Living the San Francisco Dream


...It's Christmas Time in the City


Decorated lamp post on top of Nob Hill, SF

A simple picture, but it speaks volumes to me - It's Christmas Time in the City!

This lamp post is top Nob Hill. The Fairmont Hotel is on the left; the Mark Hopkins Hotel the tall building peeking out from behind the almost-bare tree. Powell Street, with it's famous cable car line, is one short block down California Street. Turn right onto Powell (a steep down grade--if you're wearing high heels, you might tip over ) and walk 4 short blocks and you'll arrive at Union Square, the hub of the shopping district, lavishly decorated for the holidays.

Music is in the air -- maybe you'll even hear some Silver Bells.


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 13 commentsLottie Kendall • December 05 2013 10:41AM


That picture brings back some great memories of my time in San Francisco and I bet this recent cold snap has actually made it feel like Christmas time.

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) almost 7 years ago

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style - in the air there's the feeling of Christmas.  Enjoy the season Lottie.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 7 years ago

Lottie-Silver Bells is my all time fav Christmas song. Enjoy all the season brings.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 7 years ago

Scott, hilly here for sure - it's all relative!

Debb, this beautiful street lamp brings those lyrics to mind. Wishing you happy holidays, too.

Sharon, we're two of a kind. Wishing you the same.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Lottie - Christmas holidays in the city are a special time.  I hope you enjoy every moment!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 7 years ago

Everything looks so pretty this time of year.  It's kind of naked when it all goes away in January.


Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) almost 7 years ago

Lottie - you shared pictures of the The Fairmont did the the Mark Hopkins roll out red carpet for the Holidays? These are two of my favorite hotels!

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Love that photo!  Now you'll have me singing Silver Bells all night long.

Posted by Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103) almost 7 years ago

Laura, I plan to enjoy the holidays; hope the same for you.

Catherine, the decorations, the lights, the music - all beautiful. I O.D. quickly though, and am ready to return to normal by Jan.1.

Nancy, I haven't been in the Mark Hopkins since decorations went up. Soon, I hope.

Geri, there are worse songs to have stuck in one's head! I'm a fan of Silver Bells, too.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Lottie, it is so much fun to see the different cities and their Holiday decorations!    The lamp post is festive!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 7 years ago

Hi Joan - I was struck by this lamp post, pretty in its own right but lovely with the red bow. I've been humming "Silver Bells" a lot lately!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Lottie, the photo and your post make me want to walk a mile to two around Nob Hill up one hill and down another.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Someday, Mary, you'll be out here, enjoying City walks & hikes, and maybe the Marin Headlands, too. Wishing you wonderful holidays.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago