On location at one of my favorite places in the world – the San Francisco Ferry Building. It was a balmy 75 degress on this February day. I’m wearing a top from Madewell, H&M short jacket, Rag & Bones ‘Kensington’ skinny & stretch jeans, Halogen ‘Daphne’ oxfords from Nordstrom, and my black Brahmin handbag (various styles), also from Nordstrom.
It was sunny but much colder this day, also on location at the San Francisco Ferry Building. I’m wearing my Anthropologie coat, leopard/chartreuse Nordstrom scarf, dark denim 7 for All Mankind jeans from Nordstrom, GAP patent ankle booties, my black ‘Transport Tote’ from Madewell and a grey Goorin Bros hat.
Strolling around Berkeley and discovered this fabulous warehouse. I’m wearing my ripped Zara jeans, Nordstrom blouse and Nordstrom sweater (from last season and one of my favorite layering pieces!), Urban Outfitters gold feathers necklace, Anthropologie sunglasses and my black Brahmin handbag
It was a hot, muggy day in Colorado for our friend’s wedding which meant something simple and light. I wore this beautiful, flowy Zara skirt, with a simple black tank from Nordstrom paired with my black ‘Transport Tote’ from Madewell and Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses.
Adam Tucker oxfords; Rag & Bone distressed skinny jeans; Zara coat with leather accents; Trouve silk black blouse from Nordstrom; Brahmin bag and Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses. On location in Rockridge in front of a beautiful bright purple door.
On location in front of Box & Bells in Oakland.
Brunch at TOAST in Oakland.
Spring vegatable frittata with holey cow cheese, garlic toast and mixed greens; biscuits and egg.
The Trappist in Oakland. Amazing beers on tap.
Fall is definitely in the air here in San Francisco! We have been having our fabulous Indian Summer but there is a nice crisp in the air especially in the mornings and evenings that remind me of Fall and Winter, and I love it. We took a few photos outside at our Clocktower Loft this weekend and I love this comfy but stylish outfit – great for the weekend. Sweater is very soft and cozy with a leather accent around the neck and down the sleeves – by Vince Camuto at Nordstrom. Jeans have a worn look and are from Zara (in Lyon, France!) and my favorite style of shoes – oxfords – these are Franco Sarto, the ‘Andes’ flat from Nordstrom.
My favorite time of the year for many reasons is Fall but mostly because of fashion. I love Fall clothes. In my opinion, it is the most fashionable season. From amazing coats, sweaters, blazers, fur, boots, leather jackets, scarves, etc. You can create a very stylish yet cozy and casual look. Nordstrom is having their best sale of the year – pre-sale for Fall! I found this amazing 100% cashmere wrap and loved the color block. Perfect with white jeans now and dark jeans in the winter. It is very cozy and pairs well with a belt wrapped around the piece.
On location at our Clock Tower Loft.
A fabulous day in Wine Country with my husband and a much needed away for us together! I wanted to be stylish (as always) 😉 but comfortable. I wore my white jeans from Nordstrom, green tank from H&M, Zara sandals, Theory blazer, and a silver necklace that Nigel got me for my 30th birthday from a cute Parisian store in SOMA.
What I Wore: Theory blazer (Bloomingdales); Black & White striped tank-top (H&M); Rag & Bones Jeans (Bloomingdales); Sandals (Zara); Marc by Marc Jacobs cross-body bag; Chanel sunglasses.
Nigel (my husband) and I visit the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market almost every single Saturday morning. It’s quite an amazing routine and I feel extremely lucky to be able to wake up and walk to this iconic and beautiful spot in SF – one of my favorites. As we approach the Ferry Building we head straight for the outside Blue Bottle coffee kiosk and wait in the line (which moves fairly fast). On a 75 degree day like today, I went for the New Orleans Style Iced Coffee. New today to the market is Craftsman & Wolves! They have a spot in the Mission on Valencia street and will now have a stand at the market – awesome. We shared the infamous “Rebel Within” which is an asiago-cheese, green onion, and Easton sausage-flecked muffin with a poached egg in the center and it is quite amazing!
We did our usual route through the entire market and this is one of my favorite times of the year – beautiful flowers and cherries and strawberries! From here, we walked up market to brunch at Bluestem Brasserie and then onto the SFMOMA which closed in a month for a long (but what will be an amazing) renovation.
What a beautiful California weekend! I am very thankful for sunny skies and warm, yet crisp, weather. We spent all day Saturday on a hike, starting at one of my favorite SF spots – the Lyon Steps in Pacific Heights. Just going up those stairs once is an amazing workout and a stunning view at the top to make it all worth it. From there, we weave into the Presidio, past the new Presidio Inn, onto the Ecology trail. You all of a sudden are in the woods yet hundreds of feet from the city. The trail then takes you through the Presidio Golf Course and down Park Trail to Crissy Field. Nearly 8 miles later, ending up at the Palace of Fine Arts.
