Week in Review – San Francisco, white flowers, casual decor…

This time last Friday I was in San Francisco with my Girl Scout Troop.


We went to the City by the Bay to trek across the Golden Gate with 5,000 other Scouts in a symbolic “bridging” ceremony. Awesome, huh?

Aside from all the fun we had, we stayed in a great hotel that I thought you might like to know about.

Argonaut Hotel San Francisco

The Argonaut ~ a boutique hotel perfectly located near all the attractions someone visiting San Fran with kids would want to see… and which has well appointed rooms, a spa (not that I did any spa’ing)…

San Francisco Cable cars www.mysoulfulhome.com

AND which serves complimentary wine in the lobby from 5-6 to tired mommies & others, while entertaining the kids with a hotel scavenger hunt. If there was a hotelier badge I would bestow it upon the Argonaut.

Boudin Sourdough Bread www.mysoulfulhome.com

We hustled it on over to Cow Hollow area for dinner.  Delarosa’s on Chestnut was perfect!

It is a modern cafe with communal tables. We had two such tables one for the girls & one for the moms.  Gourmet brick oven  pizza, pasta & salads amongst a decidedly hip crowd of young families, daters and  those popping in after work.

This area of Chestnut is chock full of wonderful shops, restaurants & coffee bars. I’ve been there a few times over the course of many years & it never disappoints. Back in the late 80’s I bought a black leather jacket with substantial shoulder pads on this same stretch.  How I loved that jacket!


White cone flower www.mysoulfulhome

Seems like you are as excited about my “white garden” as I am!  I got so many wonderful suggestions for white blooms from readers, FB & G+ followers that I thought I would share the extended list.

  • Annabelle Hydrangea
  • Gardenia
  • Phlox Paniculata David
  • Mock Orange
  • Verbena
  • Camomille
  • Sweet Alyssum


The Pinterest Board of Interest for this week is DECO curated by Valerie Penty.  Deco as in decoration not Art Deco.  This board is so cohesive in vibe & look.  Lots of white, dark wood, soft light, texture and comfortable furnishings.

beach house style, casual, straw hats, white & wood www.mysoulfulhome.com

This PIN always grabs me so when I saw it included here, I wanted to share it as the feature PIN.  It kinda sums up the whole board. Follow for casual style done so very right.


Ever get a bit of a song stuck in your head?  All week I have been mentally serenading myself with this snippet….”Guilty feet have got no rhythm”.

Can you name the song ….AND get it out of my head!

Happy Friday!!

** Kelly **

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  1. Lol, first thing first…George Michael Careless Whispers. Oh I hate it when that happens. I usually end up humming “This is the song that doesn’t end…” for a few repetitions. You know that one? Just as annoying but tolerable. Looks like you had a great time and found the perfect places for your whole group. I used to love those mommies and children things. Mine were usually soccer or hockey weekend tournaments. I miss San Francisco. I usually get there once per year or so. Right now I’m going to make another cup of tea and mist my jade plant, (which I smuggled from San Fran as a tiny piece of a hedge I found on the pavement and is doing beautifully as a Vancouver house plant.) :)

    • Of course you knew the song! Love that you have a San Francisco native growing in your house!
      Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Oh I love SF! Such a gorgeous city! Glad you had fun!

  3. Looking over Pinterest today (I follow you), your pin above caught my eye and led me back to this post. Then I see your recap of SF – my husband & I stayed in the Argonaut! It was a wonderful trip, and the hotel was memorable – loved all the decor and appointments! Made my day to see it again. :)
    Rita C at Panoply

    • So nice to hear from you Rita! Glad you enjoyed your stay too….and that my post made your day! Hope to see you here again soon…

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