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Getaway: Sailing to Alaska with Celebrity Cruises

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When Eric and I started brainstorming places to go for our babymoon, we had a long list of potentials spots. When it came time to make a decision I wanted to go somewhere that had been on our bucket list for awhile. Over the past few years Eric has been talking about going to Alaska non-stop. It felt like the perfect place to go where we could be outdoors, do a few adventurous excursions, and enjoy some quality rest and relaxation with one another.


There is only one way to travel to Alaska – it’s on a cruise. As a young girl I had the privilege of traveling on quite a few cruises to Baja, the Arctic Circle and Alaska. These weren’t your typical cruise ships – they were nature cruises. This time would be a little different, we embarked on a seven night cruise with Celebrity Cruises. I have to say, from the moment I stepped onto the ship I was in awe of the stunning craftsmanship and the impeccable service. Since I had been on ships before, I was a little worried about how large this ship would feel, but once everyone was settled and on board it felt as though we were our own little island traveling up the coast of British Columbia.


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First and foremost, let’s talk about the beauty that lies within the Celebrity Solstice. As you walk onto the ship you are instantly taken in by the architecture. The blue, white and orange tones that you find throughout the Solstice is almost as though they took the palette of the sea and continue it onto the ship, which made it feel timeless and elegant.


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While each stateroom on the ship is your own little oasis that looks out onto the beautiful ocean – I felt as though the amenities of the ship were an extension of my room. A few of my favorite spots – the stunning library where I could pick up a new book after I finished the one I brought, the indoor pool (since it was quite chilly outside) and afternoon tea at Cafe al Bacio. Both Eric and I truly felt at home. It was as if we had never left home. I kept saying, can we bring all of this home with us? Who is going to turn down my bed at night? It’s the simple luxuries that made this journey unique.


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There was also delicious culinary experiences on the trip. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I had heard from a few close friends that had traveled on Celebrity Cruises before that it was great. Friends, I was blown away. While all of the restaurants were incredible and had their own little twist to them – Blu was by far my favorite. It’s healthy cuisine but without losing the flavor. I probably could have gone there for every meal. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to get a private cooking lesson from the executive chef on the ship and I asked him about what they strive to bring in their food on the Solstice. He said, clean, local and seasonal. Exactly how I try to eat at home. He said it’s all about a few key ingredients that make the food shine. They definitely achieved that at every single restaurant we went to on our journey.


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As I look back on this unbelievable trip I can honestly say that the Celebrity Solstice blew me away. It was the epitome of modern luxury at it’s finest. From the level of service, to the food, to the endless nightly entertainment, to the stunning spa – it completely encompassed everything Eric and I were looking for when it came to this babymoon vacation. I look forward to our next journey on one of their many ships around the world. The hard part will be deciding where to go next!


Next week, I’ll be talking about the sites and excursions we went on – let’s just say they will be forever remembered!


This post is a partnership with Celebrity Cruises. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.


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Let’s Decorate an Office Together with CB2

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As a designer I dream of collaborations and projects that I want to do with my favorite companies. When I received a call from CB2 a few months ago with an opportunity to take part in a campaign called APT CB2, I was thrilled. It is a project where five designers come together to design an NYC apartment that is designed entirely on Pinterest. Amazing, right? Over five days you’ll get to see five rooms built in real time all based on what everyone “likes” most on Pinterest. I cannot wait to design the Office with all of you! We’ll be sharing our inspiration, products and more over twelve hours and in the end the result will be breathtaking. Find out more about this incredible campaign by watching this video.

 


You can already join in on all of the inspiration I’ve been gathering and curating for the office space on my APT CB2 Pinterest board. You’ll find that my vision was to keep things clean, neutral, and minimalist. This Thursday (TOMORROW!!), I’ll be working alongside the CB2 team all day and night to design and decorate this office space. But wait, I’ll need your help choosing which items get to actually get placed inside the workspace – every desk, lamp, chair, bookcase and more. It won’t be the same without you!


Now head on over to APT CB2 to find out more details about the entire collaboration – it’s pretty awesome. They’ve pulled together five great designers to complete the project. Lastly, you’ll have a chance to win a dream room from CB2 worth $5,000. Isn’t that unbelievable?


Be sure to pop over to Pinterest to help me decorate this blank slate tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what we create together! And don’t worry, I’ll be sharing the end result right here next week.


