A perfect evening to melt away the stress

I had a wonderful time tonight. A dear friend of mine, who moved away about a year ago, returned to the area. To celebrate, a few of us went out to a new bar. In San Francisco, there is a speakeasy called Bourbon and Branch. The owners of this bar, own several other bars throughout the city. Most have a specific theme. For example, Wilson and Wilson has a 1940s private eye theme. They recently opened two new bars, and one seemed to be right up my alley. It is called Local Edition. It's theme is 1950s newsroom. So, I made a reservation to welcome back our beloved friend.

It was a perfect evening, as the title mentions, to melt away the stress. Our small group was very low key and laid back. And, I was home in time to write this blog post. After we were seated, I looked around to take in the scene and decor. There were typewriters and framed pages of old newspaper, an old movie camera, and various other vintage items. I also noticed a stage. As I was questioning the reason for the stage, a gentleman with a bass walked past us and right up onto the stage. The rest of the band started filing in after him. One of the band members, the drummer, was dressed in a suit and a fedora. This, of course, caught my eye. I asked him if I could take a photo with him. He was obliging.

I did not catch the band's name. But, I did hear that this was the first time they've played together in seven months. So, maybe they'll play a regular gig at Local Edition. If you find yourself in San Francisco, be sure to check out one of Bourbon and Branch's many bars. You won't be disappointed.


  1. Beautiful outfits! I wish I could've made it. I'll have to go another time!

  2. Absolutely lovely outfit! I adore your elegant veiled topper and how immensely happy you look in these shots.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. This looks like a fabulous time. I am visiting San Francisco next weekend, I will have to check them out.