Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Heart San Francisco

I am in love with San Francisco and even after 10 years of calling the Bay Area home, I still can hardly believe I'm lucky enough to live here. I adore this stop-animation video shot in and around the city.

San Francisco: The Miniature City from MINIMUS on Vimeo.

Thank you to Christina for posting it!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pretty Pictures

I spent the weekend at a photoshoot for Famous Frocks, an amazing sewing book I'm working on for Fall 2011. I jumped at the chance to bring the dresses to life and was even more thrilled when I was assigned the Audrey Hepburn look. The crew was amazing and I had a blast. Can't wait for the book to come out!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mini Makeover

Ever since we bought our house I've been wanting to re-paint the kitchen and bathrooms. Well, this weekend we finally painted and I love it! Here's a sneak peek...

Our kitty Misa checking it out
Benjamin Moore Cloud Gray

No more shiny green walls!
Benjamin Moore Ashley Gray

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lady in White

I adore this dress from the Victoria Beckham Spring 2011 collection. See the whole collection on

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ferry Building Adventures

I've been getting up early every morning and starting to work around 5:45am. I sounds crazy but I absolutely cherish this time to clean out my inbox, leisurely sip my tea and watch the sunrise with my animals. So today I thought I would take some extra time at lunch to get inspired at the beautiful Ferry Building.

Mushrooms for my best friend. She loves them. I detest them.

Flowers fresh from the wonderful McEvoy Ranch

Peppers from the McEvoy Ranch garden

Miette. I die.

Bestsellers, including the new Oprah selection, Freedom, at Book Passage

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Can Cook!

I often make declarations on new projects or ideas that I'm going to try to execute and this September I vowed that I would try to learn to cook. My hubby has lovingly taken me under his highly skilled wing and is trying to teach me the ropes. We've made some apple fig almond risotto, kale, bacon & bean soup and butternut squash halibut stew. All have turned out very very well if I do say so myself!

This week, I decided to take a cooking class with the lovely Emily Dellas at First Class Cooking. She offers amazing interactive classes in her beautiful home and when you're done prepping the meal everyone eats together in her dining room overlooking the city. It's a wonderful way to spend the night. I was so caught up in making the meal that I only remembered to snap a few photos.

The ingredients to our heirloom tomato, peach, burrata and basil salad

Lemon, herb quinoa

C rusted zucchini, eggplant and tofu for the vegetarians

Dinner, including pistachio crusted sea bass

Homemade chocolate-hazelnut gelato

If you're in the Bay Area, I highly recommend you sign up for her mailing list. She sends out the menu at the beginning of the month so you can pick your date. Classes fill up quickly so book early!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Alexa Chung for Madewell

Fashion Week has officially arrived and so has Alexa Chung's new collection for Madewell. I'm loving this black polka-dot blouse and think it would be perfect for the holidays.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Off to the desert!

I'm heading to my favorite hotel this weekend for some R&R in the hot desert sun. Here are a few pics of my last visit. I'm betting my weekend will pretty much look the same. Happy long weekend!

Walking through the lobby

Reading in the pool

Cruising around town

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Anthro in Argentina

The new Anthropologie catalog just landed today and it is delicious. It was shot in Argentina and features the beautiful Criollo breed of wild horses. I am now even more excited for my upcoming trip in November...

Photo from Anthropologie