Sunday Morning Butcher Run

*in line at the butcher’s this morning*

Stranger Lady: “Whachu finna cook?”
Me: “Breakfast.”
Stranger Lady: “OOOHHHH! Dis lady has her dude stayin’ over. DAT’S HOW YOU DO IT!! DAT’S HOW YOU DO IT.”

I need to rethink about taking my whole “Walk of Shame” game to a new level.


So, you’re turning 30…

I’m going to be 30.

3. 0.

And according to the magazine that I just read, I need to “aggressively” start a Skincare regimen that includes a serum and strong sunblock for day and an exfoliating, retinol rich, plumping moisturizer at night. Oh yah, and maybe start some non-invasive injections to avoid the fine lines from getting any deeper and “really settling in.”

THESE LOOKS ARE FADING, PEOPLE! But lotions. Yes, lotions and needles, will be the weapons to help me fight for eternal youth.

I would love to say that I’m a bigger person than that. That I could give a fuck about wrinkles and gravity and oldness. And that I’m really that secure and confident and awesome.

But I’m not.

I’m terrified. TERRIFIED. And not just about growing older but yes, looking older.

Tonight, I’m facing the fact that 30 is heading my way like a double decker, 6 AM Caltrain on a Monday morning. Too fast, too early, too loud, and I don’t feel like getting on it but I’m going to have to, whether I want to or not. Because I’ve gotten this far and because I’m a motherfucking grown up.

And I would love to say that I’ve aged gracefully, am very accomplished, and currently live life quite abundantly. But, three decades later, I have simply just aged and I am still trying my best to work towards getting my sweet piece of pie in the sky.

I’ve worked in the beauty industry for the last 7 years and I can’t even guarantee that slathering all that shit on your face that the magazines say will actually help you fight aging and gravity and anything that might steal all of your preconceived youth and hotness.

All I know is that time flies.
That there is always something to smile about.

Laugh, love, and shake off the icky stuff and keep going.

This is your life.
This will be your aging face.
No lotion in the world will prepare you for all the good, bad, and crazy things that you are about to experience.

But like a double decker train zooming down the railroad tracks too fast, too loud, and too soon, you’re going to have to get on it.

You’ve gotten this far.
And it’s too late to back out now.

Everything will be just fine.

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Hurry Up and Head to The Kathryn Hall Release Party



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Napa Valley is definitely the place to be this Saturday! This Saturday, the 13th of September the Kathryn Hall Release Party will be having the celebration of the month. Without a doubt, there will amazing food and fine wine, but there will also be a DJ (DJ Adam Jobe), demo kitchens, a sushi station, and more. All to collectively create a wine experience you won’t forget.  The folks at Hall Wines definitely thought outside of the box by bringing a sushi station, popcorn tasting, custom pizza ovens, and a little more inside of the box with old-fashioned grape stomping. Plan an unforgettable weekend in St. Helena by simply clicking the image above to find where in the winery you’ll need to be and at what time. 

Head to the their website to find out more! And hurry and score your tickets to this yearly, can’t miss event by clicking here.

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Trash to Treasures: Meet DIY Princess Brit Morin of Brit +Co TOMORROW at Lowe’s SF


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Trash to treasures? Thrift redux? Fabulously fancied up? Meet the Princess of DIY, Brit Morin of Brit + Co, tomorrow at Lowe’s in San Francisco! She’ll be dishing out decor and style tips as well as divulging all of her tips and tricks to making your home look better on a budget. It’s a 1 on 1 with a pro that you won’t want to miss. 

I like it a lot: LAQA&Co Lil’ Lip Duo


The Product: LAQA&Co. Lil’ Lip Duo (Pinkman and Lambchop)

The Down Low:
Two travel size lip pencils that moisturizer and need no sharpening.
Shea butter add gloss and moisture. The duo includes a Pinkman, a fun fuchsia and Lambchop a staple pink.

The Review:
First off, gotta love the packaging
art work created by up and coming artist, Ali Gulec. If you haven’t seen her original work, it’s pretty bad ass. The product itself will become a mainstay in your to-go case. Store it in your purse or carry-on for a quick lip fix when you need some color or moisture. Does the job and looks good while doing it.


Dizzolv’it Makeup Melt : So Good It Will Melt Your Face Off


The Product: Dizzolv’it Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm by Cailyn Cosmetics.

The Story: Skin cleanser. Makeup melter. A beauty guru favorite. Deep cleansing. Hydrating.  A concoction of Aloe Vera, Papaya, Acerola (Vitamin C), and Calendula make it a mix that you’ll want to massage in.

