"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

Lessons learned in San Francisco: BlogHer ’09

by Julie Tilsner on September 29, 2009

in Travel


Here are some lessons I gleaned from my whirlwind tour of San Francisco this weekend for the BlogHer Food Conference, 09:

1.) I miss the hell out of that place. I may have been born and raised in L.A. but I belong in San Francisco.

2.) Tartine is worth every effort.

3.) The St. Regis is a very nice hotel.

4.) I don't like frozen food, no matter how you present it, or how cute the shill is.

5.) I need a cleaner design for Bad Home Cooking.

6.) I need a way better camera. And camera skills.

7.) I need to pay attention to my links, and my Google ranking, and my SEO.

8.) Or I can just ignore all that and enjoy writing my blog.

9.) David Lebovitz is taller than you think. Friendly to strangers, too. Plus he sports a wicked bitchin' bag that I'm gonna get me one of these days.

10.) La Lola's on Nob Hill is my new favorite place. One of them. (This is "crashed egg" over potatoes. That's prosciutto on top. It's every bit as good as it looks. Thanks to artist girlfriend Kim Froshin, who lives down the street, for hipping us to this one.)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

danielle September 30, 2009 at 10:44 am

The crashed egg looks fantastic! I really shouldn’t have skipped breakfast today…


Kalyn October 3, 2009 at 9:18 am

Fun recap of the conference. I love hearing everyone’s take on it.


elfini (Dawn B) October 3, 2009 at 9:30 am

ooh, those bags *are* cool. I saw this one yesterday and might just have to have it: http://www.gaiam.com/product/yoga-studio/yoga-props/yoga-mat-bags/beau+yoga+mat+tote+-gray-.do#
and talk to me about all the silly internet stuff.


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