheit , I’ll probably be wearing this everyday. Is that ok!?