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...

Spring Stripes

I know it’s only the beginning of March, but I can’t help warming up my color palettes and shopping for resort and spring wear every chance I get....

Pretty in Pink

I scored this lovely blush coat by Guess at Nordstrom's which is currently on sale ($149.00). Big coats like these are timeless and one's you can keep in your closet infinitely. For example, my mother has a closet full of coats from the 80's that still ring true to current style today...

Pink Skies Good Vibes

In light of the valentine's holiday quickly approaching I slipped on this vintage inspired bomber jacket by ban.do and I'm quite frankly not planning on taking it off. Ban.do is a lifestyle brand that is really something else....

Best Donuts in San Francisco

There is really nothing quite like biting into a warm donut and you really can't go wrong when it comes to finding a good spot. However there are places that... well... are just better than others. Like when they make belly buster sized donuts, pile on the sprinkles like never before, serve them hot, fresh and delightfully doughy. Enter Bob's Donuts....