If you know me, you know my “specialty” is bundt cakes. I have always loved baking. I grew up baking with my dad – we loved making everyone’s birthday cakes from scratch and chocolate brownies. For awhile, I baked a lot of cupcakes. And then I bought the book, Cake Simple, that changed my “baking” life. It is an amazing book filled with different bundt cake recipes – ranging from simple brown sugar bundt cakes to “foodie” bundt cakes and decadent chocolate fudge cakes. The pictures are also really great! I’ve made almost every bundt cake in the book and will now be going back through the book and making them again to complete perfection and also photographing the results. I usually bake a bundt cake on Sunday nights and bring it into the office (I work in hospitality PR and we all love food) and we call it “Bundt Cake Monday’s”. This week was a delicious lemon bundt cake – the fresh squeezed lemons really make the cake and the lemon frosting.
And onto equally important things – shoes! I found the perfect pair of shoes and out of all places from The City Target! I was strolling through to stock up on some household items and happen to walk past the shoe department. I saw this amazing red shoes with an ankle strap and perfect height! I wear them with many different outfits – from dark jeans to skirts and colored pants and get so many compliments on them. The red instantly brightens the day and any outfit.
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.