This past weekend, we played hooky on Friday and headed up to Napa Valley for the very first ever BottleRock Napa - five days (I KNOW…unfortunately we could only hang Friday through Sunday) of amazing bands entertaining the festival-loving masses in the wine country.
We drank too much champagne, danced ’til we dropped, and fell into our sleeping bags every night exhausted, oh-so-sunburned and happy. It was such a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of city life, and a perfect way to spend the weekend.
My faves (if I HAVE to choose) were The Black Keys, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Alabama Shakes, Grouplove, Iron & Wine and Rogue Wave. Whole Foods sponsored the most amazing food garden, my favorite being The Q Restaurant’s stand that proudly (as they should be!) dished up pulled pork sammies with creamy cole slaw (I think I actually dreamed about that cole slaw last night…) I could spend the rest of my life at a music festival – if I was allowed to shower, that is – and it was so fun to experience the first year of BottleRock…I think I’m ready to start planning next year’s trip!
Ideally, my entire desk would be covered in gold glitter, but this glittery business card holder will have to do for now.
This DIY was super easy (and cheap!). Just apply the Mod Podge to the business card holder (I got mine at Staple’s for $0.99) with a sponge brush, cover in glitter, let dry & repeat until you’re satisfied with the glittery-ness. Apply another layer of Mod Podge and let dry overnight. Enjoy!
I finally had the chance to sit down and comb through the photos from my mom and sister’s SF visit two weekends ago, and it made me miss them even more! I hadn’t seen them since Christmas, and although time has been flying lately, it seems like way too long since I’ve seen them.
One of the best parts of having people visit is that I get the opportunity to do touristy things and try things that I normally wouldn’t do on a “typical” weekend (whatever that means). We went to Off the Grid at Fort Mason on Friday, had high tea at Nieman Marcus on Saturday and saw Mental at Kabuki Theater. Easter Sunday consisted of brunch at Radish in the Mission, stumbling upon the Hunky Jesus contest in Dolores Park and wandering over to Haight Ashbury for some people watching. I took the day off on Monday and we ventured to Sausalito to have lunch at one of my faves (Salito’s!) with my Grandpa – he just got back from a trip to Africa, and he told us all about his safari adventures. We ended the day at the Full House house before grabbing dinner at Tacolicious (the best).
Whew – that seems like a lot when I write it out. I’m so happy that we got to spend time together, and I’m counting down the days until I head up home to Portland again (or until they come back for round two!).
Now for a photo dump.
Last week, Refinery29 S.F. posted about paper illustrator Chloe Fleury, and I just had to share the love!
First of all, her studio is amazing — particulary her use of a wooden dowel to keep her washi tape and ribbon in an easy-to-access place, and how saturated with color and textures it is. Not to mention, Chloe is adorable, and her work is so detailed and unique. Head over to Refinery29 to see the full tour!
Make sure to check out Chloe’s studio, hopscotch design — her commissioned pieces are seriously jaw-dropping.
My favorite pieces are her S.F. neighborhood posters (I’m so curious about what North Beach would look like…)
I think I may need to treat myself to the DIY Paper Rabbit Bust kit…
[All images via hopscotch design & Refinery29.]
This week, I finally got to see Golden Gate bridge from the Marin Headlands, and let me tell you — it is AMAZING. Every viewpoint was packed with people, and you couldn’t blame ‘em. The sun was shining, the Bay was a deep turquoise and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We eventually made our way over to Point Bonita to see the lighthouse (G’s grandpa’s panoramic photographs hang inside!), and it was a perfect day for a little hike.
I was thinking about how many times I’ve seen the the bridge since I’ve been in San Francisco and how different it looks every time. I looked back through the photos I’ve taken and decided to make a little collage of my favorite lady in the city.
Yep. Those are bangles that look like hair ties.
Fashion publicist Katie Schloss founded Three Jane NY about a year ago, and is most recognized for The Map Necklace — a 14K gold plate that can have any location engraved on it. Your childhood home, where you had your first kiss, your favorite place in the world, etc., etc.
I love her line, and as I follow her on Instagram (obsessed, much?), I’ve really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes peaks at the recent pieces she’s been working on. Especially this bubble wand necklace. GIMME.