Your Weeknight Dinner Solution

Convenience in this day and age is everything. Having the convenience of a healthy meal plan put together ingredients pre-measured out to my door is an everything I’ve ever wanted. As a busy working gal, I have no issue getting help when I need it and in the kitchen - there is a need for healthier food, less stress and more time back. HelloFresh does just that for me. Truth be told with no direction I'm actually a terrible cook and rarely do because of bandwidth but surprisingly have churned out 3 gourmet style meals in less than an hour. Here is why I’m recommending HelloFresh to my friends, family…

That Pink Door

Palm Springs is hands down one of the best places on the planet. I’d like to speak on behalf of all of us… we are all slightly obsessed. I don’t think one can get over the perfectly lined palm trees, vibrant pops of colors, mid-century modern architecture, and that desert heat. My mom and I’s favorite pastime on any given Sunday in the desert is looking at open houses. And why should that change while on vacation especially when visiting Palm Springs the mecca for mod architecture. For all our design enthusiasts, take a stroll down Kings Way, Alhambra Drive, E Sierra Blvd and feast your eyes on the beautiful doors of Palm Springs, and that pink door is one you don’t want to miss (E Sierra Blvd). 

House of Harlow Polka Dots

Personal style is sometimes something that is hard to define. My style is constantly evolving as I mature. That combined with new seasons and trends. I still am drawn to the same fundamentals, classic style with a tomboy flare, but I’m more willing lately to try something new or different that I would have never dared to go for in the past...

Summer of Love

Speaking of summer of love, if you are local to San Francisco, the De Young Museum has a Summer of Love exhibition. 50 years ago, San Francisco rocked the world with art, fashion, and music during the Summer of Love. You can celebrate 1967 with a day full of art-making, performances, DJs, social activism, and new artist work...

House of Harlow White Summer Dress

Just as every girl must have that little black dress I think the same goes for white as well especially during summer. The first thing I gravitate towards as the months start to warm up is white and if there is one item that speaks to summer, it’s a white dress, my friend! It always makes me feel clean, classy yet flirty and simple. After lots of spring color, I love the minimalistic feel of the white dress.

Gingham Match

Summer time has arrived and we can finally embrace summer fashion trends. Whether you are attending a 4th of July Parade, BBQ pool party or the Hamptons this time to me is all about celebrating our country with pride, beach time, the sunshine, cool drinks and, of course, showing off your summer style. 

This year I strayed away from the usual jeans shorts and flag tee for the 4th. I’ve styled a bit of a classier look perfect for the celebration of our Freedom and welcome to summer. Constantly inspired by the laid-back LA lifestyle, Lovers + Friends always exudes an effortlessly chic California cool. This Gingham Lovers + Friends crop is exclusive to Revolve at $110.00. With these white culottes and matching gingham sandals, I'm set for any and all summer outings this season. If you are in the mood for some more gingham this summer, this dress is also perfect for a summer picnic, this off the shoulder top would go great with a pair of white shorts for a more casual look. Why not top it off with a blue/white bow hat as well.

Red White & Blue

White and navy stripes is a style combination I can’t get enough of. It’s classic, simple and versatile. Stripes are a staple in my closet regardless of the season. With 4th of July around the corner, I’ve been scouring my closet for all the patriotic colors. 

Show Me Your Mumu in the Botanical Gardens

Palm Springs is a magical place filled with palm trees, bright colors, mid-century architecture, desert heat and my favorite the world’s first Cactarium. Pay a couple bucks and wander through this maze of succulents, palms, cactuses, and desert foliage. Guaranteed to spike your curiosity - Moorten Botanical Garden showcases over 3,000 varieties of desert plant - it is both a breathtaking and an inspiring experience...

Gingham Summer Style

The number one trend to check off your "to wear" list this summer is gingham. And what's best than gingham in the summer? Gingham Bathing Suits! Pin-up and post-up at your favorite poolside bar or beach in this high rise bikini from Reformation. Perfect with the skirt (as I did here), or layered under a oversized white cover-up. The suit gives you just a bit of slimming power and the appropirate amount of coverage for a more conservative suit.  What's your go-to suit for summer?

Sweat for a Healthy Life

I sweat for a healthy life. I sweat to be a more positive, energetic woman. I sweat to never feel inhibited by my body. I sweat to embrace who I am. And I have the freedom to move how I want. You know what’s the best feeling? It’s accepting and knowing what you are, is right. That what you were given, how you move, jump, build muscle, sprint, push, is natural. I’ve learned to stop restricting the movement and to embrace it. I like to run, run hard. I like to lift, lift heavy. If I don’t walk out of a workout dripping sweat and exhausted, I don’t feel satisfied....

How to Create the Perfect Cinco De Mayo Celebration


With Cinco De Mayo around the corner and the days getting longer and warmer one thing is for sure... it’s time to enjoy life! Inspired by the sight of fresh blooms, green grass, and bright skies, this time of year is the perfect time for entertaining. With everything being full of life, we were motivated to plan a Cinco De Mayo Inspired gathering. For the Cinco De Mayo, lovers are sure to read on for simple tips you can consider when hosting a fun filled celebration....

How to Host a Simple Wine and Cheese Party

With the days getting longer and warmer one thing is for sure... Spring is in the air! Inspired by the sight of fresh blooms, green grass, and bright skies, this time of year is the perfect time for entertaining. With everything being full of life, we were motivated to plan an intimate Sonoma Inspired grown-up gathering. For the wine and cheese lovers be sure to check out the photos below, and read on for more...

Media Noche SF

Not only will this joint become one of the most insta-worthy spots in San Francisco (with tropical vibes, flamingo photo ops and intricate tile floors) it will will likely become notorious for it’s refreshing beverages and cuban cuisine. First thing you’ll notice when visiting Media Noche is the design and overall aesthetics. With bright giant flamingos painted on the outside and mint green, white and pastel pink lining the indoors this place feels like you are stepping into Havana, Cuba. This place is well done....

Top 5 Overall Trends

With everything else, overalls have evolved. From shorts to silk fabrics we have options these days. Here are five overall trends you can add to spice up your wardrobe this year....

Off the Shoulder Gingham

Off the shoulder styles and gingham patterns are proving themselves to be the leaders of the pack this spring. At times, there is an art to finding designer looks that won’t break the bank. I end up coveting wardrobe staples from style bloggers that are around the Gucci price tag and cry myself to sleep...

Susan Monaco Top

Finally, the days are getting longer and sweeter… spring is in the air. I’m the type of person who’s inspired and smiles by the sight of fresh blooms, green mountain views, and pretty skies. I love being a part of nature, especially during Spring...

Cafe Réveille



San Francisco is notorious for our coffee. We love our coffee and cafes continue to surface all over the city. Several weeks ago, I stumbled across Cafe Réveille in Mission Bay. And I fell a little bit in love. Cafe Réveille is a great spot for several reasons whether you are a jam and need a quick cup of joe, are desperate for brunch spot with some quality avocado toast or for the laptop loving working girl there is a cup of coffee awaiting you at Cafe Réveille...

Spring White

In San Francisco, it's time to pack those chunky sweaters and bust out the spring wear! One of the biggest color trends to help step up and simplify your seasonal shift is white. The monochromatic look is clean and immediately makes a statement, and I'm a big proponent...