Happy Halloween friends!!! I can’t believe October is coming to a close. I feel like the end of Halloween signals the beginning of holiday season and this year will be over before we know it!
Growing up, I was never a huge fan of Halloween, but recently I’ve come to LOVE buying random pieces of clothing, making a DIY costume, getting ready with friends, and partaking in the whole Halloween charade. This past weekend was filled with tons of Halloween festivities so let’s dive right in with lots of pictures this time. 🙂
Friday: Deadly Disco
Halloween weekend kicked off with going to a huge Halloween DJ set party right here in SF called the Deadly Disco. Ben and Anna heard great things and so we rounded up a few friends to check it out!
But first, I headed over to Anna’s for a getting ready sesh. I love how Halloween = an excuse to buy random pieces of makeup you’ve been wanting to splurge on for a while 😛
Ben even joined the fun by painting skin and nails to be the night king…I couldn’t get over how scary he looked all night 😛
And voila!! I morphed into Hershey’s kiss and Anna into a unicorn!
After getting ready, Princess, Janice, Rene and some others joined us to pregame! Everyone completely committed to their costumes and NAILED IT. I was beyond impressed!
The guys watching basketball at a pregame…classic.
Then it was time to walk a few blocks to the Armory for the Deadly Disco event. The actual event was SUPER dope. They decked out the venue with leftover art from Burning Man, activities like finger painting and a silent disco (which was a fun first for me!), and of course great artists playing like Duke Dumont who I’ve been dying to see…it completely exceeded my expectations.
Always a highlight tagging along with mom and dad (who I call Ben and Anna…hehe).
These girls have become my closest girlfriends in SF…we will all be in Tahoe together for New Year’s along with the rest of the fam which we are all so excited for!!
An A+ night to kick off Halloween weekend!
Saturday: Halloween bar crawl
Saturday started off on the slow end with recovery. I did venture out for 5 miles and before I knew it, it was time to get ready again for a day of drinking. Janice found tickets to SF’s biggest Halloween bar crawl and so we got our entire girl group + the plus ones for an exciting, alcoholic day.
Anna and Ben came up to my place this time to get ready together. I originally planned on wearing my Hershey’s kiss costume all weekend, but for some reason didn’t feel like being the same thing again…and so I last minute scrounged up some items and was a hippie for Halloween day 2! 🙂
After getting ready, we headed over to Princess’s apartment in Nob Hill to pregame. Even though it had only been a week since our girl group got together (at Wevine’s birthday), it felt like AGES and we had so much to catch up on! Life has been moving so SO fast lately and I definitely had my share of stories to entertain the girls with. 😛
Then, we were off to the bars!
All the bars were along Polk Street. I find myself spending most of my nights out in the Mission or the Marina, but Polk Street has so many fun places that feel like a middle-ground between the Mission’s ratchet-ness and the Marina’s bougie-ness. This bar crawl definitely made me want to come back to Polk more often!
Along with just letting loose and dancing away, I also had some super quality moments with a few of these wonderful ladies…we shared things that have been on our minds and it made me realize how much in common I have with them, and also how much we have to learn from each other! I love these friends because everyone is so genuine and loving, and we really bring each other up ❤
Janice really kept the momentum going by bringing us from bar to bar, and in the end we ended up hitting 4 bars over 6 hours – so much fun but so much energy! The night ended with grabbing dinner at a hole-in-the-wall Japanese place. We were all pooped!
Sunday: recovery + Marina wandering + football
Sunday was completely dedicated to recovery. I spent the morning and afternoon binge watching Gilmore Girls, ordering Vietnamese food, and taking some much-needed alone time to sort through some thoughts I had been putting off…it was nice to have a fun-packed weekend to distract myself from these thoughts but I knew I couldn’t hide from them forever. Afterwards, I met up with Viggy and Karan for a nice walk around the Marina and then Sunday night football.
Couldn’t ask for a better group of friends to share one of my new favorite holidays with (SF as a city really goes all out with Halloween!). So many fun memories and moments to look back on ❤
Hope you all have a grrrr-eat week!!