I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday weekend – last weekend. I’m a little behind. So strange having the 4th on a Monday, wasn’t it?! I think it should be on a Friday every year. I don’t know about you, but a Monday just felt weird considering my husband was back to work early on Tuesday morning. Not really able to enjoy those holiday cocktails with a work day the next morning.
The day after the 4th the girls and I hung out in the city until around 11am and then headed back home. We were hoping to snag a spot at our favorite breakfast spot, Mama’s on Washington Square, but like usual, the line was wrapped around the building. I figured since it was a Tuesday, and kind of a holiday week, that the line might be shorter…no. You really have to get there right at 8am, or before, to get in quickly. We left and headed to another spot called, Starbucks. 😉
We had a bit of a staycation last weekend spending Saturday and Sunday at Cavallo Point in Sausalito and Monday night at the Fairmont at Ghiradelli Square….our favorite place for watching the fireworks without having to leave the property. Two firework shows to watch from the deck of the property. Love!
It was a very cool and foggy weekend at Cavallo Point, which is located right below the Golden Gate Bridge at Fort Baker. It is a beautiful area and you might be familiar with this property if you have ever taken your young children to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, which was a favorite of ours when our kids were younger. We had only eaten lunch at Cavallo in the past so we thought we would actually stay for a few nights and check out the scene.
Cavallo offers a few different room types. Some of the rooms are located in their historic buildings and some are above the main property in more modern buildings, which were a little office looking to me so I selected one of the historic buildings. It was charming, but also a bit dated for the price. The bathroom was very nice and it appeared to have been recently updated. If you happen to be traveling with a family the rooms are very specious….major plus!
No, this was not our entire house. There are four spacious rooms per building/house. Each home has a charming front porch with rockers.
A couple of darling dogs relaxing on the long veranda of the main building.
Cute place to dine on their beautiful front porch or a great place to enjoy a glass of wine during their complimentary wine hour from 4-5pm. Normally you would be able to see the Golden Gate Bridge from the deck, but the fog was so thick you could only catch a glimpse of it when the fog broke occasionally.
Nice views of the city from the property and that large grassy area is a fabulous playground for dogs. VERY pet friendly hotel and dogs were everywhere. No, we didn’t bring our little Sherlock as he is a piece of work around other dogs when he is on leash. We thought we would spare everyone his craziness! Okay, so why don’t you take him off leash? Well, my cute little guy is a runner.
Cavallo Point offers guided hikes through the Marin Headlands on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but we had to miss the hike because we wanted to take the girls on a hike in Muir Woods. We actually caught a bit of sun which was nice.
We only dined at Cavallo for breakfast one morning and cancelled our evening reservation after a disappointing breakfast. There are so many good options for dining in Marin County that we thought we would try to get into one of my favorites at the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur. We got there early and snagged a spot. I find that early almost always works. Not always ideal, but sometimes you just have to take what you can get.
Marin Country Mart is a wonderful little shopping center with delicious restaurants, charming boutiques, and a wonderful farmers market. My favorite restaurant is, Farmshop! I could seriously eat several bowls of their delicious avocado hummus!
BTW….If you are looking for a nice spa, a friend of mine told me about International Orange, located at The Marin Country Mart. She said she really enjoyed it – and you can take the ferry to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal from San Francisco and walk across the street to the Mart. She said it felt like a little getaway without having to go too far away. A spa treatment, a great lunch, and a little shopping….sounds like a great day! Maybe surprise a friend!?
I want to mention a few other places we enjoyed dining at while we were in Marin. We went to Poggio one night for dinner, which is conveniently located on Bridgeway in downtown Sausalito. Delicious pasta!! It has made Michael Bauer’s list of top 100 bay area restaurants several years in a row. Do you follow Michael’s list? Always a great way to get new dining ideas for the SF Bay Area.
We always enjoy having breakfast at, The Lighthouse, also located on Bridgeway in Sausalito. Always a line, so get there early for the six tables they have, plus a few counter spots. We got lucky this time because everybody was at the Sausalito July 4th parade so the line was pretty short. Score!
After breakfast we headed into the city and had a relaxing day of just walking around Chestnut Street and over to the Marina Green. We enjoyed some time by the fire pit with some sunshine and fog. That is San Francisco in the summer…..more fog than sun.
Looking out at Aquatic Park from Ghiradelli Square at dusk.
Like I mentioned in the title of my post, I recently found a few fun pieces! Guess where? Target, of course! I was recently there with my daughter and we found so many cute things that I just had to share a few favorites with you!
You know I’m slightly obsessed with all things denim and this dress just had to come home with me. It is seriously so comfortable and I’ve received so many compliments on it. Bonus: I’ve been told that it’s figure flattering, or at least that is what my friend told me, and she wasn’t drinking. 😉 It’s a keeper!
Love camo and this t-shirt is just a cute little pop of fun and style. And so cute on warmer days with a pair of white shorts.
How fun are these cute espadrilles from Target? Love! I’m wearing them all the time and my daughter told me they are very similar to the Chanel and Tory Burch espadrilles. More like the Tory ones than Chanel, but I get what she is saying. I love the Tory pair in leather.
How was your July 4th? Where did you watch the fireworks? What are your traditions? And, what do you think of my recent fashion finds?
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