California Fires

11/16/2018

It’s been over a week since wildfires started sweeping my home state of California. I’m writing this from home as our office is closed today and it’s downright apocalyptic outside. Air quality is at 235 on the index, which is very unhealthy, so those braving the outdoors are doing so wearing masks. As bad as the smoke is in San Francisco though, the losses felt across the state are incomprehensible. Near Paradise, CA, not far from San Francisco, some 600 people are missing and 66+ reported dead from the Camp Fire. It is the worst fire in our state's history, and that’s only what’s happening in half of the state.

It’s easy to feel helpless but I have found that counting my blessings and doing my part of help the efforts really helps.

See here for a comprehensive guide to how to help those affected by the Northern California Camp Fire, Hill and Woolsey Fires in. Ventura and LA counties, as well as state-wide donations. We personally donated to the California Fire Foundation, which honors the firefighters putting their lives on the line by providing financial and emotional support to the state’s firefighters, their families, and communities affected by devastating fires.


Image is from Northern California-based flower studio The Pollen Mill in partnership with photographer Crystal Lynn Collins. 100% of the proceeds for this limited edition fine art photo print will be donated to assist with relief efforts in California.

Boo

10/31/2018

This is the longest I've gone without writing or at least stopping by my little corner of the internet since starting this site over ten years ago. Rather than a longwinded post explaining how busy I've been or what's stopped me from writing, I'm just popping in to say happy Halloween. I think we can all use a day to dress a little spooky - or silly - and eat some candy amiright?

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Wear the Dress

8/31/2018



“Brass shines with constant usage, a beautiful dress needs wearing, leave a house empty, it rots.” -- Ovid

I read this quote and it really stuck with me. All the more reason to use the good glasses, wear the dress (in my case, a new top I'd been inexplicably "saving") and light the "for company only" candle. Have a good long weekend.


Summer Fridays

8/27/2018

There’s nothing better than a summer Friday. As an adult, summer can feel like any other season but this summer I’ve actually had a string of summer Fridays that have made it actually feel like summer, even if it’s still foggy in San Francisco. 

Two weeks ago, I took a personal day after a few grueling weeks of work and just had a little staycation day in San Francisco that included dinner at a new spot called Pearl (that we loved). Last Friday, my agency took us to Sonoma for a summer Friday party and I spent the day by the pool drinking rosé (not bad!). And this Friday, we’re heading to Park City for Labor Day with family. I figured since it's Monday I'd reminisce about a better day of the week. 

Here are some photos from Sonoma, and what’s coming with me in my suitcase (plus a few things on my wish list):

Summer stapes: Like this straw bag and striped tee. 

A dress to take me from day to night.

My favorite Outdoor Voices leggings and Nikes for long walks with my mom and hikes with the whole family. 

My new suit from Solid & Striped, my favorite swimwear line (top here + bottoms here). I also swooped up this Universal Thread hat at Target for under $20.

Monday Morning

7/30/2018




I’m typing this while sipping my first coffee of the week, prolonging walking the dog because it’s foggy and cold outside. I haven’t check in here in over a month and am unsure if anyone’s even reading, but since I actually felt like writing and sharing some images that make me smile, here we are.

What have I been up to this past few months? Work and weddings pretty much sums it up. We had weddings for two close friends in Aspen and San Diego and in between work has been nonstop, as in 12 hour days and weekend work nonstop.

We have been home without plans the past two weekends which has felt hugely indulgent. We’ve cooked a lot of meals at home, hardly ventured out of our neighborhood, and I have nearly completed a few projects that I’ve been meaning to tackle for ages, including a wedding album for our five year anniversary. Oh, and this past weekend I ran a half marathon. 

Here’s to hoping I can make more regular appearances here and everyone has a good start to their week.

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