We all posed in the big window in front of all the beautiful Christmas decorations and experienced a bit of vertigo as we pressed our noses against the glass and looked down.
The best part for the girls?? Trying on glittery Ivanka Trump stilettos that were not on the sale rack. eeeks! After that I said "don't touch" about a hundred times. "Look with your eyes!" I kept reminding her. "Then why are you touching things?" she asked. "'Cuz I'm the mommy." Smarty pants.
|Ivanka Trump Stilettos|
|I don't think they're ready for these shoes.|
|Remember the movie Elf? Yep. We watched it the night before.|
We checked out their giant tree, even going up a few floors into the restaurant so we could pose for photos near the top! My sister and I drooled over the beautiful clothes, shoes and Christmas decorations as we zipped up and down the escalator.
|Hi, enjoying your high tea? Don't mind me. Just getting a picture.|
|Chinatown in SF.|
We sampled a bunch of stuff. That's the best way to do it. Some dishes take a little longer to prepare than others and they don't wait for everything to be ready before serving. They serve them as they're ready. So the best way to eat there is to serve everything family style and just start passing plates around as food arrives.
Our tasting menu:
Fried Pork Pot Stickers
Beef and Mushroom dish (special of the day)
|Beef and Mushroom|
|This is what you get if you ask for hot sauce.|
|This is all that is left of the Sesame Chicken and Sweet Potatoes|
|Elli loved the Sesame Chicken. Maya, her cousin, is looking on saying "Ewwww." She was not very adventurous and spent the meal hugging her plate until the white rice arrived. Poor baby missed out on all the good stuff.|
|Blossom Tea (it blossoms right before your eyes in the mug.)|
After lunch we wandered all over Chinatown going in a bunch of the crazy tourist stores. The kids were on a mission to find knit animal hats. Elli found hers and was dancing around the sidewalk like a proud peacock. We're not entirely sure what the animal is. But it sure is cute, and she loves it.
|The girls loved the Joe's Jeans store. Not sure the dude's there felt the same way.|
|The street performer captivated the crowd, and the girls.|
|Me and my honey bunny.|
Come back soon! The pink canopy room with the view of Mt. Tam is ready anytime.