Ramping up for fall just a bit. This little sign from a friend inspired me to create a makeshift bar. It's finally cool today and I'm excited for the change of seasons and maybe someday even wearing a sweater!! 😅 Happy Friday everyone! 💛
Figuring out what to do with this next batch of my dad's tomatoes. He's gotten a few hundred pounds between his house and his community garden space. I just think they are beautiful and smell so good. #heirlooms #californialife #organicgarden
Thanks to all the lovely people who came out for our @trinaturk event. It was great to make some new friends and see some again. April @msbinthebayarea and I had the best time helping pull together fall looks and trying all the gorgeous clothes and bags. #trinaturk #californiadesigner #californiastyle #fallfashion2017
Having fun with my pal April of @msbinthebayarea @trinaturk Burlingame. We were crazy about this dress and so much of Trina's fall collection. Come see us Saturday 10-1:30 at the store and get 25% off all the lovely looks for fall. More of her pretty collection on my latest blog post about our visit. Link in bio. #madeincalifornia #trinaturk #bayareabloggers #californiadesigner
A perfect 70 at San Gregorio this morning and the surfers are out. Escaping the extreme heat and smoke from all the fires. Hope you are all enjoying Labor Day. #norcalstyle #laborday2017 #californiacoast
Crazy heat in Carmel this weekend. Trying to stay cool and I hope you all are too. Historic heat here and everywhere. Staying in the shade and drinking lemonades with mint. #anniversarytrip #trinaturkbag #carmelvalley
Save the date! Next Saturday join April of @msbinthebayarea and me for a fun morning of shopping and 25% off the lovely things at @trinaturk in Burlingame! I love the new collection.. It's a great time to get something special for a fall event or add a cool piece to your wardrobe. #trinaturk #californiadesigner #burlingame #northerncalstyle
Diana. Love this picture. More pics of her life and what she meant to me and so many of our generation on the blog. There will never be another like her. #princessdi #diana #princessofwales
My homage to Princess Diana today...Her piecrust collars, pearls and flats were part of her Lady Di Look and are back in fashion again. Hard for me to believe it's been 20 years. Still in my mind the most relatable and real and wonderful princess there ever was or ever will be. #diana #princessdi #dianastyle
My kitchen as is- cereal bowls and all. Going to be remodeling and my head is spinning with all the decisions. On the blog today some inspirational kitchens that are not like everyone elses. I just want to be different, but not trendy and not like every picture on Pinterest. Link in profile. #kitchenremodel #californiakitchen #californiahome
In St Louis for a wedding this weekend and finally got to see the arch. It's so much more impressive in person. I had no idea you could ride to the top in little space pods. The film about how this was built is fantastic. I'm so glad we saw this beauty and I love it's symbol of gateway to new frontiers and the expansion of our country westward. #gowest #thearch #1965 #eerosaarinen
Visited this terrific exhibit on civil rights just two days ago and I'm just devastated hearing about the events of yesterday. Have we not moved forward at all? To know we are living amongst those who still hold such hatred in this country saddens me to no end.
Last day of our trip in charming and pretty Zurich. Our hotel is cool with a huge library and was an old brewery and has lovely rooms. Zurich is darling and trams make it easy to get anywhere in a few minutes. I love the old town especially and the waterfront. #zurichtravel #zurichhotels #b2zurich
We made it to the top of Europe today! Explored the Jungfrau and all that comes with it including the ice palace and chocolates. Wish we had a clearer day, but still very cool! #Jungfrau #topofeurope #snowinjuly
A few snaps of our day out yesterday to Interlaken and a cruise in an old steamboat.It poured for a bit and my cute sister-in-law Amara was prepared! 19,000 steps yesterday! #swissalps #switzerlandtravel
Unbelievable views from trains here in Switzerland. Exploring the Berner-Oberland for a week with family.
Final dinner last night in Sorrento. Every night seems to have a better sunset than the last. One of the best dinners in this trip. I had lobster pasta. I don't remember the Italian name, but was delicious. Oh plus prosecco. Whenever you sit down to a restaurant they ask if the lady would like a glass and whatever they bring it's always amazing and about 4 euros!
Last day at this lovely spot before heading to the alps. Hard to leave Sorrento and this hotel. Go here! Got a terrific book for this trip on the last pic. Highly recommend it. Yes I toted a real book on this trip. Will leave it behind probably when done. #sorrento #theitalianriviera
Everyone in Sorrento has a cute scooter and drives like a bat out of hell! Italians have one speed - breakneck! Gotta love their fearlessness.
Loving all the blue and our beautiful hotel in Sorrento! #sorrentotravel #amalficoast #bluetheme
Leaving Rome today and headed down to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano. Never enough time in the eternal city! ❤️#rometravel
Found a little friend tonight after dinner at this cool cat sanctuary created in the ruins of three ancient temples. Many are missing limbs or have special needs and there are special 'cat ladies' that care for them all. I love it! #catsofrome #catgrams
Pausing for a snap after the most awesome Roman lunch. I love all the little streets and the Monti neighborhood here and this restaurant. #julyinrome
First night in Rome calls for an Aperol Spritz on my balcony! I was at this same hotel eight years ago when my boys were small and have always been hoping to get back someday. Small, charming, old world and off the beaten path- it's one of a kind. I found this on a Rick Steve's recommendation and have had many friends stay here and love it too. #rometravel #hotellancelot
Under the disco lights at O'Hare.
