The freaky warm “winter” weather has followed me from Milan to California, where I am currently sitting under a sunny sky in San Diego, with 82F degrees (27C) outside. I haven’t had the opportunity to wear my wool jacket or scarf I brought with me, but I am not complaining!
Upon my arrival, I bought a camera to replace my funky, older camera that I’ve been having problems with for a few months. The great part is I have a few lenses from my old 35mm that I’m able to use on my new camera.
My good friend lives in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco so we were able to walk everywhere and be right in the middle of things! It made me feel right at home since I’m senza macchina in Milan. I finally made it down to the Ferry Building Marketplace which I’ve heard quite a bit about from food bloggers in the Bay Area like Sam & Pim. It was really busy as it was Saturday morning but I enjoyed my brief look around and picked up some chocolate-covered cocoa nibs from Scharffen Berger. I hadn’t had the opportunity to go to a Scharffen Berger store since we did a paper on them in MBA school and we took the excellent factory tour, so I was overwhelmed at the selection! I hope to head to the Marketplace for a few hours with my mother before our cooking class this Saturday.
I am taking quite a few pictures as I’m trying to get used to the camera and its different features. I’m not sure, but I think my friends got a little tired of the camera’s presence as a few of them responded to my constant “look at the birdie” by flipping their own birdie. I can’t post those pictures, but I found another suitable little birdie. He’s quite a spoiled sea gull, don’t you think?
I’ve mentioned that I’ve gone over to the dark side and I am drinking Italian coffee and having an Italian breakfast or none at all, but I was glad to find out that old habits die hard, and having a large, Mexican breakfast with a cool glass of Horchata on a Saturday morning is something I don’t shy away from.
It seemed perfect.