Thursday, November 19, 2009
We were sitting outside a cafe in Paris and noticed a dog waiting patiently on a motorcycle. The white haired pooch was comfortable wearing glasses. I thought that was strange. I guess you can say that French dogs are chic and bike ride, maybe they sip wine and eat a little fromage also, who knows.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Originally uploaded by hudson_jeans
I kind of like this ad I found on Flickr. How Madonna of Cameron Diaz. The Madonna I saw as my first concert experience at Dodger Stadium, many moons ago for the Who's That girl Tour. Go Cam.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Domaine Carneros (above)
Fall is one of the most beautiful times to visit wine country. The leaves are changing and the weather is still relatively warm. I can't wait to go back again soon and discover more gems in Napa like Goose Crossing. Lucky me, the most stunning wine region is only an hour north of San Francisco!
Vines at Goose Crossing
Kara's Cupcakes in the Marina district, San Francisco
Originally uploaded by beastandbean
If you're ever visiting San Francisco, Kara's are the best cupcakes in the city. I have been on a cupcake kick and they have the most delicious coconut cupcakes in my opinion. They have mini ones that keep me guilt free.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
This was a great weekend in North Lake Tahoe, and yes the water is so clean you can see the rocks clearly on the lake front beaches. You are so high in elevation that 70 degrees feels like 80. I live for the warm weather when the sun heats your body, when sand gets stuck in places it shouldn't. With time change approaching I have to relish in the summer we had and prepare to plunge into the next wet season of Northern California. Lake Tahoe is quite magical when draped in snow, but the summer in my eyes, is the best.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Fashion Week NYC
Originally uploaded by nancydowd
Halloween is right around the corner, what will you be this year (or your little one)? These Chucky dolls would make me run in the opposite direction but I thought together they look like some kind of humorous and strange evil child gang. Olivia will be a cat this year...unless I can get a hold of a chucky head.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Originally uploaded by Joel Bedford
Photo by Joel Bedford
If you're just sitting around this weekend, you'll miss out on some great music at the Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival in San Francisco. I went earlier this evening, and listened to Lyle Lovett croon on the Banjo stage. My little Olivia ate fresh corn on the cob and organic hot dog. She up-chucked on the way home, but had a ball eating the foot long corn stick. Go if you can!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Originally uploaded by verphotoman
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Originally uploaded by -N-Root-
The dance season is coming underway and I am very excited to see some wonderful talent in the bay area in the next few months. Lines Ballet, ODC, Company C and Margaret Jenkins are a few companies that will take the stage soon in addition to SF Ballet. In the meantime, I thought this shot of tango dancers interwined is inspiring and so sensual.
Friday, September 11, 2009
A quick jaunt over the golden gate bridge and you reach bountiful wine country. It is my favorite way to escape...north...for sunshine, open land and fresh oxygen via the best greenery. We skipped over most of Napa, except for Domain Chandon for sparkling wine and the most beautiful grounds. I love anything covered in creeping ivy. We followed up with Alexander Valley at Geyser Peak and ended at Simi, among the most stunning tree-scaped grounds and my favorite white wines.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
page from 1938 fashion catalogue
Originally uploaded by juffrouwjo
I came upon this Sears and Roebuck catalog ad. How wholesome and all-American, they look like they are living the dream. I guess that is what fashion is about, feeling wonderful and expressing your ideal self.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Well it's a fantastic Summer day today! I can find a funny feeling...funny as a smile...let`s kiss and enjoy Summer...
Originally uploaded by neloqua
Love this photo. No words necessary.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Originally uploaded by Craft & Creativity
I love these vibrant hues. The brighter the better. What are you up to this warm weekend? I can hear Outside Lands Festival beginning, literally through my cracked window. It is an all weekend music festival in Golden Gate Park and though I won't be there, I will hear it pretty clearly. Have a fabulous weekend!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I don't mind, I am itching to buy some new boots and embrace the new season. Maybe I've been in the gray summer days of the city and feel used to the mild air already. I wore a wool coat and scarf just today. Well, Labor Day is coming soon and that means one more search for the sun and the last taste of beach sand for Olivia, and then we'll have to sharpen our pencils and buy some note books. Our summer will come...we'll relish in it late September-October!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Originally uploaded by ultraclay!
I have to say, Bar Bambino is my new favorite place in San Francisco. I am still dreaming of the meatballs. They were perfect. I went to dinner with a girlfriend on Friday night and tried to make the meatballs myself on Saturday. I wanted more! My meatballs were awful in comparison. Everything about Bar Bambino was delicious and well done.
Originally uploaded by ultraclay!
Bar Bambino had the most wonderful salumi bar and the little appetizer bites like fresh tomato bruschetta were incredible. I had the most diverse plate of olives as well. This place was oh so good!
Bar Bambino San Francisco 001
Originally uploaded by Italy in SF
The leather tether that wrapped around the napkin was a great little detail at Bar Bambino, a place in the heart of the mission district of San Francisco. And the leather covered menu was a nice touch as well. It added to the rustic quality of the food served. The interior of the tiny restaurant was anything but rustic, it was simple and chic.
Originally uploaded by Craft & Creativity
I saw these cupcakes and they inspired me to want to bake, they were just beautiful. There are so many cupcake shops in San Francisco that you can buy one any day of the week. And not just any cupcake, the softest cake and I personally like the coconut flavored one from Kara's cupcakes. Does that take away or add to the special occasion of a cupcake?
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Originally uploaded by rayparnova
We went to Stern Grove festival this afternoon to see the San Francisco Ballet in all its grace take the stage at the free outdoor festival. It was the most crowded I've ever seen the festival and still was a treat to see three different pieces danced, one being Swan Lake. The dance company is beautiful to watch and the grove is like a breath of fresh air with trees surrounding you and people relaxing or taking a picnic. It was Olivia's first ballet experience and she squealed with delight after the first pause to clap. I think she liked it even with her toddler attention span. Just being outdoor and people watching was good enough for her while I was able to see supreme artists do their thing.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Life's A Beach
Originally uploaded by robbie4455
This photo is the beach near Cancun, Mexico. It would be lovely to go somewhere tropical for a week or more. As most of you, I yearn for a vacation that doesn't include going to visit family in another part of the country. A place that has clean folded towels, maid service, good food that you don't have to cook and drinks with straws. Aaahhhh vacation. I don't think that will happen till December! Till then I have to make my own Mai Tai.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Chicken Sandwich Bento
Originally uploaded by Jason + Amanda - allergyfriendlypastries.com
I read somewhere that decorating kid bento boxes has become the all the rave in Japan, to a point of competition of whose bento is the best. It appears that the trend has hit our country as well. Any child would be excited (and adults too- at least a few I know) to open the lunch box to see this creative and seemingly easy to do, lunch. Move over sloppy joe, you've been out done!
Monday, July 27, 2009
wooden home balcony
Originally uploaded by stan.stauffer
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Stay in line, girls!
Originally uploaded by Sonic Armin
Friday, July 24, 2009
Originally uploaded by masminto354