New Week, New Month

8/03/2015


How was your weekend? I met a friend for drinks Friday night (we went here) and then had the weekend completely to myself. As in zero plans. It was heavenly. I took a few Pilates classes, I snagged a coveted corner seat at Jane and worked for a few hours, I got a bunch of things done that had been pushed to the bottom of my to-do list (looking at you: smog check), I read my stack of dusty Vogues with the dog cuddled up next to me on the couch. It felt like a nice long weekend and by the time Ian returned home Sunday night I was feeling ready for the week and for the busy weeks ahead.

I hope you're having a good start to the month and your week. I'll leave you with a few links.

Because it's Monday and you're liking looking at cute animal photos to ease the pain anyway, meet Earl.

16 funny Instagram accounts you should be following.

A new season of The Mind of a Chef is on Netflix! 

Speaking of Netflix, did any of you watch Wet Hot American Summer? I'll admit, I streamed an episode or two this weekend.

After reading this post I want to take a summer getaway to Shelter Island.

There's a new Amy Winehouse exhibit in town that looks pretty interesting.

Last week I showed you three blue dresses I'm considering buying for wedding season. I'm adding this one to the list.

I can't afford it (see: wedding season) but someone needs to scoop up this rag & bone blazer while the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going on!

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Wedding Season: Something Blue

7/30/2015

We have wedding three of six this year in a few weeks, and for whatever reason I've been gravitating towards blue dresses. It could be because a lot of them are beach weddings, or maybe because it's one of my favorite colors. I love the C/Meo collective cocktail dress, but the Show Me Your Mumu one seems so versatile. I could dress it up for a wedding and down with a jean jacket. And don't get me started on the For Love & Lemons stunner. Which is your favorite?
 
C/Meo Collective Daydreaming Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Heather Halter Dress 

For Love & Lemons Luau Maxi Dress

Beginner in the Big Easy

7/29/2015


Next Thursday Matt and I are heading to New Orleans. We're meeting up with our college friends for a reunion of sorts and already I am getting hungry and thirsty thinking of all of the delicious food and drinks I'll be happily consuming amid drenching humidity. Ah yes, it will be hot, but I do not care because I will be with my husband and four very dear friends in a city filled with delectable bites, good libations and jazzy tunes. I will be happy as a clam I am sure.

Below is a rough itinerary.

STAY
Since there will be six of us (three couples) we opted to rent a house, where we can lounge when needed. We found a three bedroom place with a pretty wrap around porch on AirBnb. I plan to drink cocktail every evening there (likely drenched in sweat, but not caring because I will be in NOLA with no kids).

EAT + DRINK
Cane and Table: You drink libations out of pineapples. Do I need to explain more?
Angeline: Southern Comfort Food. You can bet I will be indulging many times during our trip.
Bello CQ: A cool, swanky atmosphere + yummy cocktails!
Cochon Butcher: The sandwiches look amazing.

ACTIVITIES
Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse: Music and drinks, because really that's why we're going. ;)
Ghost Tour: I did one of these in Plymouth and it was super cool, feel like I can't miss one in New Orleans.
Stroll in the Garden District: Those houses!


Any other tips you can share? I'm ready!

Photos by Kirby Todd

On Perfectionism

7/28/2015


Having a tough start to the week my friends. Sometimes my anxiety gets the best of me and makes me want to stay in bed all day (which I did, until about 7am, late for me). Instead I'm up, having coffee, and am going to fake a smile this morning with these words in my head. It is a bright sunny morning so things are already looking up.

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Canadian Tuxedo

7/24/2015

Remember when it used to be considered a fashion faux pas to wear denim on denim (aka the Canadian tuxedo)? I think it's safe to say those days are over. It's over 63 today (somewhat of a rarity during the summer months in San Francisco) so I celebrated by wearing a chambray tank with my old favorite jeans and some mules to work. I'm taking a "summer Friday" today so I'll be out of work midday to hopefully enjoy the weather and some oysters at Hog Island. 

Happy weekend, friends. See you back here next week.