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billiestudies  asked:

hey!! so i saw on one of your bullet journal spreads that you've visited san francisco a lot? well i'm visiting in June and i'm kind of looking for stuff to do so is there anything you recommend seeing/doing?? thanks!

ooOH BOY DO I HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • i’m sure you want to see the golden gate bridge LOL, i forget where the actual official tourist center place to see it is but?? my personal favorite place to view the bridge is crissy field. 10/10 great place to have a picnic
  • or hike at land’s end!! the views while hiking are woWOwow wow
  • if you go to the embarcadero, pier 7 is a lovely place to take photos + see the bay bridge! there’s also a farmers market on tuesdays, thursdays, and saturdays. v cute
  • mosaic stairs!!!
  • alamo square is where you can see the painted ladies, also v cute
  • idk how to even talk about golden gate park but there’s a lot to do and it’s a beautiful place to take a stroll
  • alcatraz is p cool, but pricey
  • union square! there’s a lot of stores. a really big macy’s. really nice for feeling the ~~urban~~ aspect of san francisco
  • japantown hAHa, home to the love of my life, maido. bomb ramen places, too
  • sfmoma!! nice if you like modern art, and even nicer if you like taking aesthetic photos of yourself posing in front of modern art!! my icon is me standing in front of Wall Drawing 280 lmao
  • chinatown has good n cheap food
  • i usually eat at chowder’s if i’m at pier 39; you can get your Iconic San Francisco Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl here lol
  • i love boba.. here is my plug for boba guys and plentea

my brain is dying atm but honestly san francisco is a wonderful, beautiful city and you’ll probably have a good time just walking around!! i hope you enjoy your trip (〃^▽^〃)

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Two of Heath Ledger’s close friends have revealed how the late Australian actor yearned for friendships with ordinary people as his celebrity status soared.

Jud Mongell, Ledger’s business partner in the New York eatery Five Leaves, and tattoo artist Scott Campbell became firm friends with the actor after Ledger’s Oscar-nominated performance in Brokeback Mountain.

Campbell had done seven tattoos for Ledger.

“We would all hang out in the West Village, and he was just like the guy with a cigarette,” Campbell told the New York Times.

“He loved when anyone would react to him as a normal person. He really appreciated that.”

Ledger would give out his cigarettes and strike up a conversation with just about anyone, he said.

But the minute anyone said, ‘You’re Heath Ledger’, the conversation would become stilted, Campbell said.

Ledger, 28, died on January 22 from an accidental overdose of a cocktail of medications. He was found dead in his Soho apartment by a masseuse.

The actor had just completed his last film, The Dark Knight.

In 2005 Ledger and Mongell met at a beach party in Australia and as their friendship developed, they planned an Australia-meets-America cafe bar.

The nautical-themed eaterie, specialising in oysters, opened on September 17, in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn where Ledger had spent some time.

The area is known for its arts community and ethnic flavours.

“After a while, Heath had all his regular spots around here, and no one would call Page Six (the gossip page of the tabloid New York Post) anymore when he walked in the door, because nobody cared,” Campbell told the paper.

“This (the cafe bar) would have been Heath’s hangout,” Mongell told the Times.

Mongell runs Five Leaves with his wife.

He still refers to Ledger as an equal partner in the business and says Ledger’s father, Kim, manages the business finances.

Mongell said the actor took New York to his heart.

“He taught his daughter how to skateboard. He rode his bike over the Williamsburg Bridge. He visited farmers markets. He played chess in Washington Square Park and he brought coffee for the paparazzi,” he told the newspaper.

“He was just one of us, man.”