Gypsy Honeymoon

by angeliska on December 8, 2008

Yes, and so we resume our elaborate account
of San Franciscan adventures! There was just
so much loveliness, it seems a shame not to
share it- and if I don’t hop on it.. Bottomless
oubliettes will be the fate of these wee tales,
so I had better be quick and relate them to you, eh?

If I could have breakfast at Tartine every morning,
I would be the fattest, sassiest, happiest little hedgehog, ever.
The frangipane tart (pictured above) is my favorite.
Just looking at it makes me have longing feelings!
Not pictured were brioche bread pudding with peaches,
quiche and gingerbread- and steaming bowls of café au lait.

We took a lengthy stroll afterwards, up and down the hills-
picking beautiful blossoms, reading secret messages
written on the sidewalk, and drooling at all the
gorgeous victorian houses encrusted in gingerbread.

I think maybe you could never be unhappy if you lived here.

I found the perfect flowers to adorn my shoes- yes, worishofers
I found on ebay. They are so good for walking and dancing!

Eventually we made our way to Gypsy Honeymoon,
a haven for wonderful treasures and yumminess.

Our Lady of the Piano Shawls

Hello, I am a very fancy lady made of cake living in a bell jar.

Oh, handsome mannequin man with your fluffy white chicken-
please let me into your glass case so that I might try on
those sparkly 1920’s flapper dresses and adorn myself
with victorian mourning bracelets made of hair!

Caught in the mirror of passing fancies-
I must say it was difficult to leave!
Do stop by for a visit there,
should you find yourself in the bay.
Be prepared to covet everything
you see, and leave with many parcels!


the way you see the world is very beautiful. sf always fills me with a similar kind of wonder.
also! i find myself with a lot of extra time these next couple of days. i will call you (and stop being a shy lau) and hopefully we can get coffees. i hope! xx.

by lau on December 8, 2008 at 11:07 pm. Reply #

You’re still in SF? If you’re in the bay this Saturnday you should really come to Orbis Nex in Oakland for Katanexus, it is a sight to behold! You would LOVE this place, it’s got a fancy stage room with velvet curtains, a speakeasy bar, antiques and bones everywhere and it’s completely lit by candlelight. Go here for some pictures:
If you want to go and don’t have a magic carpet I would gladly escort you and your friends to thee ball.

by emit on December 9, 2008 at 12:08 pm. Reply #

so many beautiful things!!! over the last couple of days i have been struck by how amazing it is to have the opportunity to be alive in a universe of so much beauty, creativity and sparkly things!!! can’t wait to see you tomorrow…, p

by Patience Meliora on December 9, 2008 at 9:38 pm. Reply #

Oh I almost missed this post somehow.
I don’t want to miss a single adventure! You find the coolest places!

by Sue on December 10, 2008 at 9:13 pm. Reply #

[…] magical woman, and her shop is a perfect reflection of her tastes, (which are very refined indeed.) On our last trip to Gypsy Honeymoon, we trucked up many hills – me burning off Tartine’s croissants while pushing my grandpa in […]

by Angeliska Gazette › Sylphide Treasures – Gypsy Honeymoon II. on December 13, 2010 at 2:51 am. Reply #

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