the golden gate bridge

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.

Fort Funston in San Francisco
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.

Twin Peaks in San Francisco
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.

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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.

sailing in San Francisco
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.

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cotton & flax

Happy Friday! This week was quite a long one, but we made it and the weekend is totally in sight. I’m planning to continue unpacking (yes, still, after two months), so I’ve been digging deep for inspiration for my apartment. Pretty timely, considering that two of my posts for Anthology this week were about home decor items.

I kicked off the week with a feature on a home textiles company called Cotton & Flax. I love the casual vibe of these pillows, especially that gorgeous shade of yellow. Head over to Anthology to see more.

paper & clayAlso on Anthology this week, I wrote about these super adorable ceramics from Paper & Clay. Head over to see my post and witness me waxing poetic about the loop of a teacup handle.

 

The Essential Collection from Rivet & Sway // plus, a code for 10% off

Have you heard the exciting news? My favorite eyewear company, Rivet & Sway, has released an hot spankin’ new series, The Essential Collection. A bit less fashion-focused, these specs have an effortless, sophisticated, and classic aura, probably because they were inspired by a few favorite tastemakers (um, hello Gwyneth Paltrow). The collection is comprised of 5 new eyeglasses and 5 new sunglasses, perfect for completing any look as we head into spring. The color palette veers a bit more understated, so these are truly wearable everyday, which is so key when you invest in a pair of glasses, don’t you think?

I suggest ordering your home try-on kit asap to get the first pick among your friends… and don’t forget to use code JOJOTASTIC at check out to get 10% off!

The Essential Collection from Rivet & Sway // plus, a code for 10% off

The Essential Collection from Rivet & Sway // plus, a code for 10% off
This is the Ivy in pink sand, aka my favorite of the new collection. The pale, misty pink is just enough of a pop to make you feel special, but the curvy, almost cat-eye shape is fairly universal.

The Essential Collection from Rivet & Sway // plus, a code for 10% off
As for sunglasses, be sure to check out the retro-inspired Derby frames. I especially love these thanks to the textured temples. They make me want to book a vacation posthaste!

images via Rivet & Sway

jewelry by Vrai & Oro

Meet Vrai & Oro, a fine jewelry brand founded on the principles of quality, simplicity and transparency. With a name meaning truth (in French) and gold (in Spanish and Italian), Vrai & Oro questions the traditional jewelry market by offering gorgeous pieces without the retail mark up, which can be up to 10x the actual cost of the item. Keeping this value in mind, they seek to design not for trend, but for longevity and everlasting style.

jewelry by Vrai & OroThey offer loads of options, from 14k white gold to 14k rose gold, simple studs and pavé. Even the sweetest collection of deco-inspired baguette pieces (my personal wish list item). What I really love about this concept is just how simple and pure each piece feels. Wear them layered or solo and  you’ll feel totally chic no matter what the outfit or occasion.

jewelry by Vrai & Oro
jewelry by Vrai & Oro
images via Vrai & Oro

what to wear // the tropical persuasion

Is it too soon to start thinking about tropical attire? I think not. If you’re anything like me, you’re aching for that warm summer sun to give you a smattering of freckles and natural highlights. I’m lucky enough to be in California where it’s been nice and toasty, but my heart goes out to you east coasters. To jumpstart some spring-time happy thoughts, try injecting a bit of the tropical into your wardrobe with these picks. Think bold and bright prints bursting with fresh fruit and lush leaves, jewels in sorbet tones, and slip-on sneakers trimmed in crisp white. I especially love the idea of mixing the tropical trend with the graphic tee trend, like this Zoe Karssen sweatshirt. Also, not sure about you, but these days I’m feeling a bit pasty, but I think this beach body oil by Bobbi Brown might help cut through the glaze of my pale, pale legs. So… feelin’ more ready for spring?

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jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session

A good bag is all about the details. This is why I love the new small Garrison Bag from Winter Session. This super-functional tote has some seriously hearty construction details: veg-tanned leather handles that are hand-stitched with waxed linen thread, and solid brass rivets at key stress points. The Garrison bag also features  an exterior document pocket with snap closure, easy-access end pockets, two internal accessory pockets, a leather tab closure with brass stud at the bag’s opening, and a detachable veg-tanned leather shoulder strap with solid brass hardware. The more petite size, waxed canvas, and array of pockets make this perfect for everyday carrying, as well as travel. Plus, this tote is handmade in their Denver, CO studio, making it all the more special.

jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session
jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session
images via Winter Session

jojotastic // link love

Happy Friday, everyone! As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share some light reading from across the internet. Let’s start with my most recent posts for Clementine Daily: The Best Budget Shades for Spring and Surprising Ways to Sneak in Exercise.  I’m always partial to big, statement sunglasses (remember this shoot with Toms?), so these cat eyes are a Must for me this spring.

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One of my favorite ways to sneak in exercise is what I call ‘dance-cleaning.’ Head over to Clementine Daily to see more ways to feel the burn.

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I’ve been busy over on Anthology, too. Two of my favorite posts are the perfect inspiration for a spring-time refresh in your home: Faceted Planters by Raw Originals and Birdhouses by Pygmalion Studio.

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While we’re on the topic of home decor… check out my posts over on Rugs Direct, too: Let’s Get Nautical and Lovely Lace. It’s pretty common knowledge that I am obsessed with all things nautical, so these rugs are totally on my wishlist.
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