Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Protea

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Posted by: ZeBekgarbage

[MUSIC FOR FUN via theKATbox (while in Malaysia.)]
Now read the rest of my post. :)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – tracks and remixes by T-E-E-D

I’m sure if you ask anyone who knows me what my favorite flower is, they’ll tell you it’s the Stargazer Lily.

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This used to be true, so true my corsage and my dates boutonniere for prom were made with a stargazer lily.

See,

i found this in a keychain in my car that I havent been in since 2007. Me and Jeffrey Raymond Walker.

"Back in the day when i was young, i'm not a kid anymore, but some days i sit and wish i was a kid again."

I have been traveling a whole lot the past weeks. Within five weeks I managed to go to my beloved San Francisco for two weekends, once before my Malaysia trip, and again soon after I returned from my Malaysia trip. J’aime San Francisco.

My girlfriends Sara and Holli live in the Lower-Haight area so you can catch us eating, drinking, walking, and hanging out in that area.

A couple years ago I discovered my favorite “Brick & Mortar Treasure Garden Emporium.”

Xapno

My fav. plant/flower shop. They also sell other cool things for your home.

My fav. plant/flower shop. They also sell other cool things for your home.

It is in this shop that I have discovered amazing, beautiful, quirky plants that I adore looking at as well as being in the presence of.

Example: Air plants
my new air plants.

Here’s what they look like, (google Air plants for more images.)
air plant

I also found my new current favorite flower at Xapno-
Protea!

Protea species

Protea neriifolia

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The lady who runs and owns the shop totally reflects her pets, the plants. Her name is Jean Marx. She’s not annoying and bubbly, but she is very quiet and you can tell, quite creative. Jean not only has incredible taste in home and scents, she also knows whats up when it comes to music. I love her shop. If you want to know more about Jean and her personality just read this- from her blog.

Xapno
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Shopkeeper’s Lament
“From yesterday afternoon:
Beautiful new bags by Hobo International came in today, but it’s quiet and rainy and they have no admirers but me.The new John Derian decoupaged glass is here as well, its alluring antique imagery staring out in perplexity at the de-populated store. The plants and flowers, with their significant charms, are waiting to transport someone to a state of grace. But here we are, defiantly incredulous that only the excruciating excercise of marketing will save us from invisibility and possible extinction. Woe is me; I need a social networking guru.

TIP OF THE DAY (Or, between the lines– NOTES ON ONE OF JEAN’S PET PEEVES): When buying flowers, refrain from asking, “How long will they last?” Be assured that if you look at them carefully and ascertain their health and merits (which I am sure you are capable of doing, dear discerning shopper), and if you are willing to pamper them a bit, they will give you everything they possibly can. And remember, it’s not even about how long they last; it’s about how they will be a tonic to your dragging, beauty-starved soul and about how even their process of dying can be quite lovely if you kindly groom and dignify them as they wither. Furthermore, I’m sure you would never ask the waiter at your favorite restaurant how long you can expect the dinner you’ve eaten to last…..Nor, I hope, would you ask your lover how long he or she will last (whatever you might be referring to) and then accept them or discard them on the basis of their answer, which can only be a conjecture, an aspiration, or an outright lie anyway.”

Make sure you find this place and buy something from there whenever you find yourself in the Lower-Haight area of San Francisco.

Great review of Xapno by Tom L. on Yelp.

Here’s more music for your enjoyment.

http://youtu.be/yF-GvT8Clnk

Flower Power,
I picked it up off the ground, it had a hole in it.

P.S.
Tree carpet thanks to the winds hitting Los Angeles.
Uprooted2

bon appétit magazine

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Posted by: ZeBekgarbage

Yesterday I received my September 2011 issue of bon appétit magazine, The Restaurant Issue featuring America’s Top 10 tables.

bon appétit magazine

I was excited to learn that I have visited the #2 listed restaurant for this issues, “The Foodists Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2011.”

bon appétit magazine
Mission Chinese Food, in San Francisco, CA.

My friend Ravi knows all the yummy food spots, pretty much everywhere in the world. So while we’re walking in San Francisco thinking of what to eat for breakfast (it’s 1:30pm) he suggest we go to this Chinese spot. In my head I’m thinking hmmm, I don’t know… because I pictured a mom and pop style Panda Express, something I wasn’t into at the moment. But this dude has food on lock, he knows whats up so I try not to question him, when it comes to food. Anyway, so we get there and he just orders up a storm for us to share, food I’ve never tried or thought to try, but you know me, I welcome new flavors to ze mouth.

Click on de photo to read my little notes.
We ordered up a storm.  To the right you are looking at a flavorful tiger salad.

