I cannot believe that it’s already the beginning of October! It feels like just yesterday that I was planning out my summer to-do list.
And speaking of things that crept up on me, my trip to the South is just a few days away. We’ll be gone for just about two weeks—starting in New Orleans for a wedding and then making our way to both Savannah and Charleston. I’ll be taking a break from posting here while I’m gone but will see you back here on the 17th!
The best way to start the morning: A matcha latte from Reveille.
This photo is very on brand for me.
My favorite spot in my whole apartment.
Couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather in Santa Cruz.
Taking major decor notes from this cute restaurant in Mill Valley.
Magical early morning clouds during a quick trip to LA.
There’s no shortage of color—or playful activities—at The Color Factory.
My new favorite spot for wine in San Francisco: Bodega.
Taking in the views before a delicious lunch at Coqueta.
A lazy Sunday stroll made all the better by this scene in Esqueleto.
There’s nothing better than fresh flowers + a new candle in my bedroom.
A Saturday in the North Bay is my favorite kind of weekend.
This new spot in Hayes Valley is definitely worth the hype.
Stumbled upon the cutest.market.ever in Bernal Heights.
Sometimes you just have to get outdoors. And when you do, it’s always a good idea to look up!
Taking a page from one of my favorite Instagram accounts.
Blue skies and bright flowers. My favorite combination.
Already plotting my next trip back to Petaluma. Just look at those rolling hills filled with cows!
Stumbled upon this quaint shop while in Petaluma and wanted everything.
Deeming this the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen.
Put aside my list of favorite wineries and decided to try a new one: Whetstone Wine Cellars. Verdict? Very positive!
Been wearing my new Gucci loafers all day, every day. Seriously.
The views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Kirby Cove cannot be beat.
I love most homes in San Francisco, but this one may be my favorite.
The donuts from Grand Lake Kitchen are the weekend brunch treat.
Still so inspired by our trip to Thailand, which you can clearly see in our bedroom.
This new-ish spot in Hayes Valley is my dream happy hour venue.
Little Yosemite is almostttttt as stunning as the real thing.
Picked up some new succulents for our kitchen at The Dry Garden.
So happy I treated myself to new sunglasses for my birthday. I’m in love!
The past couple of years, I’ve gone all out and hosted my birthday at my home (see my tea party and picnic), but this year I decided to do things differently. While I love entertaining, there’s no denying that it is a ton of work and I wanted to take things a little easier this year. The best part? Even though I didn’t go all out and host a fête at home, I still had one of the best birthdays ever.
Since my actual birthday fell on a Wednesday, my boyfriend and I celebrated it by going to dinner at the stunning Tartine Manufactory. This place was everything I could have asked for and more. I mean, just look at the photos!
That Friday, we took the day off work, packed the car, and headed to Napa County. While we had originally planned to spend the entire day in Yountville–a quaint little town in the North Bay–we ended up making our way to St. Helena and Calistoga, too. Just driving from town to town is breathtaking, let alone walking around each neighborhood and breathing in the fresh, warm air. Needless to say, it was a really good day.
I ended my birthday weekend with a brunch at Serpentine, surrounded by my closest friends. It was such a lovely morning filled with lots of mimosas, conversation, and celebration.