Our traditional July Fourth pavlova. One of my very favorites from Nigella's Summer cookbook. Hope you all are having a lovely July 4th! ❤️
My favorite beach ever. No filters and this beautiful water, sand and amazing flowers and plants. #californiacolors #carmelbythesea
Unforgettable evening above the vineyards and among the oaks at Carmel Valley Ranch. #californiawedding #summernights
Excited to be part of our dear friend Eric's wedding today. Hubs cleaned up nicely. #summerincalifornia #weddingguests
Loved this gentleman with his jaunty boater, green pants and stogie enjoying his golf. View from my window seat in a cool and foggy day. #carmelvalley #priortiesstraight
Made a buddy by the pool. This may be my next pet. He's very chill and digs lounge chairs! 😎#carmelvalley #pooltoys
Heading out for a weekend wedding and this is my ootd and I'm packing a few others. Feeling especially emboldened to wear this t today. This khaki jacket has been the one piece I've worn all summer. Love white jeans with it especially. Happy weekend holiday weekend lovely friends!Hope you all have some fun planned. #ootd #summerpacking #resisterhood
Why I love ❤️ summer mornings!! No rushing off- just listening to the birds and sipping my cappuccino. #californialiving #summerpjs #zenmoments
Apricots. I'm being invaded by them thanks to my dad, aka Farmer Ray. This group is my fourth and more to come. I like them best slightly green in one side, mushy on the other half, kinda bittersweet . The problem is with apricots is they come ripe all in one week or two. I am trying to share as much as I can and may freeze some. Making a tart tonight. Friends say our house smells sweet. Lol! 🍑Wish I could send you all some. #apricotproblems #valleyoftheheartsdelight #summerincalifornia
Jackson and Griffin at the top of Windy Hill with Skyline Blvd in the background. Great weather finally for being out and active! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. 🌈#norcalhikes #northerncalifornia #peninsulaopenspace
Hiking today and got to see the cutest proposal. Mariachis were waiting for them at the end of a hike. He twirled her around and they danced and then he got down and proposed. So sweet. 💗 Never expected to see that on the trail.
Father's Day hike to the top of Wilder Ranch yesterday. Views to Monterey Bay and beyond. Luckily it was a cool 80 degrees there on a day of 100+ temps. #northerncalifornia #norcalhikes
Summertime shopping and coffee with the lovely Dawn of @fashionshouldbefun who always makes sure we get a good pic together! ❤️Lanterns on sale at Pier 1 by the way. Got two cute ones for the front porch and remotes for the 'candles.'
Farmer's Market 🌺 flowers.
Farmer's Market this morning! So many things in season right now... I feel lucky to have this market in my town every Sunday.
One of my very favorite beach walks -Rio Del Mar to Seascape yesterday with Griffin. Wonderful weather this weekend!
This weekend on the blog a little story of my Grandma Jody who turned 100 this week....her life in pictures! This was from about 1937. Link in profile. #100yearsyoung #californiagirl
Probably my most favorite Vogue cover ever! I'm obsessed with roses right now and this year has been a particularly good one for roses in my neighborhood. 💗#roselove
Heading to tennis with my new @torysport canvas bag. I bought a classic pleated tennis skirt and this top too. Loving all of it and thinking I can use the bag for travel this year. It's got loads of space, pockets and of course I dig the cute tennis ball and tassel! #torysport #toryburch #torysportdallas http://liketk.it/2rpc5 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKBag
My boys know my colors! Love those handwritten cards best of all. 💛 The weather is not cooperating with my plans to lounge in the sun with a book today. Still, enjoying today and hoping everyone is too.
Beach cliffs in Half Moon Bay carpeted in flowers today. I love spring! 💕#halfmoonbayca #beachbloom #californiacolors
Early Mother's Day lunch and walk with my sons. Wishing all the moms out there a lovely weekend and some spoiling!
Fun lunch today overlooking the ocean. Love the little plants everywhere.
Night swimming! Crazy 90 degree weather today and an unusually warm evening too.
Our dear neighbors have moved away, but their beautiful roses are still here. I couldn't resist stealing one for my bedroom table. So many pretty blooms everywhere now. #aroseisarose
Tennis spectators today. 🎾 They were rooting for the other team. #everyonesacritic #dogdaysofspring #tennisgirl
Playing tennis today among the cherry trees- one of the very last orchards left in Silicon Valley. So lovely and sad the orchards of my childhood are all but gone from this part of California. #thecherryorchard #notchekhov #valleyoftheheartsdelight
Checking out the Joanna Gaines collection for Pier 1 today. Love these pillows and the color. Like the collection, but not sure about the prices. Has anyone else seen the rugs and pillows yet? #joannagainesstyle #pier1 #californiahome
Happy Easter 🐇! So excited my baby daffodils bloomed last night just in time for my brunch table. #blueanddaffodils #brunch #californiaeaster
One of my favorite photos - my boys and my grandma with her famous bunny cake about 6 years ago when she was 93 and they were 12 and 9. So lucky to still have my grandma Jody who is coming for brunch tomorrow. She made so many of my childhood Easters special with big hunts, a brunch and this special cake. #grandmas #eastermemories #bunnycakes
Stan Smithin' it this weekend. Sad our wisteria was just about done in by last night's storm. Hope you're all having a good weekend. I'm cleaning out my closets today, reading and enjoying a cozy Saturday inside. #earlyspring #cozydays
Loving this great issue. Did you know an estimated 5.6 million marched in 999 marches worldwide on all seven continents? Never in the history of the world had so many people taken to the streets on a single day for a single purpose. Hoping all who matched come out in these same numbers and make a huge difference next election. I have a feeling they will. #resisterhood
Beach day with my dad and Griffin today. I'm so grateful for my dad and appreciate the calm and positive way he is. 💛 #springbreaks
Home again, but look what was waiting for us! I was worried our wisteria wouldn't bloom as well after all the rains, yet this 50+ year old vine is looking better than ever! 💜
Sunset last evening. So hard to leave this beautiful spot!