Our Engagement Photos

Last weekend Eddie and I got our engagement photos taken at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. The ecological reserve had beautiful grasslands sprinkled with wildflowers and oak trees, making it the perfect backdrop for our photos. Our photographer was Lexi Nicole, who took some amazing photos and did a great job making the shoot a fun experience.

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Monthly Must-Haves - April 2019

I’m staring up a new series: Monthly Must-Haves. Every month I’ll share ten fashion and home items that I love. All the items are shoppable so you can add some new things to your wardrobe or home.

Happy shopping!

Photo courtesy of southmoonunder.com   Surf Gypsy Tie Dye Romper - $72

Photo courtesy of southmoonunder.com

Surf Gypsy Tie Dye Romper - $72

Photo courtesy of southmoonunder.com   Billabong Exploded Floral Jumpsuit - $59.95

Photo courtesy of southmoonunder.com

Billabong Exploded Floral Jumpsuit - $59.95

Photo courtesy of shopbop.com   AGOLDE Cropped Tie Dye Muscle Tee - $88

Photo courtesy of shopbop.com

AGOLDE Cropped Tie Dye Muscle Tee - $88

Photo courtesy of luluandgeorgia.com   Lulu and Georgia Sunburst Rug - $100

Photo courtesy of luluandgeorgia.com

Lulu and Georgia Sunburst Rug - $100

Photo courtesy of luluandgeorgia.com   Lulu and Georgia Shibori Luane Pillow - $36

Photo courtesy of luluandgeorgia.com

Lulu and Georgia Shibori Luane Pillow - $36

Photo courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters   American Eagle Light Wash Paperbag Denim Short - $54.95

Photo courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Light Wash Paperbag Denim Short - $54.95

Calistoga, CA - February 2019

Visited Calistoga for the second time this weekend. Not only does Calistoga have beautiful scenery and a charming downtown, it’s less than a two hour drive from both San Francisco and Sacramento, which makes it perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway.

Loved seeing all the wildflowers in bloom!

Loved seeing all the wildflowers in bloom!

Enjoyed a sunny afternoon in downtown Calistoga.   North Face Campshire Hooded Pullover Fleece Jacket.

Enjoyed a sunny afternoon in downtown Calistoga.

North Face Campshire Hooded Pullover Fleece Jacket.

We ate breakfast at Lovina, which had such a cute and quirky atmosphere.

We ate breakfast at Lovina, which had such a cute and quirky atmosphere.

I ordered the Apple French Toast which was basically like eating an apple pie for breakfast.  So delicious!

I ordered the Apple French Toast which was basically like eating an apple pie for breakfast. So delicious!

Continued the day with some wine tasting at Tedeschi Family Winery.

Continued the day with some wine tasting at Tedeschi Family Winery.

There were vibrant wildflowers everywhere we went.

There were vibrant wildflowers everywhere we went.

Finished the afternoon off with some barrel tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery.   BCBG sweater.    Levi’s jeans.    Aquatalia boots.    3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag.

Finished the afternoon off with some barrel tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery.

BCBG sweater. Levi’s jeans. Aquatalia boots. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag.

Stopped in St. Helena on our way home.  This town is full of cute boutiques, but unfortunately it had just started raining when we arrived so we didn’t stay long.   Express sweater.    American Eagle jeans.    Aquatalia boots.    3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag.

Stopped in St. Helena on our way home. This town is full of cute boutiques, but unfortunately it had just started raining when we arrived so we didn’t stay long.

Express sweater. American Eagle jeans. Aquatalia boots. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag.

Christmastime in San Francisco

Got off work early and decided to spend some time in the city to soak up all the Christmas vibes. It was a beautiful afternoon in San Francisco because it wasn’t too cold and the fog hadn’t rolled in yet. Check out my photos below to see how I spent the afternoon.

The huge Christmas tree in Union Square.

The huge Christmas tree in Union Square.

Walked from Union Square to The Fairmont which was pretty much all uphill.  This was the view from the top of the hill.

Walked from Union Square to The Fairmont which was pretty much all uphill. This was the view from the top of the hill.

The view from the other side wasn’t bad either.

The view from the other side wasn’t bad either.

Finally made it to The Fairmont!

Finally made it to The Fairmont!

The Christmas tree in the lobby.

The Christmas tree in the lobby.

The real reason I walked all the way to The Fairmont… They have a life-size gingerbread house in the lobby! It’s made with real gingerbread and candy.

The real reason I walked all the way to The Fairmont… They have a life-size gingerbread house in the lobby! It’s made with real gingerbread and candy.

You can even walk through the gingerbread house (which smells amazing btw).

You can even walk through the gingerbread house (which smells amazing btw).

Walked another mile to North Beach and finished the afternoon off with drinks and dinner.

Walked another mile to North Beach and finished the afternoon off with drinks and dinner.

Calistoga, CA - December 2018

This weekend I took a trip to Calistoga, CA which is in the heart of the Napa Valley. It was my first time visiting and I definitely will be back again soon! Calistoga is home to some huge wineries if that’s your thing, but I much prefer the small family-style wineries this town has to offer. On my trip I visited Chateau Montelena Winery and Castello di Amorosa Winery. Both of these wineries were huge but had beautiful grounds. However they are more for the sights than the wine. I also visited Vincent Arroyo Winery and Tedeschi Family Winery which were both amazing. Vincent Arroyo had amazing reds and Tedeschi had wonderful whites as well as some red I enjoyed. Both wineries had really friendly and knowledgeable staff and I’m happy to say that I’m now a wine club member at both! Below you’ll find some photos from my trip.

In front of Chateau Montelena Winery

In front of Chateau Montelena Winery

The lake at Chateau Montelena

The lake at Chateau Montelena

Calistoga is beautiful in the fall / early winter

Calistoga is beautiful in the fall / early winter

The Napa River flows through downtown Calistoga

The Napa River flows through downtown Calistoga

My Black Friday Game Plan 2018

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Black Friday. I know that most of these deals are already available online, but I love the excitement of going to the stores on Black Friday and finding the best deals on gifts for friends, family, and myself. Below you can find the stores and deals that I’m most excited to shop on Black Friday.

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American Eagle - 40% off everything

Aerie - 40% off everything

Express - 50% off everything

Lucky Brand - 50% off everything

Nordstrom - Select items up to 60% off

Rebecca Minkoff - 25% off $100+

Ulta - Select Jumbo Bed Head Shampoos and Conditioners $7.99