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…]
One of the most famous and touristy areas of San Francisco is Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is famous for its restaurants, shops, bayside attractions and of course Alcatraz Island. It was only fitting that today we would be trying some touristy pizza right in the heart of San Francisco.
Gary and I parked our car and the first place we spotted was Fisherman’s Pizzeria and that is where we headed. Fisherman’s Pizza is located one block from Fisherman’s Wharf right next to several hotels and all the tourist attractions the area is famous for. Fisherman’s Pizza seemed to have a nice amount of outdoor seating and we were deciding if we wanted to dine here as a friendly waitress came running right out so we wouldn’t leave, and let us know we could sit anywhere we liked and once we sat down she gave us menus. It was a very windy day so we sat next to some flowers in tall planters to box us in a little from the wind. The menu had a variety of options (pastas, sandwiches, salads) and some specialty pizzas with seafood (since the restaurant is located right next to the bay) and then you can order any kind of pizza you pretty much want and add from a list of toppings. We decided to go for a basic pepperoni pizza since we were not sure what to expect.
As we sat waiting for our pizza there were lots of tourists walking by so we were entertained by the people watching. We noticed the tables and chairs at Fisherman’s Pizza looked pretty brand new and were really nice. The chairs resembled classic Parisian bistro chairs and were really comfortable. We were pretty hungry and looking forward to our pizza.[Read more…]
Hello, Spring is calling!! I am sharing my lovely Spring outfit from Heart of Haute, a brand known as the voluptuous gals best friend when it comes to clothing that perfectly fits curves.
I love bright colors and pastels and this twirl skirt from Heart of Haute is everything!! Skirt is so comfortable and made from high quality cotton so it holds its shape beautifully while being lightweight. Also, this skirt has nice deep pockets and I was able to easily add my iPhone Xs Max and lipstick with room to spare! The skirt print is called Woodland Daisy and it’s so bright and cheerful and I love the colorful flowers which makes it a breeze to mix and match tops and cardigans. The skirt has princess seams, sits right at your waist and zips up the back. I am wearing my standard 2XL skirt size and it is so comfortable.[Read more…]
Today we are tasting Piraat Pizzeria and Rotisserie located in the heart of Nob Hill above Union Square in San Francisco. Piraat Pizza is a little pizzeria located on the corner of Sutter and Taylor Street and it has that quintessential neighborhood pizzeria feel with the green, white, and red awning resembling the Italian flag and you know you can always grab a hot fresh slice or order a full pizza and other dishes.
Once inside, Gary and I couldn’t believe how cute the pizzeria was. There are so many fun and whimsical details decorating the pizzeria like the wood beam accents on the ceiling, lovely Italian style tile and pottery, and the wonderful figural details. It was very bright and clean too. This was the first time in one year since COVID-19 that we were actually dining inside (we were the only ones there but a few folks stopped in for slices to go) and there was one friendly professional lady helping us and taking our order and what seemed like one pizzaiolo in the back.[Read more…]
I have been wanting to write this blog post for a while now and it was actually my husband Gary that came up with the idea of why don’t we get dressed up for quarantine dinner instead of sitting around in the same athleisure we’ve been wearing for months and make dinner an experience.
Once we went into lock-down, we, like most other folks in California, didn’t really leave the house except for essentials. We got comfortable in our athleisure and even eating dinner on the couch. So I actually got really excited at the idea of dressing up for quarantine dinner. Being a modern day Pinup I used to spend a lot of time on styling my outfits, doing my hair and makeup and making sure I had just the right accessories for dinner out with my husband or a day out in the city. But, dressing for quarantine dinners doesn’t have to mean a very fancy outfit and ladies can wear a dress or skirt and guys can put on a nice shirt or sweater. Putting some effort in your dinner appearance really goes a long way with the family, your spouse, or significant other and instantly makes everyone perk-up and emotions uplift almost immediately and this is the time we could all use some uplifted feelings.
Here are some of my favorite quarantine dinner outfits over the past several months and I even got to pull out my vintage Pyrex and I can tell you that everything really does taste better when it is cooked in vintage Pyrex!! I felt like the Marvelous Mrs. Maisal!! I am using my super rare Australian Turquoise Pyrex Picket Fence or White Spears pattern, my Turquoise Snowflake Pyrex, my Pink Scroll Pyrex, and even my red Catherineholm Lotus Bowl that are all from the 1950s-1960s and are mid-century modern. Not all our meals were fancy, we sure do enjoy a pizza or even takeout but eating it in an outfit you spent a little time getting yourself into really does make it all taste yummy and it creates memories too!!
Being a curvy girl I used to shy away from bright colors and statement jewelry pieces because I wasn’t sure I could pull them off. I learned that I sure can pull them off because it is all about wearing the right colors for my skin tone, wearing the right silhouette for my curvy figure, and accessorizing with the right scale jewelry pieces.
A great color combo that I especially like are yellow and green. I am wearing my lovely daisy floral dress from Heart of Haute that has lots of yellows and greens and paired it with a bright yellow cardigan. Because the dress top fits like a wrap (perfect for big boobs) I added this gorgeous bee necklace to accessorize my outfit with. I love a great retro inspired dress or Pinup dress because the styles from the 1950s are extremely flattering and Heart of Haute is also size inclusive. I think it just screams Spring and it makes me excited that warmer weather and sunshine are on the way.
My bee necklace is a large scale pendant that fits very nicely on a plus size curvy figure. If the bee pendant were smaller it would get lost on me, but, having the right scale pendant really makes a difference on a curvy figure. Also, the necklace is adjustable so it can be made longer or shorter and having length as an option is a really nice feature. I also paired my necklace with matching bee earrings to complete the set. My jewelry is from Erstwilder and they make very high quality pieces that flatter all bodies, especially curvy full figures.
Reach out to me on Instagram @crazy4me and let me know what your favorite color combinations are or combos you might not be sure how to wear, and even tell me your favorite pieces of jewelry and how you style them.
All pics by my sweet hubby Gary.