My very hectic and eventful week in San Francisco plus a day in Sausalito

My week in San FranciscoMy very hectic and eventful week in San Francisco plus a day in Sausalito  |  San Francisco, United States  |  My week in  San Francisco was full of fashion, hotels, restaurants, private events and a lovely simple day out exploring Sausalito, which was the perfect balance to a hectic week. The main reason of my trip, was to attend RUBINSINGER’s – my husband – personal appearance and trunk show at Neiman Marcus San Francisco, and from there on, I built the itinerary and activities around. Take a look a my week in San Francisco, and for more minute-to-minute photos, check out my Instagram San Francisco Gallery

IMG_8329 IMG_8328 IMG_8330Day 01 went this way. Arrival to San Francisco around 2.30PM from New York ( approx. 6 hours flight). Our car and driver was waiting for us to rush us to our hotel, the St Regis San Francisco, to check in and get ready to the private cocktail event co-hosted by Neiman Marcus and RUBINSINGER’s at Dirty Habit. After the event, which finished around 9PM, our team enjoyed a great rustic Italian dinner at Cotogna, followed by some truffled delights at Relais & Chateux Restaurant  Quince, next door. Time to call the day and head back to our hotel for a nice night sleep. FullSizeRender 99We checked in at our Astor Suite at the St Regis San Francisco. Corner Suites with 711 Square Feet and floor-to-ceiling windows featuring lovely views of San Francisco in the SOMA district – South of Market. During our stay, we’ve enjoyed the following VIP perks I offer my clients when booking with me:  Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excluding suite categories) + Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests + Lunch for two in Vitrine restaurant, once per stay (excluding alcohol and gratuity)  + Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability. 
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FullSizeRender 117FullSizeRender 75FullSizeRender 129DAY 03. Our last full of events with Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. In between I took a lunch break to visit the very lovely Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, which to my understanding, is the leading luxury property. Book this property with me and enjoy the following VIP Amenities: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability + Early check-in, late check-out, subject to availability + Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests + $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid on tax or parking). FullSizeRender 39My week in San FranciscoFullSizeRender 64FullSizeRender 81FullSizeRender 101FullSizeRender 76FullSizeRender 6FullSizeRender 91FullSizeRender 111FullSizeRender 10FullSizeRender 55

Our last full day in San Francisco, went this way. We started with a Champagne Breakfast at a clients mansion. From there we moved on to a lovely and humble morning/afternoon in Sausalito. We took a car from San Francisco to Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge. First stop was Salito’s Restaurant, where we sat at the outdoor terrace and we enjoyed over three dozens of local oysters along with three bottles of crispy white wine. Second stop, after a nice 20 minutes walk along the promenade, was FISH Restaurant. At FISH they offer sustainable seafood and organic produce, bought locally from the people who work so hard to bring the season’s best to their doors. They grill food over a wood fire, drink wine from simple glasses and think going fishing isn’t a bad way to spend a day. FullSizeRender 62 IMG_8502 FullSizeRender 18 FullSizeRender 24 FullSizeRender 21 FullSizeRender 7 FullSizeRender 41 FullSizeRender 11 FullSizeRender 87 FullSizeRender 38Time to head back to San Francisco. There was still plenty more to do. So we jumped on the ferry and 20 minutes after – filled with breathtaking views, sailing by Alcatraz Island and a sunset gifted to us – we were docking at Embarcadero. From there we all rushed to see the unveiling of the Neiman Marcus Seasons Windows, featuring RUBINSINGER. Wait the day, the eating and drinking was not even close to over yet….
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FullSizeRender 49 FullSizeRender 28 FullSizeRender 16 FullSizeRender 106 FullSizeRender 100 FullSizeRender 105 FullSizeRender 109Was the end of a very successful and eventful week in San Francisco. Great to see so many friends, and meet so many lovely ladies. Quick breakfast at our suite at the St Regis San Francisco, and back to the airport to head back to Home Sweet Home in New York. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.comIMG_8328 FullSizeRender 94 FullSizeRender 56 IMG_8518

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at www.carlosmelia.com