Recently I’ve been eyeing dinnerware at almost every store I wander into. I got a set of plates from my Aunt when I went off to college, but after a variety of room-mates and I here and there breaking a … Continue reading
The first official day of fall is Sept 22nd, which happened to be yesterday. It’s already been cooler here in the mornings, and crisp evenings are happening more and more. I’ve been reaching for cardigans almost every day this last … Continue reading
Here are a few things that have caught my eye lately. Enjoy!
So, now that I’m back into the full swing of school and fall, it’s been a little crazy around here trying to keep on top of grading, lessonplans, sleeping, and ya know, feeding myself. I’ve been eying this list of smoothies as potential breakfasts (or really anytime) for a girl on the go! Any sound good to you? I’ve heard so many people talk about green drinks that it might be time for me to finally try one.
My AP art students last year were obsessed with Bob Ross. It only took one video from me, and then they would just make a playlist of him and watch during class while they were working on a project. His hair, his soothing voice, his ability to make “happy little trees”, he was a big hit. This article goes in depth on what working with him was like, and it sounds kinda amazing.
Uh… not much to say on this one, cute porcupine meets and eats a pumpkin for the first time. I want one now.
I’ve followed this blogger for a while now, and she has just recently started creating weekly videos of her life in with her hilarious boyfriend and two fluffy pups named Hamilton and Theodore. (#socute) I might have watched like an hour straight of her videos last night.
Anyway, it feels like September is going by so fast! I typically love fall, crisp cool mornings, bright sunny days, hot drinks, and of course PSL’s!
I remember I idolized Mathilda as a kid, I loved the whole storyline. I must have watched that movie so many times. This article discusses what she is up to these days, how its been like growing up from being a child actor, and a cute documentary she made during Mathilda. Did you like that movie as well?
Hows your September been? Anything good going on?
I was looking at things on J.Crew recently and I WANT ALL THE THINGS. They have been hitting it out of the park with their Fall Arrivals, and I might have ordered one or two things in between grading work. Oops!
Anything above that you liked and would add to your closet? I seem to go through cycles at J.Crew where I love everything one year and the next find the patterns too bright/busy.
Recently I have been trying to eat healthy, and one of my favorite treats is an acai bowl. I found a place in Mountain View that I loved a lot when I lived in Sunnyvale. I’ve also found that I love the one at Jamba Juice, called the Pitaya Bowl.
I’ve made them a few times at home, but they aren’t as delicious as ones that i’ve had out and about. I might do some research to see how to make them better. Acai bowls are perfect after a workout when I’m hungry but don’t want something too heavy. I love them with granola, puffed rice, honey, coconut flakes, strawberries and mango.
Have you had an acai bowl? What do you like in your Acai bowl? Any places I should try?
A weekend or two back Annie and I schlepped up to the city via Caltrain. I always feel like it is so much more of a hassle than it really it (we only really noticed it on our trip home) but as we sat there in the Sunnyvale Caltrain in the gorgeous sunshine with snacks in our bags, it was a great idea. We had wanted to explore the walk to Pier 39, and thought that we since are hearty walkers (#thankspokemongo), we decided we could handle the 2.9 mile walk there from the Caltrain station. We enjoyed a lovely but windy walk after stopping to caffeine up at Philz. I am so glad A finally joined the coffee train! My weekends are often so jampacked that I need coffee stops throughout the day. Annie and I loved all the nautical decorations on our walk.
It was an all around perfect weather day up in the city, which is extremely rare. It was sunny but not too hot. Windy but not too biting. We were aware that walking along the bay could (and would be later!) chilly and potentially rough wind-wise. But we were very lucky. I did bring more than one jacket to prepare for the late night walk back but it was a great walk both ways.
I was vastly unprepared for the crazy amount of tourists we encountered once we got to both the Ferry Building and Pier 39. So many people! It was insane.
We finally put in our name at Swiss Louis, where we had excellent service and fantastic food. I highly recommend it if you can get there early enough to put your name in. We had soup in a bread bowl and split a salad, which was the perfect amount of food for me. We also saw a great sunset as we ate.
We walked back to the Caltrain station, where we learned I had read the times wrong, and the next train wasn’t till midnight. #whompwhomp. So we called an uber pool, grabbed a cocktail while we waited and finally made the treck home.
It was a great day up in the City. I love SF for day visits, but like my sleepy little suburbia for every day life. What do you like to do in the City? Have you been to Pier 39 or walked along the water?
I had so much fun at our friend’s house at Clearlake, it was probably my favorite weekend of summer! I loved how warm it was there, which made me want to get in the water the whole time! I had so much fun in the boat, tubing and just how great everyone was the whole weekend. I snapped a few videos, so I hope you enjoy this video. Tell me if you like it in the comments, or if you want to see more videos!
Have you ever been to Clearlake? Or been to a lake house? Have you tried boating or water skiing?
A few weekends back, my parents and our lovely neighbors drove up to the city to meet their daughter and her beaux for an outing and dinner at their house. She invited us up to explore SF Moma, which has only recently opened in May after their 3 year long closure due to renovations. I was pretty excited to see both the building and the artwork. Although my personal artistic preference runs more to the classics, I do always enjoy seeing what’s hot in the modern art world.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ivanka-trump-jocelyn-cap-toe-flat-women/4413953?fashioncolor=NEW%20DEEP%20GREY/%20BLACK%20SUEDE&origin=category-personalizedsort&cm_mmc=Linkshare-_-partner-_-15-_-1&siteId=QFGLnEolOWg-aGt7FzBiiF0B7uPFmo2FdQThe new building was designed by a architectural firm called Snøhetta and now has ten floors of curated work. The museum design with crisp and clean, with beautiful white maple floors. We explored floors in groups of two or threes. My dad and partnered up as we were both particularly interested in two exhibits: California and the West: a photography exhibit and the Pop, Minimal and Figurative Art. I love Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close’s portraits and so I was looking forward to seeing some of their work in person.
We ended up getting a snack halfway though in their Cafe 5 restaurant, and the coconut milk curry soup I had was delicious.
I think my absolute favorite exhibit that I saw that day was called Typeface Interface, and looked critically at the role graphic design and words have played in important communication tools like subway maps, band posters and ads. Their artist statement above describes it so much if you are up for a quick read.
Have you been to SF MoMa yet? Any exhibits you’d like to look at?
The weekend before school started, our lovely down the street neighbors invited my parents and I up to their house at Clear Lake. My dad left earlier in the day, so it was just my mom and I that drove … Continue reading