I had a great Sunday afternoon with some friends exploring the Marina/Fort Mason area of San Francisco. If you're ever in town during the Renegade Craft Fair I highly recommend checking it out. They have TONS of artisanal goods. So many interesting finds, definitely great for gifts. I plan to go back in November for all my holiday shopping.
Here's a little re-cap or our afternoon:
We started with lunch at the Tipsy Pig. The wait is a little long but you can easily pass time at Books Inc. a few doors down. I recommend asking to sit on their patio out back when you eat here. I ordered the Smoked Salmon BLT (without the bacon) which was pretty good and filling. I washed it all down with the "Pink Lady" cocktail but if I were to go back I'd order the "French Lemonade" instead.
After lunch we walked over to the Renegade Crafts fair. There were so many vendors. We made one loop through everything and then circled back to the spots we knew we wanted to make purchases. There were SO MANY jewelry booths. I definitely left feeling inspired.
I left with a handmade foil art print of the anatomy of an ear by Uyeno Miyoshi. I see gold foil maps all over the place so I was intrigued by the variety of subjects he offered. I will be needing a frame for this print ASAP.
Afterwards we topped off our adventure with some drinks at The Interval at Long Now. This is such a cool little bar! First of all the drinks are great. I had the mezcal, bodega style, and I highly recommend it. It's salty, spicy, smokey, with some citrus. But the ambiance of the place is just so unique. It's a blend of a bar, café, and museum. It's the kind of place that draws you in and then makes you want to stay while you slowly discover all of its quirks.