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Bay Area Eats:

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Last weekend, I finally had a chance to visit the Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous ice cream shop! I remember hearing the name of this place the very first day I met my co-worker Sheila. She’s been dubbed the “ice cream expert” in the office and she has sampled ice cream from nearly everywhere – even Seattle. In her opinion, Mr. and Mrs. has always been her number one spot and for good reason! It’s amazing! I had the Candied Orange Peel while he had the Banana and Milk and Cookies. By the end of it, I regretted not ordering Milk and Cookies myself. Mr. and Mrs. is very similar to Tin Pot, but one differentiating factor is that the Miscellaneous menu is always changing – on a daily basis! The next day we walked past the shop and Candied Orange Peel had been taken off the list and replaced with four other flavors that were not listed the day before. Both shops are great. There’s no denying the California knows how to do ice cream well. I’m sure their unique flavors and pairings are what keep people coming back all of the time and I wouldn’t mind being one of those people either.

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The Weekend: 5 Things

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My boss had a moving rummage over the past weekend and having been an avid collector of vintage trinkets and lots of dinnerware, I inherited a set! I don’t cook very much anymore, but someday I will start it up again and when that happens, I’ll at least have this very pretty set for my guests.

I somehow convinced him that he was going to love this movie. Bachelorette is one of my favorites and is totally underrated. I think I discovered it last year with my girlfriends last summer and while I loved it, he did not.

My coworkers and I got a DJ set by Questlove on Saturday night at the Mezzanine and it was pretty rad. There were some on/off moments during his set, but it’s Questlove so can you really hate on anything he does? Of course not. I wanted to be best friends with him obvi.


I have a slight obsession with greeting cards. We stopped by The Museum of Craft and Design in the Dogpatch Sunday morning, but didn’t really make it into the actual museum part of it – just the gift shop. We were entertained for a solid 15-20 minutes. These cute little greeting cards caught my eye, but unfortunately, I didn’t make any purchases.

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I can’t know this for sure, but I’m guessing the best part about being a boy is probably being able to wear all of these amazing pieces. As much as I love women’s fashion, there is a fascination that I have for menswear as well. I was introduced to Welcome Stranger on Sunday in Lower Haight and wish I could’ve picked out a few for myself. Well, in some ways I got to do that, but I just got to pick them out for someone else. :)

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Wedding Mondays

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a lovely and well-rested weekend. I’m really excited to be sharing Mimi and Allen’s wedding with all of you this morning. It was a pretty special discovery earlier this week and I love it for more than just one reason.

First off: the song. Mutual Benefit – Advanced Falconry is one of my favorites from this year.

Secondly, that dress. Have you ever seen anything more magnificent?

Thirdly, they had their first look on a carousel.

*mic drop*

That’s it! You don’t need another reason to love this wedding video because that about sums it up.

And as I’ve been promising, here is the full feature on Green Wedding Shoes. The pictures are stunning.

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The Weekend: 5 Things

I feel quite fortunate to be able to work with a company that can afford to take all of us on a three day retreat away from the office and off to Monterey. It was my first time visiting the area and it was absolutely gorgeous. California, in general is so pretty. We stayed in Pacific Grove at Asilomar just steps away from the beach and it was amazing. I’m actually including six pictures in this post today, but with a trip as wonderful as this one, does anyone really care to count? I was hoping to catch the sunset on my last night there and unfortunately missed it. That didn’t stop me from running as fast as I could down to the beach though to finish watching the sun go down.

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Our company had the option of participating in several activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. Since I had never gone before, I felt like I had to take advantage of the opportunity. It was pretty strenuous on the arms, but completely worth it having the chance to kayak right next to sea otters and dolphins!

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Just me and my favorite  boys hangin’ in the “Splash Zone” at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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The view from the Aquarium and the same place that I kayaked to the day before

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So I’ve been on an oyster craving lately if you haven’t noticed. I’m basically obsessed and can’t get enough. I went to the same restaurant in Monterey TWICE while I was there for an order of oysters with two different groups of people. Thanks for keepin’ it real fresh  Fish Hopper.

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This trip wouldn’t be complete without a selfie Snapchat on our way back to the Peninsula.

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Wedding Mondays

Having Ashley next to me watching wedding videos to see which one would make the cut for Wedding Mondays isn’t anything I’ve ever done with another person. It was interesting for us to collaborate and decide what makes a good video. Sometimes we have similarities and sometimes differences. Before we watched this video, we thought that it would be okay, but not that we would love it. We ended up loving it. The details were so on point. The couple just extremely beautiful in every way. We both are so excited to share this video with you all and Jennie – if you thought you loved last weeks, you’re going to love this one.

Here is the entire post by Green Wedding Shoes! Congrats Lauren and Kyle!

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San Diego Eats:

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I promise this is the last San Diego post Yow Yow! will see from my vacay, but I am pretty excited to see it stretch out three posts! I don’t think we could’ve finished this series off without a food post, don’t you agree?

When it comes to sushi in California, I am pretty picky. In my eyes, nothing can compare to Seattle. The great thing about my friend Ashley is that we always seem to be on the same page for just about everything. Right off the plane, she asked me what I had wanted to eat and we were in agreement: sushi. It was the meal we loved and ate the most together back in Seattle so it seemed fitting. We went to Harney Sushi located in Old Town San Diego, which was surprising to me because that area is mostly known for their Mexican food. We ordered a lunch combo which gave up three pieces of Nigiri shown above, a bowl of hot Yakisoba and a roll for the both of us to share.



