Friday, May 30, 2014

The Best Days.

My most favorite days are spent with this guy, my dad. Love him.  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Browned Butter Sage & Butternut Squash Ravioli.

By the silence at the table during dinner, I took this as a good sign. I made things super simple by purchasing the butternut squash ravioli from Trader Joe's. It was insanely delicious and my best meal to date. 

4 tbsp butter
8 sage leaves
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano

Directions: While the pasta cooks, melt butter in a saute pan and continue cooking until golden brown color appears in the thinnest liquid of the butter. Add sage leaves and remove from heat. Add lemon juice and set aside. Drain pasta and pour into saute pan and return to heat. Add the cheese, toss to coat and serve immediately. 


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Simply Smitten.

Loving Everlane's first denim dress number. It's the perfect look to lounge about over the weekend.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

3 Things.

Glipse of the Golden Gate 

Long weekends are the best. Especially with how quick the pace of life has been lately (Am I alone here?). While things continue to move at lightening speed, I'm so happy we were able to slow things down over the weekend and take time to enjoy the little things. 

Late breakfasts at home

Love those California palms

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day.

Great conviction leads to great change because of those willing to make the hard decisions and huge sacrifice. In honor of all the veterans as well as the active service members. Thank you for all you do. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sticky Fingers.

There's nothing like the softest cashmere and a new pair of shoes to brighten up this gals day. Although I have to admit, I totally stole this sweater from my mom. Completely unintentional, but I know she wasn't thrilled. But not to worry, it's already been returned to it's rightful owner. (Sorry about that, Mom!)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tiger Eye.

It's starting to feel a lot like Summer - your hair is getting lighter and your skin is getting tanner so naturally it's time to transition your makeup for the new season. And this is the perfect shade to a seamless transition.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


A little Tuesday pick me up. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

3 Things.

Lunch at The Rotunda with my future brother-in-law

This past weekend was nice and quiet - exactly what was needed after the long week. Is it me or is everyone running at maximum speed in life right now? Anyway, we went to visit my mom and simply relax. It was fantastic and I can't wait to pick up right where I left off this coming holiday weekend.

Fun pit stop on the way to my mom's house

The best (& biggest) strawberries in town at the Almaden farmer's market

Friday, May 16, 2014

Flower Child.

This weather is bringing out the inner flower child inside. All I can focus on is flowing fabrics, fun patterns and locating a flower crown stat. Be cool this weekend xo

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Everlane has done it again. I simply adore the cool silhouette of their new trench #ForEverlane

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Black Bean & Corn Salsa.

This insanely hot California weather calls for lighter meals - there's nothing more uncomfortable than feeling overheated and stuffed full. I had tried this recipe before sans tomato, but opted to try with this time. Obviously the heat is getting to me because I can't stand tomatoes, but have to admit this time was so much better - the juice from the tomato makes everything come together; my previous attempt was more of a salad rather than a salsa. Either way, it's delicious!

1 cup black beans
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup corn
2 cloves garlic
4 green onions
2 jalapeño peppers
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup tomato, chopped
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp red pepper
1 tsp salt

Directions: mix all the ingredients together and enjoy! (Even better, let marinate overnight)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


My new skin obsession - Estée Lauder's Nutritious Foam Cleanser. In just 2 days, my skin looks and feels...well, so nutritious!

Monday, May 12, 2014

3 Things.

Celebrating my mom on Mother's Day 

From wine tasting to shopping to a looong walk with Ziggy and then dinner at Palacio, my mom and I covered all grounds for Mother's Day. Sometimes it's just so fun to escape the city noise and go home sweet home. 

Magical entry at Testarossa Winery

Sweet things from my childhood hometown

Friday, May 9, 2014


Sometimes life just isn't fair, but it's important to remember everything happens for a reason. While you may not understand everything as it happens, it'll all make sense in the end. Have faith.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lentil & Ham Soup.

Nothing like a little comfort food.

1 cup dried lentils
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups of diced cooked ham
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 cup dried thyme
1/2 cup dried oregano
1 bay leave
1/4 tsp black pepper
32 ounces of chicken broth
1 cup water
8 tsp tomato sauce

Directions: In a large slow cooker combine the lentils, celery, carrots, onion, garlic and ham. Season with basil, thyme, oregano, the bay leaf and pepper. Stir in the chicken broth, water and tomato sauce. Cover and cook on Low for 11 hours. Discard the bay leaf before serving.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sweet Moments.

There's nothing better than starting the day off right with breakfast before work. We don't have time for it often, so when the stars align and we find ourselves with a few extra minutes it's great to just pause together and enjoy the moment.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rest In Peace.

We woke yesterday to learn that S's grandmother had passed away. Having suffered a stroke on Friday, this was a truth we feared. While I only met her twice, those moments I will forever treasure. More than anything, it's just a reminder to hold on just a little bit tighter when you have the chance.

Monday, May 5, 2014

3 Things.

Volunteering at Project Open Hand

Some volunteer work, Happy Hour with friends, a potluck in Oakland and a walk to North Beach perfectly rounded out this busy weekend. 

Dinner at Tacolicious - I had no idea they opened one in North Beach

S & I enjoying grown up drinks at Comstock