Today, we ventured across the bridge to Oakland, starting with brunch at Pican Restaurant. We indulged in fried chicken eggs Benedict, a philly waffle and biscuits. Everything was delicious and we didn’t feel too bad since we spent the day before hiking and the morning riding nearly 5 miles on the bike at the Y. Oh – we also had the Bourbon Bloody Mary with bacon and shrimp 😉 I wore my bright red pants from Jeremy’s Department Store in South Park, paired with an eagle t-shirt from Lucky Brand and my Banana Republic Blazer. And last but not least, sandals from Zara. We then drove 10 miles down the road to Montclaire – a very cute neighborhood of Oakland. Tree-lined streets and up the hill, houses amongst the redwood trees! Definitely a great spot for some fashion photos.
For the Sunday Bundt Cake, I went with the Maple Walnut. I love how maple syrup reminds me of mornings growing up and the weekends. A lazy day around the house enjoying homemade pancakes or waffles with maple syrup. The walnuts are toasted and then added to the bundt cake and it’s finished off with a maple glaze.
Sweater: Zara; Blazer: Banana Republic; Scarf: Nordstrom; Sunglasses: Chanel; Purse: Marc Jacobs; Pants: H&M; Shoes: Steve Madden boots.
What an eventful yet relaxing weekend! My husband and I had a nice Sunday walk to North Beach to enjoy brunch at Cotogna. Cotogna is owned by Chef Michael Tusk (also owner of neighbor, Quince). The restaurant is rustic Italian with a beautiful, casual environment. It’s very warm and welcoming, with exposed brick and a partial open kitchen where you see things from cauliflower to pork belly cooking on the spit to housemade bacon being made on the grill and a wood-oven for the pizza. We started with a Blood Orange & Cocchi Americano Mimosa and a Dry Farmed Tomato Bloody Mary with Aceto Balsamico & Espelette Pepper (both really unique and delicious). It was a really hard choice – everything sounded amazing (and we’ll have to go back). On this visit we had the Smoked Trout with Zuckerman Farm Asparagus, Rye and Sauce Gribiche and the Heritage Pork Shoulder Hash with English Peas, Cipollini Onion, and Baked Egg. The trout was very fresh and great with the rye. The hash was served in a cast iron pan and the baked egg was great with the pork (cooked perfectly). And while waiting for our dishes, you MUST request the bread. They bring out a skinny slab on fresh, warm foccacia bread that is worth the trip in itself! Cotogna is located in one of my favorite San Francisco neighborhoods – Jackson Historic District. My first PR job was in this area. The narrow streets are lined with brick buildings that range from antique shops to art gallery’s to high-end fashion boutiques.
The blood orange mimosa and simple, rustic plating.
The smoked trout served on a bright orange plate.
And the pork shoulder hash served in the cast iron on a wood board and rye toast on the side.
I love brightly colored jeans and I’m especially loving my red jeans from Gap. Today I wore them with the white blouse from Nordstrom, tan Steve Madden Boots and last but not least my favorite faux fur coat from one of my favorite places in San Francisco – Jeremys Department Store in South Park. If you haven’t been, you must. Secret of the day – I got this faux fur coat there for $24.00. Yes $24!!!!
It’s official – we have our very first Target here in San Francisco and what a better name for it than CityTarget! It’s located in an already buzzing place in the city – at the corner of 4th Street and Mission just feet from Westfield Mall and located in the Metreon SF, which has gone through a complete transformation. Now not only featuring CityTarget, but Chronicle Books, La Boulange, Super Duper Burger and other cute spots! We rode up the escalators in the CityTarget – open now exactly a week – and were amongst hundreds of other people – a few that looked like locals – the rest wandering tourists and out-of-towners that I guess were also interested in seeing what the “City” Target was all about. It’s no different from any other target and I expect they will be extremely busy over the next few months especially (holidays!)
We had one thing in mind for purchase – the game Sequence. I played it growing up as a child all the time – for hours on end. It had been a very long time since I had last played and was reintroduced to it by Nigel’s aunt in Lake Tahoe last weekend. It’s such a great game and that was one of our CityTarget purchases. Scanning the aisles, a brightly colored flannel shirt also caught my eye. Great shirt for fall to throw on with a pair of jeans!
And when we got home, our patio was filled with leaves! I had a fun mini photoshoot amongst the Fall leaves with my husband aka my photographer.