Made My Morning

November 6, 2010

Many things made my morning :)

First, a sunrise run with a crew of friends! We covered 4.6 miles to Pier 39 and back at a rather swift morning pace. Such fun to run and chat, per usual.


I have had three FABULOUS showers here at the Drake Hotel, all because of these:


LOVE Aveda products!! I’m such a smell girl.

After a quick shower, we headed back out for breakfast. Couldn’t pass another day of Bread & Cocoa! We were hoping to get smoothies from the Jamba next door, but alas, they didn’t open until 9. But the guy at Bread & Cocoa was super nice and let us come in a few minutes before they open. The also served up 7 steel cut oatmeals in record time. Just another reason why it should be your breakfast spot while traveling to SF!


I got another steel cut topped with chopped almonds, coconut, granola and…


Ashley’s homemade Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter. Exceeded expectations. This may have been THE BEST ALMOND BUTTER I HAVE EVER HAD!  And the best news is you can make it at home :)


Also got an amazing Cafe au Lait



After breakfast we walked to the farmer’s market for a little sight seeing



My gorgeous roommate!








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I nibbled on a few samples – Frog Hollow pears (can’t get enough!)


Butter Toffee almond (really delicious!)


And this caramel shortbread bite


I also bought a jar of Lavender Sea Salt. I am into flavored salts, and I remember this from last year. Had to get it for just $6!


Off to get my session on!


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1 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Gorgeous pictures!!! Enjoy!


2 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Oooh this looks amazing – that oatmeal restaurant is on my list for next year for sure! I was also at the market this morning (where the weather was probably about 20 degrees colder than where you are!) and I LOVE looking at all the interesting produce. Enjoy your sessions!


3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Everything looks so fun. Living vicariously through you!


4 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm

You can’t complain about a restaurant that offers oatmeal (steel cut, no less) and almond butter.


5 Kristy @ KristyRuns November 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

That hotel must be FANTASTIC to have Aveda products! The Rosemary Mint scent is amazing!

All the eats look so tasty! Looks like a great time! :)


6 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Looks like a great start to the day! The pumpkin spice almond butter sounds simply GRAND, as well! I’m all about almond butter.


7 Natalia - a side of simple November 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Can’t get over how great everything looks, especially that almond butter!


8 Camille November 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

My friend sent me a text and said that she saw all you guys in SF at the market. I felt like we were celebrity spotting :)


9 Kath November 6, 2010 at 2:08 pm

No way!!!


10 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly November 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Staying in hotels is one of my absolute favorite parts of traveling. So glad you’re having awesome Aveda experiences! :-p Also, I’m strongly considering arranging an oatmeal toppings bar in my house. I feel a little bit ridiculous.


11 Chelsea November 6, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I’m in love with your jacket! You guys look like you’re having so much fun, I’ve always wanted to go to San Francisco :)


12 Meg November 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Don’t they have the best, most gourmet market ever?! AH I miss San Fran SO much…ya’ll are so blessed 😀 ENJOY IT


13 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) November 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Looks like so much fun! I love all the gorgeous pics!


14 alana (at) the food November 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm

so jealous of all of your foodie finds!


15 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Em IS sooo gorgeous! What a fabulous SF Saturday morning! =]


16 Sana November 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Ok I need to go to Jamba Juice.


17 Emily November 6, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Awesome photo’s Kath! The market looks incredible; I wish Boston had places like that!! Gorgeous pictures of the blogger girls, too. Good luck at your session!


18 [email protected] November 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Sounds like a perfect morning! That carmel shortbread looks so good!


19 Stephanie November 6, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I was at my Aveda salon today and they have the rosemary mint soap in the restroom, it smells heavenly! I adore Aveda products, they are amazingggg.


20 stacey-healthylife November 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm

What a fun morning. I love aveda, nice hotel.


21 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 6, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Beautiful pictures! The oats look delicious.


22 Amy November 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I work for Kimpton Hotels here in D.C. and we own the Drake! How cool, hope you’re enjoying it =)


23 liz November 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm

My cousin works for kimpton hotels in the dc area! Her name is reagan. She manages resteraunts for the hotels.


24 Joanna November 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Your pics are always great, but today’s are extra fun to look at. Very beautiful. Looks like a magical time.


25 Jackie Smith November 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Oooh, have you tried the Aveda lotion yet? LOVELOVELOVE! It is super expensive (like $35 for 10 ounces or something similarly ridiculous); so I asked for a couple extra bottles and they gave them to me.

If you like Ethipian food, try Moya in SoMa. My husband & I went there the last time we were in the city and it was delicious.


26 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 6, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Look at all that pretty fresh produce! So jealous as we cruise into winter here in NY. *sigh*


27 holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Lavender sea salt sounds so good ! I’ve never tried different flavors of sea salt.


28 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Pumpkin spice AB sounds like it would be fantastic! That’s awesome that Ashley brought some to share! 😀


29 Hannah November 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm

How amazing! I may not be able to taste those pears of salt, but thank you for linking to the nut butter recipe! It looks fantabulous!


30 Krystina November 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Lavender sea salt sounds amazing!


31 Rachel November 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Everything looks so delicious! That would be fab to still have fresh raspberries here in CO. Have fun!!!!


32 DebZ November 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Happy to see you stopped by Eat Well (lavender salt). I’ve work at the market for Eat Well for 10 years – can’t believe I wasn’t scheduled this weekend and missed the FoodBuzz crew!


33 Kath November 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

oh fun!! Flavored salts are my new favorite ingredient! LOVED both the lavender and rosemary :)


34 Cara Craves... November 6, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Looks like a great market.
I love market samples!


35 Christin L. November 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Love that little birdie in the last pic! Super cute! :)


36 Dee November 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Aww, sounds like you guys are having such a blast! :)


37 Kiran November 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Gorgeous photos of great foods & company :) I am so ready to have such farmers market here in Orlando. Le sigh!


38 Heidi - apples under my bed November 7, 2010 at 7:48 am

I love love love the sound/look of 1) bread and cocoa 2) a morning market 3) San Fran & 4) lavender salt! V jealous right now :)
Heidi xo


39 jamie @ jamelafamela November 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm

cool picture of that duck!


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