Dreamy Summer Days

In San Francisco, the transition between spring and summer is pretty much non-existent. It's always a crapshoot between fog, sunshine, wind, or usually, a combination of all three. However, on those cloudy days, the city feels more dream-like and romantic, especially in Golden Gate Park. I took my gorgeous friends to the park for some photo shoot fun — which is the first location of many from the day. These two were beyond photogenic and so fun to shoot. Take a look below! 

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Heath & Blue Bottle, What More Could You Ask For?

One of my favorite spots in San Francisco is the Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle Cafe in the Mission. It combines two of my passions: coffee and good design. Instead of walking into a shop, you feel as if you walked into an artist's artfully curated home. But then if you look farther, you'll see their factory, where they produce their tile daily. Although most locals know of this spot, it feels like a hidden gem tucked away from commotion and chaos.  

Santa Cruz Stylin'

Santa Cruz has always been my happy place. I grew up spending many weekends and holidays in Capitola where my grandpa lived, so I've continued to find comfort near the water ever since. Everything is easier — and slower — in Santa Cruz, which lends itself well to sunshine filled strolls down Pacific Ave. Every time, I somehow find myself strolling right into Stripe, my favorite boutique hands down.

I would live in Stripe if they allowed met. The sell everything from perfectly curated home decor, my favorite candles, beautiful clothing, to delicate gold jewelry — this place is dangerous. There's even a mens store next door filled with loads of quality clothing and accessories that you want to dress your man (or yourself!) in from head to toe. 

After I spend too much money in Stripe, I wrap up my weekend getaway by the ocean for a calm escape before the next week begins.

1. Banana Republic sweater 2. Loeffler Randall bag 3. Zara jeans 4. Madewell sandals 5. Raen sunglasses.  

Snow Bunnies in Kirkwood

Taylor Swift and snow bunnies pretty much sum up last weekend. Surprisingly, it was the guys on the trip that put Taylor Swift's 1989 album on repeat . . . not the girls. The album seemed fitting for our weekend in Kirkwood – it was fun, dreamy, and filled with new friends. 

The weather was absolutely perfect. Not too cold but just cold enough to feel like it was winter in the mountains.  Here are more snaps from the trip!

The pic above perfectly exemplifies why I love California. Just a three and half hour drive from San Francisco, and you get a view like this. 

My friend's cabin was stunning. The high ceilings and cozy fireplace really made the space. Even better, there  were enough beds to sleep such a large party comfortably. I'm putting a cabin like this on my wish list for the future.