October in California is a toootally different ballgame for me. It’s warm, like 80 degrees, and we go to the beach. My pumpkin-craving, flanneling-wearing soul is all WTF, but for now I am embracing these silly California vibes. Here are a few of my instagram snaps of late. Totally gives you that fall feelin’, right?
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If you follow me on Instagram, you already know this: I just had the best weekend ever. It all started with a hike with a close friend on Muir Beach. Between scrambling down steep slopes and perching on cliff edges to gawk at the ocean, we had lots of girl talk time, aka the stuff that feeds your soul. Between time spent with a good friend and time spent exploring, I feel totally set for the upcoming week. Noodle tagged along and I was so proud of how well he kept up. He’s really proving to be a great adventure companion for me.
Sunday was a different story: I spent the day lounging in a park and then doing domestic things around the apartment. Like I said, I find that sort of thing grounding.
I made these strawberry scones for the week’s breakfasts using this recipe from Joy the Baker. You should definitely try out the recipe.
I’ve also been making (slow) progress on getting the apartment settled. The rug isn’t back from getting cleaned yet, but here’s a sneak peek of my space. I converted a large walk-in closet to be my “bedroom” to save space. This means I actually have the space to dedicate to an office (more on that to come)! Can you tell that I am seriously in love with my apartment?
Guys, I’m in love. Not with a man, but with the city of San Francisco. My life here has totally turned around and it is just so, so good. Every weekend is bursting with great new things to do, people to see, and avocados to eat. Heck, even my weekday adventures in Sausalito after work have been pretty spectacular. It’s pretty safe to say that I am very happy about my move to San Francisco, so now that I’ve been here for two months, I feel like I can share a few of my favorite adventures.
My first San Francisco pick is Fort Funston. I heard about this not-so-hidden spot via Victoria of SF Girl By Bay on Design*Sponge. Previously a military lookout point, this dog-friendly spot offers an easy hike, gorgeous beaches, and one of the best views of the Pacific I’ve ever seen. Noodle and I went for a Saturday romp and, let me tell you, I have never seen him more excited.
Another great spot that’s more commonly known is Twin Peaks. I went with Danielle and Wil of Danfredo Photography when they got here with my car (more on that here). If you want the ultimate view of the city, this is the place to go. It is absolutely breathtaking. Stay for sunset, but be sure to pack some warm layers because it gets very windy.
If you’re in the mood for vintage shopping, plan a try on the first Sunday of the month to hit up the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Technically not in San Francisco, this treasure is absolutely worth the trip to Oakland, just be sure to get there early. In true hoarder spirit, I scored all kinds of goodies: a mid-century modern desk chair, 5 vintage dresses, stacks of books, and all sorts of sweet tchotchkes. Oh, and they have food trucks! Check out the taco truck and the mini donuts truck for sure.
I’ve had a few other random adventures, too. I went on an impromptu sailing trip with a coworker around the bay at sunset. Talk about amazing. It was one of those moments where I was just so overwhelmed by the beauty of the land and sea.
Every weekend that I spend here feels like I could write a tour guide for San Francisco. There’s just so much to explore that I don’t know if I’ll ever get my fill of this awesome city. This weekend, I spent a bit of time languishing in bed with Georgette, but more of my time was spent on foot checkin’ out my new surroundings. Some favorites: Yield Design Co, Lost Art Salon, and Voyager. Let’s just say that the weekends need to be even longer!
It’s been so long since I posted anything from my Instagram… probably because my life is changing so quickly and almost daily. I moved into my apartment officially on Saturday, so it’s been really awesome to be back in San Francisco proper with all of my friends and surrounded by incredible restaurants. I’m in Hayes Valley, which feels like the absolute perfect neighborhood. I’ve been having so many ‘pinch me’ moments, where I feel so incredibly lucky to be living here. It’s been a long time since I was this in love with my life and, I have to say, it feels great.
I decided to get one more tattoo by the amazing Mike Ski when I left Philadelphia.
Once again, I’ve moved into an apartment with the bare minimum. Don’t worry though, my stuff will come soon!
How lucky am I to cross this bridge every day to get to work?
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that I popped up to New York last week for some shopping, visits, and way too much eating. I started off the day shopping at Calypso St. Barth, where I was lucky enough to pick out two of my favorite pieces. I ended up walking away with this goooorgeous hand-embellished sequined tank and a dreamy ivory cashmere cocoon wrap. I’ve been wearing the cocoon non-stop — it’s seriously just like wearing a cloud. Now I just need a fancy occasion for my sequins…
While in New York, we stumbled upon Taka Taka, a Mexican + Japanese restaurant. The concept is pretty funny, but I loved it because it combines two of my favorite types of food. Most of the sushi rolls were spicy, which I loved, and the michelada was awesome (I got the cucumber version). Plus, you can’t go wrong with conveyor belt sushi.
The last stop for my New York trip was a visit to All’onda, a recently opened restaurant by Chris Jaeckle. The food is to die for (um, hello squid ink pasta), the ambiance is gorgeous, and the drink menu is spectacular. I highly recommend visiting this Union Square spot immediately.
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