This post is brought to you by CB2. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open. #WorksWithCB2

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Stepping into Spring

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Stepping into Spring | Sacramento Street 6Today, we’re saying goodbye to winter because tomorrow we’ll be stepping into a new season. It’s time to think about putting away the wool and start bringing out your cotton favorites! I’m ready for warmer weather, open toed shoes and light weight scarves. There’s something special I love about spring – maybe it’s all of the beautiful flowers that line the streets, or the fact that I can finally show off my pedicure after months of being hidden inside my boots. Luckily, we’ve been graced with beautiful spring-like weather here in San Francisco the past week and I’ve been able to show off two new staples – the Gayle sandal and exotic infinity scarf with poms. These items will be making a regular appearance this spring from Sole Society. While thinking about my spring wardrobe I love mixing high and low items together. Since Sole Society is constantly adding new styles it has become one of my go-to shops for spicing up my wardrobe for a new season.


What do you love most about spring? Is it a fresh new wardrobe? The fact that it’s light out a little longer? Picnics in the park? I’d love to know!


Remember, if you need a few new items for warmer temperatures be sure to pop over to Sole Society or scroll through the shopping widget below.

 


This post is brought to you by Sole Society. Visit www.solesociety.com to see more items from their ‘What is Chic’ campaign. Thanks for supporting posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.


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Four Favorites

Four Favorites | Sacramento StreetSpring is right around the corner – I know I have been dreaming about it with all this rain we’ve been having. While I’m a firm believer in purchasing investment pieces, when it comes to adding fun seasonal items to my wardrobe I definitely don’t want to break the bank on them. Everyone deserves to look chic without a large price tag. That’s why I always turn to Sole Society for these items. With new styles being added every week I know I can always find something chic to add to my regular rotation. I’ve pulled together a handful of my favorite items that I’ll be adding into my regular wardrobe once it warms up. For now I’ll be bringing them down to Arizona for spring training with me.


1.) Regina Round Frame Sunglasses in Milky Taupe


2.) Layout Cutout Ring


3.) Lightweight Infinity Scarf in Stone


4.) Cooper Leather Gladiator Sandal in Frappe

More of my spring time favorites!

 


This post is brought to you by Sole Society. Visit www.solesociety.com to see more items from their ‘Chic Is’ campaign. Thanks for supporting posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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Holiday Style & Gift Guide with ShopStyle

ShopStyle_LuckyMagThe holiday season is now in full swing. I’ve been finding myself in a flurry thinking about different ensembles to wear to holiday events – you never know if they’ll be the same crowd at each party. However, who wants to spend a fortune on different options? This year, I’ve decided that instead of getting different outfits for each party, I’ll pair one dress with different accessories. So I turned to ShopStyle to help me out! That way I can feel confident in a dress that I love and play around with fun pieces to spice it up – I mean who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes or jewels? A little black dress has been my go to this season. Then I can add in leopard shoes or patent pumps and bling it up with either a pair of earrings or a statement necklace.

The Dress:

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Option One:

Crystal and Metal Necklace | Kate Spade New York Pop Fizz Clink Clutch (Rent it!) | J.Crew Collection Valentina Calf Hair d’Orsay Pumps

 

Option Two: 

Erickson Beamon Girls On Film Crystal Statement Earrings | ASOS Clutch Bag With Metal Plate and Wrap | Valentino Studded Patent Leather Heels

 

Now that we’ve got out holiday ensemble figured out – it’s time to think about some holiday gifting you can do straight through ShopStyle. They’ve made it simple and easy. The site is fantastic, but for this time of year there’s one element that I truly love. If you’re looking for a particular item ShopStyle will show you everywhere you can purchase it! You don’t have to worry about running across the most terrifying words on the web, “sold out.” Now you have multiple options from where to find that must-have sweater, dress, or bag that you’ve been eyeing. I’ve pulled together a few of the most coveted items I’m hoping are under my Christmas tree this year. When I put together my list every year I try to incorporate higher-end items with a few stocking stuffers. Is that what you do? Here are my top picks!


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1.) Rag & Bone Wide Brim Fedora in Black | 2. Isabel Marant Owen Leopard-print Blouse | 3.) Deborah Lippmann Creme Nail Polish | 4.) Smythson Bright Ideas Notebook | 5.) Diptyque Baies Colored Candle | 6.) Dolce Vita Daroda Tall Boots | 7.) Marc Jacobs Cat Eye Sunglasses | 8.) Clare Vivier Leopard Flat Clutch Supreme

What is on your wish list this season? I hope I’ve been able to inspire you for your holiday soirees and on what to put on your wish list. If you haven’t put one together, pop over to ShopStyle to get ideas from all of their guest editors!


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