Loving all the blue and our beautiful hotel in Sorrento! #sorrentotravel #amalficoast
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!
Perfect pool day today- not too hot and loved the puffy clouds in the Arizona sky.
Something about cactus 🌵 and pink go so well together. #pinkandgreen #arizonamorning
Exploring all the little paths here this morning and having a cappuccino in the desert sun with cactus friends 🌵. Many cute little bunnies hiding around!
Nature with breakfast today. Max is in heaven.
Fun stop at this butterfly sanctuary. #flutterby
Desert flower 🌺 #arizonamorning #troonnorth #flowergram
Soaking up some Arizona sun this morning from our terrace. ☀️ It's going to be a cooler day so a hike for my husband's 50th today is the plan. #arizonamorning #sungramming
Good morning from beautiful Arizona! Can't believe all the gorgeous plants, flowers and birds everywhere here.#yellow #flowergram #troonnorth
Happy Saturday! Hope you all are getting a little sunshine today. I'm loving these flowers from a friend's yard. Can't get enough yellow right now! #yellow #flowergram #californiahomes
My 'after' for the Project Design Entry challenge. I used a color called Mulholland Yellow and a Trina Turk linen pillow to brighten up my dark space. See what all the other bloggers did to their entries - link in bio and tags above and in previous post. #yellow #benjaminmoore #trinaturk #projectdesign #entryways #californiahomestyle
Today on the blog more foyer inspiration for the #ProjectDesignEntry challenge I'm participating in. I love the entry mix here in designer Veronica Beard's beautiful home in @elledecor. More pretty spaces on the blog today and tomorrow see my own redone space. Yikes! Follow the other participants with this hashtag and links to them on my blog and tags above to see what we all do! #entrystyle #beautifulfoyers #projectdesign #elledecor #veronicabeard
More wildflowers today. Another Pinnacles shot with my son Griffin, the nature photographer. Have to recommend this gorgeous park and the Rim Trail. Now is the time to go before it's too hot.
Sharing a little wildflower love from the Pinnacles today. Spent the day hiking here and everything is blooming! #pinnacles #wildflowers #california #nationalparks
Our current entry situation is a little bland, but watch this space! I'm taking part in Project Design Simple Ideas to Update Your Entry March 23 with @cindyhattersley @classiccasualhome @thisishappiness @ourfrenchoasis @dixiedelights @maisondecinq @cassie_bustamante and @claire_brody. All these ladies who will be showing their entry style. I'm working on my transformation this weekend! #entrywaydecor #interiors #interiors
Can't believe this cute pot and daffodils were just $6.99 at Whole Foods yesterday. Love it with all my blue pots and feels like a little bit of spring. 💛💙 #bluewillowwear #wholefoods #daffodillove
Bay Area friends @msbinthebayarea and I can't wait to meet some of you tomorrow morning at our fun styling event at Trina Turk. 💚The spring collection is gorgeous and I've already have a few favorites on hold myself! Please pop by this beautiful shop and say hi. It's a great time to get a special outfit for holiday too as everything regular priced is 20% off! ☀️#trinaturk #bayareafashion #styleevent #travelstyle #burlingame
It's that time again! 💛Today It was 71 degrees and these beauties popped up all over. Days like this I really love being a Californian. #californiapoppies #feelslike75 #flowerpower
I could not agree with this more... We still have so far to go in this nation and around the world. Let's empower our sisters on this planet and fight for equality in all areas of life- the home, workplace and in government. Government is where we are especially needed to make changes happen and the appalling lack of women is now so very visible with this administration. #imstillwithher #internationalwomensday
Having fun being twins today at @trinaturk in Burlingame with April of @msbinthebayarea. Join us next Saturday, March 11, 10-1, for a special morning of shopping with 20% off all the beautiful new spring looks. We'd love to meet some of you and help you shop for something gorgeous for your spring and summer wardrobe! #trinaturk #burlingame #californiastyle #bayareabloggers