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Girlfriends’ Valentine’s Brunch (and a Giveaway!)

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and although you might be making plans with your honey, sometimes it can be about showing your friends that you care about them!! This year I decided to host a little soiree to celebrate a special group of girlfriends that have supported me this year – close friends and our Sacramento Street contributors (a new lovely lady debuting next week!). Minted was kind enough to provide a Valentine’s Day party in a box, which was perfect for the occasion – striped straws, signs, colorful paper goods for the table, and tags.

It was fun dreaming up this girlie-girl tabletop – a bit out of my normal (neutral colored) comfort zone but it definitely had to happen for this Valentine’s Day brunch. My essentials for any brunch tabletop – clean cut tulips from the grocery store, bright linen napkins, candy in the colors your decorating the table with and lastly, a fun drink to serve guests as they arrive (in this case blood orange soda with prosecco).

One of my favorite things to do for parties is to have something special for guests – in this case, I worked with Minted on creating personalized journals for each of my girlfriends. It was fun to add them to the tabletop as their place card.

When you combine love, laughter and amazing friends around a table, there really isn’t anything better! This brunch made me realize I need to host more parties to celebrate the girlfriends I love.

Now for the fun part! Minted is giving away a $150 gift certificate good for any Valentine’s Day items! Perfect for the holiday that is right around the corner

Here’s how to enter the Minted Valentine’s day giveaway:

~ Leave a comment on this post, telling us which Valentine’s Day items are your favorite from Mintedclassroom sized valentines, regular valentines, gift tags, journals, art prints, or the party in a box (which I featured). That’s it! Just be sure to include your email address.

~ One winner will be chosen randomly and win a $150 gift certificate good for any Valentine’s Day items on the site!

The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, February 4th!

UPDATE: Congrats to Whitney for being our winner this time! You’ll be receiving an email shortly.

Photos by Caitlin Flemming // Napkins from Hudson | Grace in San Francisco

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You’re Invited! Come Join Us Thursday

Chloe Rose is tucked away in the middle of booming Union Street, and let me tell you, once you discover it you will want to make it a weekly ritual to go see the latest inventory. When I first walked in it I didn’t know where to start – from the fabulous(and affordable) cloths, to the jewelry that had my heart pounding, to the table of scarves and denim . . . I was in heaven. Not to mention that the owner, Marissa, is so sweet and adorable. I just want to pop into the store to chat with her. She is so darling and down to earth. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I’m obsessed with her wallpaper and “For Like Ever” poster in the dressing room.

This Thursday Erin from Apartment 34 and I will be helping kick-off her one-year anniversary party – we’ll be styling guests, drinking champagne, offering a raffle and providing stellar gift bags. Of course it wouldn’t be a party without a photo booth! I hope all of you stop by to say hello and mix and mingle with other bloggers and guests. It’s going to be one heck of a party.

Check out Apartment 34 tomorrow for a little teaser on what we may (or may not!) be wearing!Hope to see you all Thursday!

Photo by Caitlin Flemming

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NYC Blogger Soirée!

Yes, you read it right – we’ve planned a girls trip and we can’t wait to meet all of you. Erin, Camille, Lisa and I are ready to hit the streets of New York for some shopping, good food, meetings and get togethers with new and old friends. We thought that a cocktail party would be a great way to meet all of you while we’re in town. Come join us Sunday, July 31 and be sure to RSVP, because we’d love to accommodate everyone.

See you soon and let the packing commence!


Invite designed by Nicole Schultz
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a taste of summer . . .

Although there is fog in the city, it doesn’t mean that we don’t get to enjoy summer weather – let’s just say you’ve got to get creative. Like hopping in a car and driving up north to Napa. But on the rare summer days that are warm in the city, you’ll find me soaking in the sun in the back yard with my a good book and enjoying one of these delicious mojitos. My best friend from high school and I always meet up for them at our favorite joint in Portland, but this year we might have to make them ourselves. I can tell you one thing, I’ll definitely be indulging in these over the next few months!

*Photos by What Kate Ate
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it’s friday!

Last night’s SF cocktail soiree went off without a hitch – it was lovely to meet new bloggers and of course catch up with old friends. Check out some photos on Alicia and Taylor’s blog. I look forward to the next (yes, it’s already in the works)!

Today I’m off to spend the weekend in Portland. Looking forward to fresh snow, my favorite restaurants, spending quality time with my wonderful mom and hosting a baby shower. It’ll be a jam packed weekend, but I’m excited.

Hope all of you have a beautiful weekend where ever you might be.

xo, Caitlin

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