These Days

Admittedly, these days have been a bit on the quieter side as I really try to slow down and catch up on sleep. And as much as I love sharing photos of my place of sleep, I thought it would be a little bit more fun and festive to make this These Days post dedicated to my recent trip to Miami. That means it will be a bit longer than my usual These Days, but I think you’ll forgive a few more palm tree and beachy pics, right? That’s what I thought!

While I was only in Miami for a couple days on a work trip, I managed to squeeze in a little bit of exploring and a lot of eating. Below are my favorite snapshots from my time there.

The view from my hotel room was simply breathtaking.

Plus, it had the most beautiful and quick walkway straight to the beach.

Putting my feet in the 70-degree water was spectacular.

Turned the Soho House into my office for the day and was pretty pleased.

Wynwood was definitely a must-see—what an amazing artist community.

I have no words for the concoction that I made at Kith Treats.

Brunch at Juvia did not disappoint. Neither did dinner at Prime 112 and Zuma, which may be made clear by the fact that I was too consumed by the food to even snap a pic.

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Nothing better than a sunny morning in SF (and this porch isn’t bad either).

If you ever find yourself without an agenda in the Bay, head to Mill Valley.

You’ll find houses like this to ooh and aah over.

Headed home to LA for the holiday week and loved every second of it.

So into the brick + white wood fence + layered plants in my sister’s patio.

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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.

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Love these two colors in my living room–coral and emerald.

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What can I say? I’m a total sucker for festively-flavored coffee.

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Stumbled upon this incredible swing overlooking the Bay in Marin, and now I want to come back here every single weekend.

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New favorite lunch spot on the other side of the Bay.

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Bright flowers on my nightstand adding some much-needed color this time of year.