This week has been yet another whirlwind – prepping for an install in Maine, getting packed for a week away and celebrating that my mom is finally living in San Francisco. Since San Francisco summer has finally graced us with fogs and misty rain, I’m excited to board a flight to New York to spend the weekend with girlfriends. I’ll be meeting up with old and new friends at some of my favorite restaurants, shopping at the Brooklyn flea and walking the streets to get inspired. I’m going to relish every moment I have in New York – I secretly love coming in the summer to get a dose of real summer. If you have any shops, restaurants or new exhibits I should go to let me know!
Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! See you back here on Monday.
Photo from Southern Charm
I’ve been dreaming of launching this new series for quite some time. Here in San Francisco I’ve been privileged enough to meet tons of unique, creative entrepreneurs. Each has inspired me in a different way but the one thing they have in common is passion for what they do. As more and more come into my life I thought that instead of keeping them to myself, I should share them with all of you. Each person has a one of a kind workspace that I’m honored to share.
I’m debuting the series with a friend dear to my heart, Michele Janezic. She brought me into a group of women that I will forever cherish. When I was a sophomore in college Michele hired me at Erica Tanov. Being immersed in the brand and around creative minds with the company led me to where I am today. While working Saturdays with Michele we bonded over life, love for our city and dreamed about what we wanted to do and achieve in our futures. Michele had always wanted to have her own line of clothing and it has now become reality. Her line – Janezic, is my go to brand when I’m having trouble getting dressed in the morning. I know that if I put on something Janezic it will be a good day.
One thing that Michele is constantly inspiring me with are her quotes – it’s amazing what a few words can do for your soul. I asked if she had a favorite that motivates or inspires her when it comes to her business. When she sent me this quote I wrote it down and stuck it on my mirror.
Now, take a glimpse into her stunning studio where she creates every piece she produces.
A big thank you to Michele for letting me photograph and share he workspace with all of you. Be sure to check out her stunning collection – here and if you want to get inspired daily by her quotes and photos, follow her on Instagram. You won’t regret it.
Photo by Caitlin Flemming
Since I’m off to New York and Maine this Friday I’ve been trying to figure out what to pack – it’s going to be hot and humid. Because of that, I think this is going to be one of many go-to looks for the next week.
1. Daron washed-silk shirt dress
2. Venus Flytrap crystal necklace
3. Clare Vivier Messenger Bag
4. Isabel Marant Merry leather sandals
Do you have any favorite hot weather clothes that I should know about? Living in San Francisco has me used to wearing lots of layers.
PS. Be sure to check out my guest post over on Simply Grove today!
For my birthday a few weeks ago I received the cutest recipe cards from Mrs. Erin. On one of the cards was a recipe for fava bean risotto. I’ll tell you the truth, I’ve always been a little intimidate by fava beans. I was once told they were hard to cook. But Erin assured me that this was simple. So I went down to the ferry building farmers market to get fresh local produce for the risotto. Then I went home and started cooking. All I’ve got to say is WOW – this recipe does not disappoint. It’s simple, easy and so delicious you’ll want a third serving (I had two).
Enjoy and bon appetit!
2 cups of fresh fava beans (shelled)
1T olive oil
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 cups of Arborio rice
1/2 cup of white wine
6 cups chicken stock (hot)
1 1/2 cups of spinach
1 cup of grated Parmesan
1. Cook fava beans in boiling water, drain in ice bath and shell.
2. In the meantime, heat oil, butter and sweet onions until they become clear. Add chopped garlic and Arborio rice and stir together. Add wine and cook until absorbed. Slowly ladle in stock. Stir continuously until all six cups are absorbed by the rice. Add spinach and cheese after about 25 minutes. Toss in the fava beans and serve hot. Then add a sprinkle of more cheese.
Photo by Caitlin Flemming
Over the past few months I’ve been working away on this big reveal. I’m not sure how to describe how excited I am about this redesign – overjoyed, giddy, and a slight of nervousness. I can honestly say that I never thought Sacramento Street would come to a point where I needed to – stop, think about the brand, decide where I wanted it to go in the future and redesign the space where all of you come to get inspired daily. But there came a time where I felt like a change was needed. Back in March I met up with my graphic designer to dream up the design. First and foremost I wanted the space to reflect more of my aesthetic – clean, crisp and timeless. As I look at the new site I think we did just that.
I’d like to give a big huge thank you to the lovely Nicole that designed exactly what I was envisioning and to Brendan my go-to developer. Without him it would still be in Photoshop on my computer.
I hope all of you enjoy the design as much as I do. With a new space comes some new series – check back Wednesday for the latest.
Photo by Caitlin Flemming