Thursday, July 28, 2011

Postcards From Napa Valley

{h&m jacket, haute hippie dress, F21 belt, random baubles & LV purse}

My cousin and his girlfriend are visiting from Australia, so my mom, dad and I took them for a quick trip to Napa Valley. We lunched at our favorite Bistro, Don Giovanni's and stopped for coffee & sweets at Bouchon Bakery. As we were sitting at Bouchon, my dad spotted Thomas Keller {his culinary idol & owner of both landmark Napa Valley restaurants, French Laundry & Bouchon}. I love showing off the beauty of Northern California, it makes it easy to play tour-guide ;) Next stop, San Francisco. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Tunes-Day Volume XI

It has been quite some time since I have put together a Tuesday Tunes-Day post, and since a friend of mine had asked me to make a playlist for her Summer SoirĂ©e I figured it was the perfect opportunity to bring it back! This all-over-the-place playlist doubles as the perfect soundtrack for your next barbecue or weekend drive with all the windows down. Enjoy! 

Monday, July 11, 2011


It has become a little habit of mine to go up to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July and never leave. Between lounging on piers for sun kissed skin, sunset cruises on the Gypsy Cab, refreshing drinks, and running into familiar faces around town, it seems that it is almost impossible for me to get in my car and drive back to reality. My 5 day vacation turned into 10 wonderful days in NeverNeverLand, here are some of my favorite images I captured along the way.

Bruce, pumped to celebrate America's Birthday
It's a boat, it's a car... it's a Car-Boat.
Greg, aka Captain America
Spectacular Sunset
4th of July Fireworks

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

A few weeks ago I jumped on a plane with my friend Kristina and headed to Santa Monica for her bachelorette party. We {myself and 25 of her best girlfriends...yes 25!} stayed at the uniquely luxurious Viceroy hotel situated somersault distance from the beach. Designed by Kelly Wearsler, the interior of this hotel defines Mid-Century modern in the chicest way possible. During our stay we brunched at Shutters on the beach, danced at Gladstones, indulged in banana margaritas at Lula and cured hangovers at Swingers Diner, all the while raising a glass for the beautiful bride to be. 

The Bride
The Library
The al fresco dining area
The view from our room
Brunch at Shutters
A visit from Heather