Christmas eve is by far my favorite day of the year – the excitement, anticipation, being surrounded by family and of course the holiday cheer. It’s such a joyous time. This year we’re hosting for the first time, which means mixing old traditions to make our very own. This year we decided to keep it simple and enjoy what matters most – appreciating the loved ones that are in our lives.
I hope all of you take some time to relax, rest and enjoy a wonderful holiday with friends, family and loved ones!
Wishing you the happiest of holidays – I hope it’s magical!
Photo from Marie Claire Maison
This Thanksgiving we hosted friends and family at my Mom’s. After the hustle and bustle of styling the tabletop and cooking it’s always lovely to look back at all the photos taken. This year we wanted to do a more natural and organic tabletop with Astier plates, a beautiful linen runner and stunning blooms I bought at the flower market.
Place cards were made with extra rosemary sprigs we had lying around the kitchen.
I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful long weekend whether you traveled or stayed close to home. It’s always nice to have a few extra days off. Happy Sunday!
Images by Caitlin Flemming and Claire Giffen (my cousin)
There is so much to be thankful for this year. Being surrounded by family & friends is the best way to celebrate gratitude! Enjoy and cherish every moment you have with the people around you. I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Photo from here
Labor day represents the end of summer but I feel like it’s just beginning here in San Francisco – the weather is finally warming up and I’ve got a few weekend trips coming my way. But this weekend I’ll be enjoying home. When everyone leaves the city there is a sense of peace – you can get into any restaurant you’ve been wanting to try, spend time at home organizing (something I need desperately to do) and enjoy some family time.
I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend. Check back here next week because I’ve got an amazing new “workspace” feature going live – you won’t want to miss it!
Photo from here
This year has been unforgettable – it’s definitely been all about following my heart and what I love. It’s been an incredible ride. From finally feeling as though I’ve found my voice right here on Sacramento Street, to completely changing career paths – the love and support that I’ve got on both ends is priceless. I honestly didn’t think that I’d be where I am today, and let me tell you, I’ve never been happier. Thank you all for always being there for me, you really don’t know how much it means to me.
As this year closes, I’m ready to take on next years adventures – whatever they might be. I have a feeling it will be a wild ride.
Next week I’ve put together some fun posts with of few of my best friends here in the blogosphere – they will be sharing their personal inspiration boards similar to my monday morning posts. So if you’re relaxing around a fire or laying on a beach, then pop back over to read their incredible posts. I want everything in the few I’ve received so far.
We’re off to Portland to spend quality time with both my family and Eric’s. I can’t wait to sip hot chocolate, gather with loved ones and help my mom pack up our house (she’s moving to SF!).
I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. May it be filled with lots of love!