Talk Gypsy To Me

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Dress: Pink Blush | Jacket: H&M (perfect in black) | Boots: Zara (love these!) | Glasses: Warby Parker

Hi all,

I’m so excited to share some photos from a few weeks ago – and perhaps my most favorite shoot to date.

I always have an amazing time with Tory (my friend and photographer-in-crime) and this day was no different. She was fresh from a trip from Photo Field Trip and told me she learned a lot of fun techniques that she wanted to give a go. Definitely didn’t disappoint.

Luckily, i’ve been feelin’ all sorts of groovy and wanted to get out and move. Often times when I dance (awkwardly, might I add) I go for a flowy look. Baggy shirts, faux-leather skirts, and heels. A boyish femininity, if you will. But, after coveting Kate Hudson’s look from Almost Famous, I wanted to try my hand at it, too.

The result was this beautiful dress from Pink Blush that made me feel like a million dollars. Perfect for a warm San Francisco day or to rock at a festival. Shit, maybe both?

What do y’all think?

Cheers!

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Photos via Tory Putnam

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Weekend Snapshots

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Hi Everyone!

Hope y’all had an amazing weekend! This weekend I was able to see Toro Y Moi at The Independent (sooooo good!), snag a prime brunch table at El Techo, head to Sausalito for my first Bar Bocce experience, and spent far too much money at the Freda Salvador sample sale. Eep!

How did you spend your weekend?

Cheers!

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What’s Your Ritual?

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Hi Everyone!

Being a part of ClassPass, I have the opportunity to try a ton of different classes and studios in the San Francisco area. Like i’ve mentioned before, i’ve gotten really into spin, pilates, and barre classes. So much cardio. But what was missing about workout routine included stretching, toning, and well…relaxing.

Luckily, I live in San Francisco and there’s no shortage of yoga classes. Now, i’ll admit something. I have a hard time turning “off.” Many of you who know me can say the same. Buuut, when the mood strikes, I desperately crave some “me” time. Whether it’s 5 minutes to grab coffee by myself, an all-day shopping extravaganza or a day of just doin’ me, I need time to recharge (much like the iPhone i’m always on – I swear, i’m trying to get better).

I’ve tried several yoga studios and I admire each and everyone who practices yoga. I love the idea of setting an intention not only for the next hour, but for the day. I love the flexibility that comes with yoga and most of all, I love the tranquility of yoga. But, it’s hard. At least for me. So when I find a studio i’m really comfortable with, I call it a mini-miracle.

A few weeks ago, I tried Ritual Yoga in downtown San Francisco. I walked from my place in Pac Heights to the Financial District sort of prepping myself for an hour of “zen.” I calmed my nerves by listening to Kendrick Lamar and Odesza (fitting, right?) and got to the 10:00 a.m. class a few minutes early.

I was greeted with a smile and hug by Brittany Blum, co-founder of Ritual who showed me the space they are inhabiting for the time being. I put my stuff away, was given a yoga mat and cloth and stepped inside a room that smelled of bergamot oil and was lit only by candles. Upon entering, I told myself to leave all my shit at the door and have a good time.

Brittany and her two other co-founders (Caitlin and Lindsey) have created an amazing mixture of intense, high-end, and soulful yoga that gives you an entire experience from beginning to end. Oh, and I worked up a sweat while I was it.

So, that being said…I HIGHLY recommend Ritual for the experienced yogi, the novice, and anyone who wants a serious sweat session.

Cheers!

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Taste of the Nation

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Hi Everyone!

I mentioned this a few weeks back, but THIS Thursday is Taste of the Nation San Francisco. If you didn’t know, Taste of the Nation is a fundraiser dinner hosted by the No Kid Hungry campaign in downtown San Francisco.

Local restaurants, breweries, wineries, mixologists, and chefs come together to help educate and raise money for four local Bay Area nonprofits, including 18 Reasons, Children of Shelters, California Food Policy Advocates, and California Association of Food Banks.

Every $1 raised from the event this Thursday provides the equivalent of 10 meals to kids in the Bay Area and all over the US. That’s a lot, guys.

This year, they are trying to raise $250K from the event to help end childhood hunger. So please support this amazing event and cause this week and snag a ticket here.

Also, my partner-in-crime Andi and I actually toured a few of the places that are donating their food/drinks this year. My two favorites? South at SF Jazz and Jardiniere. SO delicious and friendly.

I’ll be covering the event (my first time!), so please follow me on Twitter and Instagram for updates, photos, etc.

Cheers!

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Weekend Snapshots

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! I’m saying “hell yes!” to the start of the week since it’s going to be a busy one. Last week and this past weekend, however, were quite calm.

Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a beer or two and some Irish inspired bites, made some killer coffee thanks to Artis, went down to Capitola with a few co-workers, spent some quality time with my closest friends and welcoming our new roommate, posted up at Alamo Square, and biked to the Sunset to check out a new brewery.

This week? A few pilates and spin classes, dinner with an old friend at Bar Crudo, Taste of the Nation with Andi and seeing Toro y Moi on Saturday! So excited.

What’d y’all do this weekend?

Cheers!

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Nailed It

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Hi all,

Admittedly and most disgustingly, i’m a nail biter. It’s not cute. I KNOW.

Welcome to the world of going to get a manicure and pedicure. You know those places, all. The local salons that flank every street corner and usually cost between $30 dollars or $50 if you’re feelin’ fancy (manicure AND pedicure).

After an hour or two, I leave feeling great…but a lot more broke than before. Luckily, I heard about Jamberry recently and feelin’ like a new woman (with more time!)

If you guys haven’t heard, Jamberry is a company that focuses on “nail wraps” *AKA: a fancy word for stickers* in a variety of colors and styles.

Inexpensive and SO easy. It only took 15 minutes to put them all on and it lasted longer than a manicure. I painted in them, exercised, went grocery shopping, commuted, and went to Ikea.

Now that’s what I can staying power.

Want to snag some for your own? I got you covered here.

Cheers!

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Nom Preview: Precita Park Cafe

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Hi Everyone!

So, much like any person over time, this blog has evolved a bit. In the early days (2 years ago?), I focused primarily on my own style. And it was crazy fun. But, since each and every year has passed, I have found new passions, things that interest me, and well…the list goes on.

One thing that i’ve never stopped? My love of food and eating. In fact, besides shopping i’d say it’s my favorite hobby.

That being said, I want to let you in on a little (not little, at all) secret: I love cheese. Cheddar, Swiss, Burrata, Goat, Gruyere, the list goes on. And trust me – it’s a long list.

SO, last week when I checked out the fabulous Precita Park Cafe…I fell in love. With burrata. Precita Park Cafe is located in Bernal Heights, an area that I do not frequent on the regular, but I fell in love with.

Located in the heart of Bernal, the cafe has a light and airy charm about it that makes dining inviting and more importantly, fun.

The menu? A mixture of handcrafted pizzas, pastas, and erm…cheese. Oh! And tasty craft brews and California wines. Nom.

Do I have you salivating yet? Okay, so what are you waiting for? Go! Now. Seriously, i’m doing y’all a favor. 🙂

When you go, don’t miss out on the house made burrata, deep fried quail stuffed with mac ‘n cheese (I KNOW!), and the Sausage and Montasio Pizza.

I left Precita Park Cafe with a full belly and happy heart. I’m thinking you’ll feel the same.

Cheers!

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