Monday, April 30, 2012

3 Things.

This weekend was equal parts indulgent as it was relaxing.  From delicious food favorites to purchasing some lovely items at Tory Burch to catching up on reading for my Spreecast book club (almost there) to lounging around my family home, it was certainly a contrast in activities.  Adding to the balance was participating in The Great Race in Los Gatos, where the feeling of community is so prevalent.  Oh, and did I mention the weather was 80 degrees and sunny? 

1. Rediscovering little neighborhood treasures, Unwined.

2. The scent of jasmine on a warm day

3. The Great Race for the Rotary Club of Los Gatos – gorgeous day for a 5k

Friday, April 27, 2012

Spring Casual.

A.L.C. shorts//anthropologie blouse//DVF clutch & sunglasses//Bulova watch c/o WatchCo//vintage bracelet

Thursday, April 26, 2012

What Goes Around Comes Around.

essie's Pink Parka

I'm loving the neon is back on trend - there's nothing like a straight up neon pink. The shocking bright offers a feeling of exuberance.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Leopard + Stripes.

Tory Burch dress//JCrew scarf//Tahari loafers//Bulova watch c/o WatchCo//DVF sunglasses

Sometimes it's the unexpected pairings that are the most fun. Why not mix things up a little?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

3 Things.

What else can I say, it doesn't get much better than enjoying beautiful weather spent in great company.

1. Catching up on some sun

2. Sunday lunch at Il Fornaio

3. Attending my first opera, Faust, at the stunning California Theatre.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Casual Friday.

Anthropologie shirt//H&M jacket//7 For All Mankind jeans//Dolce Vita shoes//DVF clutch//Bulova watch

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Strawberry Jicama Salad.

I can't think of anything better than ripe strawberries, crunchy jicama, herbaceous cilantro and fresh cucumber lightly dressed with a honey-kissed lime dressing. Adding the chile adds the perfect hint of heat that rounds out the sweetness of the strawberries.

2 cups strawberries, diced
1 cup jicama, peeled and diced
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
1 serrano chile, minced (remember to remove the seeds first)
3 tbs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 tbs red onion, minced
2 tbs fresh lime juice
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs agave nectar
salt & pepper to taste

Combine strawberries, jicama, cucumber, chile, cilantro and red onion in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil and agave nectar until well combined. Add dressing to the salad and season with salt and pepper, as needed. Serve over greens or enjoy as is. Delish! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Back to Basics.

H&M blazer//Everlane t-shirt//7 For All Mankind jeans//Dolce Vita wedges//Rebecca Minkoff clutch//DVF sunnies//Bulova watch//Stella & Dot and vintage bracelets

There's nothing like the fail safes - a soft white tee, jeans and a crisp blazer. Just add a fun clutch and a little arm candy for a clean, simple look.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bermuda Shorts.


A hot neon magenta that retains depth and brightness - perfect timing for the Spring weather that's finally starting to come to full swing.

Monday, April 16, 2012

3 Things.

There is nothing I love more than good things happening to good people, especially when those people are ones that I love. Great things are happening all around and I feel so fortunate to witness as life unfolds. And with happy news brings need to celebrate - something I always love to be a part of.

1. Attending the annual Junior League of SF fashion show with 2 of my favorite gals

2. An amazing view on a clear day at the Top of the Mark

3. Brunch in San Carlos with old (& new) friends at Piacere and enjoying a gorgeous sunny day

Friday, April 13, 2012


Anthropologie blouse & skirt//Dolce Vita shoes//Missoni for Target clutch//Bulova watch c/o Watchco//vintage bracelet//DVF sunnies

Just wanted to give an update on my little Ziggy for those of you concerned. So far, he’s been 4 legs strong for 2 full weeks, which is HUGE considering he had to be carried most everyone just a few weeks back. Taking advantage of his strength (and added energy I hadn’t seen in weeks) we took a nice walk in to get some flowers from my favorite florist, Bunches. After all that walking (and flower shopping) we sat on the bench outside and enjoyed the passersby.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


When it comes to new restaurants, my rule of thumb is to try it twice before I make any judgment (unless it’s too terribly bad to go back), but when I find one I like I’m hooked. Slightly embarrassed to admit this, but I pretty much moved into Palacio’s restaurant last weekend - going to happy hour on Saturday and then the following day for brunch on Easter Sunday and then back again for happy hour that same evening. What can I say, I absolutely love the town of Los Gatos and really love those margaritas from Palacio’s.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Armed & Ready.

An outfitted army green perfect to protect those pearly undertones (and makes those extra tough days all that much prettier).

Monday, April 9, 2012

Find Sierra.

This past Easter weekend was spent doing something much different than previous years. My Mom and I volunteered to join the search for the missing Morgan Hill 15 year old, Sierra LaMar. As soon as I checked in at the Find Sierra Search Center, it was hard to keep from crying. I was moved by all the people working in one space with such purpose; all working towards one goal - to bring Sierra home. I can't even imagine what her family and friends are going through, and for that, I am so thankful. 

