Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy 30th anniversary to my parents!

Happy 30th anniversary to my parents! It's amazing to think they were married 30 years ago today, and I'm so thankful to have been raised by them. 

I've got lots of other pictures to share from this weekend in the next few days, but we're just lazing around enjoying the holiday today. Have a great Memorial Day! 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Our weekend in the kitchen

From the looks of the pictures taken on my iPhone, you would think that we spent our entire weekend in the kitchen. I have no pictures of anything else we did. We did actually spend a decent amount of time in the kitchen, but we also did a whole lot outside of the kitchen and outside of the house. Some highlights include... 

Muir, my grandmother, was in town for an elder hostel tour of San Francisco. We got to spend Sunday with her and her friend Mary Pat, and we took them down highway 1 to Sam's Chowder House at Half Moon Bay. After our huge lunch, we had a nap and then got together again for appetizers and dessert. (Sidenote: I made this Molten Chocolate Magic - it was so easy and cheap to make, and it turned out so great.)

Brunch bunch! My friends persuaded me to sign up for the San Francisco half marathon in July with the promise of training and trying new brunch spots together after every run. We did our first run together along the bay to ATT park and tried out Plow in Potrero Hill. Highly recommended!

Mr. Pollo is a teeny tiny Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that seats maybe 10 people, and one chef cooks a four course meal for $15. Josh and Ashley took us, and it was so so good. I thought it was the perfect amount of food, too, but Jonny and Josh needed a little something more so they had some El Farolito afterwards.

Seems like most of my updates, even exercise updates, revolve around food! Oops. I do have one more non-food related highlight. I have gotten really into Airbnb. I know it's been around for a few years, and I'm never on the cutting edge of this kind of thing, but I'm so fascinated by taking peeks into other people's homes around San Francisco and the world. I also put up some pictures of our apartment thinking that it would be great to rent it out when we're gone for two weeks this summer, and we've already gotten a bunch of interest and one reservation! Check out our listing and like it on Facebook if you want to help us out!

That's all I've got. Hope y'all had great weekends too. 

Friday, May 20, 2011


Last weekend when we were home in Nashville, we spent Saturday at Steeplechase. This is a big thing every year, but for one reason or another, I was never around when it was happening, so this was actually my first time to go. It ended up being a really fun reunion with lots of Wake friends and Nashville friends around. 

Typical me didn't have a camera with me, so I had to depend on the photos that my sister sent over. If you are my friend and you have pictures with me that we took on Saturday, please send them over and I'll add them on here! 

A Peace Treaty

Judging by my numerous posts about jewelry, you would probably think I have a lot of it and accessorize really well. But those of you who know me (which, let's be serious, is all of you - I don't think I have any random interweb strangers reading my blog) know that I rarely wear cute jewelry. I have vowed to work it in more though! 

Anyways, A Peace Treaty is a company created by two friends, and I took a lot of inspiration from it when designing Adia Beading years ago. They used to only do scarves, but I just checked it out the other day and they now do jewelry too. And I love it. Here are a few faves:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Petey Graduated!

This weekend, we flew to Birmingham to watch my little brother Peter graduate from Samford. Lots more pictures were taken than my one iPhone pic on the right, but I don't have them now. I may share them later if I get them and get organized! But for now, you get little Petey with a mullet and Petey the graduate. So proud. 

Anthropologie in India

I normally love everything that Anthropologie does, but something about this video made me a little uneasy when I first watched it a few weeks ago. I just re-watched it, and I feel the same way. I've been trying to put my finger on what bothers me about it, and I think it's the Anthro awards so much dignity to their model and so little to the Indian people on the street and in the background of the little film. I still think it's beautiful and enthralling - it just doesn't sit right with me. 

What do you think? Do you love it or does it make you feel a little uncomfortable too? 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Asparagus Ribbon Salad

It's been a week and a half since I've posted, and since I last posted I've been to Birmingham then Nashville and back. I got to see my little brother graduate from college, then got to spend time with old friends at Steeplechase, and I've got to get my pictures together for updates. But for now, dinner...

I made this really yummy ribboned asparagus salad the other day by Smitten Kitchen, and I'm making it again tonight. I don't know how I never knew that you could eat raw asparagus, but I'm glad I know it now. It's so good and tastes so fresh and healthy. Check it. Smitten Kitchen never disappoints!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy One Week!

I mentioned that last week we were going to a real wedding in addition to our royal wedding festivities. Our friends Josh and Ashley are getting married in Mexico later this year, but since you're not allowed to officially get married in Mexico, they had their official wedding at City Hall on Friday. We were so honored to be their witnesses. I had never been to city hall before - it was beautiful, Josh and Ashley looked amazing, and it was a very happy day.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that I always forget about but always love.

Today, I've already celebrated by eating a burrito for lunch (not a rare occurrence at all since I work in the Mission, but still!) and by making a loan to Evangelina who is borrowing funds to build a wall in front of her house.

 Tonight, I'm celebrating by making margaritas and sitting on the roof with Jonny, who just finished a big interview today! Then, I'm meeting up with friends to go get dinner and have drinks at the Latin American club, which has always provided endless fun, but also provides too much fun for a week night.

(Pretty photo by Jose Villa)

Redwood forest

I haven't posted much about the senior Prices trip to California, and I wanted to share some pictures from our trip up north to the redwoods. John and Margaret wanted to go see the redwoods, so we drove up to Russian River Valley, spent a night in an adorable inn, and spent the next day looking at redwoods and doing a little champagne and wine tasting. I had never been to any of the redwood forests, and it was incredible to see these giants in real life.

 We were right by Korbel when we left the park, so we stopped by so that all of us, especially Margaret, could enjoy some champagne. I like this picture of Jonny and his parents. 

It was such a fun little weekend trip and a holiday from John and Margaret's San Francisco holiday. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Italia questa estate!

We've had it on the calendar forever, but we booked our flights this morning so it's official - we're going to Italy this summer! Louise and Martin, we can't wait to celebrate your marriage. Thanks for choosing such a splendid location!

(photo by Josh Johnson via Jetsetter)

Lux and Trip

I was talking with a friend this weekend about wearing more statement jewelry. I've got all of this jewelry that I own and love, but I'm always too tired in the morning to think about working jewelry into my outfits. We both vowed that we would try harder to incorporate great jewelry into our daily lives. 

I know I need to build that habit with what I've got before purchasing new pieces, but I am loving these pieces by Lux + Trip

Pretty cool, huh? I love the shapes and the pops of neon, and I would love to see one of them on a model so I can get a better feel for what they'd look like on. Anyone want to buy one and model it for me?!

Oh, also, I bought this blue necklace and I l-o-v-e it!

A weekend of Dwell

I spent all day both Saturday and Sunday in Marin volunteering with Dwell home tours. I've been busy organizing volunteers for the event for the past few weeks, and I was thrilled to have the tours go so smoothly. 

These houses were amazing, and unfortunately I didn't bring a nice camera with me to do the homes any justice. Even worse, I actually only took iPhone pictures at one house, but it did happen to be the coolest house on the tour - the Bridge house! The Bridge house was designed to sit, and almost float, over hilly acres in San Anselmo. The design of the home was so outstanding that even my iPhone photos turned out looking cool. 


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