Tuesday, September 16, 2014

what's up guac

I have a sick obsession with guacamole..

actually, it might just be avocados in general.

So today, I'm sharing three of my favorite holy guacamole recipes, enjoii

For all recipes: add as little or as much of each ingredient/spice as you like.
 <3 ole!!

Sweet Mango Guacamole
3 large avocados, peeled and pitted
1 small red onion, chopped
1 mango - peeled, pitted, and chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Garlic Guacamole
2 ripe small Hass avocados
1 lemon, juiced
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 small plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 small yellow skinned onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon coarse salt

Not your average Guacamole recipe (but seriously, too good!!)
2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 apple diced
1/4 cup cranberries
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon Sea salt

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

San Francisco Fixed

A couple weekends ago, I got to explore the City of San Francisco on my bike, through the eyes of a local. We went to all the non-touristy spots [[with the exception of the iconic Dolores Park]] We rode through the Mission, climbed to the top of Bernal Heights and got to have an amazing view of the city. As seen below. He took me through streets where alleys were painted with masterful street art pieces. I was in awe. 

I'm a sucker for street art and sun flare

After almost getting hit by a few cars, just for a picture.. 
yes, I had to
We grabbed delicious turkey sandwiches which tasted like pure Heaven. TBH-I could have eaten about four more. 

Rick, thank you for snapping shots and showing Maddie and I such an amazing time. We will be back for a visit and more photo excursions. 

Climbed up the tower

to get this shot 


Palace of Fine Arts

Lombard Street

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

wants on wednesday

This Fall I want to IN[vest] in a VEST
haha, I'm clever... sometimes

But really, do I go for denim or leather?

Knot cuff $44 :: AG Olive Jeans $172 :: Killer Moto Boots $250 :: Denim Vest  $40

Thursday, August 21, 2014

short and sweet

dress- ASOS, black nylons- Steve Madden, booties- Steve Madden Luxe, glasses- Electric

Back to the whole dress your part while at work..
This dress is a little too short, or my legs are a little too long.. either way- a quick fix is pairing some extra black tights with it. Leggings (if they're your thing) are also a great option for those hemlines that are right on the fence. And for work appropriate wear, never pair a short hemline with a low cut top.

P.S. I dyed my hair blonde.. haha like "I" did it the other night. eeeeek

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

hey stud

blouse- HM, pants- Express, shoes- Valentino, bag- Chanel, necklace- bauble bar

Isn't it funny how an outfit can change your mood. 
Well, these heels do it to me every time. As soon as I slip them on I feel transformed. 
Instant mood boost, and style boost too.  
Everyone should have that feel good wardrobe staple. 

Some of my other closet staples for work are; slim black pants, a pencil skirt, cozy cardigan, statement necklace, black leather open toed pumps, stylish ballet flats, a white collared shirt and the perfect blazer.

ciao x

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

black + white

blouse- Ann Taylor, skirt- Zara, heels- Ralph Lauren, watch- MK, wallet- Balenciaga
The balance between finding age appropriate work wear and keeping it professional is hard at times. 

Are things too tight, too low, too short? 

Being the youngest on my team, can be difficult. I want to dress for my role, but I don't want to be stuck wearing clothes fit for an older generation. I tend to mix prints and solids, cute dresses and blazers and statement necklaces with conservative looks. It's all about the balance.  

When it comes to corporate class, here are some of my daily reads for inspiration.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Devon's Dish

A new spot I tried in downtown San Jose last night for my Dad's birthday..
yes, I will be coming back.
The establishment itself was charming. An old house converted into a restaurant, with a classic red brick walk way leading to a perfect southern style wrap around porch. Outdoors there is plenty of seating especially around the stage which invites bands, solo artists and even open mic night participants (which is what we witnessed last night).
The menu is extensive, to say the least. The list of classic New Orleans dishes will leave your head spinning. But from the sound of things, you can't pick a wrong meal. Most known for the "po' boys" I would probably start there if you are having trouble deciding.
The spicy bbq sauce is good on EVERYTHING, order a side of that. The gumbo is rich and full of spicy flavor goodness. The sandwiches are bigger thank your head and the cornbread is a perfect example of southern hospitality.   
Order your food, grab a beer (plenty to pick from) and snag a seat outside in front of the music. Take a mini vacation to New Orleans, right in the middle of downtown San Jose.

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