Life in San Francisco today

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Life has certainly changed in the last 11 months in San Francisco as it has almost everywhere. Ingenuity and creativity are necessary as we move forward and San Francisco is not short of those traits.

For instance, take the Buena Vista, called the BV by those who love her and her long history here, the famous home of Irish Coffee here in The City. Usually full of people, shoulder to shoulder and not a spare inch to be had.

picture, the BV crowded with people

Now, since restaurants and bars have been closed, it looks quite a bit different

So---what do San Franciscans do when confronted with scenes like this one? We INNOVATE AND TAKE OUR IRISH COFFEE TO GO TO BE ENJOYED ELSEWHERE!

Enjoying Irish Coffee at the garden

 

 

 

Comments (41)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

George Souto - it's not only us who get creative in ways to support our businesses, the businesses themselves are doing their very best with changes.

Hi Sharon Lee - enjoying an Irish Coffee from the BV with my husband in a beautiful setting was delightful. Glad that was Wednesday; we're finally getting a bit of rain today.

Hello Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I'm with you, yearning to sit down face to face with friends. Until it's safe to do so, we'll continue finding other ways to enjoy.

Jan 22, 2021 12:17 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I love it - just take your Irish Coffee to go and enjoy it on your terms or is that turf!!  Thankfully most places are open here and if they weren't we'd be following  in your lead!

Jan 22, 2021 02:08 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Ah yes, that was in 1952 at the The Buena Vista. The Buena Vista Café originally opened in 1916 and I've never called it the "BV" but I've had many breakfasts there and a few crab cakes & beers too 😉

Jan 22, 2021 06:23 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hapy Saturday, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker - when given lemons.....make the lemonade!

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - I've only enjoyed one breakfast there--years ago when I was volunteering on a school overnight trip we adults were given "shore leave" by Captain Dave at nearby Hyde St. Pier.  So much fun!

Jan 23, 2021 06:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Lottie.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jan 23, 2021 07:18 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Adapting to the now has been interesting.  At least you have Irish Coffee to enjoy.

Jan 23, 2021 03:53 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lottie - while the Buena Vista is unique to San Francisco for its historic significance on many different levels, change and/or adaptation is not uncommon to parts of our country.  Here's to better times in 2021.  

Jan 23, 2021 06:01 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Now that could be a pretty stiff cup of joe 😃 Lottie Kendall 

Jan 24, 2021 04:37 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Lottie! Oh, life is so different today but, we certainly are doing everything we can to help our community, as well as adjusting our lifestyles. Ray and I have been blessed by being so busy renovating and settling into new space, we have actually enjoyed the slow-down a bit! Life is what you make it, right?!

Jan 25, 2021 11:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning Lottie Kendall 

Photo Number One - WOW! That photo made me happy

Photo Number Two - I knew where you were going

Photo Number Three - My heart sank into reality

Photo Number Four - Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey gave me hope

Lottie, Irish history taught the world, despite pandmics caused by disease, we should never let our soul be strangled by fear. 

 

Jan 26, 2021 03:39 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Thanks for the good wishes, Roy Kelley - I intend to do just that, as I hope you will, too.

Good morning Chris Ann Cleland - adapting has been interesting, and we find bright lights here and there.

Hello Michael Jacobs - San Francisco is not at all unique in finding ways to adapt. We try our best to support local businesses every way we can; they are the ones that make our cities unique.

Jan 26, 2021 05:34 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hello Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - that Irish Coffee enjoyed in our garden did a great job of keeping any chill at bay!

You are so right, Debe Maxwell, CRS - life is what we make it. When you look for the bright spots you can find them.

Hello Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - no, never succumb to fear; look for ways to help our neighbors while we enjoy what we can do/have. How are things in Flower Mound, and with you?

Jan 26, 2021 05:37 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lottie Kendall - Funny that you ask about Flower Mound.... A lot of people are ordering food from local restaurants and the Town allowed the drivers to deliver alcohol too! I'm not a drinker but I couldn't imagine ordering a bottle of wine and show the kid behind the wheel (most likely not even 21 years old) my driver's license. 

How are you doing? Fear not! We grew up listening to Helen Reddy!

Jan 26, 2021 05:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Lottie.

Be Happy, Be Safe and Be Kind.

Jan 27, 2021 07:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lottie:

Indeed there are so many changes businesses have had to endure, and so many restaurants look so different. We visited the Buena Vista many years ago, perhaps on our first trip to SFO. Great photos!

Jeff

Feb 15, 2021 10:07 AM
Ralph Post
Suntree, FL
Melbourne Florida - Exp Realty LLC

Lottie Kedall   You take great pictures!   been years since I have been out that way.  I move to Florida and enjoy the beaches here.

 

Mar 14, 2021 09:21 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lottie Kendall - it has been awhile... how are you doing? I hope there has been some positive change in San Francisco. Let's never stop keeping in touch. 

May 01, 2021 09:35 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Changes in business, changes in life. The circle of life can be painful, so mix it up with some God given joy!

RIP Lottie

May 02, 2021 10:22 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I reacall many a stop at The Buena Vista near Pier 39 back in the days when I was a delivery man in San Francisco.

May 03, 2021 12:26 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

While Takeouts are good , it’s just the same as dining out . We miss some of our favs  !!

May 06, 2021 08:35 AM