I feel so lucky to have an amazing group of woman to help create, brainstorm content, and work behind the scenes here at Say Yes. Last weekend, our Say Yes team took a staycation retreat in San Francisco. It mostly involved eating (as a proper San Francisco trip should), and lots of pampering. Here’s the play by play if you’d like to see…
The Palace Hotel was kind enough to put us all up in their historic midtown hotel. It was at the heart of everything! Right in front of the subway on Market Street, and walking distance to many of the main attractions of the city. I’ve stayed at this hotel before with the family and have been always super impressed with everything: the comfiest beds, and incredible pool, over the top hospitality, and the luxurious feel to this historic hotel. Ghirardelli has an ice cream shop right in the building as well! I highly recommend this hotel for those visiting San Francisco.
After checking in we walked just a few blocks to Tailored Salon in Union Square for facials with Fresh, blowouts by Tailored, and makeovers with Sephora. Plus, we were served champagne and snacks! Not too bad at all. The facials felt amazing (have you had one before?), and the makeup was very instructional, which we loved. For each product they showed us exactly why it was their favorite, and how to apply it. It felt like the equivalent of watching 10 beauty youtube videos.
The team at Tailored Salon was topnotch. I had just had my hair re-dyed and cut, and they knew exactly how to treat it so I wouldn’t lose the silvery white tone I was really into. They also had some great tips for maintaining my color like this Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Shampoo and Conditioner. The whole event was so much fun and it made me think about how much more enjoyable this was than a typical girls night out to a dinner or movie. Well, Tailored Salon read my mind. They’re now offering pampering nights out, called Treat Yo’ Self, where you can schedule a time to come with girlfriends for a full service experience! I’m so excited about this, and hoping to book another evening back soon. More info on their new Treat Yo’ Self events here.
After leaving Tailored Salon we headed to drinks at the very cool Social Study, which was hopping on a Friday night. It was right across the street from dinner at The Progress. The food and ambiance was fantastic, all served family style. Originally it was an old theatre that they converted into two now super famous SF restaurants: State Bird Provisions and The Progress, both Michelin rated. Yum! I’m still salivating thinking about this place. Looking to book again for Jared’s birthday in April (this will be a good test to see if he’s reading Say Yes!).
Afterwards, it was 80s night at Rickshaw Stop. We boogied down for an hour or so alongside some pretty serious 80s fans, until calling it quits a bit after midnight. I can’t wait to go back there again, maybe for The Smiths night??
We hit our heads hard on our super comfy beds at The Palace Hotel Friday night, and then bright and early walked over to The Ferry Building for their Saturday Farmer’s Market (again, love how everything is walking distance from the hotel!). After wandering around a bit, we grabbed some famous Craftsman and Wolves pastries: a savory muffin with a soft boiled egg perfectly cooked in the middle and some Blue Bottle coffee. Delicious!
Next we headed to Onsen SF, a traditional Japanese bathhouse in midtown. I’ve been wanting to go for months now and I’m so into it! Henry and I visited a few bathhouses when we went to Japan a couple years ago and loved them so much. There were so many details in the Onsen SF that they got just right like the typography, robes, and bath towels, even the Japanese restaurant attached is supposed to be incredible! They have womens and mens only days, or co-ed (swimsuit days). We picked a co-ed one so we could wear swimsuits. A hot bath, cold plunge, and the most incredible sauna and steam room. Plus, and ambiance was so so good. Saturday mornings they have a $20 deal too!
After our team soak, we had lunch at Out the Door on Bush Street. This has been a favorite spot for brunch with some amazing modern Asian food like noodles, rice bowls, rice cakes, spring rolls, and OMG the pork buns! I crave this spot.
On the way home we jumped into the Women’s March down Market straight to our hotel. Such an inspiring event, even though we were a bit unprepared without signs or our pussyhats.
That afternoon I said goodbye to my lovely Say Yes team, and Jared arrived with the kids for another evening at The Palace. We swam in the pool, ordering some food there for dinner. And of course we had to get an ice cream sundae at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate shop in the building. After Dot feel asleep, I ran over to Zara quick to check out their huge sale going on, which I highly recommend checking out. A perfect staycation retreat weekend, and feeling lucky to enjoy it with my amazing team (who are more like my paid friends) and family.