The Alleyways

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I definitely lost myself in these alleyways. San Francisco, (love my city) the Mission District  which is home to these amazing art alleyways (they are all throughout the Mission) Balmy and Clarion Alley  are the most popular with unique stories to tell.  CAMP was inspired by Balmy alley and at the time two of the founders were living in Clarion alley.

 There is only a few photos of myself as I was so focused on the art that day (what was I thinking?)  I am already on top of the newest trends according to Vogue with my sophisticated boot cut jeans (Hudson) Anyway don’t focus on me, just the amazing art! Please note yourself: I had on open toe heels which you can’t see in my photo..  open toe shoes and dirty alleyways not a good mix (ick) I stepped on a chicken bone & all kinds of other things I don’t want to share… but don’t let that stop you,  If you make it to the city it’s a must see!

XOXO

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Pink Please

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“Screw the 14th, I love him everyday”

 I do love this month for all the vibrant colors, especially the pinks and that ravishing red, Oh, and all that phony love that gets thrown around.  I tend to think that Valentines Day is for children and our best girlfriends, of course its fun to do sweet things for each other. Otherwise I call this day a Hallmark holiday. For some this day may have real meaning and good for you…that is super sweet, but I expect to be loved all year-long (and I am..thank goodness)

 A wrap up of my crazy week, tulips and coffee in my newly re-lined Louis Vuitton vintage bucket bag (bad idea I know). Raspberry macaroons, a lovely gift from a client and as you can see waiting to eat them was not in the cards for me.  The sun shines bright today and the weather is will be close to 75 degrees.  I am loving the light pouring in our tiny home this morning, as I lounge around in my favorite lace Aerie bralette… to all of you, have a super sweet weekend.

XOXO

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Go Jump in The Lake?

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Well, not really a good idea now since the lake temperature is about 40 Degrees (ugh, too cold) My favorite guy and I took a few days off to UN wind and freeze our butts off. Seems like a strange idea huh? Leave sunny warm California where last week we hiked in Big Sur and it was 77 degrees for cold (25 degrees at night) sometimes foggy/sunny and sadly snow less Tahoe.

Sure we would have loved to see more snow on the mountain. Snowboarders and skiers I just felt really bad for…. just not enough snow to go around and Tahoe folks need snow because their beautiful lake is at a record low for water. Mother nature seriously needs to stop being so damn stingy.  If you have never been to Tahoe, put it on your must-do list. The water is the most beautiful shades of blue you will ever see. Looks like the Caribbean, but do not be deceived by all that beckoning beauty, you will freeze instantly (or at least I would) The mountains and the sunsets are to faint for (sighs) I am afraid my iPhone photos may not do the scenery justice. So hopefully you enjoy these few photos from our trip and I am some more will end up on Instagram. Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

XOXO

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Time for Tea & Tulips

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Who has the time you ask? The answer is really… we all do!

I am sure most of you know what I am talking about…we stress out over how little time we actually have in our days instead of actually doing something about it. If you are like me you wonder where the hell the day went?? how on earth did the time fly by and how do I make it slow down?!?

Well, there is not a way to slow down time unless one of you have some sort of super human awesome power to control time and if you do have that power (or any other power) please send me an email stat! What we can do is consciously carve out a few minutes in our days for tea & tulips, coffee & chocolate, popcorn & phone calls, couch time with your cat…. I am sure you are getting the idea here.

Think of the reward, it would so be worth it. A moment to breathe, quiet time…beautiful us only time! How much happier and stress free we could all be! Ironically, this tea and tulip time was a few moments I had on Tuesday & I was so busy I could not post until today. That made the wheels in my head churn. So, I made myself slow down, hot coffee next to me (decaf) and write.  I enjoy writing, it is relaxing for me, I carved out ten minutes to add this darling post. Already I feel like I can tackle the world (well, at least the day) and yes on my tippi toes!

