Between the wedding, tons of travel and friends’ and family’s moves, among other things, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind — totally filled with change. And to top it off, all of a sudden the seasonal flip switched and now it’s fall. How it is salted caramel latte time already?
The landscape hardly changes from season to season in S.F., so since living here I’ve often felt like time floats on by without any real breaks in between. But this year, I definitely have that “fresh, new school year” feeling again.
September 13, 2012 4 Comments
Colorblocking! It’s all the sportiness without any of the athletic activity.
September 5, 2012 5 Comments
Whenever you’re looking for something, it’s impossible to find. I had been wanting a black and white striped skirt for awhile now, but s0mething was always off. Either the material was cheap, the fit wasn’t right or the stripes were too wide. I had long since stopped looking, and bam, I saw this one at Madewell. Exactly what I wanted.
Maybe I should stop searching for cute ballet flats and see what happens. Better yet…anyone have any recommendations for cute ballet flats?
September 3, 2012 4 Comments
Our honeymoon officially began when we arrived late-night at the Ayana resort in Jimbaran. They greeted us with leis and a bouquet. We weren’t ready for the paradise-like scenery.
Chris at Ocean Beach, an insanely peaceful infinity pool perched on top of a cliff.
Gunung Kawi felt like something straight out of Indiana Jones.
His and hers drinks at beachside club Ku De Ta.
We could walk right up to the Tanah Lot temple at low tide.
The view from the hotel. After three days in Jimbaran, we spent the next four in Ubud.
Delish — one of our many orders of banana fritters.
Little guy from the Sacred Monkey Forest. Cute, right? Yeah. But don’t mess with him. If a monkey wants to fight you, you’re toast. The entire forest has his back. Plus they’re sacred.
Charming alley in downtown Ubud.
Lake Bratan — just as beautiful as the guidebooks made it look.
Overlooking a rice paddy — our view every day during breakfast.
August 30, 2012 6 Comments
While the vast majority of the photos we during during our honeymoon were of food, we did manage to sneak in a few pics by the lake while we were there. I had dabbled in Instagram before, but there were so many amazing sites I wanted to capture that I formed a minor addiction during our vacation. We had to declare dinner a no-phone zone to prevent me from documenting every dish. Aside from my meals, some of my favorite snapshots were from an infinity pool on top of a cliff and a floating temple on the water. You can check them out @nataliegoel.
August 23, 2012 8 Comments
Well, we did it. Chris and I tied the knot. The road to our wedding was paved with a lot of yummy food-tasting, many fittings and a few minor meltdowns, but the actual day went off without a hitch (no pun intended). Cliche as it is, it was pretty incredible to be surrounded by so many loved ones, as that’s probably the one day of our lives that will ever happen. Can’t wait to share pics (don’t have them yet!), but I do have wedding mehndi photos.
The Wednesday before the big day, my friends who were in town came over and the henna festivities began. All the designs were by the very talented Darcy Vasudev of Henna Lounge. For anyone in the Bay Area who’s looking for mehndi services, she’s fantastic. Not only is she incredibly talented, she takes what is normally a messy exercise and elevates it to a spa-like experience.
This is what it looked like when she was done. And then of course, once we let it dry and removed it, it turned that deep orange henna color. My designs were meant to look like ornamental handpieces. We’re honeymooning in Bali right now, so I might try to find some actual jewelry that looks like this while we’re here. If I do, it will probably be one of the few things that still fits when I get back. I’ve probably eaten my weight in banana fritters since we’ve been here.
August 12, 2012 13 Comments
Layering! Living in a city with 20-degree temp swings depending on the neighborhood and time of day, it’s a topic that’s always top of mind. With this in mind, I teamed up with Nordstrom and Chictopia to show how to take those drapey summer dresses and tops and style them for fall. You can click on over and check it out here on the Chictopia blog Everybody Is Ugly.
I shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for this Helmut Lang top, and although it’s no longer available, they have tons of other dreamy drapey pieces on sale. I’ve been eying this jersey tee myself. Talk about bringing sexy back.
July 24, 2012 8 Comments
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I spent mine up on our rooftop with our neighbors and saw fireworks in the sky, on other people’s roof decks, in the street and across the horizon. Basically 360 degrees of fireworks. Total chaos, but in the best way.
July 5, 2012 7 Comments
Elie Tahari Francesca skirt, Asos bag, Ann Taylor blouse, Prada heels
Shiny gold, pleated skirt, gold shoes, a silk blouse and floral bag — nope, it doesn’t get much girlier.
June 28, 2012 11 Comments
It’s a total scarf print fest out there in stores right now, and I’m loving it. With the warm spell lately, it’s been great getting to wear scarves on my shirt instead of around my neck.
June 15, 2012 6 Comments