Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Treehouse Apartment

It wasn't really a treehouse, but it felt like one. It was a bit too far from public transportation for us, but I wish we could have this lovely apartment we saw in the Oakland hills. I am longing for a quiet place just like it. The top photo shows the peaceful view and huge windows in the living room. At the end of the block (50 feet away!!) was a path into the Oakland Rose Garden. It kind of hurts to look at these photos now.

If anyone knows of any cute apartments or cottages in Piedmont, send them my way!

Pillow In Progress!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Glories of West Marin

I'm from the east coast and I've lived in San Francisco for over seven years now. While natural splendor abounds in this state, I think my absolute favorite part of California so far is West Marin. Yesterday, my fiance and I headed up the coast to Stinson Beach, where we took a long walk and basked in the salt air and the sunshine. We lazily napped in the sand and then headed up to Point Reyes Station for lunch and a walk near Tomales Bay. Back to the real world though the Lucas Valley - just so beautiful it's unreal. Hope you had a great weekend, too!

Ranuncula + Anemone Madness

Engagement Party Flowers

I put these together for a little engagement party my friend threw for her sister. Cute, huh?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

No Excuses

Hi Again. I am sorry for the sparse posts lately. My life has been full of changes and just so busy lately. All good, just consuming of time and energy. Plus, I'm getting married soon! I know, I've mentioned my fiance before, but we're getting married May 29 and I have been trying to get it all together! We're doing a civil ceremony and a tiny party with family in NY - but I still want everything to be just so.

To that end, I've enlisted the incredibly talented LLubav to design and make a ring pillow for me! Her creations are just lovely and inspiring and I am so excited. Plus, I found out she worked at Hable Construction for 8 years, which just about makes her my design idol. Here are some pictures of other pillows she's done. Check out her adorable website when you have a moment.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I might have gone a little overboard...

With the Liberty at Target thing going on. The sad part is that some of the pieces I wanted most were sold out by the time I made it to Target at 10am on Sunday. Apparently there was a huge line of diehard design lovers there before 8am when the doors opened, which was really 7am because of daylight savings time. Oh well, you snooze, you lose, but I still got some cute things.

And, I'm creating a little closet office for LPF using this loot. I'll post pix when it's done...for now it's just a tiny peak.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


It's been an incredibly rainy winter in San Francisco this year. Seems like 3X as much rain as last year. But this weekend was gorgeous and impossibly bright outside and the sky was a brilliant blue. We went to the park again to breathe fresh spring air and reconnect with the outdoors after spending the winter hiding from it.

Yummy Yellow

It is such a treat to buy flowers just for myself, so I made this wild yellow mess and I love it. It's bringing so much cheer into my living room.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Stroll In The Park

And what a stroll...despite the overcast skies, Golden Gate Park was so full of spring and hope and promise. And, it smells so delicious and fresh there. I know, I know, so cheesy - don't judge me!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Most Delicious Breakfast, Ever

My fiance and I hit up Mission Beach Cafe this morning, as a mid-week treat. And, it was truly a delicious treat! I had wild mushroom benedict with leek hollandaise and truffle shavings! Spectacular. I have no idea how they get their potatoes so crispy, either. Completely delectable.

My Collage Prints Arrived!

More art for my bedroom, by Stephanie Levy. I haven't managed to frame any of it yet but I'm hoping that's a project I can finish this weekend.

Tsunami Warning / Fort Funston

We had a beautiful walk at Fort Funston on Saturday. There were rangers there, warning of a tsunami, so we stayed on the paths high on the cliffs. The surf was very high and overall, the setting was very dramatic. It's my favorite place in the Bay Area, hands down, regardless of the weather. Hope it makes you feel calm and content like it does for me.