Get a Head Start on Holiday Gift Wrapping

Amex x AmazonTime is precious to me, especially now that I’m the mother to a toddler. There are many hours in my day that are devoted to things like messy play, park visits, or diaper changes. Some of the things I was able to accomplish before Jackson just don’t get done as quickly as before. Holidays and all of the extra things attached often seem to creep up on me now and I don’t find the time to get everything done.

Amex x AmazonOne solution I’ve found is sitting down at night, after my son is in bed, and ordering many of the things I need from Amazon. Since we’re Prime members, it’s so great to be able to place an order and have the items at my doorstep the next day. Not only can I find everyday items I need, I can also get those items needed for the holiday season. This leaves me with more time to enjoy my family and also getting some things crossed off my list of things to do. Recently, I ordered everything I need to wrap gifts for the holidays – the paper, ribbon, scissors, tape –it’s all set to go. Now I can wrap as I find the gifts for the people I love.

Amex x Amazon Amex x AmazonSince @AmericanExpress understands that both convenience and savings are essential to consumers, they’re now partnering with @Amazon on an incredible limited-time offer exclusively for new #BlueCashEveryday Card Members. New Card Members will get 10% back on Amazon purchases within the first six months of membership, up to $200, whenever they use their Blue Cash Everyday Card. To qualify, sign up for Blue Cash Everyday between now and January 11, 2017. New Card Members will also earn $100 cash back in the form of statement credit after spending $1,000 on the card within the first three months of Card Membership.

Amex x AmazonThis post is a partnership with American Express Blue Cash Everyday. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Style: Happy Feet

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

Zappos x RockportAs many of you know, I’m not one of those women who wear heels very often. Maybe it’s because I’m nearly six feet tall, or it could be as a result of my crazy lifestyle at the moment. In any given day, I might be running to client meetings, schlepping props to a photo shoot, or going to the park with my son. Wearing shoes that are easy on my feet are a priority for me.

Zappos x Rockport Zappos x RockportZappos x RockportOne place I use as my go-to place to find shoes is Zappos. I love how I am able to get them quickly with free shipping and simple return policies. One brand that’s my frequently my choice for comfort, are Rockports. Recently I found a pair of black suede ballet flats that are not only comfortable, but also look great for any activity I might be going to. Let’s face it, most of the time we are jumping from glamorous to not-so-glamorous in a heartbeat. Finding the right pair of comfortable and nice looking shoes can be a challenge. I urge you to head directly to Zappos for an incredibly easy way to buy shoes. And if you’re looking for comfort, consider Rockport as your choice!

Zappos x RockportPhotos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Shop Small: Embrace Your Sweet Tooth

Dandelion Chocolate This time of year, I’m always looking for small businesses that have items I can work into celebrating the holidays. And what better holiday to celebrate than National Chocolate Day!

I’ve been a lover of chocolate forever. There is nothing like a piece of good chocolate to pick me up in the middle of a busy workday. I like the challenge of finding small producers of fine chocolate to support my habit. Earlier this week, I stumbled upon a chocolate shop that took my love affair to a whole new level.

Dandelion Chocolate Dandelion ChocolateDandelion ChocolateDandelion Chocolate, a local purveyor of everything chocolate, is located at 18th and Valencia in the Mission district here in San Francisco. I chose a wide selection of chocolate bars for my family and myself but also took the time to drink a hot chocolate – it was unlike anything I’ve ever tasted.

Dandelion Chocolate Dandelion ChocolateDandelion ChocolateAs an American Express Card holder, you can receive 2X rewards when you enroll you eligible Amex card and spend at qualifying small businesses through the end of the year. This is a win-win offer – you support small businesses and also receive double rewards. To learn more go to amex.co/shopsmalloffer and to see if your favorite chocolate shop or small business qualifies, check out the Amex Shop Small map.

Happy chocolate hunting!

This post is a partnership with American Express Blue Cash Everyday. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Caitlin Flemming

Shop Small in Marin

Shop Small in MarinAs the air begins to change and I can start wearing my sweaters and boots, I often head over the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin, where many of my favorite small shop owners have their places. I have to admit, you can find me there on most weekends. I marvel that I’m living in San Francisco but can be a few minutes away from a region known for seafood, redwoods, and high quality small business owners.

Shop Small in Marin Shop Small in MarinOver twelve years ago, when I first moved to the city, one of the places I found in Marin was Summer House. It’s one of my all time favorite shops. Summer House has two stores filled to the rim with furniture, rugs, pillows, and accessories for the home. This is a shop where I’m constantly finding pieces for my own home and clients. Another Mill Valley favorite I’m obsessed with is True Botanicals for their organic natural skin care products that have changed my skin for the better. I also love popping over to Margaret O’Leary for their incredible sweaters (love this sweater weather!) and Mint for a cute item for my toddler!

Shop Small in Marin Shop Small in Marin Shop Small in MarinOnce I’ve hit up these Mill Valley favorites, I head to either Rustic Bakery or Farm Shop for a delicious and fresh salads for lunch. Both located in Marin County Mart. If you haven’t been – it’s a must! I first began coming here when Erica Tanov opened. Erica Tanov carries both home goods and clothing designed right here in the Bay Area. This will always be one of my favorite shops, as I worked for her while I was in college. I know that her pieces are made to last a lifetime and have truly been the foundation of my wardrobe!

As an American Express Blue Cash Everyday Card holder, shopping small businesses means I’m not only supporting them, but I also get regular rewards — this is a win-win combination! And to make it even more enticing, Amex is offering 2X Rewards when you enroll your eligible Amex card and spend at qualifying small businesses through the end of the year. Learn more about this exceptional deal here. And if you’re not sure where to shop with your card, they’ve also got you covered with an easy-to-use small business map. You can search for all the qualifying small merchants close to your home.

This post is a partnership with American Express Blue Cash Everyday. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos of Summer House by Caitlin Flemming

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