Daniel Triassi is an SF photographer who captures city images with his iPhone. He walked around the town taking in the spirit of the holidays. Enjoy his journey!Read More
It's that time of year again - SF Decorators Showcase! A fun way to explore a beautiful SF home, notice some design trends, aRead More
Art isn't limited to paintings & sculptures....art can be many forms. Including simply using lightbulbs in a creative way.
Meet SF artist Jim Campbell.Read More
Roses' Taproom is a new brewery and taproom that is ......... PINK! Located on Telegraph Ave in the up and coming area of Temescal area of Oakland, Roses' is a great spot for a pre-dinner drink.Read More
Can you believe the Summer of Love was already 50 years ago?
The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park is hosting a special exhibit to celebrate the summer of 1967. So much history in SF that summer!Read More
I had heard about this pre-owned wedding dress store in North Beach. I had wanted to check it out before my wedding but ran out of time (4 month engagement will do that to you!).
Anyways, one day walking home from work, I noticed it and decided to take a peek. They have some great things!Read More
I noticed this thing on a walk.......interesting, huh? Gotta love SF!Read More
Jane is a great coffee shop/restaurant in Pac Heights in SF. People go here for a cozy lunch with a friend or to do some work in the morning. Sit downstairs in the hustle & bustle or.....Read More
Acai bowls. A healthy breakfast or snack.
I met my friend Lauren at Basik Cafe for an afternoon snack on a rainy day. This spot on Polk Street in Russian Hill is good! Plan on waiting in line. We even saw a beautiful Bernese Mountain dog out front, which is always a good sign!Read More
There's something about this paint color that I like. It's almost purple, but also a grey. I noticed it while on a walk the other day.Read More
Yes, that is a rainbow you see beside the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a lovely sight! When I arrived in Marin, I saw a double rainbow! A sign from above that I am exactly where I'm supposed to be right now. Thankful for these moments!
I noticed this on a walk in the morning.Read More
I gave these flowers to a sweet friend on her birthday. My first time using kumquats in a bouquet. I chose to pair them with pink ranunculus, and the lovely ladies at the Bud Stop added the succulent.Read More
Thanks my friend Sharon for telling me about a Fall Wreath Class at Minted! Yes, you know Minted, the place where you get invitations and holiday cards. They now have a darling store in SF and offer classes.
I attended the class with my friend Madeline, who bought my wedding dress (more on that crazy story later!), Sharon, and about 8 other lovely ladies. We were led by Heather Lee of Hello Flowers. She taught us how to use the wire in different ways for the different options. She suggested only using part of the wreath as the branches look beautiful for fall. Perhaps a half moon. She usually starts at 12:00 and works her way to the right, overlapping the wire and stems of the flowers just placed. (this sequence did not feel natural to me.....I started at 8:00 and worked my way from there.......follow your gut!).
I went for a neutral palate with soft fall colors. We built the wreath on a grapevine wreath. I used fall maple leaves, pinecones, straw flowers, another white flower that felt like straw-forget the name!, and the things that look like olives are eucalyptus pods. I actually ended up paring down the wreath when I got home as I realized it was a bit too busy. I look forward to giving this wreath as a gift to a very special friend!
Somehow SF allows people to bring their dogs into bars. It's really great!
I noticed this building while on a walk one morning. Don't you love the detail in the SF architecture? I like the soft pastel colors against the bright blue sky. We see a lot of these rounded windows in our alluring city. Thankful for beauty all around!
Here is a creative use of tile! An entrance to a Mexican restaurant. I noticed this one day on my walk home from work. How clever!
Following the "I have this thing with floors" theme, I included my feet for perspective.
People in SF do weird things in our garages. My neighbor has a garage full of weights and uses it as a gym. Another sweet man down the street uses it as his artist studio. They both leave the garage doors open, and you can see what they're up to.
This photo above really made me smile, as you can imagine. I was on a walk in Inner Richmond in a residential area, and stumbled upon this wonderous sight. A garage door open, I hear some French music, then I see the ladies at work with peonies. Such a beautiful moment!
The florist is Flowers Claire Marie. I have not worked with them, but their website is gorgeous. Some photos below of their work. Thankful for this special memory which I took as a sign that I am exactly where I'm supposed to be in life right now.
I have always noticed these owl eye windows when walking down Fillmore. I recently actually read the sign below--"Eye Research Institute!" and thought it was hilarious & fitting. Here's to appreciating unique and quirky details around and smiling to ourselves.
I love these all black Victorians! And looks great with the statue in the window.