Events: 8th Annual Glide LEGACY Gala

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What are you doing this Saturday?

Join me and the next generation of young professionals and philanthropists in supporting GLIDE’s more than fifty-year legacy of love, leadership, and community.

The 8th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala is THIS Saturday and welcomes over 1,000 guests and honors three luminaries with the 2017 Legacy Awards for their social impact on the San Francisco Community and their commitment to GLIDE. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy beats by DJ KingMost and musical performances from the internationally renowned GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band. 

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Why?

The GLIDE Legacy Gala raises funds for programs of the GLIDE Foundation so that GLIDE can continue to provide innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in San Francisco.

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Where?

San Francisco Design Center (also home to my senior prom)

101 Henry Adams Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

When?

THIS Saturday, August 5 from 8pm-12am.

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What are we eating and drinking?

You know this is the first thing I am thinking about! Drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres will be provided by San Francisco’s hottest spots, including: BaoDown GastroBar, Black Bark BBQ, Bob’s Steak & Chop House, The Brixton, Casa Sanchez, Farallon, Hot Cookie, Mourad, Pa’ina Restaurant & Lounge, Petit Pot, Taverna Aventine, Twenty Five Lusk, and Woodhouse Fish Co. 

And drinks will be served from Lagunitas, SKYY Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Espolon Tequila and many more!

What are we wearing?

Thank god for the ASOS unlimited two-day shipping plan for $19…because I never plan ahead!

I am currently deciding between these two dresses. What do you think?

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Tickets:

Hurry up and snag your GLIDE Legacy Gala tickets here and take advantage of the 20% off discount with the code: LOVE2017

See you on Saturday!

Tuesday Shoesday: The Day Heel by Everlane

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Hey, Ladies!

Kick up your heels because I’ve found the perfect day heel and I’m not afraid to share it –

Everlane Day Heel

The crew over at Everlane has done it again! They’ve created a heel that you can actually walk in and I’m not talking about walking from you Uber to the restaurant. I’m talking walking ALL around the city, ALL damn day! This is a 100% HONEST review of the ballet-inspired shoe of your dreams. The day heel by Everlane has the perfect silhouette and is designed with a rounded toe, a walkable 2-inch block heel, and an elasticized back for extra comfort. Buy them now – before they sell out again!

Update: I have now had Everlane Day Heel for a couple of months and I can not express how much I love these shoes! These are the ONLY heels in my wardrobe that I can wear around the city without having to carry a pair of flats and without having to call an Uber to only go a couple of blocks. They wear beautifully and look fantastic! Get the Everlane Day Heel! You won’t be disappointed!

#TrustMe

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Check out some of my other Tuesday Shoesday shoe reviews:
Sam Edelamn Brandie Lace-Up Flat, The Everlane Leather Street Shoe 
and The Topshop Haiely Velvert Pearl Sliders

Questions about these heels? Connect with me on Twiirly

Shop the Everlane Day Heel in EVERY color below:

Four Pieces I Purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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It is now July 26 and we ALL know that we are well into the biggest sale of the year…

Items are restocked, selling out and creating the ultimate shopping frenzy. Every blogger on the planet has completed a fitting room try on haul and shared the sale until they are blue in the face…So, like any good fashion blogger, I had to share with you the FOUR pieces I purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Did I want more? Yes. Do I need more? Nope. And do I genuinely love everything I purchased? Hell Ya!

So I present to you – The Four Items I Purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

ONE: Starting with the ASTR THE LABEL, Shine Cross Back Midi Dress (above). I initially fell in love with this dress in the Nordstrom fitting room. The twirl-worth skirt made me feel like a lady and the luminous sheen of the dress led me to believe that it would instantly make me look like a tan lady – so I bought it. Sale: $49.90 // After Sale: $75.00

TWO: My first purchase led to my second purchase: the Spanx,Undie-tectable Lace Hipster Panties. Now before you start to roll your eyes and complain about JUST how uncomfortable Spanx are and or how many times you have removed your Spanx biker shorts in the middle of a wedding (3x) take a minute and try these panties. Not only do they smooth out my ever expanding food belly (I’m wearing them in the top photo with the blush dress) they also look semi-sexy the flirty lace back – so I won’t terrify ALL my tinder dates! Sale: $15.90 // After Sale: $24.00

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THREE: The perfect dress for wine tasting AKA the Cold Shoulder Midi Dress by LEITH. This dress didn’t get wrinkly in my bag (even though I did pack a steamer), does NOT require a strapless bra and can easily transition from day to night. The breezy cutouts accentuate the beautifully draped sleeves and allowed me to wine taste in style without showing any sweat in the heat in Livermore over the weekend. Paired with a straw hat, black tote, and black sunnies this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dress is a MUST! Sale: $52.90 // After Sale: $79.00

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FOUR: Good American, Good Legs High Waist Skinny Jeans (below) AKA the denim of my dreams. Check out my original post on Good American jeans here. While I was originally a major fan of the ‘Good Waist’ jeans I easily transitioned over to the Good Legs style…thanks to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. While I did go up a size from the Good Waist to the Good Legs (ugh) the frayed, raw-cut step hems sold me on the style change and the sculpting fabric technology flatters my your curves and almost has a spanx like effect on my belly! Sale: $123.90 // After Sale: $185

What I Ate: The Ritz-Carlton Global Cuisine Series

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A couple of weeks ago I loaded up the Mini Cooper with my girl Katey of The Violet Fog and hit Highway 1 for the gorgeous thirty-five-mile drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay. After a quick stop at Sam’s Chowder House, we checked into our stunning room at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

Last time I stayed at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay I had a pink cast and a bad attitude (insert sad pink cast blog post here). So needless to say this trip was very different and 100% better!

