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June 2016

In For Penny, In For A Pound

I guess when a coffee shop becomes part of your daily routine, you’re considered a “regular” there! The awesome baristas at Temple Coffee on 22nd and K in Sacramento are always a delight to chat with in the morning and they always know what I want: “extra, extra, extra” ice in my iced Americano! Gotta have that ice, ice, baby!

Beyond the great people who work there and the awesome coffee, Temple is a visually stunning space that blends old and modern through the use of exposed tresses, brick, a floor covered in pennies, and trendy furnishings. The floor itself is a piece of art alone – it is comprised of 500,000 pennies: some new and shiny, others blackened from time. The result is beautiful and it is 100% match worthy.

I saw these flats from Anthropologie and first fell in love with their cute scalloped edge. They are really feminine and unique. That shape combined with the shimmery copper color had me sold! The ties can be styled so many different ways, making them versatile and a little more zhushed up than your average flat. Needless to say you know I proudly wore them to coffee this morning!

PSST! They are on sale, too!!

You’ve Got To Be Knittin’ Me!

I recently visited Austin, Texas for a best friend’s bachelorette party and happened to literally stumble (we might have had some drinks) on an amazing in-situ piece called “Hurlyburly” by Orly Genger in the Waller Creek park.

The piece itself is made out of recycled lobster rope and paint and spans a huge portion of the park. It almost looks like a giant sweater for the earth!

When we came upon the sculpture I happened to be wearing this comfy new chambray dress I recently picked up at Madewell and of course – I was dressed to match! I love the tie detail at the top and the loose fit, it’s ideal for travel! Until next time, Austin!

Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

Summer in Sacramento is hot, hot, hot, but thankfully just a short 30 minute drive away is a mini oasis! I was invited to the Visit Sacramento Instameet at Thunder Valley Casino last night and their pool area is a great way to have a drink and cool off during these hot summer days. I didn’t go full matchy-matchy for the event but I did find a way to blend in with my orange polish and beige Stuart Weitzman wedges! They are super comfy and easy to walk in, plus they are on MAJOR sale at Nordstrom right now. Definitely a great buy for a summer wedge that is very versatile. PS the color shown below is not the one I’m wearing – I have ‘Dove Vecchio.’

Crocker Art Museum: Albert Contreras

I visited the Crocker Art Museum this weekend to do a match with a piece I have had my eye on for the past few months. Believe it or not, this is my first match at the Crocker! I think it has taken me so long to do a match there because there are so, so many options. This piece is located on the first floor near the lobby and is by Albert Contreras. The piece is untitled and consists of 15 panels. The artist used large homemade spatulas to create the “x” shapes through his vibrant acrylic paint. This method results in heavily impasto paintings which dazzle and delight with their repetitive, colorful patterning.

I have to say, I am pretty excited about this Milly dress that I chose to match with Contreras’ piece! I’ve paired Milly dresses with several pieces (here) this one is probably my favorite because of the thick material it’s made out of. The dress is structured but comfortable and the pattern isn’t printed but woven. The intersection of colors definitely reminds me of the cross hatches in the paintings. To finish the look, I’m wearing my favorite Jimmy Choo’s. I call these my wedding shoes because I think I’ve worn them to every Spring / Summer wedding I’ve attended in the past year. They’re pricey, but very wearable and can be paired with just about any dress. Definitely worth it.

Ooh La La, Le Cinq

One of the most memorable parts of our trip to Paris was lunch at Le Cinq, a 3 Michelin star restaurant at the Four Seasons George V hotel. For starters, the ambiance is whimsical with a capital W. It is simply gorgeous. The public areas of the hotel, including the dining room, are adorned with vibrant fresh flowers, and we were lucky enough to be surrounded by two of my favorites: peonies and orchids. While my other matches in Paris were definitely planned (here and here), this one wasn’t. It was almost comical entering the hotel lobby to find that I matched!

Turns out that wearing this dress was smart for more reasons than just the matchy-matchy color: it has an elastic waist (really came in handy after our main course haha!) and it travels well. Cherry on top is that it’s on MAJOR sale! PS the color in my picture is more accurate than in the thumbnail below, this dress is bright and beautiful!

 

The meal itself was decadent without being “too much.” Each dish was carefully and thoughtfully prepared. The attention to detail was unlike anything I have ever experienced – down to bringing out a special bottled water before our dessert (which was essentially three courses in of itself!!) in order to cleanse our palettes. I must have said “this is the best thing I have ever eaten” after every course. If you have the chance to dine at this amazing restaurant, it is 100% worth it.