Eat Local: The Magic Flute

Now that the gloomy weather has finally lifted, I’m fully enjoying the blue skies and sunshine returning to San Francisco. Even if I have to bundle up to enjoy the break we’re having, I’m ready to eat alfresco and soak up the rays of sun. As many of you know, I recently got a workspace a block from my home on Sacramento Street. One of the perks of my office is having a restaurant right downstairs! The Magic Flute Ristorante has been an institution in our neighborhood since 1981. This is one of my favorite places to take a client or a friend (like Amanda) for lunch. I’m particularly smitten with their outdoor seating in the back.

Recently, I’ve teamed up with American Express as a blogger ambassador for Blue Cash Everyday Card If you needed an excuse to dine out at a special place like The Magic Flute, you now have the perfect reason! As a new Blue Cash Everyday Card Member, you can earn 10% cash back (up to $200) within the first 6 months of Card Membership by eating at your favorite restaurants – and of course, trying out new ones!
Enrolling is easy and the benefits are significant – go enroll here! In addition to earning 10% cash back when you eat at qualifying restaurants, you can also earn 3% back at US Supermarkets, 2% back on Gas and at Department Stores, and 1% back on nearly everything else. And American Express has your back with their unparalleled service and security – all with no annual fee.

So, I’m off to enjoy lunch downstairs and soak up a bit of the sunshine we have today. I hope you consider doing the same thing soon with American Express.

All opinions are my own, but this content is sponsored by American Express. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Part of the Family – Google Home & Google Wifi

I can’t even begin to tell you just how pleased we’ve been with our Google Home & Google Wifi devices. Let’s begin with Google Home: it’s almost as if we have our own personal assistant in our home.

“Ok Google. What’s the weather today?”

“Ok Google. Can you play a fire truck sound?”

“Ok Google, give me an oatmeal recipe?”

We use Google Home almost exclusively for playing music. It’s hooked up to our Pandora account, so we always get to play music we love. Before Google Home entered our life we were playing music from our cell phones. The Google Home speaker is great – it’s all we really need in our little abode. Jackson loves dancing around to his favorite tunes.

The other addition to our household is Google Wifi. As I mentioned in my previous post – we have had Wi-Fi issues since we moved into our apartment. It didn’t reach our bedroom or Jackson’s room. Having a fast signal in each room gives us seamless coverage that we love.

But as a designer, what I love most about both Google products is their design. They have sleek modern shapes that don’t look much different than one of my vases. They blend perfectly with my home décor, and for me, that is very important! I recommend Google Home and Google Wifi, they will bring new dimensions to your home – and maybe a dance party or two!

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

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

I’m Loving . . .

The pop of blue in this bedroom has me wanting to do a little re-fresh in our bedroom for spring.

We’re huge banana bread fans in our house. We make it almost weekly. This maple mascarpone is definitely going to be made with our next batch of bread.

Even though we haven’t had much spring weather – I’m loving this oatmeal color for spring. I can’t wait for a dose of sunshine and warmer weather!

I’ve been styling our office the past few weeks. We have things going in and out for clients all the time, so I’m constantly re-styling. I love the way these fabrics and blankets are paired together in this beautiful cabinet.

What are you loving this week?

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Interiors: Celebrating Spring with Serena & Lily

In Northern California, we’ve been experiencing the fury of winter for the first time in ages. After many years of drought, we have had a deluge of rain, wind, and snow. I’m thrilled we’re finally seeing signs of spring the past few days.

Just as I love nesting when winter approaches, I love to freshen up my home and clear the clutter as spring begins to show its face. In the month of March, you will often find me going through closets and drawers, changing pillows in my living room, and perhaps adding a new piece of furniture. One place I always find something to bring a fresh & new look to my home or the home of client’s is Serena & Lily. This year is no exception! Serena & Lily has some great new lines that I just can’t get enough of. I love the texture of their wicker and rattan and the blue (my fav) outdoor café chairs. I plan to get new linens for my bed to brighten it up and make it a bit more inviting.

If you are in the Bay Area, on Monday, February 27th, stop by the San Francisco Serena & Lily Design Shop to see what’s new for spring. They’re partnering with local florist and will be gifting all customers who come into the store with a bouquet! In addition, you can meet their brand ambassador Katie Martinez who will be styling their bed display with their latest collection of textiles. There will also be sips and light bites provided.


3457 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118


Monday, February 27th 10am-6pm

So head on over this Monday! I know I won’t be missing this little taste of spring. I’m more than ready to give my home a little refresh!


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