Important to know: I almost never get my nails done. I love the experience of a mani/pedi at a salon, but I also enjoy doing my nails myself (smoothing & filing & clipping & painting, all while sitting on my couch watching tv with a glass of wine, is so therapeutic to me!). Therefore, I rarely fork over the cash to get 'em done pretty at a nail salon. However, yesterday, going to get a mani/pedi followed by a drink at a neighboring bar just seemed oh so right.
So we hopped in my car and went here:
San Francisco Sun, Cole Valley
I've actually been to San Francisco Sun many times before, cause I used to live in the neighborhood, and while I don't get my nails done often . . . when I do, I go there. I'd like to point out that for $30, you get a delightful manicure and pedicure in the best spa chair I've experienced while enjoying complimentary wine. That's right, free booze with your mani/pedi! Suffice to say, Amanda and I were in heaven. It's pretty in there, everyone is nice, and the owner, Colette, is so neighborly (we ran into her afterwards at the pub next door).
I forgot to take a picture of Amanda's nails, but here is what I chose:
these little piggies went to the salon!
I left my camera in Georgia, so these are merely iPhone pics--my fingernails are actually more light purpley in person. I love the way they look! I chose an OPI lilac shade for my fingers and an Essie purple-pink for my toes (I always go darker on my toes). I have to confess that I already can't wait to go back (but next time I'm gonna try out the gel manicure--anyone done that yet?).
After our decadent nail experience, we hopped over to Kezar Pub for a beer and some nachos:
Kezar is a neighborhoody pub between Cole Valley and Haight/Ashbury, and they have a fine selection of beers on tap (I got Blue Moon; Amanda got Stella). We split a small nachos and had some great convo and I left feeling totally rejuvenated. Seriously. There is nothing in the world like girlfriends to make you feel better about boy problems. I'm so grateful for my friends (and my city!).
Hope everyone's having a great week . . . I really want to talk about Snooki getting arrested, but this post is already pretty long, so that will have to wait till tomorrow. :)