Fashion, Vintage

Old Man Style

“Imma take your grandpa’s style, imma take your grandpa’s style,
No, for real. Ask your grandpa. Can I have his hand-me-downs?”

Thank you Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for calling out this old man / oversized clothes look that I rock during the winter months. I love this style even though it makes me look hipster AF. I’m not going to deny it any longer, I rock thrifted clothes, order avocado toast, and spend way too much time lusting over Urban Outfitters housewares – I’m a hipster and its okay. As long as you own it right?

Anyways on a recent chilly afternoon I was wearing one of my favorite vintage cardigans. It was owned by my grandpa, so its an extra special sweater for me. Paired with skinny jeans and a pink beanie, my SF winter look is complete.

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San Francisco

SF January Events

I’ve finally come up with my top SF events to share this month. From what I’ve gathered this is going to be one hell of a month for local foodies and comedy fans out there!

 

East Cut Art Fair| Fri Jan 12th-14th

Looking for some serious art for your home? This is the event for you! It’s a boutique pop-up art fair with contemporary pieces curated by professional Bay Area gallery directors. Even if you’re not looking to buy, it would be the perfect place to gather inspiration and see whats current in the art scene. Prices start around $500 for smaller works by local artists and can go up to $20,000 for pieces by artists with more notable recognition.

Treasure Island Flea | Sat Jan 27th-28th

In case you aren’t already familiar with Treasure Island Flea, its a “modern urban market” that hosts 400+ vendors that sell vintage items, original artwork, and everything in-between. Hosted on the sunny man-made island next to SF, this monthly sale isn’t your typical “hard to find good stuff” flea market. There are many treasures to be discovered and this month’s theme is Valentines Day, so instead of just buying for yourself how ’bout you pick something up for that special someone ;D For your culinary delight, fancy boozey drinks and food trucks lined up as far as the eye can see.

 

Opening Day Berkeley Restaurant Week | Sat Jan 18th-28th

Bay area foodies get excited! Berkeley’s Restaurant Week is coming up fast, and its time to start booking those reservations 🙂 All participating restaurants will be offering prix-fixe lunch menus at $20 and prix-fixe dinners at $25 or $35. This is the best time to try out new Berkeley eateries at a value, so take advantage! There’s a long list of restaurants joining in on the fun, and the ones I’m excited to try out are Gather, Maker’s CommonLes Arceaux, and Saha  – all spots known for their use of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.

Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off | Sat Jan 20th

For those of you sticking to your New Years diet, look away now! SoMa StrEat Foods is throwing a Mac and Cheese party where 15 food trucks will battle it out, serving this classic comfort food in the most mouthwatering ways you could ever imagine. $5 gives you general admission but for $32 bucks you get  admission & all you can drink craft beer. In a city that charges 9 big ones for a quality brewskey can you think of a better deal? Tickets for the first day of this cheesy fanfare are already gone so act fast or forever live in regret, never to know who took the crown of Ultimate Mac and Cheese champ.

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Art, Design

Planners for the New Year!

Even though I live my life in the digital world, I still prefer to write down notes, doodle on paper scraps, and read physical books that I can display on a bookshelf. Thats why at the start of the year I always get myself a planner where I can take down my to-dos, hopes, dreams, yada yada. Unfortunately, an agenda is something you only buy once a year, so if you’re like me it can be a tough decision. Unless you live your life by a Google calendar and don’t really give a fuck. Either way, I have gone through the trouble to choose some damn fine agendas for you to look through! Enjoy 😀

1. Turquoise Brush Diary by Ohh Deer – I’m such a fan of anything with crazy vibrant brushstrokes. It’s a bit like the inside of my mind, bright creative energy thats all over the place, although somehow it works! The teal color of this planner is so fresh and perfect to help kick start your year with a little pizzaz. Its also really compact, so take it wherever you go!

2. Melbourne 2018 Planner – When I visited Anthropologie a few weeks ago my mouth dropped when I saw the gifts and stationary area. I wanted to buy everything; which was why I stopped browsing and started walking away. 🙁 Saving for a wedding sucks! This sophisticated plant patterned agenda was one of the products I was drawn to right away. The rich shades and goal planning sections will help you keep on track and let people know you have good taste!

3. 2018 Herb Garden by Rifle Paper Co – Clearly I have a thing for florals, and nobody does them better than the Rifle Paper Company! This print is ridiculously beautiful – the colors, painted flowers – its all magnifique if you ask me. Inside you’ll find a simple layout that make it easy to list out all your to-dos.

4. Ban.do Holographic Planner – Just so you know, I’m a huge fan of the Ban.do brand (I mean who isn’t?!), and I actually have this planner so I might be biased. The holographic front is so cool – its purple, pink, blue, or green depending on how I angle it. There are illustrations for each month and sticker pages that have the 90’s child in me squealing. You’ll also find sprinkled in compliments that’ll make you smile. They even have a page dedicated to all those random holidays you only find out about on social media. Know when national cat day is? I do :p

5. 2018 Abstract Fruit Planner – What better way to remind yourself to add more fruits to your diet then to see them on your planner everyday? I love the hand drawn illustrations and dotted patterns that cover the inside pages.

6. 2018 Icon by Rifle Paper Co – This little black book will keep all your secret plans safe. The cover is full of golden icons that take everyday items to shimmery heights. Also since it’s Rifle Paper Co you can expect to find their signature floral patterns inside.