Monday, June 16, 2014

The Great American Pastime


There is only one professional sport that I'll willingly give my time and attention to: baseball.

However, there are a few requirements.

1. It must be in person -- (do people actually watch baseball on TV?)

2. It's gotta be the Giants. 

3. I'll only go if it's a home game at AT&T Park.






After attending my first game of the summer a few weeks back, I realized why baseball is considered the Great American Pastime. There was something special about leaving my office early, walking through the sea of orange and black along The Embarcadero, enjoying the rare sunny day in the city and sipping on a cold one with my best friends.

It's nothing particularly remarkable about the sport itself, but it's everything that comes with a summer game.

On this warm evening, I felt like a true San Franciscan.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Going to the Chapel...


So we have some big news in the Witmer household. Mama Deb is getting HITCHED.



Over a year ago, you may recall I wrote this blog post featuring dating advice from my mom. The man she was referring to is the man she is taking to the chapel. I'm so excited to welcome my mom's partner into our family - even if he is a big Republican who doesn't love Hillary Clinton as much as we do (we'll fix that).

All joking aside, she's happy and I'm thrilled. But wait! I haven't even told you the best part yet.

The most exciting part about Mama Deb's big day is... it's going to be a WINTER WEDDING. When I found out, I think I almost died in Pinterest dreams.

In the upcoming months, I plan on doing lots of posts on our inspiration for the celebration.

Meanwhile, I wanted to share some snippits from the engagement shoot. I had a blast snapping these shots:









Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Club


While most of my free reading time is spent on Thought Catalog, Buzzfeed and Upworthy - it's always nice to take a break from the screen.

Check out what is currently on my nightstand:




1. Secrets of The Sommeliers - Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay

For those who have been reading my blog for a while, it should come as no surprise that this book is top of my list. I recently visited Rajat Parr's SF spot, RN74 and am continually amazed by everything he does. This is a fantastic read for wine enthusiasts at both the beginner and master level.

2. Cool Gray City of Love - Gary Kamiya

This book was a birthday gift from my mother this year and it's very fun for local San Franciscans. It features a different neighborhood in each chapter and tells a beautiful story in each. Whenever I visit a new neighborhood, I like to check out what the book reads on it.

3. Thrive - Arianna Huffington

I was spellbound after hearing Arianna speak at LinkedIn a few months ago. She explained that she wrote this book to discuss a third metric of success - beyond money and power. This third metric measures your well being and all that it includes. It's packed with interviews, quotes, statistics and inspiring stories about how to truly thrive in your career and life.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What I Wore: Lunch on The Embarcadero


Sunny and warm days in San Francisco are a thing of beauty. When the weather is fresh, there is nothing I enjoy more than al fresco dining on The Embarcadero. My favorite spot is La Mar - a Cebicheria that serves incredible Pisco Sours.

To match the vibrancy of the restaurant, I picked a neon floral skirt and a bright carrot red top.





Skirt: Forever 21, Top: Old Navy, Shoes: Michael Kors, Bag: H&M, Glasses: Rayban


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cafe Dates on Charming Lanes


Sunday is my favorite day of the week. For some, it's the laundry/grocery/cleaning day... for me, it's my restorative day.

The weeks are busy and Friday/Saturday evenings are at times wild, but Sunday is peace. Sunday is my day for friends, for strolls and for enjoying the gorgeous San Francisco weather.

This weekend I was so lucky to be joined by my dear friend, Maddison. She is as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. Our destination of choice was Mocca Cafe on Maiden Lane where we sipped lattes and discussed future travels.

Mocca (though overpriced) is a charming spot located in perhaps the most gorgeous street in downtown. Surrounded by Chanel and Diptyque, listening to a live Opera singer at the end of the lane -- it was the perfect close to this weekend.








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