If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know how much I love color. I love bright and bold colors and pastels too. Wearing color energizes me and gives me life!! My sweet hubby Gary and I did a photoshoot recently on how to wear a rainbow 🌈 where I mixed and matched cardigans, shoes, hair bows, and earrings with dress.
June is here and that means summertime!! I am really looking forward to summer and the seasonal change and yes, the fun summer dresses too. I like sunshine and warm weather (not too hot) but summertime in California is beautiful, especially where we live in gorgeous wine country. The vineyards are in full-bloom and lush with grapes and one of my favorite things to see are the manicured rows of vineyards on the rolling hills. Well this is a great segway into my post today as my sweet hubby Gary and I went over to the world famous Korbel winery for our photoshoot and everything was starting to bloom for summer.
I was excited to wear the new Art Nouveau jewelry collection from Erstwilder and just love the colors in my Royal Eye peacock colored plume necklace and Royal Eye brooch as they are stunning and really bring out the colors of my dress (dress is from Heart of Haute) and perfect for body positive curvy girls. Erstwilder works with the most talented designers and creators and the new collection really brings out the ornamental style, colors, and curved formats of the Art Nouveau style. Look how amazing my Le Chat Noir brooch is!! Hurry on over to Erstwilder and snap up your favorites because they do sell out fast!![Read more…]
Continuing our search for the best pizza in San Francisco we are trying Luisa’s Restaurant Wine Bar Since 1959 right in Little Italy today. This is an old-school small restaurant with photos of Sophia Loren decorating the walls, bottles of limoncello on shelves and counters, and so many homemade favorites on the menu (and being ordered by many people) like pizza, spaghetti, gnocchi, meat balls, linguine, pollo piccata, cannelloni and so much more. We were here to try the gourmet Neapolitan thin crust pizza today as we continue the search for the best pizza in San Francisco but these pasta dishes being brought out from the kitchen looked seriously delicious so we might need to do a bonus blog post of one or two of them.
Pizzas here are gourmet Neapolitan and thin crust and baked in a pizza oven not wood-fired. We ordered the Quattro Stagione that has cheese, margherita, pepperoni, and meatballs. Quattro Stagioni in Italian means the four seasons and it translates to dividing a pizza into four sections and toppings can be any combo. We didn’t order a salad today but had Americano coffees instead as we waited….. We had been walking up and down the hills of San Francisco and were a little tired so the coffee was a nice pick me up and was made from freshly ground espresso beans.[Read more…]
Memorial Day weekend and that means trying new pizzerias in San Francisco for our Great Pizza Tour of San Francisco 2021. We were expecting San Fransisco to be jam packed with tourists for the long holiday weekend but it wasn’t too bad. Today we are trying Piccolo Forno Pizzeria in North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy neighborhood.
Piccolo Forno Pizzeria is an authentic Italian local neighborhood pizzeria. It has a casual vibe where tourists and families will feel comfortable. This pizzeria is actually a trattoria serving not only pizzas but a nice selection of pasta dishes, salads, and deserts too. They even have a gluten free selection. But Gary and I were here for the pizza (and a Cesar salad) so we ordered a specialty 12” Italian Pizza called Pizza col Salame which is pizza with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.[Read more…]
I had so much fun this past weekend on our latest Pinup photoshoot and the location was the fabulous Korbel Winery Champagne Cellar right here in our backyard of wine country California. Hubby and I were photographing a new collection launching very soon that I can’t talk too much about just yet but I will share more about very soon, and we did an impromptu sneaker shoot too.
Nothing makes me happier than when I can combine a photoshoot with clothing, accessories, and shoes. Specifically an amazing pair of sold out fabulous sneakers. Here are some photos of the brand new silhouette Idealiste 237 Light Monogram Casablanca & New Balance Balance Collaboration. The light Casablanca Paris monogram green, dual stripe midsole detail with pink and green, gold lace tips, and embroidered branding on the heel. Inspiration for the design is said to have come from Casablanca founder and creative director, Charaf Tajer’s French and Moroccan heritage. The shoe sold out immediately but Gary managed to score us a pair!! If you are not familiar with the brand Casablanca Paris they are a brand that combines lux and leisurewear in amazing prints and fabulous colors. Take a look at their fashion shows and lookbooks.
Here are some pictures from our photoshoot and you can see just how perfectly they match my outfit. And yes, you can wear a runway worthy mainstream sneaker with a vintage 50s inspired dress and petticoat!! The shoe is incredibly comfortable too, it felt like I was walking on marshmallow clouds. Amazing style and comfort.
A big thank you to Gary for all these fun and fabulous pictures.
Stay tuned for more blog posts as we have been working on lots of fun and amazing things the past few weeks. Also, for those of you following our Great San Francisco Pizza Tour of 2021 we have lots of new reviews and pizzas to share!!
Another beautiful day in San Francisco and off we go to Little Italy in North Beach. There are so many Italian restaurants and pizzerias in North Beach and today we selected Acquolina San Francisco a corner Italian restaurant. It had a lot of outdoor seating and looked really inviting. Lots of tourists are making it back to San Francisco and there sure were lots of people out and enjoying some Italian cuisine and it is a wonderful site to see after a year of being in quarantine.[Read more…]