I can't believe today is the last day of 2016! I am beyond excited that this year has come to an end... To celebrate, I am sharing with you a San Francisco city guide I created in collaboration with Agent Provocateur. I have lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and below are some of my favorite spots of 2016. Besides the beautiful Agent Provocateur store located on Geary in the heart of Union Square, there are many amazing places to visit, from restaurants to museums to outdoor adventures! Read on and I hope you get a chance to check them out if you haven't already!
Start your morning with brunch at Cafe Réveille over in Mission Bay. I love their matcha latte and mushroom hash. Not only is the food amazing, the decor is top notch as well. I mean, darling little pink tables outside and cute bar tiles inside. Need I say more?
Spending an afternoon at SFMOMA is a no-brainer. The modern art museum went through a major makeover last year and it is phenomenal! I am (strangely) fascinated by all the aesthetically pleasing stairs and of course, the art! Enjoy permanent pieces from Wayne Thiebaud (my absolute favorite painter of all time), Andy Warhol, Rothko, etc. and explore exciting new exhibitions. Whether you are a fan of painting, photography, sculpture or media, there is something for everyone!
Conservatory of Flowers
Golden Gate Park has a lot to offer but the Conservatory of Flowers is definitely the prettiest of them all! From the outside, the structure is all white and kind of majestic. On the inside, it is all green and a bit like paradise.
If you feel like escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, Marin Headlands is just a Golden Gate Bridge away. There are plenty of hiking trails and the views are absolutely breathtaking! Many people only go as far as Battery Spencer (it is rather touristy actually) but the hidden gem is Point Bonita Lighthouse. This is the place I take all my friends visiting from afar! I can't even explain how beautiful it is, you just have to go and see it yourself!
Leo's Oyster Bar
First of all, I must admit that I actually have not tasted the oysters at Leo's. Sorry, I am just not a fan of oysters (I do eat all other seafood and shellfish though). If you love oysters, I heard they are exquisite! The food I did eat... foie gras, ahi tuna confit, hamachi, braised short ribs... were all very tasty. They also have good drinks as well! Last but not least, shall we clap for the decor?
I hope you enjoyed this mini city guide of San Francisco. Have a very happy new year!