Thursday, January 28, 2010


Right before Christmas, I received my weekly Goldstar email update and saw half-price tickets for Wicked on sale! Now for those of you who don't know what Goldstar is-- it's a website full of fun ideas, half-price tickets, fantastic restaurants and everything you need for a great night out in the city. (So register right after you finish reading this!) I was super excited because I knew this would be the perfect Christmas gift for my mom. We decided to wait until after the holiday season, you know, after San Francisco calms down--who are we kidding? San Francisco NEVER calms down. Anywho,we decided a Thursday would be the perfect night to go. I suprised her with taking Friday off as well so we could spend the day together. After a quick dinner, we headed over to the Orpheum Theater. Upon arrival, we were escorted down to our seats, which were pretty fantastic I might add (Go Goldstar!). The best part of the night was spending this time with my mom. I remember as a little girl watching The Wizard of Oz with her and loving it, but also being so scared of the Wicked Witch. Luckily, this fun and witty prequel to The Wizard of Oz changed both of our points of view. This is a definite must see if ever given the opportunity. And I have to say it definitely sweetens the experience if you have the opportunity to go with someone special and as wonderful at my mom.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Besitos from Cabo.....

Recently, I was lucky enough to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to ring in the New Year with some of my favorite gals. I was heading down to Mexico for some fun in the sun and relaxation, which is exactly what I did. Laying out in the sun consumed so much of my time, my only shopping time was the night before we were leaving. As I walked around the stands and shops, I saw bracelets, earrings, necklaces and hand-painted pottery (and A LOT of NFL ponchos..strange), but nothing caught my eye. Disappointed, I left without finding what I was looking for--even more frustrating, I wasn't sure WHAT I was looking for. That is..until I got to the airport the next day where I spotted a gunmetal grey, crumpled cuff bracelet. Even though they were calling our flight I had to run over and buy it. I finally found my special piece of Cabo to bring home with me. As I was sitting on the plane admiring my new treasure, I looked down and saw I had a gunmetal grey chain necklace on..and my nail polish is gunmetal too! I realize gunmetal has become my new obsession! Maybe even my new black?! Now don't get me wrong, I love the black pieces I own. In fact, like most people, it seems to be the majority in my closet, but since my trip I've noticed my "go-to" color black, may have some competition now with gunmetal grey. Gunmetals deep grey color adds a rich touch of sophistication and to any outfit, giving my style some dimension. From nail polish to shoes to necklaces and bracelets, I am absolutely loving gunmetal.