Weekend Reading


The first full week back at work after vacation is always a struggle. Between jet lag and diving back into work, including early meetings ever.single.day this week, it felt like a slog to make it to Friday and I'm excited to have a relaxing weekend. We satisfied our sushi craving last night and are heading to Scribe in Sonoma tomorrow, but otherwise we don't have any plans. See below for some links and I'll see you back here next week - with some Italy photos!

This baby's parents dress her up while she's sleeping, and the result is obviously adorable (and hilarious).

My heart breaks for the victims of the earthquakes in Italy earlier this week.

I loved this article on how one photographer is capturing the beautiful country's independent shops.

I just discovered the Snug app on Cupcakes and Cashmere and am loving it (along with their Our World series).

Ever since my September Vogue issue arrived in the mail I've had fall fashion on my mind. This blue velvet LPA top is to die and feels very fall.

I also foresee a lot of burgundy additions to my closet after seeing Meg's post on the shade.

And in case you missed it:

Mindful exercise.

Which iPhone case should I get?


Mindful Exercise


I work out most days. And while it's mainly relieve stress and anxiety, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't also partly to continue to fit into the skinny jeans I wore in high school. I typically work out while on vacation as well. When I travel for work I feel lucky to be able to run in Central Park or even use a hotel gym (since I do classes and run outdoors in San Francisco but don't belong to a typical gym), so it almost feels like a treat. But checking a workout off my list is usually on my mind. On our recent vacation in Italy, however, I was really laid back about working out and came home feeling just fine. Sure, we walked a lot in Florence and I swam laps a few days in the pool, but I found the laid back Italian mindset and it's actually stayed with me now that we're back in San Francisco. I went for a few runs this week mainly because I was eager to listen to a new podcast and signed up for spin once an evening meeting was cancelled. I'm hoping to continue with this more laid back view of working out. 


New Discovery: Sonix


I was first introduced to Sonix by Cupcakes and Cashmere, and upon visiting the site was instantly filling up my online cart with iPhone cases before stumbling upon their cute clutches (perfect for storing the things you're always losing inside your work tote) and sunnies. Now, help me pick which things to actually purchase. 

1. Indigo iPhone case / 2. Swan iPhone case / 3. Holland Sunnies in Stone / 4. Evil Eye Pouch / 5. Beverly Hills iPhone case

Weekend Reading


If you've been following along on Instagram or Snapchat, you'll know that we're currently on our way home from a week and a half in Tuscany. It was so dreamy and I can't wait to share photos. In the meantime, here's some links to peruse this weekend.

I could have used one of these for our long overnight flights!

I wish I'd had this top in Tuscany, but may need to scoop it up anyway. And I spotted this for fall/winter on J. Crew and it's also on my wish list.

Vogue's 73 Questions is one of my favorite video series, so I loved this one with September issue cover girl Kendall Jenner.

In case you haven't been keeping up with the Rio Olympics, here are some of the biggest moments.

Would you try this beauty routine change?

After all of the pizza and pasta, I'm going to need to detox next week. I bookmarked this salad recipe after seeing it over on Luella & June.


From the Sea, for the Home


Popping in from Italy to share a few ocean-inspired home items that are currently on my shopping list. Blue and white has always been one of my favorite color combinations. While we no longer live close to the beach, keeping blue and white in our apartment is soothing and reminds me of the sea. 

1. I'd put this ceramic soap dish from Izola on our coffee table.

2. This splatter bowl from Furbish is just so pretty. I'd serve salad it in or keep it on the middle of our kitchen table filled with fruit. 

3. If you haven't checked out Urban Outfitters' home section in awhile it's worth a look. Everything is well priced and while many of the items are meant for the dorm room, there are a few gems that are more adult, like this Kym Fulmer Crashing Waves print.

4. Place mats are an affordable way to keep things fresh, so I switch ours up regularly. These navy tassle ones are on my list.

5. I walk by a CB2 on my way to the bus, and every once in a while spot something really good. This slim navy chair is one of them, and it's under $150.

p.s. Follow along on my Italy vacation on Instagram and Snapchat.