A Case for (No) Weekday Wine

5/23/2016

As you might have guessed from recent posts, work has been a little nuts lately. As in 12+ hour days. It's weeks like this when it's hard to take care of myself. Instead of taking my vitamins and refilling my water, I answer another email. Instead of going for a run, I get to work early. You get the picture. One day it occurred to me that I'm not doing anyone any favors by getting run-down and potentially sick. So I've made sure to make small changes like requesting a healthier (read: not pizza) option when we order dinner at the office, squeezing in a short run before work at the very least, and not drinking during the week. 

Often I get home late and can barely manage keep my eyes open for a 30-minute episode of Veep. So while a glass of wine often sounds nice, it's just not really necessary. Sure, if I have dinner planned with friends I'll have a glass of wine or I come home to Ian making tacos I won't say no to a margarita, but otherwise I've been pretty much going cold turkey during the week. So far I feel like my skin looks brighter, I'm sleeping better, and I don't really miss it. What about you? Do you have a nightly glass of wine? 

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Worrier

5/18/2016

I'm just going to leave this right here. 

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Weekend in Healdsburg

5/16/2016

The patio at The Shed
Artista Winery
Picture perfect table
Wedding night sunset
One of the biggest perks of living in San Francisco is the proximity to wine country. Two weekends ago we rented a house in Sonoma with friends for a 30th birthday, and last weekend we visited Healdsburg for the first time for a wedding. We were only there for the weekend, but I'm already plotting a return visit. See below for my quick guide (would love to see if you have any additions).

Eat
We had an amazing dinner at Chalkboard when we arrived. Like seriously delicious. The next morning we had coffee and breakfast at The Shed. It's a beautiful space and right out of a Nancy Meyers movie, with fresh pastries and cookbooks and flowers all arranged to make you want to buy everything. On Sunday, we stopped into Flying Goat Coffee before heading back to San Francisco.

Drink 
If you're into breweries (like my husband), check out Bear Republic and Russian River Brewing. The wedding was at beautiful Arista Winery, and the after party was at Campo Fina, which has bocce ball courts and a cute bar. I'd heard great things about a few other wineries in the Russian River but we just ran out of time!

Have you been to Healdsburg? What else would you add to my list?

New to Me: Solid and Striped & Tory Sport

5/13/2016

Popping in at the end of a crazy busy week to share two different lines I recently discovered: Solid and Striped and Tory Sport. I discovered Solid and Striped while perusing this week's Net-A-Porter's sale, and was instantly smitted by all of the stripes and the one-piece bikinis. My mom might be Tory Burch's biggest fan, but I'm loving her new sport line (which comes with a lower price tag). Shop my picks from both lines below and have a good weekend!

Solid and Striped 
1. The Tee Striped Cotton-Blend Terry Top
2. The Alexandra Two-Tone Swimsuit
3. The Morgan Striped Triangle Bikini
4. Striped Cotton Jersey Top

Tory Sport 
5. Tech Knit Abstract Sweater
6. Scoop Neck Cotton Tank
7. The Chevron Legging

Monday Monday

5/09/2016


Welp, it's Monday again. I hope all of the moms out there had a happy Mother's Day weekend! I wasn't with my mom this year sadly, but I was in Sonoma celebrating a good friend's 30th birthday. We acted like it was a 21st birthday and I am le tired. But I still have some links for you, so enjoy.

Have you ever traveled alone? I really haven't, but this piece is making me want to book a solo trip somewhere stat.

This made me laugh.

And so did this, especially since I always say yes way to rosé.

I just picked up this striped top from Madewell. Such a great price and I love the thicker material.

I think I need these placemats for summer.

Have any of you tried Sunbasket? We're doing the meal delivery service this week so I'll report back!

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