Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson casual look white jeans Highway 1

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson  Highway 1

 Passover is well behind us by now, but I’m having a hard time getting back to routine. I recently returned from a 3-week long family trip to the U.S and the hours are still upside down: in the evening I feel energized and fall asleep only with a sleeping pill. In the morning, I can’t wake up. And yet, I’m not complaining – this is the price I’m willing to pay for the perfect trip we had

It’s hard to describe all the amazing experienced we had, but I’ll try to share the most powerful moments – and let the pictures do the rest. We landed in Los Angles. After a few days that included a “must” visit to Universal Studios and Disneyland, which was already too childish for my kids (11 and 14), we rented a vehicle big enough to contain all of our suitcases (4 people who like clothes, 3 weeks) – and headed towards San Francisco, along the famous Highway 1

I heard a lot about this highway, considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world, and my expectations were high. The beginning was rather disappointing, since I kept seeing views very similar to our sea. But as we progressed, I understood what everyone’s talking about. If I had to define ‘spectacular views’, I’d just put a picture of the highway’s scenery next to it. You can do the trip in 6 hours with no stops, but you can take it as long as two weeks and not see it all. We spent three days and two nights on the highway, and I feel like we barely scratched the surface. We spent a night in Carmel, a town not only famous for its ex-mayor Clint Eastwood, but for its location and views. There are, however, many more options – but one things is certain, I reached San Francisco with a strong desire to do this road trip again, and dedicate no less than a week to it

Two days in San Francisco also left me craving more – much more. Not for nothings this city is considered to be one of the coolest and prettiest in the world. It gives you a pleasant, welcoming feeling and lets you discover new, surprisingly beautiful gems every day – all the while being relatively small, population only 700,000. You can read about just-see tourist attractions on websites like TripAdvisor, I”m only going to name a few restaurants I enjoyed

Lunch at Marlowe – a small restaurant with the tiniest menu selection I’ve sever seen – since, as I discovered, we came between lunch and dinner. We were hungry and ordered the whole menu – everything was delicious

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Marlowe San Francisco

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Marlowe SF

 An organic evening at NOPA – a local institution, with interesting and delicious twist – organic American. Book ahead, as it’s hard to find a seat

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Seafood and fish at Farallon – a very elegant restaurant with a pretty, ‘underwater’ design. Very fresh seafood and fish, but don’t order the carrot cake – the orange jello that comes with it is pretty off-putting :)

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Farallon SF

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Farallon SF

Michael Mina – another restaurant I really enjoyed, even though he chicken breast posed a challenge – it was served with strawberries

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Michael Minna SF

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Michael Minna SF

Besides, I must let you in on a thought – at the beautiful, fairy tale-like Fairmont hotel, I didn’t really enjoy the service. Instead of the two adjacent rooms we’ve been promised we got a room on the 8th floor and another on the 18th floor. Not exactly nearby. There were many other problems, which created several unpleasant emotions. I suppose Mr. President and Ms. Monroe got better service…No such luck for us

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Fairmont hotel SF

the lobby of FAIRMONT

But even that couldn’t spoil on my experience in the city I simply fell in love with

I hope you’ll enjoy the photos! And there’s more to come

Yours

LJ

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Highway 1

Seals on the beach

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Seals – tanning

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Seals bathing

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The very spectacular view

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Highway 1

Picnic on the beach

Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson Highway 1

Between Carmel and Monterey – 17 miles of beauty

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The time-capsule cable car in San Francisco – a journey to another era

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Castro – the world’s biggest and first LGBT neighborhood

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The tram adds charm

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Fashion blogger Luba Jakobson San Francisco palace of fine arts