jammin’ at home.

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This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you Crate & Barrel for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Crate & Barrel, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. we’ve just headed into august, which is kinda hard for me to believe, and summer fruit season will soon be winding down. but what... 
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summer reading made easy.

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i have a magazine obsession. i know, i know — there are blogs now, but i still love a great magazine filled with inspiring editorial. there’s a brand new app that makes collecting my magazines a whole lot easier, less expensive and very transportable. it’s called texture and they invited me to give it a try — and i love it! the idea is that you can... 
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a summer pool party with SKYY.

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sometimes you need a night away, but you don’t really have the time to leave town. that’s where summer parties come in really handy. you can style up your backyard for an outdoor movie night, a sleepover or just a fun cocktail party with friends — whatever you do just make it feel like you’ve left town for a little bit. you can even just check into... 
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help yourself: a new cookbook for kids.

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there’s a charming new cookbook out for kids and i just happen to live next door to its author — illustrator and activist for a new generation of healthy kids, ruby roth of we don’t eat animals. ruby’s written a new plant-based cookbook teaching kids how to cook all kinds of healthy food options — for themselves: the help yourself cookbook for... 
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unexpected guests: amanda frederickson.

unexpected guests: amanda frederickson / sfgirlbybay

today’s unexpected guest is a wonderful friend and foodie to follow, amanda frederickson. i had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady at many events here in the bay area and her instagram feed is one I frequent daily to see what she’s cooking up in the kitchen. she’s a chef, food stylist and photographer, cookbook author, a test kitchen cook in the williams-sonoma... 
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