Well another week flew by without being able to sit down and blog about so much that is on my radar.. I especially wanted to get this one out about my lovely lunch before it becomes a month ago..
I had to share with you all some photos from the gorgeous San Francisco apartment of my sweet friend Mary Ann Pickett. Mary Ann is one of those graceful and chic women you want to be like someday, when you’ve got your stuff together.. She is an interior designer who has been published in magazines and writes a great blog- Classic Casual Home. An empty nester, Mary Ann has raised two kids and right now lives in the a beautiful 1920’s San Francisco apartment with her husband and darling Boston Terrier. I love this selfie we all took in her foyer.
This home has the most charming details and panoramic views…
At the lunch she hosted for a few of us blog gals a week or so ago, we got to get a peek into her world and to meet her cute dog Chief, who we all fell in love with and has his own Instagram!
Mary Ann in her cool kitchen. Don’t you love that floor? Look at her view..
We came from all over- my pal Annie of Most Lovely Things blog the farthest -all the way from Connecticut ( I was so excited to finally meet her), and Cindy of Rough Luxe Lifestyle from the Carmel area and Elizabeth of Vintage Contessa from Orinda.
From Mary Ann’s home you can see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and little cable cars go up and down the street! If there is a spot to live in SF this is it at the top of a hill in a wonderful neighborhood. You can walk to everything and of course it’s gorgeous inside too as she has beautiful taste and every room is a jewel box. She has lived all over because of her husband’s work and has done stints in Paris, Chicago, and Florida, just to name a few and still maintains her home in Newport Beach where she is from- and she went to Santa Clara University. Her home reflects her travels and is a pretty that has that California casual feel her blog exemplifies! Look at this view from her dining room…You can see Alcatraz and little ships and boats floating by.
The living area has that view and another towards the Bay Bridge..San Francisco Bay on all sides here people!!
Love the styling of the shelves with a mix of books and treasures from her travels.
How great is her guest room with hooks for guests that Annie was using? So cute and clever.
The hanging lamp and blues here with seascape paintings..so perfect for a SF home by the Bay. Who wouldn’t want to be a guest? Her master was also dreamy and if you check out the other ladies’ blogs, especially Annie and Cindy’s there are more photos, more details, much better than mine.
Mary Ann had the table set with some purple flowers that were from the flower market. Annie below, helped and she matched them herself in a cute duster coat Contessa brought that fit her tall slim frame so perfectly! Annie is as kind in person as she is on her blog and I wish we had more time together.
The yummy lunch was a Mexican Lasagna and a great salad. All the recipes are on this link to Mary Ann’s blog today! Annie hiked a few miles to North Beach, San Francisco’s Italian Area and picked up some addicting Italian cookies for us for dessert !
We all went home with a brown sugar face and body scrub Mary Ann made herself. What a treat. It’s so rare to have friends for lunch and I made a note to try and do this. It’s much more special than a restaurant and memorable.
All these women are all uniquely talented, kind and supportive and I feel fortunate to be friends. I would have never met then if we weren’t all blogging. One really nice benefit of doing this. We ran out of time as you always do when you are having a ball and vowed to plan more time to get together.. Hopefully next time at my house when it’s done.
Go check out all of their blogs – links at the beginning, for more on her beautiful home and the lunch details. Especially visit Mary Ann’s own blog to see her style and the way she lives the San Francisco gal life which makes me want to move there too and one day be like her!
Have a lovely week and plan a lunch for your girlfriends!
Thanks to Mary Ann for letting me share her home here!