Now, this wasn’t just a girls weekend in Half Moon Bay, we were there for the “Global Cuisine Series” – an exclusive retreat featuring interactive culinary classes and special tasting menus from renowned chefs. The weekend began with a hands-on cooking class where (spoiler alert) we actually prepared a menu created by the visiting chef {Chef Telmo Faria of Uma Casa} followed by a lunch (featuring the fruits of our labor) along with wine pairings to complement the global destination featured.

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The Global Cusine Series Team

(from left to right)

Telmo Faria // Executive Chef and Founder of Uma Casa, Xavier Salomon // Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon and me (wannabe Chef for the day).

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When Chef Telmo Faria isn’t holding it down in the kitchen at Uma Casa he also serves as my number one homie…so needless to say this experience was extra special for me. Now, this wasn’t my first time in the kitchen with Telmo – he has let me play ‘sous chef’ from time to time on vacation…aka me drinking and watching him cook in the kitchen, however this time I actually got my hands dirty and learned to make two of my favorite dishes from the Uma Casa menu.

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What was on the menu for the day?

First Course: Pasteis de Bacalhau/Salt Cod and Potato Fritters with Lemon-Cilantro Aioli

Second Course: Carne de Porco Alentejana/Pork and Clam Stew Alentejo Style

Desert Course: Bolo de Laranja/Olive Oil-Citrus Cake with Fresh Berries and Cream

Katey can cook! 

Despite the fact that both Katey and I walked into the kitchen with ZERO cooking skills we managed to not blow up the kitchen at The Ritz and recreate Chef Telmo’s classic Portuguese dishes (more or less).

Check out Katey’s badass quenelle skills (I didn’t even try). She managed to create the perfect ‘football shape’ with two soup spoons before the salt cod fritters hit the fryer.

Chech out Katey’s posts on her experience here!

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Impressed with my experience? Check out the talented lineup below:

Charles Olalia
August 26-27, 2017

Of Rice Bar in Los Angeles creating innovative Filipino recipes

Evan and Sarah Rich
September 23-24, 2017

Of celebrated Rich Table featured in Conde Nast Traveler’s 3 Hours in San Francisco

Manish Tyagi
October 28-29, 2017

San Francisco’s hottest new Modern Indian restaurant August 1 Five

Gerald Hirigoyen
November 18-19, 2017

James Beard nominee and Maître Cuisinier de France of Piperade, a West Coast Basque restaurant

William Werner
December 16-17, 2017

James Beard finalist for “Outstanding Baker” of Craftsman and Wolves, a contemporary patisserie

Launching in May 2017 with only 14 seats available, the two-day package will be available one weekend per month and will feature a different chef each time. Interested in participating in the Global Cuisine SeriesContact the Ritz Travel Team at (650) 712-7686 or email to plan your special culinary weekend.

#TrustMe it is 100% worth it!

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And after all the ‘cooking’ the beds at The Ritz do not disappoint! Enjoy a little R+ R in style!

A Wine Country Picnic – Blogger Style

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A wine country picnic is always a good idea!

Especially when the oh-so-talented Erika, of Whiskey and Lace, hosts it. This picnic was straight out of a Pinterest board. Erika did not miss one detail! From the stunning tablescape to the lemonade bar cart. Everything was perfect!

…the company was not so bad either!

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Lounging with my girl Alyson of The Beauty Vanity…and trying to control Benji!

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Benji living his best life!

Who knew that this city dog could love wine country SO much!

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And this dress is free…almost!

But keeps on selling out! Lucky for you I found two similar styles from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here + here.

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Cheers!

(the pie was so good it deserved a cheers too)

From left to right: Megan, Me + The PieEmily, Erika, Carlina, and Alyson

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And can we take a minute and talk about the pie?

“Pie is a good metaphor for life; or if you prefer, life is a good metaphor for pie. Both have structure and content, crust and filling. Both are better with a hot cup of coffee. And like life, pie is not meant to be perfect, it’s meant to be eaten.”

The Whole Pie’s working philosophy

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What I Wore:

Dress: Who What Wear x Target, Eyelet Mix Mini Dress

Bag: Furla, Metropolis Mini

Shoes: Gucci, Brixton Convertible Loafer

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Number One

Hat: Goorin Brothers (from a sample sale). Shop similar options here + here.


Photos by Andrea Lowry

Location details here: 480 Firecrest

(and it is for sale)