Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I had so much fun yesterday recapping the La-Z-Boy Design Dash that I realized I've actually been up to a lot of fun things and haven't shared them with you. In fact, these events have kept my social calendar hoppin' and totally cut into my blogging time. Such a shame! SO, I decided to mix my social life with my blog life... here's a little summary:

In early October, I flew to Chicago to join the Novogratz for an intimate dinner at CB2 and preview their new holiday line. It was really wonderful getting to meet such an influential design duo- I'm such a fan!!  I used the extra time to explore Chicago, a city I'd never been to before. I met up with my friend Kelley [who just so happened to be appearing on the Steve Harvey Show], had lunch with an old college friend, and looked at all of the gorgeous architecture.

I joined Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp and a few members of the Birchbox team for coffee at my favorite SF cafe. I've been a big fan of Birchbox for years, and it was truly inspiring to learn more about the brand as well as discover what they have planned. Needless to say, this girl is a Birchbox fan for life.

My friend Juli and I went down the peninsula to a fun event at Westfield Valley Fair. Fashion DuJour was a celebration of style- featuring talented tastemakers, Emmy-nominated designs [from shows like Mad Men, Downton Abbey, and Game of Throwns], and a Veuve Clicquot lounge. I also got to meet one of my biggest inspirations, Zanna Roberts Rassi. She was so kind and her shoes? PERFECT.

I was so excited when my friend Erin asked me to be her date for a quick getaway to Napa. We joined Julia, her husband Thomas, and the fabulous girls of Bare Minerals for maybe the best Saturday ever. We had an amazing lunch at Bottega, got all dolled up with Bare Minerals makeup, and headed to Live in the Vineyard- a super fun concert featuring James Blunt, Gavin DeGraw, and more. I'm telling you- Best. Saturday. Ever. 

Have you ever heard of the Tonga Room? It's my new favorite place in the entire world. If you're a fan of the Bachelor, you may recognize it from Ben's season. It's a tiki bar at the historic Fairmont Hotel. There is literally a pool in the middle of the bar- and it doesn't stop there. A boat floats out into the center of the pool and there is a band playing the best dancing music ever. And sometimes, it rains into the pool from the ceiling. And other times, you get pineapples FULL of piña coladas and you crash a photo booth.

Rue kicked off the holiday season with an amazing party at the Gap. Crystal, Julia, and Erin hosted, Culinary Eye provided some tasty beverages and Thanksgiving-themed snacks, and everyone got 30% off. Also- how amazing is Julia's hot pink jacket??

I ventured out to Mill Valley for the opening of the new West Elm store. Spoiler alert- I WANT EVERYTHING. Such a great collection for holiday. I think everyone is getting West Elm gifts for Christmas this year. I ran into one of my favorite people, photographer Aubrie Pick, and we [obviously] made our way to the photo booth. Too fun!
Add in a few Hart of Dixie marathons, 9 frozen pizzas, hours of snuggles with Leonard and Roxanne, and non-stop work... and that's my life as of late! What have you been up to?


  1. well your life takes the cake this month for sure. everything you have done sounds outstanding! :)
    Just good old home reno action and a lot of working through recipes on my end! It keeps me rolling.

  2. How fun!! Hope to catch you at an event soon :)


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