I’ll be honest – there is nothing I love more than changing into my workout clothes at the end of the day. Yes, I’m one of those moms. But to me it means unplugging, getting outdoors and going for a walk no matter what the weather has looks like.
With motherhood comes a whole new way of working out. Since I no longer have time to head to a workout class as often as I’d like – Jackson and I head out the door on an hour long walk exploring the city. Sometimes we conquer hills and other times we walk the streets admiring the architecture that is at our finger tips.
One thing I’ve learned in San Francisco is that you can never predict the weather – it can look like a tank top kind of evening and then suddenly switch to the fog rolling in. You always have to be prepared. These basics have been my go-to’s over this winter. The combination of my toasty tech pants and puffy pullover are a winning combination in my eyes. Let’s just say this pairing has been on repeat the past few months.
Do you have any go-to workout clothes that you love?
Toasty TechTight | Puffy Pullover Jacket (similar to shown)
Salute the Sun Singlet in charcoal | Energy Bra in white
There’s nothing like getting art hung on the walls to make a place truly feel like home. But if you haven’t been an art connoisseur your whole life, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin! Luckily there’s plenty of places out there to help anyone kickstart their art collection. Today on Sacramento Street Smarts we’re sharing a few of our favorites.
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Tappan Collective features a wide range of beautiful pieces from emerging artists (Heather Day being a favorite). Minted is a great place to go hunting if you’re wanting to build a gallery wall. Their pieces are affordable and come in varied sizes with framing options – their new brass frames are stunning. We’re always impressed by the selection available over on One Kings Lane — they have a variety ranging anywhere from classics to emerging artists.
Both Saatchi and Art.com offer a seemingly endless library—so you’ll be sure to find something that suits your fancy doing some digging in these spots. Etsy is another great spot for affordable art. We especially love the work of Etsy artists Kristin Kirkley, Elizabeth Mayville, and Clare Elsaesser. 20×200 recently relaunched with a great, curated selection for affordable prices. And lastly, Serena & Lily is always one of our go-tos for art with a light-hearted and casual vibe.
What are your favorite places to shop for art? We’re always on the hunt for more sources!
For plenty more design tips and resources, visit the Sacramento Street Smarts archives!
Photos by Brittany Ambridge for Martha Stewart Living
Written by Ali Hartwell for Sacramento Street
At the end of the week, I’ll be taking a trip to Portugal for a good dose of aesthetic inspiration. I find travel as the perfect source of motivation for my design work. Seeing new places and people, I am able to expand and form the way I see the world. I’ve never been to Portugal so I look forward to seeing a new place. I can’t wait to see the azuelejo tiles and fado but I’m sure there will be things I never expected that will also leave a lasting impression.
If you have any suggestions for places to visit, I would love to hear them! I’ll share the trip with you and what I learn from this latest sojourn. Bom dia!
Photo by Daniel Faro
Welcome to the brand new Sacramento Street! It’s been a long time coming. Last year I decided it was time to have a fresh new look as well as reconfiguring the functionality of the site. I thought it would take me a few months, but with a busy work schedule and a little one at my feet, here I am launching it mid-February. This has been a labor of love even if it has taken a wee bit longer than I expected. I’ve simplified both the look and navigation. I hope you enjoy it and find the way it functions easy to use.
I’m thrilled to have both Sacramento Street as well as my interior design website re-designed to reflect more of who I am. They both feel like the grown up version of who I was when I started. My aesthetic has changed over the years and I feel as if this update is more a display of my visual style. Expect to see Sacramento Street ever evolving as I learn and adapt from experiences I have in life. I hope I always keep my eyes open to the world and never stop learning.
A special shout out to Sarah Mattern of Mattern Co. for helping bring this project to life. Her guidance and expertise were priceless!
Now, go explore the new site – there are a ton of new features. You can search by category, shop my favorite things, and much more! There is a lot in store this year here on the site – more project reveals, interior design posts, style posts and much more.
Thank you for continuing to making this such an amazing place for me to share all of my musings!
Photo by Suzanna Scott for Caitlin Flemming Design (project reveal coming soon!)