Being lucky enough to grow up in San Francisco, I’ve bounced from neighborhood to neighborhood and experienced great local shopping/eats everywhere I went.
I’m starting this segment to feature awesome spots that you should totally check out if you’re visiting, or if you’re looking to discover new places in your own city :pWalking around the sunny mission neighborhood I rediscovered one my favorite vintage shops in the neighborhood. Afterlife Boutique right between Valencia and 21st street.
They sell great 80’s & 90’s retro pieces and unique jewelry at really reasonable prices.Even though I had only a few minutes to browse I couldn’t help but get sucked into their great jewelry selection.
I snagged two pairs of earrings at really reasonable prices. The total was around 20 bucks which for quality jewelry, pretty amazing.
Golden Tattoo bracelet not from AfterLife, but I had to pair it with my nice new earrings :p
So you’re walking in the Fillmore District when you start craving Mexican food and you wonder to yourself where do I go? You go to Tacobar!
Mike and I just stopped here on a sunny Saturday afternoon for a quick lunch. Sipping my margarita I enjoyed a shrimp quesadilla that was pretty filling. Also featured and also delicious – the chicken Torta.
Check back for more great local spots!
Store images from yelp
I haven’t mentioned on the blog yet but… I’m now newly engaged. Yay! So this will be the first of many wedding inspo/related posts.
A few years ago I mentioned to my boyfriend (now fiancée) that when he proposes he needs to get me one of the Mrs Box.
My audacity right?
Pinning countless wedding related images I’ve encountered many photos of these beautiful little boxes; wrapped in velvet and always in a pretty color. The Mrs.Box is a brand that brings joy back to ring boxes in delicate and bright way. They call the boxes wedding heirlooms and being a sucker for any cute tradition I was hooked.
Mike (my fiancée) remembered my request and to my surprise I found myself presented with my engagement ring in a blush colored box.
I’m definitely a lucky lady and that little detail of a cute wedding box that I wanted years ago makes my engagement story even better. It goes to show the important people in your life will remember the little things as silly as they may seem <3
Gif images from Mrs.Box
Growing up in California I always heard of the Madonna Inn with their famous themed rooms, pink cakes, and kitsch charm. A few weeks ago during for a quick overnight stop I was able to stay in the Vous Room. Ornate blue wallpaper, a round bed, and an all orange bathroom were just some of the amazing details this room had to offer. I couldn’t help myself from taking a bunch of photos.
Mirror Mirror on the wall…
Too many #goals. Trying to keep this blog current, kill it at my main job, freelance, work out, plan a wedding, post on instagram twice a day, keep a clean house, yadayadayada. Sometimes I need to learn to chillax.
Happy Sunday Everyone <3
This Saturday was such an inspiring, and empowering day. Women’s marches and rallies were happening all over the country (and world), and I was lucky enough to join the thousands at the San Francisco event. It was amazing to witness such a huge and diverse crowd come together to support women’s rights .
After my grumpy morning photo was taken, the first stop on Saturday was at Arc Studios. “F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way” was the current exhibit that featured a bunch of feminist pieces by a badass woman.
These two top pieces were created by my friend Rachel O’Donnell who is an artist currently living in East Hollywood.
After the gallery I headed over to the rally with a bunch of girlfriends. There was a multitude of unique signs to greet us with bright colors and fierce sayings. There were also countless pink pussy hats uniting the group. It was fantastic.
For someone who doesn’t usually attend rallies this was an empowering and life-changing experience. Enduring the cold and rain with thousands in support of women’s rights really made a statement that the future is female.
The New Year is approaching and one of my resolutions is to take more photos for original content. Typically I’m a fan of posting curated images and art but for 2017 I’ll be shooting much more. Prepared with my new camera, Canon’s latest mirrorless model the EOS M5 EF-M 18-150 mm, you’ll see more photos from me on the blog or an instagram near you. If you aren’t already following me my username is friday.funday.