"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Robin and Marianne in San Francisco - AGAIN!

A-ha-ha!  After a whirlwind time in the Valley of the Moon, I returned to SF to meet Marianne for two wonderful days of shopping, dining, shopping, dining....well, you get it!  

Cocktails and Appetizers at the Starlight Room on top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.

San Francisco by Night


When you read Marianne's Blog, you will see that while at the Starlight Room. we rang Lo - catching up with all three friends was so much fun!

The next day, we went to St. Patrick's Cathedral - not too far from Marianne's hotel.  One of the oldest and loveliest in SF.  

We burned candles for Goedele, Marianne's dear friend, for our cats who died in 2012 (Sjimmie , Sarah and Midnight), for her Minoes, who is not doing well, for my friend Gundula, for our loved ones - including all of you..and for the World..

I HAD to photograph Marianne on a Cable Car!  (Hmm....do you think we were shopping?)

Dinner at the wonderful Waterbar Restaurant.  Look at all those fish behind me.....

What to choose......hmmmmm...

The WaterBar sits on the Embarcadaro, next to the Bay Bridge....  we were so lucky to have a clear night (it rained the previous night) as the December Full Moon rose.

It was wonderful to share this final Full Moon of 2012 with a dear friend!

Here's to 2013!  May it bring HOPE, PEACE and LOVE to everyone.

It was time for me to leave....Marianne had a plane to catch in the morning and I had to work the early shift at the de Young Museum.... we were both exhausted...

But, it was so worth it to spend two days together.  It's hard to believe Marianne is back in the Netherlands and it's already (gasp) - 2013!

Here's to more visits this year!

Love to all,

♥ Robin ♥


  1. You two looked like you shopped till you dropped. :) What fun that she fly's into your town now and then and you get to meet up. You both looked rather glamorous out on the town there. :)Hope this new year turns out to be wonderful.

  2. you gals always look so sophisticated and as if you are having a super fun time. how wonderful to be such good friends even though you live so many miles apart.

  3. oh - sounds like you two had such a wonderful visit in san fran, doing all the same things i love to do! so happy you had this chance to get together - marianne came from such a long way away!!!

    so sorry about the loss of your midnight, just read back a few posts - (i missed so much blog reading over the holidays!!)

    sending love dear robin and so many blessings and wishes for a beautiful 2013!!!


    p.s i LOVE the snowflakes across your blog - how do you do that???

  4. San Francisco - a wonderful town for enjoyment - both for one's self and with friends! Happy New Year!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful visit. Gret pix, feel like I was there with you.

  6. Wonderful pictures of wonderful memories!
    It was a nice surprise from KLM to send me there at the end of the year :)
    I really look pooped out in that last picture :P
    But we always manage to put 48 hours in a day and this time I squeezed 50 in ;)
    Well hope my works brings me to SF soon.....
    3th of February unfortunately my SF was denied,
    so we have to hope SF goes to the airbus soon.

    Happy 2013 dear! May we all meet somewhere in this new year