Ohhhh San Francisco in February. How I love thee. It’s funny how in SF, some of the best months of the year weather wise take place when the rest of the country is completely frigid and everyone is counting the days til they can thaw out. This weekend was no exception – both days saw temps in the 60s, and it was sunny and beautiful and ripe for relaxing.
On Saturday, I spent the morning helping out my girl Jillian at a photoshoot for the new Sweet & Spark lookbook. Remember when I told you about Jillian here and here? Well, let me just say, having now seen the entire collection of baubles she brought in for this shoot…wow. Just wow. Girlfriend is seriously good at finding amazing vintage pieces, and if you’re a fan of costume jewelry, you’re going to be blown away by some of the new things she has in the shop. There was jewelry for days. We all brought in our own clothes and had a great time styling it with her jewelry:
Case in point: Kate from The Fancy Pants Report mixed classic stripes with chunky, fun gold statements and I absolutely loved every bit of it.
Jillian and her wonderful friends did a great job organizing the shoot. We all got to sit around, get our makeup and nails done (aren’t Kate’s pale robin’s egg blue and gold striped nails INSANE?), admire the jewelry, snack on delish food from The Plant, and chat with one another. Not a terrible way to spend your Saturday morning, especially for “work!” From left: Natalie from Natalie Dressed, Jillian, me, Kate, and Nichole from Vanilla Extract. Getting their makeup done when this shot was taken: Erin from Apartment 34, Natalie from Like Fresh Laundry, and Lauren from LA in the Bay. PS – I’ll share my final look (not pictured above!) the second the S&S lookbook comes out!
After the shoot, I hurried home to check on Lucy (Joe was out golfing with the boys), change, and clean the house — we had friends coming over for a make-your-own pizza party in the evening. To me, there is nothing better than all standing around in the kitchen, drinking wine, talking, laughing, watching the dogs chase each other, and building pizzas from a huge variety of ingredients. So. Fun. I forgot to take a pic of all of our pizzas, but they were delish.
Our friends Lauren and Guion brought their Frenchie puppy Dexter over (last seen here). Him and Lucy were born exactly one week apart! Whenever they get together, all they do is chase each other and wrestle…like for hours on end. I think they ran around the apartment for 2.5 hours straight before they finally had to lay down. They know each other well enough now that they don’t mind sitting together. Of course they second they were on the couch together we had to scoop them up and snap a pic. Lovers and friends!
Sunday morning, surprisingly sans wine hangover, I threw a bunch of the leftover pizza ingredients together and made a quick frittata. Frittatas and quiches really are the tasty equivalent of a culinary garbage disposal. Just throw all your scraps in, and it’s probably going to be pretty good. This frittata had spicy ground sausage, roasted tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, onions, roasted garlic, mozzarella, oregano, and little dollops of pesto over the top. So yummy!
After breakfast, we took Lucy hiking in the Presidio, just like we did last weekend. Home girl is OBSESSED with these hikes. She literally prances around like a little bunny rabbit and has a huge grin on her face the whole time. It was a gorgeous day to take her out — and I can’t say walking through these beautiful trees was anything except peaceful and relaxing.
Can you spot the little nugget?
After the hike, my uncle (my lone relative who lives anywhere near me!) came over to have coffee and catch up. It was a gorgeous afternoon — the perfect way to laze about after our long hike.
All in all, a pretty spectacular weekend. I was wishing today was President’s Day, just so I could get another day of fun in!
What did you do this weekend?