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Goodbye Piecora’s

The Capitol Hill that I had the opportunity to experience back in college is not the Capitol Hill it is today. When I first learned about the closing of the pizza place in my university’s neighborhood, I was instantly reminded of that Boy Meets World episode where Cory returns to his hometown to find that the restaurant he frequented – Chubbie’s – had undergone a complete renovation. It wasn’t the same and in a weird way it completely turned pirate themed. Piecora’s was a huge part of the Seattle University community. We always worked with them for events and they were so happy to work with us! I could always count on them for a slice of their amazing veggie pizza, salad, and spumoni. I still remember a night in college where I had given up on studying and dragged my then roommate – Anna with me so that I could get my fix.

Piecora’s has decided to sell to a developer – Equity Residential for $10.29 million. It’s interesting because Equity is one of the largest owners of apartments and was my home for two years. Piecora’s has been living at their E Madison location for 30 years and will close for good on Tuesday, April 15th.

I’m really going to miss this place.


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DailyCandy to Shut Down in April

Earlier this week, I learned that lifestyle blog DailyCandy will be shuttering in April. While I don’t have all the time in the world these days to keep up with some of my favorite blogs, I am still sad to learn this news. Lifestyle blogs encompass so many topics ranging from health, technology, relationships, life, etc and cover much more ground than your standard fashion blogs. Another reason why I am partial to DailyCandy is because our former guest interviewee Suchin Pak was a correspondent for the lifestyle blog and regularly contributed to the site. Above is one of her segments on gadgets in technology that she was obsessed with at the time.

DailyCandy will surely be missed.


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My co-workers always manage to introduce me to the latest trends here in the Bay Area and I’m super grateful to them for it. A few months ago, Nadia mentioned “Twistbands” to me, but I was reluctant to try them out since I’m so used to having just my standard black hair ties wrapped around my wrist since 5th grade. The only time I ever replaced them was when I lost one of them. This past weekend in San Diego though, I fell in love with a gold and black Madewell bracelet that I opted to wear instead of my hair ties. Obviously, this was a pretty quick transition. Not only are they super cute and come in fun colors and prints, but they also make it so that when you tie your hair up, there aren’t any creases.

When Nadia told me last week that she was placing an order for Twistbands, I decided to give it a try. I selected one pack and when they arrived today, I couldn’t have been more excited. Technically you should wear them as hairties, but I love having them just on my wrist as bracelets. With an all-black outfit today and my DV by Dolce Vita wedges, these Twistbands couldn’t have matched any better.

To browse Twistbands and possibly make a purchase, click here!

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The Weekend: 5 Things

I just realized that the past two posts in the series have been 5 Things: The Weekend. I’m not sure if it really works both ways so we’re taking it back to the original. This year’s birthday celebration was similar to years prior in that I prefer to stretch it out. After celebrating with my friends the weekend before my birthday, I decided that the weekend after I would travel to sunny San Diego to visit my BFF Ash!

It was an incredible weekend full of shopping, seafood, and pampering.

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My weekend actually got started on a Thursday since I was flying out Friday morning. On Thursday evening, I drove up to the city (what?! In the middle of the work week!) to catch London Grammar at The Independent. I had listened to a few songs before randomly, but never consistently. They were amazing live and with a packed house, it was pretty apparent that nearly everyone in the room was a hardcore fan. I didn’t feel worthy enough to be there, but I did feel pretty lucky since I heard it was a sold out show. Hannah was phenomenal. Her boys are pretty dreamy too.

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During our shopping trip at Fashion Valley, we stopped by “Typo” – a division of Cotton On that sells cute desk accessories, trinkets, and home goods. How cute are these straws? They’d be perfect for any summer soiree.

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Pacific Beach was perfection and so are my new favorite sandals by Dolce Vita. More on that later.

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Whoooo!! This girl is my best friend. Since we’ve been friends, we’ve never spent a summer apart and this year, we won’t have to because we’ll both be in the Bay Area while she is interning at Stanford. Summer 2014 – the summer of Ash and Katie.

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We found the Oh Joy! collection at Target and we fell in love. Definitely more on this later.

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Wedding Mondays

Good evening everyone! Kevin said that I was sluffing on Wedding Mondays today just because he didn’t have one waiting for him this morning. I forget a lot of little things, but I never forget what is supposed to happen on Mondays. We’ve been a little bit behind on the blog for the past couple of days, but I’ve been away! I just spent the second part of my birthday celebration in San Diego and because I was there, I had Ashley (another Wedding Mondays follower) by my side to help me pick out the next two videos (this ones and next Monday’s) Wedding Mondays video. I’m a huge sucker for long relationships and when I heard that this one spanned seven years, my heart was a flutter. The commentary and speeches from friends and family were so sweet and enough to make the cut for this week.


Enjoy! Here’s the rest of the post at Style Me Pretty.

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Currently Craving:

I always feel like I’m hungriest when I’m feeling sick and when I’m sick I have cravings for things that may not necessarily help in getting me better. After all, who wants to be chugging on liquid soup all day long. However, if anyone knows me at all, you know that I never ever get sick of eating sushi and could probably eat it several times a week. In fact, I have. Can someone let me know if a shrimp tempura roll is the cure for a sore throat? I have an inkling that it is.

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Wedding Mondays

Happy Wedding Mondays!

I’m more than a little late today, but that’s partially because I was celebrating my birthday! To make up for lost time, I decided to give you an extra long wedding video today, but don’t worry – it’s worth every second of your time. With that said, I’m going to make this pretty short, but enjoy the video and the super cute post here at Green Wedding Shoes!


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