Valentine’s Day with Doughbies & Clearly Kombucha

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Josh and I are obsessed with Doughbies, but we aren’t huge into Valentine’s Day. We’re all about the little touches that make holidays like these feel special. When we found out Doughbies was running a Valentine’s Day promo with Clearly Kombucha, we knew we had to try it!

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The red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips are my favorite Doughbies cookies I’ve had so far. And Josh was a huge fan of the strawberry hibiscus Kombucha! Order your Valentine something sweet from Doughbies now.

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Special thanks to Doughbies for the goodies!

10 Places You Have to Go in San Francisco

I love my city, and I always get so many questions when people travel here about where they should eat, what they should do and the best places to shop. I decided I would compile a list of the ten things you have to do if you ever find yourself in the Bay — you can also view my About page for some FAQ about SF and even more recommendations!

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1. Get a cruffin or a donut at Mr. Holmes BakehouseSome may say it’s overrated, and that’s fine, but if you’re in SF on a work day it’s worth a visit so you don’t have to wait in the ridiculous cruffin lines on the weekend (yes, there are cruffin lines, and yes I understand how absurd that is).

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2. Eat at Park Tavern (for either brunch or dinner). Their Sunday brunch is legendary, plus you can take a stroll around Washington Park afterwards if the weather permits!

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3. Shop on Fillmore Street. I mean, there are no better shops in the city. Rag & Bone, Ella Moss, Alice & Olivia, Benefit, James Perse… just to name a few.

4. Grab a coffee and toast at Jane on Fillmore or a slice of pizza at Pizzeria Delfina. Jane is my favorite cafe in the city to grab a coffee and midday snack. Pizzeria Delfina is the best pizza in the city, in my opinion. Fillmore Street food options never disappoint!

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5. Sip a cocktail at the Top of the Mark or The View and enjoy the beautiful SF skyline. There’s nothing like a San Francisco view.

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6. Have a true lunch or dinner experience at Hakkassan. You’ll have to save up for this one, but trust me — it’s worth it. I’ve been to Hakkassan in both London and SF and both times it has been a true experience.

7. If the Giants are in town, go to a ballgame. Get a beer and a hot dog (and bring a jacket!). I’m not even a huge baseball fan, but Giants games are unlike anything else. The energy is infectious and they’re such a great team, it’s easy to get behind them.

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8. Walk the city. I always tell tourists to a) avoid Fisherman’s Wharf like the plague (seriously, don’t even go out of curiosity), and b) walk as much as you can. Start on one end and work your way through to the other — it’s the best way to get to know the city and stumble upon the little pockets that make my home so great.

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9. Get a burrito in the Mission. We have a family feud going on about this (my favorite is La Taqueria, Josh’s is El Farolito), but either way, take BART to the Mission and enjoy a burrito (but go to La Taqueria, it’s the best).

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10. Stroll through the Ferry Building. Most days if you asked me where my favorite place in the city is, I would say the Ferry Building. Something about it feels magical — I don’t know what it is, but something about the spectacular food, awesome architecture and Bay Bridge views gets me excited every time.

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A Canadian Tuxedo (& a Cupcakes and Cashmere Piece!)

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Warby Parker sunglasses c/o // cupcakes and cashmere chambray via Shopbop (on sale!) // Gap jeans // Cuyana tote in cool grey // Loeffler Randall flats // Apple watch

I’ve had my eye on the cupcakes and cashmere line for some time now, but never knew which piece I wanted (there are so many!). I finally pulled the trigger on this chambray piece, which I can wear with just about everything (plus, it’s on sale right now!). I went full on Canadian tuxedo over the weekend and was so comfortable. Best purchase for spring yet!


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A Day at the Claremont Club & Spa

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I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit picky when it comes to spas. I grew up in Phoenix, which is resort central, as so many people come to Arizona year-round to enjoy 365 days of sunshine and great weather. That being said, this past weekend I headed to the Claremont Club & Spa, a Fairmont property in Berkeley, California.

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Berkeley is just a 20-minute drive from our apartment (my bedroom window in SF actually has a view of Berkeley) but it feels like another world.When I first arrived at the property, I noticed how genuinely friendly and helpful every single person at the hotel was, from the valet workers to the reception staff to the spa employees. I’ve never had more people ask me how my day was going or if I needed help finding anything. Stepping into the Claremont Spa was instantly relaxing in a kind of way that every tech worker in San Francisco truly needs.

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The spa is an oasis with a relaxation room, showers, saunas and jacuzzies. I spent an hour pre-massage sitting, sipping water and reading magazines — something I never have time for at home. Then, my name was called and I went in for my 80-minute therapeutic massage.

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Let me tell you, I have truly never in my life had a better spa experience. I frequent spas in the city and even have my go-to place, but nothing was more relaxing than the 80-minute massage I had at the Claremont Spa. If you’re local (or just visiting!) I highly suggest making the quick drive to Berkeley and heading to the Claremont Club & Spa (ask for Amy, she was wonderful!).

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After a few hours at the Claremont Club & Spa, I feel totally relaxed and rejuvenated for a crazy week ahead. Thanks to everyone there for making my stay extremely memorable!

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Special thanks to the Claremont Club & Spa for sponsoring this post.

Steve Madden Over-the-Knee Boots

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I’ve been obsessed with Steve Madden for years, and I honestly couldn’t count how many pairs of their shoes I’ve had since I was in high school. Whether it’s classic ballet flats that I wear to work or booties to go out on the weekends, Steve Madden’s shoes have been staples in my closet for years.

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These Steve Madden Gallla boots caught my eye a few weeks ago — I love how they’re over the knee but also have a substantial heel. Sometimes over the knee boots make me feel short, as they take up most of my legs. But these Gallla boots are so elongating and make me feel great.

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Warby Parker sunglasses c/o // Soft Joie dress via Shopbop // Mark & Graham clutch // Apple Watch // Steve Madden Gallla boots c/o

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You can shop my Steve Madden Gallla boots here and be sure to check out new arrivals at Steve Madden for spring! Also, check out these coupon codes for an extra discount on your Steve Madden purchase.

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Special thanks to Steve Madden for sponsoring this post.