I love pizza. Thin crust, slightly blistered Neapolitan style pizza. In SF, I think flour + water does it best (I used to look after communications for the restaurant group, but loving the product is a key part of being good at your job in PR n'est pas?). I also happen to love aubergines so when I came across this beauty on Pinterest, I had to try it out. I used prosciutto and manchego cheese with chilli flakes and the end result was absolutely scrumptious. Great alternative pizza option for gluten free eaters and gluten lovers alike.
If you've been invited to an evening wedding, I'd recommend going for a long or at least, longer length dress. It's one of the best opportunities to wear a more sophisticated dress so why miss out on the fun? I came across this belted orange maxi and it had me at hello. It's one of those flattering and forgiving dresses that punches way above it's weight price wise. I love the bold orange hue and I'd go for full on fabulous with some seriously serious accessories.
As we get ready to hit the road for a little trip this weekend my mind is very much on the perfect size for a weekend bag. I came across this bag on the fantastically curated site, Of A Kind. This bag is a little more utilitarian than my usual style, perhaps it would be a better choice for the Mr than myself. Either way, I love the simplicity of it and I love the combination of dark denim and tough leather. It really is the ideal size to stash a few changes of clothes, make up essentials, and a couple of pairs of shoes isn't it?
I love scarves in a very big way. Almost as much, if not more than I love cardigans. San Francisco weather varies so much from neighbourhood to neighbourhood and during the course of each and every day that no matter how blistering hot it may seem when I leave home, I'm most likely carrying a cardigan in my bag and have a scarf draped round my neck.
Head over to The Purl Bee for step by step instructions.
Our trip last year to Maui was easily one of our best holidays to date. Aside from the fact we were there for the wedding of good friends', we had a week to explore the beautiful island. While we packed a lot into a few days, we both really enjoyed it and found something different to love about each part of the island we spent time in. You can read more about our Maui trip here. We just came back from a week in Kauai which was also fantastic but a very different pace. The main objective of the Kauai trip was some serious r&r ahead of the big life change we have coming our way in late summer.
As soon as we landed, I found myself on the lookout for the insanely delicious banana bread we loved in Maui. That banana bread was special. I don't normally like banana bread, as much as I love bananas, I don't particularly like banana flavoured things. But that Maui banana bread, you have to taste it to believe it.
I had no luck finding the Maui banana bread so pinterest came to the rescue and I found this recipe. I've tried it once already and it was really good, but next time I'll make sure the bananas are really, really, really ripe, to get the extra sweetness in the cake.
Hop over to Canella Vita's blog to get the full recipe.
We're in June already (seriously, where does the time go?) which means we're in full swing with summer weddings. Summer is easily my favourite season. The weather tends to be great, the clothes are fun and bright and as it's warm, there's so much fun to be had outdoors. Summer is pretty much the safest time to have an outdoor wedding (unless you're lucky enough to be in an exotic location) and with a wedding this weekend in Napa, it got me thinking about ideal outfits for weddings this summer.
I love the bright pop of blue of this dress and dressinhg it up with interesting metallic accents keeps it looking fresh.
Back to breakfast and this photo is a beauty. I had the pleasure of working with Chantelle Grady while I was Director of Communucations for the restaurant group I used to work for (before I decided to branch out and set up on my own). Chantelle has the most amazing eye for detail with photography and she's absolutely lovely so I was more than happy to spend some time showing her round while she snapped away for her San Francisco City Guide.
This photo is the scrumptious image of an ideal breakfast. While I won't necessarily hold my cooking skills to such lofty picture-perfect ideals, I'll certainly have a lot of fun trying. Once again, I'll happily improvise my way through this recipe. The title is pretty self explanatory.
Fedora with Pink Trim, $225, Jennifer Ouellette
Every year as summer rolls round and the California sky is a bright clear blue and I obsess over planning a beach holiday that involves pristine turquoise water, I find myself drawn to the cool yet warm blues that are found in the best of summer. I love teeny tiny turquoise rings worn with a stack of gold rings or a turquoise bracelet worn with a mix of gold textures. Here are some of my favourite turquoise picks around now.
This week's DIY comes courtesy of one of my favourite DIY bloggers. Geneva, of A Pair And A Spare, tackled this deceptively easy yet strikingly stylish bag. I love straw bags for food shopping trips, picnics and beach trips. I also love bold pops of neon so this DIY is certainly one for me to try. Now I just need to get my hands on the perfect straw bag to spray.