And It's Fall


Ah, the weekend. And a fall one at that. We came off of a really fun, whirlwind weekend in San Diego for a wedding, celebrated our anniversary Monday night, and then I woke up Tuesday with a fever. I soldiered on and made it to Friday through endless meetings (and one really fun dinner at Cotogna with my best friend, who was in town for work for a few days) on pure adrenaline, and collapsed into bed at 8:30pm last night. Hoping to catch up on sleep and life this weekend, and hang with one of my best girlfriends who's in town.

What do you think of the newsletter trend?

I loved reading these wedding tips, especially since we celebrated our second anniversary this week.

The best fall polish.

Bookmark this: 10 red wines that won't break the bank

And I'm bookmarking this fall salad recipe. (It had me at fried goat cheese).

Speaking of fall, Madewell is killing it this season. I want everything. But specifically this dress, this skirt, and this blazer.

Three questions successful people ask themselves every night. 


Second Anniversary


Today is my second wedding anniversary, so I looked through pictures from that day and thought I'd share a few favorites. We celebrated two friends getting married over the weekend and tonight we're having dinner at Frances.

Photos by Rob and Lindsay Weddings.

On Turning 30


I came across these hilarious charts over on A Cup of Jo and had to share. They feel especially timely since a few of my best girlfriends just turned 30 this week (happy birthday Claire and Daniela!). Also, because I went to bed at 9:30pm last night and have no shame.

I turn 30 in March and am feeling pretty good about it, but the true test will be on March 20, 2016.
Charts via

Try This: Baked Bell Peppers With a Southwestern Twist


So I am finally getting around to posting a recipe that I made last week. I am also seriously so sad that I can 't eat it right this minute. I'll tell you why. Last Wednesday I was sitting at my desk, staring at my laptop, munching on apple slices. I must have gritted my teeth or bit harder than usual because all of a sudden half my front tooth literally dislodged itself from my mouth and was soon staring up at me from the palm of my hand. Let me tell you how incredibly disconcerting that is. There is nothing else at that moment in time that takes precedence. When you don't have half your front tooth, you are in a very unfortunate situation. So naturally I screamed, ran to check the situation in the mirror and quickly came to this conclusion

I can assure you, that I am currently presentable in public, but only after two trips to the dentist in less than a week, with another scheduled in two weeks. If there is one thing I have learned from this: If you haven't got your front teeth, you've haven't got anything." Well, okay you do, but it is not a pretty picture. Also you cannot talk or eat.

This brings me back to the bell peppers. Since I have a temporary cap (it looks amazingly real), I can't bite into anything and I have been eating mostly soups and smoothies for fear of the cap falling off. It is a very real fear. The bell peppers though? They are amazing. And if you have all of your teeth, you should give them a try.

Baked Bell Peppers With a Southwestern Twist (For 2)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2 regular sized bell peppers sliced lengthwise (I like the colorful ones)
1 cup quinoa cooked according to the package directions
1 cup frozen corn (cooked)
1 can black beans
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 shredded cheddar cheese
1 avocado sliced
Handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
1/4 of a yellow onion, chopped 
Pink of oregano

Combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn and salsa together in a bowl. Sprinkle in oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stuff bell peppers and bake for about 25 minutes covered. Remove cover and then bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle on the cheese for the last remaining 5 minutes.

Take peppers out and top with onion, avocado, tomatoes and more salsa.

I served it with a simple green salad and Sauv Blanc, naturally.

Photos by Alexa Evans for Short & Sweet Blog

San Francisco Restaurants: Dinner Edition


A few weeks ago, I shared our favorite breakfast and brunch spots in San Francisco. Now I'm back with a handful of our favorite dinner spots.
Liholiho Yacht Club
One of the most-talked about new spots in the city. We were able to get a 5:30 weekday reservation a few months ago with friends of ours and stayed for nearly 4 hours. We tried nearly the whole menu (cocktails too) and will definitely be back. It's kind of Hawaiian-meets-Indian-meets-San Francisco if that's even a thing. Plus, these floors are everything. #alohafloorselfie 
The Progress
The sister restaurant to State Bird Provisions, The Progress is a tad easier to score a reservation at and just as amazing (according to friends who have been to both). The menu is family style so you choose six dishes and share them. The Everything Roti and salads were highlights, but everything was tasty.
Zuni Cafe
The roast chicken at Zuni Cafe is legendary, and for good reason. Zuni Cafe is a San Francisco landmark, and for good reason. The roast chicken takes an hour, so order some shoestring potatoes and a glass of wine to nosh on while you wait. 
Little Star
When it comes to deep dish pizza in San Francisco, there's a debate between Little Star and Patxi's. We ate Little Star for the first time our first night in San Francisco so it's. After a long day driving and unpacking it was the best meal and is our go-to since it's on our block.
B Star
I'd never tried Burmese food before coming to B Star, which is the less-busy, but just as good sister restaurant to Burmese Superstar, but this has quickly become a favorite of ours. The tea leaf salad is unlike anything I've ever had and the lamb curry is perfect for warming up on a foggy night. 

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