This marks the shortest two work weeks I have ever had in the time I have worked at my current job.  San Fran last week and now I am heading back out west for my cousin’s wedding in San Diego on Wednesday. So these next two days are going to be pretty busy. I could not be more excited for some beach weather and hoping for a tan.  To make this past week even better, Patrick surprised me with a visit home.  It was such a great weekend filled with barbecue (Okie Joes of course- if you have never heard of it check out this article here), walks with the pups, and a little retail therapy on Sunday.  

Patrick picked up his first pair of Baldwin denim (oh and he has these and these too) at Standard. I really wanted these sandals, but decided to put it on my wish list for now.  I ended up with this perfect summer scarf and a new white v-neck from J Crew. We also had fun trying on Patrick’s 5 pairs/5 days from Warby Parker.  I don’t wear glasses but I sure did have fun trying on each pair.  I think he decided on the Ainsworth and I think I need the Downing (sunglasses)

Today, I am starting the day off right.  Since I have to be in a bathing suit in two days I decided to focus on eating healthy for the next two days and work my butt off at Fusion. I stopped at Whole Foods and totally jumped on the Suja bandwagon.  Although it is pricey, it is the first juice I have actually enjoyed drinking.  The Glow is my favorite for the morning and the Vanilla Cloud is a perfect replacement for dessert.  I am a total rookie when it comes to juice cleanses.  Have any of you had good experiences with juice cleanses? Are there ones that are better than others?  I would love to hear, so spill your juice secrets!

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Earlier this week I headed west for a work trip to San Fran to meet with a few folks and my boss.  I really can’t believe it but I have never been to San Francisco before. The city is wonderful and honestly I did not want to leave.  From the weather to the shopping to the culturally diverse people, that city is really like no where else in the US.  I left full, inspired, and ready for my next adventure.   

The classic Golden Gate Bridge shot from our last day in San Fran

The food was incredible at every meal.  We had a latte La Boulange, sushi (I wish I remembered the name) at a local spot near the ballpark, street tacos in Mission at La Taquerilla, brunch at the Grove, and chow mein at R and G’s in Chinatown.  

Walked our way through city getting lost at every turn (all of which was completely unplanned) Union Square, Notting Hill, Fisherman’s Warf, China Town, and ATT Park were a few of the places we stopped.  

The last day we played tourist and hopped on a cable car, stopped at Lomard Street and walked across the Bridge.

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Wish I Was There

J.Crew’s edgy sister, Madewell is making a big name for themselves in fashion these days.  Alexa Chung, fashion icon and actress, launched her new collaboration during New York Fashion Week and it has been flying off the shelves ever since. Today, I came across these pics and wished I was in San Fran for the Alexa Chung for Madwell Lanch Party. Maybe someday… but for now I will just pick out everything I want here. 

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images via madewell