Weekend Reading

September 12th, 2014

Welcome to the weekend friends! I’m so looking forward to getting more sleep tomorrow, I’ve been so exhausted because of this fitness boot camp I’ve been doing and it is kicking my butt! I find myself crawling into bed extra early just to recover, oh to have the energy I had in my twenties…

I spent a few hours doing research on kitchens this week, we have not one but two to tackle this fall, one at the Nevada house and a second for Matt’s late grandmother’s small home which needs to be sold but the kitchen is dated and in need of upgrades. Decisions decisions!! I’ll have more to share on both soon.

Here are some favorite links from the week!

white kitchen copper pendants

Speaking of kitchens, yes please to this black and white kitchen with wood and marble countertops and copper pendants.

43 Pinteresty things you’ll see at the Pinterest offices.

Such a pretty dish pantry.

Go ahead, design a nursery for yourself.

Apples looking so good.

Vera Wang’s private office tour.

Good to know: preparing boxwoods for winter.

The myth of effortless.

Would you wear the new Apple watch?

Steve Jobs, the low tech parent.

So funny! Mental chastising at the buffet (been there) Oh and this too.

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Have a lovely weekend !

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Pacific Heights Stroll + Interiors

September 10th, 2014

On Saturday I did one of my favorite things, I took a stroll through a neighborhood lined with beautiful old homes just to stare at the architecture and be inspired by the design. This particular stroll was through Pacific Heights in San Francisco, the most prestigious location to own real estate in the City by the Bay.

These are the residences that make you dream of what it might be like to live here if only you had an extra, oh, 2 to 20 million. As you walk, the facades vary from classic Victorians to European revival to newer Contemporary exteriors and many have views of the San Francisco Bay.

I’m a looky loo so I loved walking up and down the hills of the neighborhood and admiring the details of these homes: the grand doors, the moldings, the touches of gold leaf, the entry gates, the clipped boxwood and espalier, the exquisiteness of them all. Come on along on the walking tour!

san francisco pacific heights home

 

pacific heights balcony

 

ornate wood doors san francisco

 

espalier tree san francisco

   

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