California Road Trip | Day 1/10: Afternoons at Ampersand
After a long and well-spent morning hiking at Bernal Heights, and working up quite the appetite, we met up with some of my old friends (dating back to middle school) at Loló. I didn't treat myself to a mimosa (as I was prepping myself for a rage fest later that night - note to self: never accept shots of Fernet) but I indulged in some incredible tuna tacos and watched everyone else shovel down some beautiful avocado toast. This would be the start of everyone telling us how great California avocados were, which was almost daily in California.
The rest of the afternoon was relaxed as Jeremy and I made our way down Valencia Street in the Mission District. Between small boutiques, old bookstores, long lines for pastries, and a tasting of sour beer at The Monk's Kettle, my favorite stop was definitely Ampersand, a small flower shop and design studio hidden away on a side street.
We were immediately greeted by the friendly staff and were encouraged to hang around and relax. If only I could travel with a bouquet of flowers because I would have made twenty on the spot with their insane selection.