Ruffle Sweater – ShopRuche

XOXO

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I Stand With You, Not Against You

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Oh hello there, it’s been a little while, the holidays had me focused on relaxing and enjoying my time with loved ones…so after a little time off, here I am! (crowd goes wild) My first post of 2015 is an important message for every lovely lady out there.  Recently I was in ear shot of some unbelievably horrible behavior involving human beings… (hold onto your seat) this is a hard one to guess… it was a bunch of women. (can you believe it? insert shocked face here)…my own kind, my sisters? my partners in crime? my role models? Now, I am not going to get deep into the story but I can tell you it involves women being cruel, catty, having no confidence (which makes me sad) and just being super mean. It has nothing to do with me mind you, just something I witnessed, but I am so sick of this dreadful behavior and need to discuss it.

 Now I have been exposed to this behavior before many times by women around me, (even my own so-called friends) I have been treated badly or been an outcast because of someone else insecurity issues…(I am sure many of you all have experienced this) but never a victim mind you, for I am and always have been confident (not cocky or arrogant) just simply confident. I did not get that confidence from the teachings of my Mother, Sister, Aunt or any role model actually. I found it in myself (go me! woo hoo) I have a handful of nieces and friends with daughters… I wonder will they learn that confidence is key, kindness is a must and loving yourself is the most important love ever.  So as the new year begins I have a little something that I would like to share, I hope it gives you all something to hold onto, practice and preach.

 Learn how to give and except compliments from and to other women. 

Try it, nothing bad is going to happen.. you won’t melt, your tongue won’t fall off and your teeth will stay intact, open up your mouth smile and say something nice. Maybe you only like getting compliments, OK than…well think about how it makes you feel, why would you not want to share that feeling? When a woman compliments another woman, that shows confidence & strength. Weakness and insecurity, well that is putting another woman down.. it takes way more energy to be angry/mean than kind and thoughtful. let’s be role models: get it into your heads, there will always be someone prettier, richer, funnier, happier, stronger (I can keep going here) that does not mean that we are less or that they are better.

My favorite line is “oh she does not need it”, or “she already knows” (let’s say she is super model gorgeous) oh OK really… how do you know?… what if she gets a hundred compliments a day but the only one that matters is yours?! Women don’t dress up for men, women dress up for other women…they are looking for your approval. I give out compliments all day long and I mean them, I don’t just throw them around (nothing ever backhanded) I call it as I see it, if you are fabulous or have done something awesome, I am going to tell you and that is it.  I have made people cry by just saying something nice…. I won’t and can’t stop ever. It’s the best feeling in the world making someone else’s day.

And please learn how to take a compliment, just say “Thank you” We women have this odd urge to do this…… oh my hair is off, or I have bags under my eyes, or I am so bloated… just say “thank you” It is OK to be appreciated, admired and doted on.  Enjoy it, take it in and soak it up!

Can we stop treating each other like rivals? 

 I noticed an abundance of no love and support toward other women even on social media. Some women can take all the support and compliments a person can muster, but never ever return it. If you like someone’s work, art, photos, or blog. If you think they are lovely…tell them, follow them, support them. In order to live a positive life, you need to spread positive vibes and give back. I so wish everyone would give it a try, the worst thing that could happen is you make someone’s day and you might find your self smiling from ear to ear.

I am not your competition, you are not mine!

Start saying that phrase  over and over until it sinks in.  The truth remains, most women/girls treat each other like bitter rivals. Now not every woman is like this, I certainly am not and I know plenty of wonderful woman & you my reader maybe one of them. So for 2015, how about we stop criticizing each other’s personalities? No more comparing ourselves to other woman. Let’s put and end to being jealous or un-happy when another woman accomplishes something wonderful. Stop shaming each other and enough with being fake already!..oh and stop being a green-eyed monster (um, if you have green eyes, then just stop being a monster!)  Let’s start supporting, complimenting and celebrating each other. We are a team ladies, and well… there is no I in team.

XOXO

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