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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

San Francisco has amazing food. And over the last 3 months, Zach and I have been taking serious advantage of it's deliciousness. (Although, I still haven't food a good noodle place. What gives, SF?) We've gorged on sandwiches from Rhea's Deli,  the fish tacos from Tacolicious, Indian street food from Curry Up Now, the pizza from Delfina,  and the ice cream - oh, the ice cream!! - from Bi-Rite. Needless to say, this reckless eating seems to have caught up to us. And besides buying a jumbo pack of Tums, this week we decided it was time to give our bodies a break.

Enter the cleanse. I've had some bad experiences with juice cleanses (meaning, they've ended in failure) so this time I decided to go with Whole Living's Detox Action Plan instead. It feels a little more doable because you actually get to eat food. Still, you're cutting out all dairy, meats, carbs, coffee, and anything processed. Basically, you're eating a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies.

Currently we're on day #2, and I'm kind of a mess. They warn that your body might have a hard time detoxing (headaches, fatigue, etc.) but wow... this is some serious discomfort.  I seriously hope my liver is happy for this vacation, because he certainly owes me one. (Yes, apparently by liver is male.)

Have you ever done a detox? Did you like it? Was it worth it? Did it give the results you wanted? I'm super curious... And I'd love to know!


Monday, March 25, 2013

When we moved from to San Francisco earlier this year, we got rid of a ton of furniture. Some of it was crappy to begin with, so it was easy to say goodbye. But other things (like our beloved, vintage coffee table) were just too big for our city apartment. They found new homes via Craigslist.

For the last 3 months then, our house has felt like it did when we were first married: no couch, boxes in the living room, blank walls, etc. But, we've since saved up some extra money to finally purchase all those missing items. And, I'm excited for our little place to feel more like home.

Here's what's coming:

I'll take pictures once it's all here and in place. But, I think we're off to a good start! Now, all that's left is all the little accessories and details. (Please tell me it always takes this long to feel settled...)

A. Everett Upholstered Loveseat | B. Olin Grey Rug | C. Living Wall Planter | D. Metal Coat Rack | E. Rainbow Rag Rug | F. Jute Boucle Rug | G. Martini Side Table | H. Farmstead Stool


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Last Tuesday, Zach and I celebrated our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. It was sort of anti-climactic. In all honesty, we forgot all about it until a few nights before when some friends asked what we were doing to celebrate... "Um, nothing yet. Oops!"

We're still talking about taking a little weekend trip to officially celebrate soon. But on the 12th, we ended up at Nopa drinking Riesling, eating olives, and reminiscing about these past 2 years. We both picked out our favorite memories - which ended up being the most mundane things. It's funny that those little things can somehow be the most special.

I found a few old photos when I was going through my old computer, and they made me laugh. Six years ago, Zach and I were just buddies. Who would've ever thought we'd come this far?

(Engagement photo by Sunburst Photography. Wedding photo by Bryan Rupp. Los Angeles photo by Max Wanger.) 


Friday, March 8, 2013

Zach and I have had a Passion Pit poster hanging in our living room for 2 years, but we've have never actually been to a concert. So this month, we decided it was time to change that. They were in SF, and their concert seemed like the perfect inauguration to the city.

Passion Pit makes for great dance music. And, my husband is the best dancer. He gets into this groove and becomes totally unstoppable. Watching his unique moves (which, last night, were remotely similar to Jazzercise) is my favorite... And for that reason alone, the night was pretty awesome.

It also got me really excited to attend a few more concerts this year. This morning, I've been scouring this site for upcoming events. (So much good stuff!)

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

SAN FRANCISCO: Our First 2 Months

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

It's been a solid 2 months since we moved to San Francisco. And this city is finally starting to feel like home. After my meltdown a few weeks ago, things have gotten exponentially better. We're starting to make friends and settle in to our new life.

I realized I haven't really shared about our daily life here. We moved into a TINY, but adorable apartment in Nob Hill. It's double the rent of our old Hollywood apartment and half the size. So, we've had to simplify our possessions and downsize. I'm not complaining, less stuff = less to clean. The apartment has fantastic crown molding, hardwood floors, a built-in hutch, and a lovely claw foot tub. I'm thinking it was built circa 1920. But, I haven't shown any pictures because it still feels like we're in move-in mode. We don't have a couch right now (we're saving up for a new one) and our walls are starkly white. It's a work in progress.

