H&M tunic (surprise!), Urban Outfitters chambray shirt, Maison Scotch bow tie, Cole Haan boots
I’m a woman who loves a challenge, and trying to find something cute to wear that’s appropriate for a 10-mile urban hike is a hell of a challenge. If I’m going jogging, I’ll set vanity aside and opt for practical workout clothes, but a long Sunday walk calls for something a little more fun. I usually reach for layers, leggings, and my favorite pair of flat boots that have seen more miles than my running shoes.
As a part of our “we’re real grownups living well, I promise!” New Year’s resolutions, Jim and I have started taking long walks on Sundays. They’re partly for exercise and mostly for fun as we traverse the width of the city and explore little shops as we go. This particular walk circled around to Fort Mason, the gorgeous waterfront area that houses everything from my favorite restaurant to youth performance spaces.
With a view of Alcatraz and the smell of bakery buns wafting in from a little cafe, it’s the perfect spot to sit a spell and take it all in.
Oh my, how I love this Pegasus necklace from Stella & Dot! I borrowed it from a fabulously stylish friend to wear for a big networking event, and it was an awesome conversation starter. I might just buy one as a “hooray, I got a job!” gift to myself (whenever that happens!).
Does anyone else enjoy photographing lattes as much as I do? I mean, I order them primarily because they’re delicious, but getting to peek at the little designs in the foam is an equally compelling motivation. It’s kind of like looking for shapes in the clouds, only more caffeinated.
She might kill me for posting this photo, but I couldn’t resist including this fun little selfie with my fabulous friend Allyson. We met in the first week of college back in 2004 (yep, I’m no spring chicken!), and our friendship has withstood the test of time. We’ll have to have a 10-year friendiversary party next year. I’m thinking wine, cupcakes, and more wine.
I snapped this shot at One Billion Rising, the rally to mark the 15-year anniversary of V-Day. For those unfamiliar with V-Day, it’s a compelling project inspired by Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues aimed at ending violence against women. It was so inspiring standing with this amazing group of men and women pledging to end gender violence.
I can’t get enough of SF nightlife shots, even if they’re a wee bit grainy 😉 This one hails from Rickhouse, a favorite after-work watering hole in the Financial District. Almost the entire bar is assembled from old wine and liquor barrels, from the ceiling to the cages around the light bulbs. If you’re in the area, try their Old Cuban cocktail!