Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Big Bad Wolf.

Just a little sneak peek at what Z will be wearing to work today - Happy Halloweenie!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Olive Spiders.

Dress up your cocktail with this spooky garnish

Olives {all sized and colors}
Dried rosemary

Directions: Use a toothpick to make 4 holes on 2 opposite sides of an olive. Insert a rosemary leaf in each hole. Use another rosemary leaf to secure a caper at one end of each olive. Repeat. Over and over and over.


Monday, October 29, 2012

3 Things.

This was by far the best Halloween weekend spent in San Francisco to date. With old friends and making new ones, I'm so fortunate to have truly amazing people in my life. Only thing that would have made things better would be to have my favorite by my side to experience it all. Good news is, he will be next year...

1. Getting into the holiday spirit carving pumpkins (special thanks to Aaron for his skills)

2. Playing a little dress up with the girls - they call me Kandi with a "K" and a ♥ over the i. 

3. San Francisco Giants winning the World Series. The excitement in the city is electric!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Feeling Fall.

American Vintage dress //Ralph Lauren boots//Eileen Fisher scarf//VonZipper sunglasses//Chloe handbag

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spotted & Hearted.

On mom: Eileen Fisher tunic & pants//Alexander McQueen//Tory Burch cuff & shoes// Marc Jacobs handbag. On me: Nicole Miller dress//Zara jacket//Pencey heels//DVF clutch

A few weeks ago I attended the Clarins launch party at the Asian Art Museum and a friend of ours spotted us here. So much fun with my main gal. Love her!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dotted Line.

H&M cardigan & t shirt//Chinese Laundry shoes//Chloe handbag//VonZipper sunglasses//Bebe & vintage bracelets

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fur Affinity.

Fur Affinity.

Miu Miu //Elizabeth and James / Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim leather waistcoat, $3,325 / Karl Donoghue shearling vest / Elizabeth and James / Camilla and Marc shearling vest / Roberto Cavalli white waistcoat / Donna Karan / Calypso St. Barth fur vest / AllSaints

Want. Need. Must have a vest with fur. Throw in some toggles. I swoon.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Three Things.

You can certainly feel from the chill in the air that Fall has hit San Francisco. But what is keeping me warm and fuzzy inside is the excitement from the Giants wins over the weekend. With Game 7 just hours away, it's do or die tonight so let's make it a true Orange October. Gooo Giants!

1. Flowers – just because J

2. Hoyt family manicures

3. This face. Love him so.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Beach Dreams.

Anthropologie shirt//Gap pants//Chloe handbag//VonZipper sunglasses//vintage bracelet

With the fog so thick in the city, it's hard not to keep daydreaming about the sunny days recently spent in Santa Cruz...

How could you ever have a bad day in a place like this?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Feel Again.

Yesterday I received the most amazing phone call from my favorite letting me know he was moving to California much, much earlier than planned. Now I'm feeling like the luckiest girl ever.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

All In The Details.

 \W118 by Walter Baker//Zenana Outfitters top//Tory Burch slippers//Chloe handbag//vintage ring from my great grandmother//earrings designed by Laura Benevento

Just over a week ago my long time friend, Laura, married the love of her life. Of course, the bride being the sweet, thoughtful thing she is designed earrings for all of her bridesmaids, which I was lucky enough to be one of. After all the detailed planning she put into her wedding the sheer fact that she found the time to create something unique and special for us speaks to just how lovely she is. I've pretty much worn them since I opened the box at the rehearsal dinner. So dainty & elegant - just like the stunning bride.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sandcastle Magic.

My grandmother is an artist and I'm fortunate enough to have inherited that same appreciation. Grandmere {or Grandmother in French} fostered my love for art at an early age; growing up I would visit her for a week every year. Each day we would get up early and work in her studio - one year we sculpted another we painted with water color and then the next we cast jewelry. Each experience so different from the last, each one with memories I'll always keep with me. So the other day my artistic spark flared when I watched a glass demonstation at Open Studio in Santa Cruz....

Seriously, I really want to learn how to make glass jewelry.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Three Things.

After a hectic few weeks, it was great to put life on pause for a moment and rest up in Santa Cruz. From dinner at Shadow Brook to vintage jewelry shopping to blizzards at Dairy Queen to a morning walk on the beach with Ziggy, I got to do partake in some of my favorite beach town pastimes. I even met with a few local artists during Open Studio's currently going on in Santa Cruz. Although it wasn't the best weekend for Bay Area sports, it's the rough times that make you appreciate the great ones. Not to worry, we'll come back stronger than ever.

1. The last hydrangea's of the season.

2. Water color painted seashells outlining a planter

3. A shell full of glass beads - I'm determined to learn how to do this.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Day.

Vertigo sweater//A.L.C. leather shorts//Dolce Vita shoes//Von Zipper sunglasses//ring c/o my great grandmother

Rain or shine, I'm headed back to run on the beach with my favorite little guy. After a crazy, long week, it's exactly what is needed. Happy Friday! xo

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Afternoon Craving.

I'm currently coveting this Donna Karan bow belt, but the big question is - where to buy??! It's too darling for words.

Pretty Little Pendants.

Pretty Little Pendants.

Citrine By The Stones chain jewelry / Antique gold jewelry / Vintage style necklace / Danielle Stevens Jewelry yellow gold necklace / Necklace / Jada dot jewelry, $2,010 / Dogeared circle jewelry

I noticed minimal accessories on the runway at fashion week compared to seasons past, but one item seen over and over again was long pendants - they were everywhere. I've been pulling out some of my oldies, but can't wait to purchase a few new goodies too..

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mini Lobster Rolls.

Both cute and tasty, it's hard to go wrong with mini lobster rolls. I ate about a half a dozen or so while in New York and have craving them ever since.
1/2 pound cooked chopped lobster
1/2 pound cooked chopped shrimp
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
24 small soft dinner rolls
1/4 salt
1/4 fresh pepper

Directions: Stir together all ingredients with salt and pepper and chill, covered, until ready to serve. Cut down into tops of rolls to split them (not cutting all the way through), add lettuce and fill each with 1 tablespoon of seafood.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NYFW // Reem Acra Spring 2013.

Each piece has an edgy, modern attitude yet still exude all of Acra's timeless sophistication. Slightly Completely obsessed.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Three Things.

This past weekend one of my dearest friends got married and was every bit the glowing bride I expected her to be - absolutely stunning. Although the weekend went by in a flash, I found a few special moments that will forever be mine.

1. Celebrating the lovely bride & groom

2. Some beach time with my baby

3. Knowing that I have someone who cares about me as much as I do them.

Friday, October 5, 2012

NYFW // Joanna Mastronianni RTW Spring 2013.

The energy in the room at the Joanna Mastroianni show was contagious. My jaw hit the floor when I saw this dress come down the runway and those shoes - to die for.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NYFW // Mathieu Mirano RTW Spring 2013.

With an impeccable attention to detail, fun pops of color and sexy Lucite heels, Mathieu Mirano has a bright future ahead of him. Definitely a name to look out for.