yeap yeap yeap….i have officially booked my first trip to san francisco!!!
and i tell you what….i have butterflies in my tummy!!!
i can’t wait!
so much to do
so much to see
i keep imagining the scene me landing (after and loooooong plane ride with one stop on day light….but who cares…i’ll be arriving in san francisco!!!) and taking the BART transport to get to town….suddenly…baaam….there we will be face to face for the first time….”nice to finally meet you san francisco! i’m marcela senise!
(i get the goospumps just on the thought of it!!)
i’ll be hitting town by end of august for 14 days!
can’t wait to share here with you guys all the pictures and experiences!!ps: flying on my own this time!! teo, jasmine and stella are staying in italy!
i guess choosing a nice place in a good area is one very important and top of the list priorities.
well i don’t know San Francisco, at all. besides movies, pictures and books.
but for some magic reason i have fallen in love, even before landing…
a while ago i googled a specific search (no specific destination), hit the first link and ended up in San Francisco!
Destiny? Serendipity? Coincidence?
i’ll choose all three of them! i like the combination!
so i got to study a bit about the city, the bay area, outside (i like a lot the east bay area!), the fact that there is a great italian influence of immigrants.
of course the first thing i started putting emphasis was on getting to know the neighborhoods…well i’ve improved! from reading loads, seeing pics and speaking to some of my contacts i have in the west coast, i have made some ideas of a few areas i like, but again only when you are there, face to face, you actually get the right (or wrong) feelings.
as for rental prices i have already understood very well the situation! but let’s focus on the matter here and talk about areas (good & bad ones!)
illustration by seagullseye.blogspot.it
some links related to the living issue i came across and liked them a lot! some very useful, some ever so entertaining!
on a funny note i could not leave one of my favourite sites off from this list….they too had a recent article talking about San Francisco!
so to start with i ask you y fellow readers….where do you live?!
(if you once lived in San Francisco please do share your experiences too.)
please share with me (us…readers) your location, pros & cons, petfriendly, amenities, social vibes…
can’t wait to read your stories!
big hug x x x
i guess it is time for me to introduce ourselves a bit better, besides the brief intro you can find on the “about” page with the link bellow.
my world is surrounded by food, passion, work with children, work with adults, living experince in three different cities (sao paulo, london and turin).
i graduated in london (marketing & business for the food industry), a long time ago dare i say…(well 2000 seems a long time ago anyway!) have worked with big names in the industry (london based and international), worked with teaching english for italian toddlers, created a children food education blog (mangia che ti fa bene bimbo!), joined as an ambassador the Jamie Oliver Foundation team, created a Foodsitter figure which i use to be more appealing when dealing & writing my blog and in real life work situation. Oh of course, i almost forgot… i have a small activity online where i make, by pre ordering, a brazilian sweet called brigadeiro.
well let’s say i don’t give much space for boredom in my life!
as for Teo, Jasmine and Stella….they are my beloved “zoo”. They became part of my life since i moved to Italy along the eight years i have been here. Teo, the big boy of the family, is 5. Jasmine, the feline lady, is 4 and Stella, the super fun and cuddly dog, is 3.
needless to say how much they are simply super! the energy and great vibe they bring into the house and in my life.
on a very important note (and nope i’m not writing it just for the sake of it….) they are beyond clean and well behaved. really! my friends tell me all the time how lucky i’m! (i know!!) seriuosly, i never had to deal with odours problems, dirt in the house, poo, pee…yes there is one downside….hair!! but hey what are hoovers for?!?! and indeed this is one of the main reason why they will be coming with me (besides the fact that i would not even consider leaving them behind! i’m totally against abbandoning animals). I’m sure they will adapt just fine and live healthly and cleanly just like they live before. the cats are used to being indoors with exporadic outdoors (if there is the possibility).
if you have any questions, ideas, suggestions please feel free to share with us!!
big hug x x x