April 20, 2017

Baked & Burned

Flights were cheap so Kali and I flew down to San Francisco for our long Easter weekend. Going to a Catholic University has its perks! This was my first trip in which I solely planned with out the help or input of parents, Kali and I put it all together and problem solved our way through. I'm really proud of being able to come back and reflect on the many things I learned while walking around alone and experiencing the life of the city. My nose is always on a map while traveling, I love learning all the cross streets and what is close to what, and what's the most efficient way to sight see. 

Thought these first images were fitting to share on April 20... haha... Anyways, Mr. Holmes Bakeshop was our first stop in San Fran! When Kali and I were talking about the places we wanted to make sure to hit on our trip, we both said Mr. Holmes at the same time! It's a classic little neighborhood bakery, doesn't even have a sign outside... when the Uber dropped us off we didn't think we were in the right spot... until we saw the neon sign. ;) We got a delicious treat to start off our trip and then walked down town a while and into Chinatown. Our first two days in the city were so sunny and warm, I totally forgot how harsh the sun can be and got a little burned on my face. Seattle has made me forget that sunscreen is a thing! We managed to hit so many points of interest on the first day and do so much walking, the next two were a little more laid back and we got to focus in on what we wanted to see. After Chinatown we walked to the Port of San Francisco, the Ferry Building, walked along the waterfront up to Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square, then after 8 miles of walking we decided to take the bus to the Golden Gate Bridge. We stayed there a while, took it all in and snapped some really fun pictures. This day was full of magic and truly such good energy. 

When I was in London with National Geographic two summers ago, I remember our photo expert, Gianluca Colla, tell us that whenever he goes to a new city he will get on a bus tour so he gets a larger view of the city, he gets to sit and see the sights while fighting the jet lag or sleepiness that may have hit him, and he gets to choose what is worth going back to. I don't know how I've managed to remember something so little like that but I think it's a good idea for getting to know the area and energy of a place. Kali and I didn't hop on a bus but we did just walk around and got to see almost everything on our list. Then the next two days we had more of a solid idea of what we wanted to go back to and shoot.

I'm working on a couple more posts for this trip, I really want to sit with what I learned and share with you them in meaningful words! Let's just say Kali and I got creative on our last night in SFO and it's going to be an evening I will hold close to my heart forever. I'm really really excited to share some of my favorite images I've made here in the next few days.

xo, Hallie

Here's the link to the jumpsuit I'm wearing in these images! I absolutely love it. I have never felt more like myself.


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