Category: Daily looks

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The Captain, The Mentor

What does a leader look like? For me it’s an induvial that is admired and respect from many as well as loathed from others. Despite the reaction that is deciphered this great leader still carries on the orders that are needed to fulfill the objective on hand. Inspired by the classic phrase “If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work another … Read More The Captain, The Mentor

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CAL SHAKES GALA

On March 7th, I had the incredible privilege of attending CAL SHAKES 2020 GALA at Yoshi Oakland. Having been personally invited by John Collins of Neiman Marcus, I could have not been more honored to attend. The dress code was formal attire and I couldn’t resist visiting the lovely ladies at All Things Vintage where they styled me in an exquisite 1930’s style evening … Read More CAL SHAKES GALA

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All Things Vintage

Where does one, that is a lover of vintage glamour go to shop, the answer: All Things Vintage. From a beloved interest for both vintage apparel and design, Lucy & Claudia owners and friends of 40 years started collecting (over a decade ago) an assortment of vintage dresses, furs, costume jewelry and accessories before starting their current storefront in Oakland. I fell upon their … Read More All Things Vintage

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NVFF 19

The 9th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) lights up Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga during the most colorful time of the year, November 13 – 17.  Napa Valley Film Festival showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling. NVFF has established itself as the ultimate celebration of film, food … Read More NVFF 19

An Evening of Awareness & Luxury

Two weeks ago, I spoke alongside Diabetes Youth Families at an event hosted by Neiman Marcus Walnut Creek. The highlights of the evening was having the opportunity to speak on the daily challenges diabetes has on those who are affected by the auto-immune disease and how we can prevent others from being diagnosed.  “Every set back is the set up for the glamour in … Read More An Evening of Awareness & Luxury

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AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours

Growing up I found myself in and out of modelled home tours with my mother, an aspiring bay area interior designer. Perhaps this is where I fell in love with architecture as an art, among equally being captivated by the perfectly eloquent furniture and home décor. With my love for home design and architecture I couldn’t help but attend AIA San Francisco Living: Home … Read More AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours

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Modern meets Vintage

From the final days of warm temperatures to cold evenings, Fall is approaching rather quickly. I appreciate the translate from every season through the lens of my personal vintage-inspired aesthetic, where I always draw from an era gone by. Today a modern French Connection sleeveless jumpsuit meets a collection of vintage accessories. Rules like ‘don’t wear white after Labor Day’ or ‘shoes matching the … Read More Modern meets Vintage

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Picture Perfect

One of the greatest attributes of dressing in vintage everyday, besides the exquisite garments and costume jewelry is by far the red lips – don’t you agree? Some little girls, play with dolls and others paint their lips red, I was that girl. Today this girly pattern skirt brings back fond memories from my youth when I would apply my grandmother’s red Revlon lipstick … Read More Picture Perfect

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ZolaBean: Innovative Dresses Made from Recycled Coffee

ZolaBean dresses are the world’s first stylish and comfortable designs made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles. This eco-friendly brand displays at least ten features on each dress while giving new life to coffee grounds. I recently had the opportunity to partner with ZolaBean with a special preview of their newest wrap dress (again) made from coffee. This must-have dress provides an effortless … Read More ZolaBean: Innovative Dresses Made from Recycled Coffee

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Simple Elegance

What does “less is more” mean exactly? Well, it simply means sometimes something simple is better than something overly complicated. Today fashion is either under executed where no effort or thought goes into ones beauty, style and accessories or on the fair opposite side of the spectrum you’ll find an individual wearing a little of everything from their closet. I suppose the question is … Read More Simple Elegance

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Do What you Love

Have you ever wondered if you allowed yourself to actively let go and trust the process you would attract new success. To do what you love, you must first find what that is. Once you have found it, you must honor it by doing it wherever and whenever you can. Once you have honored it, you must pursue it if you truly wish to … Read More Do What you Love

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1881 Napa

I had the opportunity recently to catch up with the one and only Jean-Charles Boisset during his grand opening for 1881 Napa a premium tasting room and AVA museum adjacent to the Oakville Grocery in Oakville. Visitors to 1881 Napa will find a meticulously restored 1881 Victorian (hence the name) as a great place to spend an afternoon exploring the 16 sub-AVA’s history and wine. … Read More 1881 Napa