I had found I was staying at a flatting situation in a warehouse. They had a circus ring and silks suspended from the ceiling. I left rather promptly in the morning.
There is a decent subway to San Francisco (the BART) and it’s $3.10 from Oakland. I went across and did some shopping. Ghirardelli was giving away samples of peppermint chocolate so I went in and bought some other seasonal flavours – eggnog, pumpkin spice caramel, and white chocolate. The pumpkin spice is ok but the eggnog is weird. Macy’s had all sorts of lovely things, and sampling from a fancy coffee machine.
“I’d like a hot chocolate.”
“Are you over 18???”
Obviously I am not looking stressed at the moment. Sketcher’s had a sign advertising free treats so I partook!
I found the REI and did some serious shopping – so many lovely things! But they’re not as good as Globetrotter. I did $125 of experimenting to prove this.
Next I made my pilgrimage to Triple Aught Design. They have an ultra-minimalist lines-and-surfaces shop in Hayes Valley. After coming all the way from NZ . . . they didn’t have any jackets in Multicam. What a rip! But they did have some very nice things.