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Changing My Morning Mood

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Since becoming a mom time is precious – especially in the morning. In the beginning, I didn’t have much of a routine. You could find me running around trying to get everyone prepped for the day. In the end, I found myself forgetting about myself. Something had to change.


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I made the decision that it was worth it to wake up thirty minutes early to have “me time.” It’s a time when I’m up drinking a cup of tea, getting ready in the bathroom (without the chaos) and finding inspiration in the quiet of the morning.


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Having an organized and beautiful bathroom helps me achieve this each morning. I went shopping at Target in order to find things to spruce up my bathroom routine. New towels with a fresh pattern, nifty organizers that improve the serenity of the bathroom, and products to pamper myself with all make my space in the morning tranquil and inviting. You’ll often find me lighting a candle while soaking in a tub with bath salts.


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By the time I’m done getting ready, I can hear Jackson cooing for me to get him and I’m more than ready to start my day!

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 Nate Berkus™ Woven Basket | Lavender Dead Sea Bath Crystals

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Photos by Michelle Drewes

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Summertime Alfresco Retreat

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Summer is the perfect time of year to invite friends over for an outdoor soiree. In the Summer you don’t always have to make it a formal affair. It’s the little things you do that make a world of difference when it comes to a last minute get together. Honestly, the table came together effortlessly. The bottles of the Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio were stunning. Acclaimed designer Zac Posen created the labels on the bottles and I based the entire design of the tablescape around the simple beauty of the stunning color scheme. I chose a black and white table linen from St. Frank and paired it with green and white flowers.

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The lunch was a combination of fresh roasted artichoke hearts and a salad with watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, and feta cheese. I try to make the majority of my summertime meals from produce I buy at the farmers market. Each Sunday we walk to our neighborhood farmers market and what happens to be in season is what we eat. When it comes to recipes I’m constantly turning to our food editor, Amanda – she always knows how to combine the perfect combination of ingredients to make incredible dishes. For this particular alfresco retreat I wanted a few stand out dishes that would pair perfectly with a light and refreshing drink – in this case with Ecco Domani’s Pinot Grigio for the lunch and their Prosecco with dessert.

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After the delicious lunch in Natalie Bowen’s gorgeous studio backyard, we lingered a little longer and sipped the Ecco Domani Prosecco – which worked perfectly with our dessert of fresh fruit and chocolates. This was the perfect mid-day break to a busy weekday. I honestly need to do this more often!


Check back later today for the recipes that Amanda created so that you can prepare the same summertime retreat for your friends!

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


Photos by Emily Scott, Food by Amanda Frederickson  for Sacramento Street | Table Linen and Pillows from St. Frank Textiles

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Style: Simple Layers

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It’s July and all I want to do is ditch my jeans for dresses and shorts – on some days this is possible when we aren’t fogged in or being blown away by the wind. While I still love the idea of putting on a dress and some bling, I’ve changed what I wear to align with being a mom. Jackson is often on my hip, and high-heeled shoes or tight clothes are usually found in the back of the closet. So, I went out on the hunt for key pieces that could be a) easily washable and b) still chic that I could run to a client meeting. I love this tie up dress in black linen paired with a slate sweater – both from Emerson Fry. Both are loose and comfortable and those are both essential qualities in my wardrobe these days!
 

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

 

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Bathroom Makeover: A Fresh Coat

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Moving into my current home, I was thrilled to find that it had a clawfoot tub. I’ve always loved their timeless style and curves. There was only one drawback – the outside of the tub was crusty and discolored. I tried to cover it up by having along shower curtain but that defeated the purpose – you couldn’t see it at all. I decided to research to see if there might be a solution. I found out that clawfoot tubs became the rage in the Victorian Era. This was a time when color was used in everything – clawfoot tubs included. They would just paint the outside of the tubs, and for that reason, they are purposefully left rough so the paint can adhere.


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I couldn’t wait to complete this project. I ran straight to Home Depot and chose the perfect charcoal color of BEHR Marquee Stain Blocking Paint & Primer. I taped the floor with plastic so any spills could be quickly cleaned. It was so easy. First, I sanded the old paint off to create a smoother surface to paint. Then I applied two coats of the BEHR Marquee Graphic Charcoal Stain Blocking Paint & Primer. It went on like silk.

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The color was flawless! With my dark tile floor, it almost looks as if the tub were floating. And one afternoon project transformed my bathroom!

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High Tea: Celebrating Moms with Williams Sonoma

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Teatime has long been a tradition in my family. When Williams Sonoma told me about the launch of their new custom blended tea collection created by Five Mountains, which is based right here in San Francisco – I jumped at the chance to spread the news.


Now to the purpose of our afternoon – spending an afternoon celebrating our motherhood and enjoying some of the best tea I have ever had. I had the opportunity to host tea for an incredible group of Bay Area moms – a reprieve from the busy lives all of us are living today. While many are coffee drinkers these days, I have always been a tea drinker. I love the delicate flavor of tea and the soothing relaxation that pours over me when I sip a good tea. I have great memories of being offered tea in both Istanbul as well as in Marrakech by the owners of stores and markets I was visiting. Let me tell you, the new line of teas that Williams Sonoma has produced is like none other. The Peppermint tea is strong and smooth and the Earl Grey is one of my morning favorites. I think it’s time for us to bring back teatime to our homes. It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up that rejuvenates us to finish our day productively.


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The setting of our tea was in the lovely and historic Palace Hotel. I felt as though I were stepping back in time. And the tea service they provide in the Garden Court since the early 1900’s is beautiful. The old school elegance and charm in the heart of San Francisco just can’t be beat. Between the delicate tea sandwiches, homemade scones and Williams Sonoma’s Organic Tea – it was one of those afternoons that was truly magical.


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Gathering this group of moms together that have both inspired me and provided support while being a new mom was icing on the cake. The day didn’t go off without a hitch – as I was getting all the last-minute details taken care of, including making small bouquets of spring flowers for each guest to take home, my nanny had to rush to pick up a sick daughter. As a new mother, I was momentarily panicked, but it quickly became apparent that I would need to bring Jackson with me.

 

It was a reminder for me that motherhood isn’t always smooth and there will always be times we need to place our child above our work. Jackson was a sweet boy the entire afternoon – it goes to show you that when you’re a mom you have to roll with the punches.


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After an incredible afternoon of feeling like we were transported back in time, I’m already wanting to plan another high tea. I’ve gathered all of the essentials you’d need to create and plan your very own high tea at home.


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The essentials you need for hosting a High Tea:

 

Peppermint Tea Sachets | Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen Glass Teapot

Apilco Gold Rimmed Cups & Saucers | Apilco Gold Rimmed Salad Plates

Tonal Edge NapkinsMeyer Lemon Poppyseed Scone Mix

 Meyer Lemon Curd | Honey Pot with Wooden Dipper

 Orange Blossom Honey


Remember to celebrate being a mom everyday. Pour a cup of tea and enjoy the joys of motherhood!


This post is a partnership with Williams Sonoma. A huge thank you to both Williams Sonoma & Palace Hotel for having us. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Images by Emily Scott 

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