Ravi said we were lucky there was no line when we got there. The service isn’t A+, and the spot is not all romantical and shit, but you can definitely feel the clean good food vibes and its not too expensive, cash only. One of the chefs was tatted up, and looked a little punk rock, they also had what looked like moms and grandmas and poppas working there. The food was so different from anything I’ve tried, been around the world and I, Iiii, but I have not had asian food like this, as I have not yet hit the Asias.
When you go to San Francisco definitely make it a point to try this spot. I really enjoyed the tingly lamb noodle soup as pictured in the magazine, and my photo, oh! and that tiger salad in my photo, also a must try. P.S. Everything was pretty spicy. I am training for the spice. teehee

Mission Chinese Food
Lung Shan Chinese Restaurant
2234 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
(415) 863-2800
http://www.missionchinesefood.com

I’m hungry now.

Keep in mind that I am not saying that this is the #2 restaurant on my list. Unfortunately I was not paid to travel to 250 restaurants around the United States, like Andrew Knowlton was for this issue, but I still recommend Mission Chinese Food if you’re in San Francisco, California and if you like trying new foods, annnd you don’t mind spicy.

Okay, so last thing-
I was also excited to learn that I can try one other restaurant on this list because its located in Los Angeles. Yeeeeeeaaay.
#7
Son of a Gun
Categories: Seafood, French
8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Neighborhood: Mid-City West
(323) 782-9033
http://www.sonofagunrestaurant.com

UM CHELLO? My birthday is coming up… who wants to take me to eat at Son of a Gun???? :)
Actually, off the topic because I’ll probably go there before my birthday arrives, here’s the actual place I really want you to take me to for my birthday-
Inn of the Seventh Ray
Categories: American (New)
128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-1311
http://www.innoftheseventhray.com
Who wants to take me for my birthday?

Foodie with boobies,
ZeBekgarbage:.
I ate ESCARGOT in Paris, France.  Tastes GOOOOOD!

Mini Road Trip to San Francisco from Los Angeles.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Posted by: ZeBekgarbage

Deja and I wanted to visit our happy hippie girlfriends Sara (my old roommate) & Holli both from Ancient Astronaut in San Francisco for a weekend of girl vibing. We stayed in two National Historic Places in San Francisco. We’re so thankful!
Watch this-

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The weather was a perfect escape for me since my 1955 apartment in Los Angeles only has one old wall unit A/C in the living-room entrance.
Listen and watch from my view, you can hear the cold warmth.

Here’s a quick photo re-cap of mine and Deja’s wonderful weekend. {click on the photos or hover over them like Marty McFly to read more, click links, and find cool places we visited.}
Can't lie, I love Haight.

Just laying and relaxing in my room.

Deja put us up in this cute historical hotel for one night.

Looking out the window from my bedroom.

Different angle from the one looking out my room, this one is from the front of the house.

Spencer House.

Deja made my bed wifey style.  She likes making beds look like no one has slept in them, thats what I call skills.

Sara and Holli introduced us to this spot. Always yummy and great.

Wish I got this version of The elements of style when I was in college.

A naked man strolling on a nude beach in San Francisco.

iSCREAMgarbage is everywhere:.

White girl with a booty! Heeeey Sara Landas! Hippie on the beach.

Via Sara Landas

I. do. not. want. to. get. up. So comfy.

My rooms view, when the clouds clear up you can see the G.G. bridge.

Do it.

Morgan putting on a funny skit for us. <3 This is the S.F. everyone should have, hippie girls in a hippie apt. Love it.

GG bridge, Deja, Holli, Sara.

My movie star Deja strutting her stuff towards me.

Dinner party and all my imaginary friends are invited.

We ordered up a storm.  To the right you are looking at a flavorful tiger salad.

Glue stick, scissors, and all the tedious work. Oh how I have not forgotten the olden days of running a legit old school ZINE. Big high five to this guy.
Someone making a zine!! This was the last stop Deja and I made before going home. I love me some damn good coffee, and their little desserts are yummy.
Cool thing about this place- Caffe Trieste
“A meeting place for authors and artists
The Caffé Trieste also becomes a convenient meeting place for Beat movement writers like Lawrence Ferlinghetti (still a regular) , Alan Watts, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Richard Brautigan, Bob Kaufman, Gregory Corso, Michael McClure, Kenneth Rexroth and Neeli Cherkovski, who lived in North Beach in the 1950s and 1960s.[2] Jack Hirschman, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, has also been a regular patron. The Caffe has been featured in several movies, on television and radio and in many photography books.[3][4] Francis Ford Coppola wrote much of the screenplay for The Godfather while sitting in the Caffé Trieste.”

http://youtu.be/tLkqZEHfGVE

Fin.

I LOVE San Francisco, and my favorite place to stay is off of Haight St. where my homie lives.

Meow, ciao.
ZeBekgarbage
His name is Polo, his brother is Marco.  But Rav calls them Dumb and Dumber haha