After two grueling weeks of straight work...you know... holidays + retail = I'm wiped. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. Well...maybe just a little. I needed a little break, so I thought I'd take a couple of hours off today and peruse some of my favorite San Francisco haunts.
First stop, the new Crown & Crumpet Fancy Goods shop. Some months ago I blogged about Crown & Crumpet's charming tea salon in San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square. In November the talented Amy & Christopher Dean embarked on yet another journey -- the opening of their Fancy Goods POP-UP shop -- a treasure trove of unique little discoveries that you won’t find everywhere else.
The shop is filled with whimsical holiday ornaments, mini baking sets from Japan, make-up bags from England, sweet-smelling toiletries from the States, an array of beautiful bath and body products, sparkly jewels to wear, and candies that are almost too pretty to eat.
And I managed to buy some goodies (but, of course). And look at their cute gift bags!
I had to go upstairs and check out the tea room. Lucky for me, today Crown & Crumpet was closed for a private birthday party. Lots of little girls in party hats. It was precious.
Imagine what a treat to be a young girl and have "High Tea" with your little friends in such a cute setting! Can't we just be little girls for a day?
What's a trip to Ghirardelli Square without showing you photos? Oh yes, the famous Ghirardelli. Incorporated in 1852 and in continuous operation since then, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company.
My grandparents used to take me to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory when I was a little girl. It was so much fun watching the chocolate being made. Their hot fudge sundaes are still the best...
So, that's part of my day. Craving a little chocolate...More to follow tomorrow...
If you're in the San Francisco area, be sure and visit Crown & Crumpet's Tea Salon and Fancy Goods POP-UP shop. I guarantee you'll love them!