I've had my eye on this dress ever since Emily Schuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere launched her clothing line in Nordstrom and Shopbop. I loved how it was the perfect dress to dress up or down, and can easily be transitioned from summer into fall. This Cupcakes and Cashmere Laurel chiffon shift dress is made with a sheer, ivory-colored material that's lightweight and great quality. I especially love the drop waist because it adds that flirty touch. This dress is perfect for summer with these sandals. But also perfect for fall when topped with a leather tailored leather jacket and booties. I'm not typically a dress girl, but this dress will be on repeat for me!
This is a hidden gem to the city, and where I call my happy place. My husband an I stumbled upon it on a walk through the city -- it's a little slice of heaven in this busy city. There are 125 plots in the garden, with a long 7-year+ waiting list. Yes, crazy, huh! I love strolling through the garden on a weekend to clear my head, pray and take in all it's beauty. The owners of the plot can grow whatever they please in or out of the greenhouse. So you'll see fruits and vegetables, succulents galore and flowers of all shapes and sizes. There's something so peaceful and relaxing about walking through a garden and seeing people gardening their plot - not to mention they are always friendly! There are picnic tables throughout the garden, which I've heard is a cool place to have some wine and cheese on a pretty night in SF...but we still have yet to do it!
Getting around without out a car can sometimes be tough! Although we live in San Francisco and take an Uber everywhere, there's the occasional time when we need to meet friends for dinner, have a wedding or just want to get out of the city. So, instead of the hassle of renting a car from Avis or Enterprise, we use Getaround, which let's people rent their cars when they aren't using it. All you have to do is search for cars nearby your location, pick out which car you want to drive and send a request. Once approved, the Getaround car kit helps you find and unlock the car just by using the Getaround app.
All Getaround rentals provide car insurance and they make sure to screen every renter. It's really that easy. Last week I had to drive up to Sonoma for a meeting so I rented an SUV on Getaround that was only one block from me. It's so convienient to pick-up-and-go and then return because you just park it in the parameters they give you, lock it up using the app and walk away.
Date nights are on the top of our list when it comes to spending time together. When we first got engaged, we set a weekly date night and have carried it into our marriage. It's so easy to get lost in the daily grind of work, catching up with friends, and work dinners. We see each other a good amount throughout the week but neither of us consider watching an episode of Suits or Blacklist quality time.
We like to try something new on our date nights, whether it's a new restaurant in the city, taking a road trip, exploring a new city, making a fun meal together, taking a class together, etc.
One of my recent favorites was the Golden State Warriors basketball game. Neither one of us had been to a game so it was nice because we got to experience together. It didn't hurt that the Warriors are killing it right now in the league!
I'd love to hear some of your date night ideas, leave me a comment below!
I mentioned in my first post that I'd bring you up to speed on my life. After all, after the proposal comes finding a photographer for engagement photos, right. We took our engagement photos in Golden Gate Park and Baker Beach. This was our first time having a photographer shoot us together so we tried to have as much fun with it! Here are some of our favorites...
I'm always on the search for new apps and when I find an app I love, I tell the world…well not the world - just you (but you get the point!). I've been sucked into this tech bubble while living in San Francisco and am constantly learning about emerging tech trends and discovering new apps. So I've decided to start a new series where every month I feature my favorite app.
With Valentine's Day only two days away, I want to introduce you to this month's app: BloomThat.
BloomThat provides on-demand flowers for $35 in 90 minutes or less. And yes, it works! You pick out one of their handcrafted bouquets, starting at $35, submit your billing information, delivery address, and voila! About 90-minutes later a courier will show up with bouquet in hand wrapped in burlap with a handwritten note from the recipient. The photo below is an actual bouquet that my husband sent me on our two month wedding anniversary.
Long story short, I love BloomThat. They're disrupting the flower industry and have made it so easy to send beautiful flowers to your boyfriend, girlfriend, sister, mom, co-worker, or even yourself (you could make it anonymous…no one else has to know). I've included more detail about BloomThat below.
More on BloomThat: BloomThat is the the fastest and easiest way to send fresh, affordable blooms. Focused on a curated selection of beautiful arrangements, Bloomthat delivers on-demand flowers anywhere in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, East Bay and Los Angeles, within 90 minutes. They do have plans to expand into other cities.
Pricing: Bouquets start at $35, including delivery.
What we’ve got: A curated selection of the freshest flowers, potted succulents and a variety of ever-changing short-term special promotions.