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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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Bathroom Makeover: A Fresh Coat

BEHR Paint: Before & Inspiration


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.

Bathroom Makeover - A Fresh Coat


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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!

This post is brought to you by BEHR. Color that’s True to Hue. If you feel it you can find it. Visit truetohue.behr.com


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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.


HIgh Tea Essentials with Williams Sonoma

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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Minimalist Momstyle

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Honestly, since I became a mother, I’ve had to let some things go. There are days when I don’t actually have a chance to shower or complete a workout. I try not to beat myself up – there will be plenty of time in the future. It’s amazing how frequently I look at my watch and it’s noon and I have not accomplished anything other than just spending time with Jackson.

 

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While having a baby has changed the picture for me in a multitude of ways, my style has remained relatively the same – maybe just a bit more informal. You definitely need to embrace fabrics that can easily be washed when you have a baby in your life.


A great option that I gravitate to on a daily basis, are the clothes I have from Shop Buru. They all seem to work by being both comfortable and stylish at the same time. There are some pieces I’ve actually ordered multiples of!

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Pop on over to Shop Buru and see the items I’ve chosen as motherhood essentials and hear more about how I’m adjusting to motherhood.


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


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Greycork: Convenience Meets Good Design

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In my design business, I have always believed that less is more. I would rather have fewer pieces of quality than a house filled with throwaway furniture. Along with this, I find that buying from smaller companies that care about all of the details of their products can make the experience of buying items an enjoyable one. When I heard about Greycork, I knew their business model fit into my belief about design.

 

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Greycork is a  online furniture startup producing quality furniture that brings cutting-edge design together with practical convenience. Both of the co-founders attended RISD and this is apparent in their products.

 

I have their desk and use it as my office desk. Each of these pieces arrive to your door in only five days. The top of the desk is a stunning solid wood that feels like satin. The metal legs of the table fold into the top for easy storage and it is easy to move from room to room.

 

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I highly suggest popping over to their site! Greycork has done it right – creating products that work in your life.


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


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