|Above: The view from our room at the Cavalier Inn…mere miles from the famed Hearst Castle.
|Above: My brother Seth and me at the hotel.
|Above: Another coastal view…this part of Highway 1 is just breathtaking.
|Above: My new MacBook Air computer case, made by my brother. How did I ever live without it?
|Above: The antique turquoise and silver midi-ring I picked up at the Wampum Trading Post. We’ve been stopping at this delightful shop since I was a kid.
|Above: A late-afternoon view of the Pacific from high in the hills.
|Above: The San Francisco Fairmont Hotel upon arrival…the front, especially when decorated for the holidays, is just stunning. Our rooms are on the third floor, right behind the flags!
|Above: The Twin’s Armoire, a San Francisco institution, is just down the street from the hotel. I have procured many a coat from this whimsical shop. Sadly, it wasn’t open during the hours we were able to shop this year.
|Above: The eccentric windows of Twins Armoire.
|Above: We had our Thanksgiving meal at the hotel in the gorgeous Crown Room, which, perched high above the city, has views for miles.
|Above: The windows of the Fairmont are abundant…this was taken in one of the bathrooms…I guess privacy isn’t an issue when you are that far above the city below!
|Above: My husband, Jethro and me on Thanksgiving night…I love how my parents are also in this picture (in the mirror!).
|Above: The Fairmont is full of anachronistic treasures, including this marvelous 1940’s telephone.
|Above: The landscape of the Fairmont is impeccably manicured.
|Above: The famed rotunda of Neiman Marcus Union Square. It is almost too much to take in!
|Above: Le Metier de Beaute at Neiman Marcus..LMdB specialist .Jennifer Adviento-Taylor was a pure joy to meet! She told me she has had many Beauty Professor readers at her counter!
|Above: With our amazing sales associate, Sheyla on the Beauty Floor at Barney’s NY. I picked up more Surratt and swatched everything else in the line…full post soon!
|Above: Suyaki, a new custom foundation line at Barney’s NY. Product specialist Michael Bondi gave me a wealth of details on this system and I can’t wait to try it sometime in the future.
|Above: The view from our room…Nob Hill is peppered with buildings that embody classic architecture.
|Above: The Christmas tree in the lobby of the Fairmont…we always spend a bit of Friday night watching the crew decorate everything in sight.
|Above: The Mr. Eckhard salon is housed on the third level of the Fairmont…this year, I finally was able to explore. Although it is fully functional, walking in feels like stepping I’m back into time…the layout, color scheme and overall ambience recalls classic films like The Women and Shampoo.
|Above: One of the private rooms…the windows and furniture are simply exquisite.
|Above: In one of the mirror-lined private rooms.
|Above: Mr. Eckhard’s private styling station. So chic.
|Above: At the window of our room…the view never disappoints.