The Champagne Edit :: A Random Source of Inspiration

Happy Friday!

I’m not going to lie, this is one of my favourite weekly series. It’s like a mini catch up, you know?

It’s been really nice / refreshing to get back into my normal blogging schedule. Though I needed a break to heal, last week, there is definitely something majorly therapeutic about blogging.

This weekend will hopefully be low-key. As you know, weekends are really when I spend working & strategizing for the blog which I really look forward to.

I know I mentioned this on my insta-stories, but one random thing I do to keep me inspired for the blog is  that I subscribe to a lot of print magazines.

From Cosmopolitan, to Martha Stewart, to Food & Wine, to Cooking Light, to Real Simple, to Travel + Leisure.

There’s something about having it all in print, from the photography set up, to product placement, to outfits / make up, to recipe techniques that keeps me inspired. Whenever I see anything that catches my eye visually, I tear it out and keep it in a folder. Whenever I am feeling uninspired, ESPECIALLY with photography, I flip through those images and it really helps get my creativity wheels turning.

Not to mention, there’s something relaxing about physically flipping through the pages, especially before bed.

It’s a blue light free way of getting things that you’d normally read on your screens anyways.

Give it a go! Any magazines I should add to my subscriptions? Let me know!

On another note, now is more important than ever if you are a wine drinker, to buy from Napa or Sonoma. If there is a winery you love, be sure to order directly through them. It’s a win for you as the prices will be the lowest & you get to support a company you love & wine country as a whole. This isn’t just wine either – it’s also olive oil & even cannabis! If there is a company you love out here, contact them directly on how to purchase.

If you have any questions on where to buy or what winery to try – shoot me a note and I’m more than happy to flex my somm muscle and find you the perfect winery for your tastes. Now’s a good enough excuse than ever to stock up on wine! x

What are you up to this weekend?

Now let’s get into the edit, shall we?

EAT ME :: POLENTA CRUST PIZZA BY THE KITCHN

This is one of those recipes that you read and wonder how did I not think of that?! It’s a super easy, accessible pizza recipe. Basically the crust is just polenta! This is perfect for cold winter days – think creamy, cheesy, savory goodness. YES PLZ

DRINK ME :: 2012 GRATITUDE CUVÉE by IRON HORSE VINEYARDS

As mentioned, now is more important than ever to support Napa & Sonoma. If there is a winery you love, buy from them directly. One of my all time favourite wineries is Iron Horse Vineyards in Sebastapol. They are safe from the fires but recently released their Gratitude sparkling rosé. It’s a limited 2012 vintage and with each bottle sold, $5 goes to The Redwood Empire Foodbank. If you are local, be sure to visit Iron Horse, as well through October. All tasting fees are waived and they are donating a portion of proceeds from both the tasting room & online sales to the Food Bank. Now’s a good enough time than ever to buy rosé!

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READ ME :: WHEN GOSSIP GIRL RULED THE WORLD

Can you believe it’s been an entire decade since Gossip Girl premeired?! No joke, I’ve probably seen every episode of every season at LEAST 6 times. This was a very nostalgic but fascinating read about the series. It really is a unique show for so many reasons as it was on the cusp of real time TV vs on-demand, it blended reality with fantasy, and the way gossip girl was depicted is very real to this day. It’s also amazing to read about the characters, the castings, and the beginnings of the show that we didn’t see to this day. I’m thinking a Gossip Girl binge is in my very near future….

BUY ME :: K/LAB ZIPPER HEM JOGGERS

I was recently introduced to this brand at Kohl’s and I am in love with it! One of my favourite trends of the season are center slits on pants & this zipper is so chic! It makes it super easy to dress up or down. I am also in love with this silver space-age jacket too. They’re both on sale through the weekend with the code HURRY *adds to cart*

DANCE W/ ME ::KENNEDY – WANTED THE WORLD

I’ve been very nostalgic lately – it always happens in the month of October. I promise next month, I’ll stop starting sentences like this BUT… when I first moved to San Francisco, I made an Empire of the Sun Pandora station that is SUPER tailored with plenty thumbs ups & downs. Through that, I got introduced to Kennedy – who’s music is rad and hilarious at the same time. One of my favourite tracks is Wanted The World. Issa feel good & issa vibe! Check it out, I promise you will LOVE.

