The Cherries On Top to a Galentine’s Day Out (Plus a Giveaway!)

Cover and Giveaway Photos by Jon Mathon, All Others by Marjorie Magazine

There’s not quite a love like that of your best friend! That’s why for this Galentine’s Day we took some time to step out into San Francisco for a few sweet classics in celebrating the timeless bond of female friendship. We couldn’t think of a more lovely spot than St. Francis Fountain in the city’s Mission District, ready to serve up the finest and most memorable soda delights.

Opening in 1918, this mainstay of classic San Francisco soda shops sits quietly on the corner of 24th and York Street, complete with retro candy at the counters and their original telephone booth in pristine condition, even if the phone line’s been down for some twenty years. Take a seat at the counter and find yourself having a tough time deciding between chocolate malt or a cherry shake, but at least there’s your besties near by to help you make the best decision to round out a splendid day in each others’ company.


Best spot for the best company.


“Seems like we’ll be skipping straight to the dessert!”



Friendship is finding the peeps who’ll share the banana split with you.


Counter eye candy from all decades!


“Hang up on that guy! It’s gal’s day out, missy!”


“She’ll call you later.”


Life could be a dream, if I could take up to paradise up above– and serve you all the shakes that you love, life could be a dream sweetheart!


Now, shall we dig in?





A great afternoon with the girls is just the cherry on top to a sweet day.



As celebration of our own friendship over the last 3 years with readers on all things vintage, we’re giving away a special little gift for you and a bestie! One lucky winner will receive 2 wool red berets, 2 heart-shaped floral compact mirrors, and our recent print newsletter Marjorie’s Calling Card (reserved for our Patreon supporters) for you and a friend! To enter, simply do the following:

  • Follow our Instagram
  • Like the post featuring this image below
  • Tag a best friend in the comments that you would love to share this Galentine’s Gift with!

Hurry now, as the giveaway ends Saturday, February 15th! One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via DM before announced publicly on Monday the 17th.


A special thanks to St. Francis Fountain for this incredible date! Stop in for your own old-fashioned shakes and other delights at

2801 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Special thanks to Milli Jenkins, Tessa Carmeni, and Stefanie Krause for this editorial!

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