The Marina District

Golden Gate Bridge 1The Marina District is an area in San Francisco you might not visit if you’re only in the city for a few days, which would be a mistake. It was by far my favourite neighbourhood. The houses are perfectly manicured, the Palace of Fine Arts is exquisite, and the beach near by has an iconic view of the Golden Gate Bridge. I had so much fun exploring, seeing the sights, taking photos and soaking up the California sunshine.
Palace of Fine Arts 6Palace of Fine Arts 2Palace of Fine Arts 5Palace of Fine ArtsOne of the things you must see in the Marina District is The Palace of Fine Arts. It was first built in 1915 for the Panama Pacific Expo, and still stands today. The enormous structure has delicate details which make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. After wandering around, we made our way to the donut hut Dynamo Donuts. Located just before the beach is the little white hut, only open Friday to Sunday, serving delicious coffee and a selection of donuts. Thanks to our friends who live in this area for this tip, because you would definitely miss this gem if you didn’t know about it. Sitting on the beach with a coffee and donut in hand was a very happy moment.Dynamo CoffeePalace of Fine Arts 7Summer has arrived and we have just landed in Toronto for three weeks. We’re in the city for a few days to take some meetings and catch up with friends. This weekend is Canada Day so we’re heading lakeside for a getaway. We’re taking the opportunity to have some proper downtime, enjoy the sunshine and recharge. Southern Ontario is such a beautiful place and I can not wait to be back.

What are you up to this summer? Let me know in the comments below.

Sf Guide 1

What I Wore
Mavi Jeans
Revolve Top (similar)
Converse Shoes
Dior Sunglasses
Wood Grey Bag
Olive and Piper Love Ring

  • Such a beautiful place !! And I love your outfit!!
    Have a nice evening 🙂
    Olivia Poncelet <3
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com

  • Lisa Autumn

    This looks like such a beautiful place.. need to visit asap. And you look gorgeous girl!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Thank you Lisa! SF was so wonderful to photograph. It’s such a stunning city

  • This place is so pretty! Still cannot believe Canada Day is this weekend!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • AH I know!! I can’t believe summer is in full swing already. SO hot in Ontario, but loving it.
      Hope you had a great weekend celebrating 🙂

  • What a neat area. Cute outfit!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thanks Amy Ann! SF is such a dream to photograph

  • The architecture is so beautiful and it looks so relaxing there, too! I’m also loving your outfit, especially that top, so cute.

    XO,

    Jalisa

    THE STYLE CONTOUR

    • Thanks Jalisa! I’ve been living in that top. Actually wearing it right now – so perfect so hot summer days!
      Hope you have a Happy Long Weekend! xo

  • Oh you’re in one of my favourite places ever ! The Panama Pacific Palace of Fine Arts is a true beauty. Spectacular bag. Enjoy your trip.

    • Ah isn’t it wonderful?! I love San Francisco and I’m so happy we were able to spend so much time in the Marina District. Such a lovely part of the city.
      Thanks for stopping by Style Calling Lorena 🙂

  • Kim

    Wow those buildings are pretty and I love your purse!

    Kim | http://www.simplylovebirds.com

    • Thanks Kim! The purse is by Wood Grey. Cute, and practical too!

  • I haven’t been over this way in SF in so long! You’ve reminded me how beautiful it is! Putting it on my list for next time. 😉

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • AH you need to go back again! So many cute cafes, bakeries and hidden gems. Thanks again for all your recos. I just loved visiting this city.

  • Looks like such a lovely place! Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thank you Gemma! Hope you’re having a great start to summer

  • Suzan J

    San Francisco looks like a great place to visit! This post was super helpful.
    http://www.suzanj.com

    • Oh I’m so happy to hear that Susan! I just posted a SF guide, which hopefully is helpful if you’re visiting this city. I loved it SOOO much!

  • Love, love your adorable and laid back outfit + that bag!! And what a gem of a spot, your day sounds so perfect and enjoy all your upcoming downtime. I’m hoping for a hot, hot Canada Day so I can relax and read by our pool. Yay!! xo

    http://www.girlandcloset.com

    • Thanks my friend! Hope you guys had a great Canada Day weekend. It was SO HOT at the cottage, but we have A/C thank goodness! Can’t wait to catch up when I’m back 🙂

  • This is such a lovely place! Those structures are sooo lovely.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thank you Jessica!! It was such a wonderful place to visit and photograph. Gorgeous structures everywhere!!
      Hope you’re having a great week so far xo

  • All of these pictures are so gorgeous and this place looks incredible! Lovely post Hun 🙂

    Grace Louise || http://www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Such a pretty bag !!!
    Have a wonderful week <3
    Olivia Poncelet
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com

    • Thank you Olivia! It’s from Wood Grey. Such a perfect summer purse. It has a super cute fabric liner so its practical too.

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