Archive for June, 2011

leyendecker spring 2011

Loving these looks from Leyendecker’s spring 2011 collection. If only San Francisco weather would cooperate, this is how I’d be dressing all summer!

gray works

Swooning over the gorgeous wood cutting board/serving platters from Etsy shop Gray Works Design. A great gift idea, especially with a little personalized engraving!

scenes from the weekend

synchronized swimmers

birthday/housewarming party spread

Chris and Lauren’s envy-inducing backyard

I put up chicken wire next to the stairs on the porch so Oliver can’t escape

new furniture acquisitions!

Sorry for the disappearing act again last week. My in-laws were in town and we were busy showing them a good time on their first visit to San Francisco. Anyways, on to this past weekend!

My friend Lauren is on a synchronized swim team, and Saturday afternoon my friend Iris and I drove to Bayview to watch their exhibition (a run-through for a competition in Hawaii in two weeks!). I’ve only seen snippets of synchronized swimming on TV and wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was really entertaining. It reminded me of  ice skating or gymnastics – but sassier! And the music selection was so fun – Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Queen to name a few. After the exhibition we went over to Lauren’s for a housewarming/birthday cookout. Their apartment (with a huge kitchen, garage and an amazing backyard!) is envy-inducing.

Sunday was a fairly quiet day spent working on projects around the apartment. Have I showed you my new couch yet? I love how it looks with some of our new furniture acquisitions. I’ve had such good thrifting luck lately – I found that Eames lounge chair reproduction, side table, lamp and a side chair in a one week span!  Hope you had a nice weekend, friends.

scenes from the weekend

Nolan and I have caught the camping bug! This weekend we drove out to Yosemite with our friends Trevor and Camille. We stayed the night with their friend (now our friend, too!) Savastio in Sonora, where we were welcomed with gin and tonics and steaks on the grill. After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast we hopped in the car for the slightly more than an hour drive to Cherry Lake where we parked and set off on our hike to Lake Eleanor. After setting up camp and exploring a bit, Savastio and I hiked up to Kibbie Creek and back just in time to start prepping for dinner. Being able to cook over a fire was a welcome change to our trip to Havasupai last month! Dehydrated meals have nothing on grilled sausages, potatoes, peppers and onions. And s’mores! Oh my goodness the s’mores were divine. We were in no hurry to get back on Sunday, so we slept in and had a leisurely breakfast (coffee and oatmeal) before packing up and hiking back to the car and heading home.  It was a really wonderful trip and I quite relished the time spent “unplugged” – no phone, no TV, no computer, heck we didn’t even have a watch! That’s certainly something I’d like to do more often, and it shouldn’t take a trip to Yosemite to make it happen. Hope you had a nice weekend, friends!

yasmin kianfar

These photos from Yasmin Kianfar‘s s/s 2011 collection are simply stunning. I am obsessed with black and white photography lately. And it doesn’t hurt that the pieces are gorgeous too.

{photos by Christina Smith}

scenes from the weekend

You may or may not have noticed that it was quiet around here last month. I was suffering from a severe case of internet burnout and needed a break. So I took one. Anyways, I’m back!

I didn’t take any photos this past weekend because the weather was crummy and I stayed in my pajamas most of the weekend, so instead I’m sharing a few pictures from last weekend when we were in West Virginia for our good friends’ wedding. Hope you had a nice weekend!


Jenny shared a preview of her spring/summer collection last week, and I couldn’t love it more! I hope I can get my hands on at least one of her gorgeous pieces. Debating between the saffron dress and squares tank.

{photos and styling by Lena Corwin}

scenes from… a camping trip

Last month I went on a camping trip with my husband and a few of our friends to Havasu Canyon in Arizona. We road-tripped from San Francisco in a minivan, which was surprisingly comfortable and spacious for the seven of us. After a 14-hour drive we stayed in a small town near the trailhead before waking up with the sun to embark on a 10-mile hike into the canyon. The hike was long but not that hard, and we were rewarded at the end by setting up camp next to a creek a few hundred yards away from one of the canyon’s four waterfalls. We spent the next three days exploring the canyon and swimming in the pools beneath the falls. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been– my photos don’t do it justice! Bottom line: it was an amazing trip. If you are into backpacking and camping, I’d absolutely recommend it.

More photos in my set here, or Nolan’s here.

{photos taken by me with a minolta x-370}