Volunteering is easy. The KlaasKids Foundation has set up the Find Sierra Search Center at Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill.  Those who would like to participate in the search should check in at the school between the hours of 8am - 1pm. Searches are mostly held daily, but check the Find Sierra Facebook page for updates here. You must be at least 18 years old with a valid ID, and that's all you need. We were grouped with 10 others, and then assigned a team number and search area. We were told to look for anything that doesn't "belong" there. 

During the search, we combed through tall brush (like 10 feet tall), poison oak, prickly bushes, and who knows what else. I have to admit it was brutal at times, and under other circumstances, I might have quit. But because the cause was so great, all of us completed the search. Then, it was back to the Center for debriefing, where findings were reported and discussed with an expert.

Should you decide to go out and join the search for Sierra, a few tips:
  • Wear long pants and tall socks underneath Wear comfortable shoes you do not mind getting very dirty.
  • Do not wear your hair down - put up in a ponytail or bun, wear a hat or hoodie. You do not want to get any ticks.
  • Gloves are a great idea to bring.
  • Wear a thin long sleeved shirt and layers. Poison oak and ivy may be in you path, not fun.
  • Bring a golf club to move through
  • Drink water.
  • Don't complain. It just brings the team down and things be so much worse. Seriously.
  • Remember please and thank you go a long way, especially with 10 new personalities thrown together.
Please don't think this post is saying you should drop everything and join the search, however, I am encouraging you to do something positive for your community. Your community takes care of you in many ways you don't even notice. Donating your time makes a difference in others' lives and can be highly rewarding. 

To donate money towards the search for Sierra LaMar, click here.

Friday, April 6, 2012

April Showers.

JCrew top//Zara pants// Alexander McQueen scarf//Anne Klein heels//Chloe handbag//Bulova watch//Stella & Dot bracelet//DVF sunnies

Double the leopard, double the fun.  And the perfect way to keep basic neutrals interesting while waiting for those May flowers.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I Heart IFB.

amateure.: outfit perfection
Chic Mommy, Cool Kid: Transition Your Shoe Wardrobe from Winter to Spring
Dress Code: High Fashion: Summer 2012 Trend: The 1920s
Easy, Petite Looks: Why Hello There, Vintage Hermes
Fashionably Philosophical: Denim Jacket Addiction
Hippie Lace: Spring 2012 Trend. Minty Green Goodness.
Inexpensive Chic: Retro Bathing Suits
Made to Travel: Ethical Options for Swimsuit Season
Petite Avenue: How to: Cap Toes
Pins, Needles & Fashion: Outfit Post: Welcoming Spring
Real Girl Glam: My Spring Musthaves
Runaway in LA: How to wear spring pastels
Sequined Sprinkles: White Wash
Simply Frabulous: Interview with Lula
Tha.DARLINH: DIY: Pastel Bracelet
The Average Girls Guide: Wardrobe Must Have: Chambray Shirt
The Dernier Cri: Fashion Inspiration: Hunger Games
The Sparkle in Her Eye: Your Secret Leg Lengthener: The T-Strap
Wish Upon a Smile: Outfit #7 – First Dates in the Season of Spring

Mini Mimosas.

Sometimes the simplest of items are the most enjoyable (and fun). Fresh strawberries, orange Jello and a splash of bubbles – what’s not to love?

1/4 cup boiling water
1 package Orange Jello
1/3 cup cold club soda
fresh strawberries

Add boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 minutes, or until completely dissolved and stir in club soda.Place strawberries in 10 plastic cups sprayed with cooking spray; fill with gelatin. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Unmold before serving.

Serve along with your favorite bubbles & enjoy!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Everything's Just Rosie.

vintage//Bulova watches c/o & Dot

I’ve had some random rosegold bracelets in my jewelry box for quite some time, but have found myself passing them by time and time again because they never looked right together. That is, until introducing this rosegold Bulova watch into the mix; striking the right balance of classic, femininity with an edgy touch. Quite the threesome, huh?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Antique Rose.

The perfect balance of a shimmering coppery rosegold - a color I'm finding myself more and more attracted to.

Monday, April 2, 2012

3 Things.

The past few weeks have been quite eye opening, but think I'm learning a lot with each hurdle. I've been finding myself slowing down (just in the slightest) so that I can enjoy the smaller things that I may have previously overlooked. It's all in the details, isn't it?

1. A happy Ziggy who is currently using ALL 4 legs - big win for Team Ziggy!

2. Beautiful stained glass windows from some of my favorite Cathedrals

3. Quite possibly the best ham sandwich I've ever had from the Purple Onion Cafe in Los Gatos (we so need one in San Francisco)