What a beautiful California weekend! I am very thankful for sunny skies and warm, yet crisp, weather. We spent all day Saturday on a hike, starting at one of my favorite SF spots – the Lyon Steps in Pacific Heights. Just going up those stairs once is an amazing workout and a stunning view at the top to make it all worth it. From there, we weave into the Presidio, past the new Presidio Inn, onto the Ecology trail. You all of a sudden are in the woods yet hundreds of feet from the city. The trail then takes you through the Presidio Golf Course and down Park Trail to Crissy Field. Nearly 8 miles later, ending up at the Palace of Fine Arts.
Today, we ventured across the bridge to Oakland, starting with brunch at Pican Restaurant. We indulged in fried chicken eggs Benedict, a philly waffle and biscuits. Everything was delicious and we didn’t feel too bad since we spent the day before hiking and the morning riding nearly 5 miles on the bike at the Y. Oh – we also had the Bourbon Bloody Mary with bacon and shrimp 😉 I wore my bright red pants from Jeremy’s Department Store in South Park, paired with an eagle t-shirt from Lucky Brand and my Banana Republic Blazer. And last but not least, sandals from Zara. We then drove 10 miles down the road to Montclaire – a very cute neighborhood of Oakland. Tree-lined streets and up the hill, houses amongst the redwood trees! Definitely a great spot for some fashion photos.
For the Sunday Bundt Cake, I went with the Maple Walnut. I love how maple syrup reminds me of mornings growing up and the weekends. A lazy day around the house enjoying homemade pancakes or waffles with maple syrup. The walnuts are toasted and then added to the bundt cake and it’s finished off with a maple glaze.