Long Short Week


I easily packed six days of work into your this week, and also managed to meet friends for dinner one night (we went here), do yoga after work another night, and take a trip to Oakland for work-meets-play last night. As much as I'd like to collapse this weekend, we have friends in town from Sydney and I couldn't be more excited.

Here are a few links we loved this week and we'll see you here on Monday. Have a good weekend lovelies!

I love that turtlenecks are back in and that this is now a trend.

Uh-oh, Mercury is in retrograde. Here's how to cope.

Man, Tavi Gevinson is just so cool.

Speaking of It Girls, Alexa Chung revealed her collab with AG this week.

This list is really interesting.

I met this lovely lady and her partners for drinks in Oakland last night (more about Tiny Atlas next week).

In case you're wondering, we had drinks and snacks at Penrose and then my coworker and I popped across the street for pizza (and more cocktails) at Boot and Shoe Service.

After reading this post I really want to book some picnic tables at Hog Island.

And in case you missed it:

Sweet desktop and iPhone wallpaper downloads.

A walk across that famous bridge.


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Walking the Golden Gate Bridge


My friend Brittany and I have been talking about walking across the Golden Gate Bridge since Ian and I moved to San Francisco seven months ago, and last weekend we finally made it happen. 

The fog that had lingered all week finally lifted by the time we set out Saturday morning, and it was somehow 5:30pm when my tired legs made it home later that evening. We stopped at Cavallo Point for a drink and truffle fries at Farley Bar while waiting for our table on the porch, and had rosé and crab sandwiches for lunch. It was pretty decadent, but we did take the long walk home through the Presidio to work it off. 

Photos by Kirby Brooks Todd for Short & Sweet Blog

Long Weekend


There's nothing better when it's the Friday of a long week and you remember you have a three-day weekend. Am I right? This week was busy with work, and emotional, too. My brother had to put down his dog Cayden and I'm heartbroken for him. This weekend I'll be spending extra time with our dog, walking over the Golden Gate Bridge with girlfriends (brunch is on the other side), and enjoying a few days off in the city.

We'll see you back over here on Tuesday, in the mean time we have a pretty awesome set of links lined up for you (if we don't say so ourselves). 

Glitter delivery. This is awesome.

They did it! And I officially can never complain about my measly three-mile morning run again.

Ayn Rand reviews children's movies. So good.

These shoes just became available in my size, and they just may have to come with me to Cabo.

Speaking of Mexican-inspired, I have been eying these shorts too. 

Have you seen this show yet? It's supposed to be hilarious. 

If you ride public transportation in San Francisco like I do, this list will make you laugh.

A new blog discovery.

And in case you missed it:

An easy work look.

Happy birthday Alexa!

What Kirby Wore to Work


I haven't really told you about my commute now that we live in San Francisco, have I? I used to drive over an hour each way, each day when we lived in San Diego, but now my commute takes just 35 minutes. I could take two buses, but instead I walk 10 minutes, take a bus, and then walk 10 more. When it's not raining (and we had a rainy December) it's a lovely way to get to work, especially compared to hours clocked on the freeway and especially because sometimes Ian and Tank (our three-year-old boxer) will walk me to the bus. 

J. Crew Shirttail Sweater (sold out but similar here) // Cuyana Leather Tote // Gap Always Skinny Jeans // Sam Edelman Booties