9.16.2014

Chic Shopping on Sacramento Street, SF

Recently, I've had fun entertaining visiting girlfriends.  One of my favorite places to take them in San Francisco is shopping on Sacramento Street.
 I follow Jessie Black on Instagram (she's in France right now) and I love her store filled with fabulous linens and cashmere jackets.






Another pretty stop is Fleur*t for flowers.  I bought that cement container for my dining table.



Remember?


You can buy beautiful and fun antique prints at Wisteria.
Debbie and I thought these would be sweet in a nursery.

March is a cool housewares store.

As is Sue Fisher King
Further down Sacramento Street is an elegant restaurant called Spruce.
 They also have a cute store front for coffee and pastries.  When Teresa and Lisa and I stopped in for iced tea (and one of the best chocolate chip cookies in San Francisco), I admired one of the floral arrangements.
And the manager gave it to me!  It was left from a recent event.

Not far away on Filmore Street is a charming, casual place for lunch called Jane.  Cute black and white interiors...

This is a great time to visit San Francisco…the weather is awesome.  Guess we are saying good-bye to the summer fog :)  We definitely could use rain though...
Thanks, Lisa, for these hostess gift coasters!


9.11.2014

Fall Changes Around Our Home

My friend, Debbie, was just here for a visit and I took her to the SF Flower Mart.   Look at the Fall colors that we found...
 Flowers are a serious business according to these guys (holding my purchases)...



We made these arrangements.  Debbie convinced me to buy this funny, furry "mini bottle brush" plant.
I bought these vintage looking dahlias. 
You can see how they look on our new marble topped table from Home Goods.

Also from Homegoods, is this wooden vase.  It's a more organic look for Fall.
Those are the pomegranates that Cindy gave me from her tree.
Debbie and I went to the Alameda Antiques Fair and made vintage, personalized necklaces.  With my Michaels jewelry kit and a couple glasses of wine...



I rearranged our coffee table with some new stone elements for a Fall feel...

Debbie left this beautifully wrapped present for us as a hostess gift...(I miss her already).
Inside were the plates that match the salad plates that we have.

A sweet blogger, Brandi, from Don't Disturb This Groove was in town and I invited her for an impromptu lunch at my place... a salad with everything from the fridge in it.  She was snapping away Instagram photos and I was too busy to style anything.  Chief loved Brandi (she has three dogs).

My little French girl has some new (flea market) African bead necklaces for Fall to complement other gold/brass accents.
Design Chic: House Tour is featuring our Newport Beach home. 
 I am a pinning fool when I read Beth's and Kristy's posts.  Seeing our home there made me miss this outside space a bit...

I've been working hard in between visitors....my sister (and Chief's brother, Judge) and good friend, Lisa come today.  I'm excited.  It's like being on vacation in your own town.

Hope all is well with you and your family!
 
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