30 September, 2011
Here in the Bay Area, we always joke that summer doesn't start until September, but this year it came even later. This last week leading up to the start of October has been hot and dry and perfect for making my dormant cherry tomatoes grow. Here's a shot of the bounty I picked from the garden today.
27 September, 2011
14 September, 2011
Two summers ago, my friend Marina and I encountered this incredible specimen at the Sonoma County Fair, and there was no question that I had to have my portrait taken immediately. For years, I have considered it to be the best $5.00 I ever spent...
...until now! Look who I found at the Santa Cruz County Fair this afternoon! Another $5.00 well spent, if I do say so myself.
(detailed photos for your reference)
12 September, 2011
I have been wanting this tattoo for a long time. I had a little home-done starfish on my ankle and at some point I decided I wanted to upgrade to a nicer version. My idea was to have the starfish piled up like a big stack of pancakes so I asked my good friend Jane Kim (who is a scientific illustrator) to design it in the style of an antique engraving, and I went to my favorite tattoo artist, Jen Lee (who has done my last two tattoos), for the final product. I couldn't be more thrilled with the way it came out!
in progress- you can still see my old tattoo at the bottom
some of Jen's drawings at the tattoo shop- I love the way they look all together
11 September, 2011
This weekend was jam-packed. On Friday I went for a walk on the beach with my dad and our dogs, then met up with my friend Jessica for dinner at Vik's (some of the best Indian food in the Bay Area), a quick stop at the Park Life pop up event at Paulson Press next door, a snowball from the Skylite truck, and a chick flick. Saturday I went into San Francisco for some shopping, a great lunch at Chez Maman in Portrero Hill, a visit to the special collections room at the SFPL, a screening of Dr. Strangelove in Washington Square Park, my friend Alex Lukas' opening at Gurerrero Gallery, and finally a spectacular 7-course pasta tasting (with wine pairings) at Flour + Water. Sunday I got to relax at the lovely Cavallo Point spa in Sausalito, followed by an afternoon stop for ice cream at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, and a long nap. I wish Monday wasn't approaching so fast...
movie in the park
installation and detail shots of Alex Lukas' incredible panoramic painting at Guerrero Gallery
peanut butter malt ball and bananas foster ice cream with fudge at mr. and mrs. miscellaneous
05 September, 2011
morris, etc. via sfgirlbybay
odette new york
earth sea warrior via pink shirts & carwrecks
ESPO at Coney Island, as photographed by enormous champion
brad moore via old chum
elizabeth corkery via design*sponge
mengsel via bloesem
a. brockie stevenson via a collection of sorts
As always, check out more pretty things on my Pinterest page!
04 September, 2011
In the past week and a half, I attended a wonderful dinner at Camino to celebrate Chez Panisse's 40th birthday, enjoyed two backyard picnics in the sun, cooked dinner with visiting friends, drove down the coast for lobster rolls and strawberry picking, went to a bar with indoor bocce courts, ate dim sum with my family, and went to two county fairs (Monterey and Lake).
chilaquiles at tacubaya
camino, all decked out for the party
monterey county fair
strawberry picking in davenport