This and that

Posted on: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Here are some of the things I am loving lately...

1. Japanese Food
Sure who doesn't like sushi? But the real deal is a hot udon bowl and salmon sashimi from Mifune in Japan town. 

2. Summer flowers
Lately my guilty pleasure is getting up super early on Saturday mornings, before the rest of my little family wakes up, and getting the first pick at the flower stand. Not that I'm a loner, but sometimes walking the market by myself with a cup of coffee and a bouquet of these beauties is the cure for crazy work weeks.

3. Teeny tiny pianos
I mean.....this right here makes my heart go boom.

Getting classical

Posted on: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This weekend we ventured into the city to hear some classical music by the SF Symphony. How do I get a two year old to sit through a whole classical music concert? The answer is I don't!

The Stern Grove Music Festival is something very special that happens in the city every summer since the 1930's. Every Sunday they have a free music concert (although donations are greatly appreciated!) in the Sigmund Stern Grove which is a sunken (almost hidden) outdoor amphitheater in the middle of the city. Entering it you completely forget that you are in a city and immediately feel the calming effects of being surrounded by trees. And since it is outdoors and family oriented, your kiddos can run around or be loud without people giving you the stink eye.

Some useful tips for when you go:

* Get there early!! It is a free concert and with the high quality of acts they bring it is always bound to get packed way ahead of the 2pm concert time.

* Dress in layers & comfortable shoes. You can never predict what the weather will be once you descend into the grove so make sure you bring layers you can take off if it is one of those rare hot summer days in the city. But also make sure to pack blankets and warm clothes for when the wind picks up. Comfortable shoes are a must for getting in and out of the park.

* Pack a delicious picnic! You can bring in all the food and drinks (even alcohol!) you want so make sure to bring some yummy treats. (But don't panic - there are some food stalls once inside)

What I wore...

Posted on: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ok, first of all big disclaimer here: I am not mad in this picture! This is simply my "wasn't quite ready for the picture" look, but I liked it anyway. I am on a serious dress kick this summer and this one is one of my absolute favorites! I always thought that since I was short I couldn't wear longer dresses, but with so many pretty options, I said screw you stupid fashion rule and here I am wearing a midi dress. Midi means it should hit your mid leg (or at least that's what I think it means) but here it is grazing my ankles and like that Icona Pop song says I don't care....I love it! 

Dress ASOS (on sale!)
Wedges Random boutique in Argentina
Clutch Gap (on sale!) saving up for this Clare Vivier
Lips Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #400 - the red

Red, white and blue

Posted on: Monday, July 8, 2013

Hope you all had a great Fourth of July weekend! Ours was filled with BBQ's, swimming, mimosas, friends, family, and more mimosas. This year was extra patriotic because I recently became a US citizen...which explains the coordinated red white and blue outfits.

Dress Old Navy (similar here) 
Hat J.Crew old (similar here)
Shoes  Miss L Fire (old but similar here)  (love these!)

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