We live in Nob Hill - right next to the cable car line. So in the morning, we wake up to their bells as they roll down the street. We live at the top of the hill, which means it's never really been foggy. But, every evening we can see the fog rolling in around us from our big bay windows.

Our car is in a garage, and we haven't used it in over a month. We've been relying totally on public transportation to get around. Both of us can reach our jobs in less than 30 minutes on the bus - without having to deal with the crazy parking situation throughout the city (I got TWO parking tickets in our first week here.) But using public transit means we've met all kinds of interesting situations including: men wearing short skirts and no underwear, people yelling the "F" word for no reason, and a seat smeared with poo (yup.) It's always an adventure.

That being said, the people here are kinder than they were in LA. They seem more aware of those around them, if that makes sense. Everyone is friendly and they're not pretentious. There's a different energy and I like it.

Obviously, we've still got a lot to learn. And, we've only barely scratched the surface of our "SF To Do" list (below.) But right now, I'm really happy and thankful to be on this new adventure.

Take a ride in a cable car
Sail to Sausalito on the ferry
Take a Graffiti Tour
Visit Amoeba Music
Ride the glass elevators at the St. Francis Hotel
Hike Angel Island
Explore the Exploratorium
Spend the night in a cell on Alcatraz (yikes!)
Attend a reading at City Lights
Fly a kite at Crissy Field
Visit the Mosaic Stairs
Explore the Beat Museum
Get breakfast at Mama's
Hike the stairs of Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower
Slide down the secret slides at Golden Gate Park
Catch a game at AT&T Park
Use the password to drop into Bourbon & Branch
View the Yoda fountain at Lucas Films
Wander around SFMOMA
Make custom fortune cookies at Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
Visit the Conservatory of Flowers
Attend the SF Ballet
See Lombard Street
Stroll through Yerba Buena Gardens
Catch a movie at the Presido Theatre
Take sailing lessons
Take in the views from the top of Alta Plaza Park
Go vintage shopping in Haight Ashbury
Picnic in Delores Park
Watch the surfers at Kelly's Cove
Bike over the Golden Gate Bridge
Visit the California Academy of Sciences
Spend the day at Ocean Beach
(Let me know if there's anything else I should add!)

Photo by Fred Lyon


Monday, March 4, 2013

This year, I decided to do something different with this blog and spend every month focusing on 12 of my favorite things. Last month, it was lips (see my posts here, here, here, here, and here.) And this month, it's all about balloons!

Yeah, yeah. I know balloons are totally overdone these days. But I still love them - especially when they're filled with helium. They make the perfect decoration at a party, the perfect photo prop, the perfect gift... and they remind me of lovely spring days.  I mean, really. What's not to love?

More to come!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Be careful what you wish for... After 6 weeks of wandering around the apartment by ourselves, our life has suddenly exploded with activity. On Monday, I started a new job as the Managing Editor at Oh Happy Day! Then, Tuesday I was pulled into a photo shoot they did for Banana Republic. And Wednesday and Thursday were filled with drink dates with new friends.

Whenever I start a new project, I'm afraid this blog ends up suffering a little. I have all these great ideas and good intentions, but I just don't always have the time or energy to put in. It's still a priority, I'm just trying to figure out the best way to realistically juggle everything. (Our once-clean house is currently a disaster. Tell me full-time ladies - how do you do it??)

So, this weekend Zach and I will be trying to relax a little. There's not too much on the calendar and I'm excited to relax. Also, since it's now March (what!?) I'll also be updating the blog with our new theme. Can you guess what it is? (Hint: it has something to do with the photo above. And, that's the worst hint ever.)

March's playlist is pretty upbeat. I just wasn't feeling any slow songs. It includes a little Passion Pit (who we're seeing in concert on Thursday!) and Beyonce (in honor of my new boss, Jordan, who's obsessed.) What are you listening to right now?

PS - BOY is on Spotify now. Yay!

Photo by Max Wanger for
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