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  • XLB me, please 🥢🥟✨ #momentswithsunday #slseat #slssf
  • more than ever, this Texan is so thankful to call California home 💘 #slssf
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My heart goes out to all those affected by the fires. I’ve been trying to find ways to help from SF & here’s what I could find. Anything else, please let me know:
⚜️ donations for hygiene kits for firefighters via @simplythebasics
⚜️ @rocketdogrescue is accepting respirator masks & looking for foster families
⚜️ @reedandgreenough in the Marina is donating 15% of sales tomm 11/17 from 4-7 to the Red Cross
⚜️ @hitopssf in the castro is donating all sales tomorrow 11/17 to benefit victims of Camp Fire
⚜️ #MaskOakland is giving n95 masks to the homeless and need volunteers to help distribute
⚜️ @overheardmarinasf is posting what local bars are giving  back and they have a link to donate in their bio
⚜️ @kellymoorepaint is giving away masks while supplies last
⚜️ @sf_octavia in pac heights is donating $1 per cover to California Community Foundation
⚜️ @wckitchen is accepting donations to feed first responders and evacuees
⚜️ @halohalocollective is hosting a clothing drive in SOMA on Sunday from 12-3 to help fire victims - contact @msnerriss for more info
⚜️ text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the @americanredcross
⚜️ @sanfranciscospca is accepting donations for emergency shelter and vet care & trying to help owners find their pets
⚜️ @livermorevalleywinecountry is donating 10% of all proceeds this weekend to benefit fire victims
⚜️ @watchmesip started a donation page to raise funds for victims
⚜️ @sierranevada has a camp fire relief fund and donating clothing to those who need
⚜️ @airbnb is helping displaced residents and relief workers find a place to stay for free
⚜️ @sudwerkbrew is hosting an event tomorrow at Davis Senior Center to help all affected. Entry = a gift card of any amount to a store that sells groceries, housewares, or clothing {like target, cvs, safeway, etc}
⚜️ 100% of funds donated to @northvalleycf will go directly to victims
.... any others, please share 🙏🏻 stay safe y’all x
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#sanfrancisco #bayarea #campfire
  • OMG OK IF YOU GO ANYWHERE IN AUSTIN FOR A GLASS GO HERE {ESP THIS MONTH}: @junesallday 💘
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Here’s why: For November, they are celebrating Japan and it’s so dope. The drink menu is styled like a manga comic, & they have some of the coolest sakes I’ve ever had. Even though I’m just drinking wine here {@royaltokaji the oddity dry furmint if we’re being a specific, #hipster I know - dope winelist, you will love, get something craycray}, but after this glass I had this one sake that blew me away... you might have seen it in my stories: basically “rosé sake” and it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever drank... and I’ve drank lots of things in this life of mine lol 😇
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Anyways, it was called AMABUKI GIN NO KIRENAI JUNMAI • @amabukishuzo_official. In the glass, it was PINK, and tasted slightly sweet & fruity. It got its colour from using ancient black rice. If you see this, you have to get it and shoot me a DM while you’re at it so I can have some sake fomo 😅🍶✨
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#slsatx #sake #austintexas #visittexas
  • so many decades in one Instagram lol 📟 ps if you go to Austin, you HAVE to shop at @prototypevintage - easily one of the best vintage shops I’ve ever been to & where this FAB dress straight outta the 90s is from. Kinda half clueless half gossip girl, right? ⚜️ #slsatx #90sstyle #retrovintage #thedriskill #austintexas
  • just a Texas girl in a Texas world 🐎 #slsatx #thedriskill
  • got the goods 💰 also this Texan kinda confused why kolaches aren’t a thing in California? The sausage + cheese + jalapeño ones are my favvvv 👅✨ #slsatx #czechstop #kolaches
  • when roadtripping from DTX to ATX, loading up on kolaches at the Czech Stop is a must! If you know, you know 🛣⛽️✨ #slsdtx #slsatx #czechstop

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