Sunday, May 30, 2010

happy memorial day.

this weekend has been fairy-tale gorgeous.
sometimes i can't believe this city of mine is real.
have a happy memorial day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

today in the mission:

i took in the beauty of mission dolores.

i giggled at a hipster who chose to sit by a funny sign in urban burger.

and i found the cutest vintage cowboy boots for a whopping $5 at a thrift store.

beautiful way to start a long weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

photoshoot : bronwyn

it is a cold and rainy wednesday here in sf. thankfully, i have these ridiculous pictures of baby bronwyn to bring some sunshine to my perfect is she??

not to mention she has the sweetest parents. we took these photos in capitol park in sacramento, which happens to be where mama eileen and dad steven got married! so fitting.

love those big eyes...what a sweetheart she is.

and she's a fashionable little lady...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

my favorite accessory.

you guys, since giants season has started i have been getting HUNDREDS (!) of people finding my blog after searching for something along the lines of "pablo sandoval panda hat". this cracks me up, and it's due to this entry.

i started to feel bad though, since you can't even see the hat in those pictures...was i letting my fellow giants fans down by not providing decent info? so, panda hat photoshoot it is:

much better. again, it's from this super great etsy seller, and for $25 i'd say it's a steal! i get tons of compliments on it at at&t park, and it's way better than some of the absolutely terrifying things on the market in panda hat-dom.

so go forth, buy from etsy, and support our favorite giants player! and take some pictures of yourself looking like a fool too. it's fun.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

couple shoot : mariana + ajit

here are some more photos from yesterday's preview. mariana and ajit are the greatest couple - hilarious, totally in love, and so much fun. i seriously think i laughed my way through this shoot with all of their stories!

we wandered through the haight and found some great backdrops for their gorgeous traditional indian outfits. people walking by were in awe and kept asking who they were...haha. we also shot a few in "everyday" wear, which i think are just as cute!

Monday, May 24, 2010

quick preview.

i have two beautiful shoots to share this with the sweetest babe, and one with the most in-love couple.

here's a quick preview from the latter:

can't wait to post more!

Friday, May 21, 2010

i love my friends.

my best college girls have a group known as WUB.
{this stands for "what up bitchesssss!"}
we have an email listserve where we send updates, hilarious stories, links, taunt each other, and plan reunion trips.

lately the WUB emails have been focused on fixing up my favorite resident of india with another WUB's co-worker. nandini is not amused, nor impressed. today things took a hilarious turn when this man's qualities were espoused via an excel spreadsheet:

the fact that i live in a world where a man's "pony tail" is not an all-the-way negative frightens me.

happy friday, everyone.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

date night : burger bar {mmmm}

kel and i had another date night tonight. we've been doing these every few weeks, and it's even more important since she's moving to boston soon {tears}.

these date nights tend to start like this:
and quickly devolve into this:
tonight we went to hubert keller's new restaurant in union square, burger bar. this is a ridiculous experience where you can build your own burger with extreme ingredients...buffalo, lobster, truffles, you name it. they also boast alcoholic genius is that?

{above: mint chocolate chip/oreo milkshake with vodka+liqueurs. organic beef burger with bleu cheese, peppered bacon, carmelized onions, and peppercorn sauce on ciabatta. mmmm.}

so, so yummy. and we cared way more about our milkshake than our food. after stuffing ourselves, we still managed to fit in a little shopping {for bathing suit coverups, no less} immediately after. don't usually get that on dates with our boys...haha.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

kid in a candy store.

i have some anthropologie giftcards that are burning a hole in my pocket {courtesy of my love and her sweet boy}. every time i look at the website i just start drooling...what to buy, what to buy? here are some of my faves:

{does anyone else hate that their headbands are like $40 each, but they're so damn adorable that you reason with yourself that it's okay? like, how is this is a wise purchase?}

Monday, May 17, 2010

photoshoot : poppy

you guys...we can now officially call off the hunt for "world's smiliest baby". i think we've found her in this teeny cutie:
her name is poppy...she wears poppies. i love it.
she also wears incredibly snuggly bear suits, of which i am jealous.
and, she has darling and fun parents to boot.
what a fun time we had this weekend. yay for poppy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

a weekend of favorites.

on the docket:

have a lovely one!

p.s. i knew i could count on you guys for some opinions on the tote! i really appreciate your feedback {and truthfully hadn't considered some of the logistics of things getting dirty, snagging or catching, etc}. seems like the crowd likes the bottom right, so i'll keep you posted on how it is once it's in my hands.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

opinions wanted : summery tote

i appreciated all of the opinions from my "i need shoes for greece & turkey" post, so now i'm asking you to chime in about a bag.

i am looking for something in the cream/tan/brown family {so that it's versatile}, mostly made of cloth so it is light and packs easily, and can carry a good amount of stuff while i tromp around the greek islands. and, of course, is cute, summery, and possibly slightly nautical. these are 4 of my faves...any thoughts? or any links to others? thanks dear friends!

{clockwise from top left - alloy lena bag, $46.90; urban outfitters netted bucket bag, $58.00; urban outfitters canvas menswear tote, $58.00; alloy shada bag, $39.90}

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

photoshoot : allegra

the other day i met the lovely allegra in oakland {at lake merritt} for some headshots. allegra is entering grad school and needed to be armed with some good photos for her school's various publications. she is also, much to my awe and admiration, newly brunette after being blonde! i am so jealous of gals who can change their look on a whim.

ANYWAY {off topic, i know}.
here are some of my fave pics from our shoot:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

over the bridge.

i've been spending a lot of time outside the city, which usually turns me into a lazy blogger {whoops}. but i'm back in sf for a little while, and will have some fun posts in the next few days. woohoo!

Friday, May 7, 2010

happy weekend {and a sweet babe}

i thought i'd share a few more images from this shoot with miss everly to take us into the weekend. i am off to sacramento for a rivercats game tonight {haven't been in years!}. have a great one!

{melissa's ring is stunning!}