NEW: Weekly Wonders

July 24 – July 30

New!

Life gets busy, but here’s the little things that get me through the week!

George Hurrell Portraits

Mildly obsessed with these dreamy, dark portraits that, in spite of the shadows and hazy black and white subjects, felt so glamorous. I’m definitely going to do a piece about his technique for Marjorie Magazine shortly:

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Nyx Liquid Suede, Cherry Skies

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Finally found a go-to lipstick I can afford when my ultimate favorite– Besame Cosmetics in 1922 Blood Red– nears its end and I can’t afford to replenish. A deep pout is always classic, just have to keep in mind less blue and more plum/brown shades for my own skin.

Marjorie Magazine

It’s HERE! My new project Marjorie magazine has officially released its first print issue. The Spring/Summer edition is packed with fun and amazing content covering all things vintage, with the help of incredible contributors who help cover:

  • A review of the FX hit series Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Highlighting The Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco’s Cole Valley
  • The hub of swing dancing down at the 920 Special
  • A recipe to dare our readers to try to the Doctor Funk cocktail by Jennifer Richmond of Kitchy Cooking
  • Our picks from choice retro beauty brand Besame Cosmetics
  • A photo series taken by me from last September’s Gatsby Summer Afternoon

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Have a look for yourself! The magazine is just $10 on Blurb.com!

Running Songs:

Trying to get back into better shape with little, sweaty jaunts around the block from Japantown to the ends of Pacific Heights.

The Man — The Killers

We Come Running — Youngblood Hawke

Burn It Down — Linkin Park (especially in the wake of Chester Bennington’s passing)

Places: The Stern Grove Music Festival

For 80 years the lush and hidden Stern Grove of the outer sunset of SF has provided free entertainment on Sundays in the summertime. I was lucky to have gone my first time with my boyfriend to listen to the exciting sounds of the Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco.

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Although we didn’t get to sit in the actual amphitheater, but the western grounds surrounding it, the free event was lively and set a really chill mood for a Sunday afternoon among families, picnics, and dogs.

 

Finally,

Michael David Symphony White blend

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I just discovered that a glass of this cool, fruity wine is just how I like my summer. You really can smell the peach and apricot on the first few notes and it’s a jolt of sweetness when you first sip, finding that afterwards it’s a very smooth drink for a second glass or third.

Michael David winery in Lodi, California is where my family went tasting for my sister’s 28th birthday. The only wine I know from them is the 7 Deadly Zins red, and then again all wine–mind white– tasted incredible. This was an adventure for my first wine tasting and with family (my dad pouring out how many glasses into the designated bucket to come off as an experienced connoisseur). I’m ready to step up to the big leagues, beckoning from the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma where I hope to find yet another taste that will change my palette and mind about white wine.

 

 

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