Sometimes having a “corporate” job and being a “creative” type is challenging. But every now and then it rewards you with an incredible treat. Last week I was urgently sent to San Francisco for meetings at a new branch of our company. Poor me. He-he-he.
The trip was short but had enough wiggle room to squeeze in a very expeditious tour of my favorite SF spots:
Walking into AP was a lolita’s dream come true – a major shipment had just arrived and dresses were literally everywhere! Milky Planet adorned the window along with a gaggle of Shyness Bear socks. They were too tempting; I walked out with a pair in sax plus a Milky Planet Ice Cream pin.
Baby The Stars Shine Bright
I was slightly disappointed at Baby. For some reason the shop seemed to be pretty thin on variety. At first I thought, maybe it was my perspective after the experience at AP. But I don’t think that was the case. Last time I was there I was ready to blow the bank and walk out with about 4 different dresses. This time a floral chiffon piece was the only temptation. So I managed to keep my credit card nicely tucked away.
That didn’t stop me from splurging on a couple goodies at…
New People the Store
Came home from New People with a Ribbonholic Tripple Ribbon bag charm and kawaii deer earrings. I have an idea of reusing the earrings somehow with Milky-chan. There were lots of Liz Lisa and Rilakkuma items on the main floor as well. Too much cuteness!
Needed to chill for a few minutes to check in on emails and make a call so made myself at home in the Crown & Crumpet tea cafe. Not a bad place to work remotely if you have to ;) The decor was a mix of Victorian and French Country somehow perfectly blended into the ultra modern building. The tea pot flower arrangements were simply adorable.
Up next was a race through Daiso. Everything is $1.50 so impulse shopping is fairly safe. I walked away with lots of moco-moco gloves and legwarmers for next winter, pink sparkly nail art packs, a couple plastic ribbon hair ties, rhinestones to deco my new camera, and set of pink strawberry bento boxes to keep sewing embellishments in.
Best find of the day was a Sailor Moon 3-ring binder and plastic file folders. While Usagi-chan is not very good at homework, she will be a good inspiration for me to do mine. (Semester 5 Japanese just got underway!)
After speed shopping I realized the Japanese Garden would be open for another 40 minutes just before sunset. Figured it was worth a try… but that will have to wait until another post (still need to sort through the ton of photos.)