Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Tumbler is quite a marvelous invention and Smilebooth has one of my favorites.

Hints of Blue

Hints of blue can be found all around my house. I particularly love the blue tiles, placed under the glass candle holder, that I brought back from Italy.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Words to Live By

original quote source, photo by me
source unknown
I'm thinking that my house needs a dream jar. It would be so fun to look back on later and even have guests contribute.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Nature Walk

a little guy and our front steps 
adorable sign hanging from a fence  
detailed door handle and someone's nature collection on their dashboard 

I really enjoy just putting on my walking shoes, grabbing the camera and strolling around my neighborhood with my eyes wide open.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Daily Dose of Photography

Completely gushing over Dana Van Leeuwen's marvelous photography skills. The bright colors, real life moments and attention to detail is perfect.

Morning Cup of Tea

This was the quote hanging from my vanilla chai tea this morning. Knowledge is an admirable trait but I also consider ignorance, in some areas, a exciting aspect of daily life. No one likes a know it all. Ya know?

{incase you didn't know: All photos are taken by me unless noted otherwise. So in this case these nature photos were taken by me. Just a little FYI}


I'm doing a little Friday dance over here in my chair. This photo was taken on one of the most epic park days I've ever experienced here in San Francisco. The eccentric girl pictured is my lovely friend Kirstina, who will be joining me for some "girls night out" action tonight. Now if this work day could just hurry up...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daily Does of Smiling

Smiling is extremely contagious. I took this photo when I first moved to SF and something sparked me into remembering it today.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jewel Toned Strut

Max Wanger is an extraordinary photographer. That is all.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I still feel giddy before going on dates with my boy. Tonight we are going to two of my favorite places. Starting with happy hour drinks here and finishing with oysters here.

Daily Dose of a Wonderful Place

This weekend did not turn out exactly as planned {friend's flights were canceled due to the storm}, but it was still pretty spectacular. One of the highlights was Scribe Winery, located in Sonoma County. This spectacular winery is totally off the beaten path, nestled on a hill and even has rope swings for your tipsy enjoyment. I suppose I should also mention the wine since that was the main reason we were there... it was sensational, one of the best Pinot Noirs I've ever tasted. These are just a few photos from our visit at Scribe. {There are lots more where these came from}

Monday, January 23, 2012

Craving a getaway. Big time.

Wine and Dine

fancy sterling silver plate

chocolate soufflĂ© 
It's taken me quite a while to blog about this epic dinner and perhaps its because I'm still in shock of what went down that night. Since moving to San Francisco I had heard about this unbelievable restaurant. Finally there was an occasion in which we could go dine there. {J's 24th birthday!} This place was unreal and I made sure to close my eyes to savor each bite. It's safe to say that I've never had a meal such as this one, and I might never again. Then again, never say never.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Daily Dose of Color

This simplistic and modern living room immediately caught my eye. I wish we were able to see exactly what that bold, pink, textured wall piece is cause it's stunning from afar.
original photo found here
Happiness all around. Two of my best girls are coming to SF. Going out dancing tonight. Wine tasting all day tomorrow. Oh goodness, this weekend is shaping up to be marvelous.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Girl Crush Alert

Where to begin?! I am falling head over heels for Coury from the blog, and shop, Fancy Treehouse. Her style is one that I dream of possessing. So bold. So bright. So seriously fun, yet not serious at all. Now, you must go scope her spectacular blog. Oh, and don't worry, thank me later.

Daily Dose of Nature

I am a HUGE nature lover. When ever we travel I have to explore the area. This usually consists of long walks, sunsets and beautiful realizations. {photos taken by J while exploring Half Moon Bay}

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Daily Dose of Color

I've always dreamt of living or working in a barn. This particular barn would do just fine.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Don't Forget To...

Just a friendly reminder.

Rue Magazine January Issue

Rue Magazine has done it again with this months stunning issue. I fell in love with all the small spaces that were featured but felt myself mostly drawn to the minimal bedrooms. I'm feeling very inspired to go home and spruce up my San Francisco flat. That wall/ corner of photos is just screaming to be recreated. Which bedroom is your favorite out of the three?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Novella Royale

I was recently introduced to Novella Royale via their tumbler page, but have now discovered that it's so much more than that. It's safe to say that they take bellbottoms to a whole new level.

Daily Dose of a Great Weekend

I'm having trouble getting over how extraordinary this past weekend was. I had a seriously awesome day at Dolores Park with some wonderful friends. Dolores Park is a great go to place for the best people watching, breathtaking views and an all around good time.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Walk on the Beach

These photos were snapped while on January beach stroll. I guess California just isn't going to have a winter this year. I am perfectly okay with that.