Weekend Update — Beach Day

I know this weekend update is coming a week late (oops!) but this past week has been a little crazy with New Year’s Eve, traveling and getting back into the swing of things here in SF. Excuses, excuses. Anyway — last weekend, Hannah, Gawain and I took a little trip to Cannon Beach to see the coast, hit up Moe’s and (obviously) head to Bruce’s Candy Kitchen. It was the perfect day at the beach and I am SO glad we went.

Beach view

Hannah Portrait

Rachel

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Rachel + Hannah

Jumping lady!

Gawain

* Sidenote, this photo was taken when I took a wrong turn driving over to Moe’s and thought I was lost. But instead, I found the homes that get to live with this view all day & night — LUCKY.

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The Oregon coast is special (it’s definitely not “the beach” and there aren’t sailboats everywhere and people laying out) but it has its own brand of Pacific Northwest magic that I have loved my whole life.

 

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Target + Neiman Marcus + CFDA = match made in shopping heaven

Well, since I’m trying to live frugally until the holidays to save money for prezzies, I guess i’ll just have to dream of all of these amazing goodies from Target and Neiman Marcus’ collab with the CFDA. I’m so excited it’s all finally out — although I do hope that all of those weird commercials during Revenge are coming to a close soon…I am so not into it! Maybe someday i’ll be able to pedal around on an Alice + Olivia bike and bake hipster cookies…

 

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[Altuzarra Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, $49.99 (set of 4); Band of Outsiders Hats, $29.99 (set of 2); Alice + Olivia bike, $499.99; Band of Outsiders cookie cutters, $29.99; Marc Jacobs Pouch, $69.99; Alice + Olivia luggage, $179.99]

Gifts for Girlfriends (that won’t break the bank!)

If the short amount of time between Halloween and Thanksgiving is any indication of how quickly December will speed by, I need to start doing some major Christmas shopping. Unfortunately, I don’t have a ton of extra cash to spend on my pals this year (I wish I could buy them all a puppy, a plane ticket to Fiji and an unlimited Starbucks gift card…someday, maybe?) so I’ve been doing some research into fab presents that aren’t going to set me back a whole paycheck. I’m a big believer that hand made gifts are the best gifts, but who doesn’t love to get ‘er done in two hours at the mall?

Here are some gifts ideas for your GFs (or yourself – whatevs!) that aren’t going to force you to live off of Top Ramen for the next month:

 

[Paper Gem Coasters, $20; Silverware Print, $9; Liberty Crystal Braid Bracelet, $39.50; Sephora by OPI Its Real 14K Gold Top Coat, $15; Friendship Bracelet, $30; Chevron Frame, $28; Home Is Where My Cat Is Print, $15; Monogram Notecards, $18; Mini Ban.do Heart, $10; Market Tote, $25; Printed Backup Battery for iPhone, $39.50; Floral Perpetual Weekly Planner, $17.95; The Studio Sweater, $44.95; Sea Gleam Hurricane Candle Votive, $18.]