These Days

This month’s These Days is birthday-themed, as the last couple weeks have been birthday celebration upon birthday celebration (and I’m not mad at it!). From Wine Country to Bolinas, I loved absolutely every place that I celebrated.

The weekend before my actual birthday was probably my favorite of all. My sisters flew in from Los Angeles and together with two of my best girlfriends, we drove up to Sonoma. We brunched at Sunflower Café and then wine tasted at Bartholomew Park Winery. If you’re ever looking to settle in at one winery and spend the whole day in the sunshine, look no further than this one.

To celebrate on my actual birthday, my boyfriend and I both took the day off work and headed north to Bolinas. If you’ve never heard of it, that’s because the locals like to keep it under wraps and have even been known to remove all traffic signs to keep tourists out. Despite their best efforts though, we came with our cameras in tow and were truly charmed by what we saw. A birthday filled with sunshine and stunning architecture? I’ll take it!

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A sunny day in two of my favorite San Francisco neighborhoods: Pacific Heights and the Marina.

Lyon Street Steps: Climb up to the top for an incredible view of the Bay.

March: Absolutely everything in here will have you swooning.

Palace of Fine Arts: On a sunny day, there’s nothing better than sitting on the grass here.

The Bud Stop: Flowers, anyone?

Wrecking Ball Coffee: Not sure what I love more—the coffee or the cute wallpaper.

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The views from our hike around Pyramid Lake were picture perfect.

Let me introduce you to my new favorite Mexican spot in Marin, Más Masa.

It could use a little tidying up around the edges but all in all, this denim wall is p-r-e-t-t-y.

My all-time favorite combination: White hydrangeas and eucalyptus.

Esqueleto never fails to deliver on the visual inspiration.

P.S. I’m taking off for Mexico City this weekend (so excited!) and will be off the blog to allow myself to fully enjoy. Can’t wait to see you all back here on March 1st!

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Quick work trip to New Orleans, making it my 3rd time in that amazing city.

Have you ever seen anything prettier than the restaurant at the New Orleans Ace Hotel?

Savoring these neighborhood blooms before they’re gone in a few weeks.

Treating ourselves to a nice brunch with a view at Cavallo Point.

At one of my favorite shops in downtown Oakland, Marion + Rose.

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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.