December 28, 2014

The perfect mix of classics

I can't think of a better fashion combo than a beige Burberry and Ferragamo Varina flats.  I'm hoping to add one of these classic pieces to my closet in the coming year.  I've been eyeing the mid-length trench, preferably with a hood to battle the foggy mists of San Francisco.  

Lauren Santo Domingo for an ad campaign for the Varina flats.

December 27, 2014

Party feathers

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone in a gorgeous Milly dress 
Photo by Vogue India

Photo from Vogue Brasil

 Moda Operandi's Lauren Santo Domingo 

December 24, 2014

Glamorous fur coats and vests

Photo by @jadorejanelle on Instagram

When I first saw fur vests and coats popping up around stores, I wasn't exactly crazy about them. But after seeing all these chic women wearing them on the streets and accessorizing them in their own way, they're gradually warming up to them.

December 21, 2014

Palace Games in San Francisco

 I braved the Union Square crowds yesterday to take some photos around downtown and check out the Palace Hotel holiday decorations, which is something I do every year and it never gets old.  It's the ultimate in elegance and timeless decor.  Even though I only live a few train stops away, the idea of staying in one of their suites for a night would be delicious.

The Garden Court restaurant. I have yet to try their afternoon tea

December 20, 2014

San Francisco in pastel

 Photo by Scarlett Ella

 Photo by Scarlett Ella 

I recently discovered Scarlett Ella's photos of San Francisco in pastel on Pinterest and I love the vintage quality she brings to her photos.  Other notable photographs of San Francisco I've found are from a French blog, Cachemire and Soie.  

December 14, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide - The Workaholic

For the woman who manages to raise her three children, volunteer for various charity organizations, negotiate gazillion dollar corporate deals, and attend ballet bungee classes (I wish they offered this in San Francisco) while looking unbelievably gorgeous.

Goyard St. Louis tote.  Make her smile by having her initials monogrammed
Hermes lambskin glove with silk lining  - gotta love the gold hardware detail
Smythson 2015 diary in berry
Tod's Gommino driving shoes

December 13, 2014

Pastel and gold plates

 Photo from

Ever since I laid eyes on the serving ware at Laduree during my last fall trip to France, I've been obsessing about pastel and gold plates.  Unfortunately, after a recent trip to Chanel last night, these will just have to wait.  

Photo from 

December 6, 2014

December 3, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide - The girl who has everything

Photo by Tim Walker

Gifts that will make her heart flutter...

Christian Louboutin nail lacquer in Rouge Louboutin
Stubbs and Wootton slippers
Valentino: At the Emperor's Table hardcover book
Kelly Wearstler Giza cuff