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.
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.
These are a few of my favorite things – fur::sequin::glittery t’s. This is the perfect time of the year for faux fur ~ extremely cozy and warm. And with the start of the holiday season, it’s all about sparkles and glitter. H&M has amazing different faux fur and sparkly t’s for your fall and holiday wardrobe! And have fun with the gold and glittery nail polish!
Happy November and to the start of the lovely holiday season.
FIRST STYLED OUTFIT:
Top: Black & White tank – H&M
Skirt: Khaki pencil skirt – H&M
Watch: Gold Michael Kors – Nordstrom
Shoes: Purple Snakeskin flats – All Black
SECOND STYLED OUTFIT:
Dress: Turquoise with gold zipper detail – Zara
Shoes: Leopard flats – Banana Republic
Lace top: H&M
White tank: H&M
Jeans: Paige – Nordstrom
Shoes: Boutique9 – Nordstrom
Bag: Whiting & Davis (what I wore for my wedding!!) ❤
Shirt: Free People – Bloomingdale’s
Skirt: Banana Republic
Watch: Michael Kors