Our California trip is continuing to go well, and we're in awe of all this amazing state has to offer. Such natural beauty at every turn! I think it's so fun to visit a different city right before Christmas, to see how other areas rev up for the holiday. A few years ago we were in Malta, and we loved seeing the elaborate nativity scenes, beautiful festas (community festivals honoring various saints), and decorated churches. A few nights ago, Gabriel and I walked to the Union Street shops, hoping to do some Christmas shopping here in San Francisco. I always love shopping in the US, as there are so many different stores than the ones we have in Canada. I was especially thrilled to visit Z Gallerie, which I've heard about via design blogs, but never saw in Canada. There were so many beautiful gift ideas there, and I loved their black, white, and silver holiday palette. If only we could have found some gorgeous tv tables, to ship back to Canada for Gabriel's massive flat-screen, our condo wishlist would have been complete!
Gabriel ended up savoring a crepe from Crepes A Go-Go, before we continued on our shopping mission. We didn't purchase anything, but were definitely tempted a few times. There was an especially cool antique furniture store that I loved, complete with a 1940s mechanical Santa in the window! San Francisco is SUCH a fun city, I can't wait to share all of our adventures with you!