No correct guesses yet on the mystery item from the other day. :-) But it's almost done, so I'll post the solution tomorrow.
I spent the weekend with some girlfriends in San Francisco, basically eating, talking, and being massaged. We stayed at the Hotel Vitale (same place I stayed in March). We never managed to stray more than about 2 blocks from the hotel. Here's the view from the 5th floor terrace:
We had dinner Saturday night at Faz, and lunch Sunday at the Slanted Door (which has claypot chicken to die for). And for dessert? Fleur de sel caramels from Recchiuti (Ibrought some home to share with hubby, but we are selfishly hiding them from the Things, who wouldn't fully appreciate then anyway):
I gotta say, sometimes life is sweet.