Bay Area | November, 2020


November recap! We began the month back in San Francisco upon our return from Paso Robles and got to enjoy the ollalieberry pie we brought back from Avila Valley Barn.

Katsu sandos from Cafe Okawari, and lamb tamales from our weekly Imperfect box.

Office of Accountability, with baby M!

Weekly Whitney chat

Got some fabric from Stonemountain & Daughter to make linen napkins for my client gifts. More on those gifts to come!

Special delivery! We jumped on the Peloton bandwagon. Highly recommend! 

Plant updates. This giant leaf is the newest one and is disproportionately large.

Special roast duck meal from The Morris, complete with Basuku cheesecake and McBride sisters’ bubbly to celebrate the election results, despite the fact that nothing much feels like a real celebration these days.


Chat with Connie and her gigantic, adorable dog Bjorn.

A zoom memorial for our friend Dave who passed away unexpectedly. It’s been a year of losses, but it’s so lovely to see all these friends, many of whom I’ve known for decades.

Gift deliveries! A birthday delivery for Pamela and a baby shower gift for Chelsea.

Our cooking ambitions have definitely slowed significantly, but I made two of my favorite Taiwanese dishes: braised pork over rice and beef noodle soup.

A visit to Oakland’s Alkali Rye.

San Francisco’s newest park, Crane Cove Park, on the water by Mission Bay/Dogpatch.

Gotta upgrade the Peloton to have towel service! And a basket for our shoes!

Do-Hee wanted to have a barbecue sauce tasting competition for her birthday. Love it. We contributed the Japanese Barbecue Sauce, which was definitely teriyaki sauce, not bbq sauce. So it won no prizes, but that’s ok! 

Complete with little tasting cups distributed per couple and notecards for scoring.

And of course, outdoor, distanced seating. With masks when not eating.

And finally, a glimpse of the suburbs in Cupertino. It’s still fall y’all! Plus, happy birthday to Dan! With a game of online pictionary. Those are gummy bears, haha.

And that was it for November in the Bay, because then we made some side road trips both up north and down south. More to come.

Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco. She compulsively documents and blogs all of her daily adventures, even in quarantine. Follow her on instagram and view more of her professional work at