The Review:  Awesome. I can see why gurus love it. Whether you’re a makeup minimalist or a full on everyday faux lash-wearer, Dizzolv’it will help wipe of everyday trace and reveal smoother, more moisturized, clean skin. Can be a little oily so definitely wash it off with your cleanser if you’re acne prone. Other than that, you’ll never need to scrub off makeup again with this guy.  Do wish it was cheaper alas it’s worth the splurge and lasts awhile since a little goes a long way.



Apps I’m Loving: Haste, Happier, iCoffee, Wunderlist


Every now and then (most likely on my hardcore weekend party time nights where I’m curled up in bed with my dog, Gustav, and a tube of raw cookie dough, Pillsbury) I go through an app binge. Meaning, I download 50 gajillion (or so) apps and make it like no one else’s business to test them out within the next week or two or more. Why? Because I am a fan of technology and it’s fun. I eventually delete the ones that don’t work for me and rave about the ones that do. This morning, I thought, “Why not write about it?”

Here are this week’s Apps I’m loving:

Haste: Addictive as all hell. It’s like they invented a word game with the crackhead impulsivity of Tetris, the wit of Scrabble, and then (everything else awesome of) Boggle and senior citizen crossword puzzles. For the 21st century crowd. Turn off the sound because the harp like (xylophone?) effects are obnoxious and distracting. Other than that, it’s amaze. Challenge me. Fair warning, I will kick your butt.

Happier: “Why are you so happy, Mira? Is it that new app you downloaded?” Yes and yes. Happier is a a social site. I know. Another one? But this one you don’t have to worry about your popularity levels through fans and followers to benefit. Every time you log in a happy thought, Happier helps you celebrate. Watch the fun graphics of balloons and rainbow fish while confetti explodes. Instant mood lifter. And a nice reminder to “stop and smell the roses.”

iCoffee: The app icon is so cute. So so cute! Truly for the coffee obsessed only. Get recipes, fun quotes and photos, and even the history of coffee in this fun app. If you’re tight on iPhone GB’s, it’s not totally worth the space but fun for those that are always curious about drinkables and edibles, like myself.

Wunderlist: Make lists. Organize them. All under one list. ALL THE LISTS! The most organized and easy-to-use list maker I’ve tried yet. Definitely the simplest. No frou frou reminders, obnoxious sharing options, or glitchy prioritization gimmicks. Just make a list and look back at it, like the good ol’ days of pen and paper. Modern day perks included. My lists are divided by grocery stores, (Target, Trader Joe’s) article categories, (Beauty, Food) and life responsibilities (John’s Favorite Snacks, John’s Baseball Gear, Routine House Chores) so I never forget the important repetitive stuff. Which is just so easy to do.

Stay tuned for the next “Apps I’m Loving…”

Hope this helps,


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Beauty Bohemian Thoughts: Choose Joy


Sometimes negative things have to be avoided or else the repercussions of those words, actions, and thoughts will eat you up until you start believing in them. Don’t. Those lame, made-up, projected lies aren’t real. They’re dumb. Consider the source because you don’t really have to listen to anyone else’s crazy crap if you don’t want to. That’s a choice you make.

It’s okay to choose joy. It’s okay to choose only what makes you happy.

It’s okay to rip off the band-aid and to let go of people, places, and things that no longer serve a purpose in your life.

You have to do it for you. No one else will.

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Biore Wipes: Save Skin Without the SInk


Who falls asleep with their makeup on? Me!

Guilty! For shame, as I continue to try and stick to some sort of resolution where I remove my makeup off nightly. Even on the crazy, exhausted, I-just-wanna-pass-the-eff-out nights. Which, by the way, happen when I am both sober and drunk.

Let’s face it. I’m not getting any younger and I am getting wise enough to know that sleeping with makeup on causes skin to become both congested and irritated from the normal (and abnormal) effects of our everyday environment and activities.

Meet your new superhero. Biore Makeup Removing Wipes to the rescue!


Stash these bad boys next to your bedside, on the shelf of your boyfriend’s bathroom, or in your gym bag for a quick and effective clean that dissolves and wipes off every bit of dirt and all of that stubborn mascara.

No leftover residue. No more excuses. No more blemishes.

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Ride the Ducks in San Francisco

It’s not an actual duck. I’m sorry. You can’t ride those.

It’s that nifty street to sea ride that built to tour the beautiful Island of San Francisco.


Exciting news! We’re going to be Riding the Duck for the Easter Parade around Ghirardelli Square this Sunday. How exciting is that? VERY! And yes, I may be more excited than my 9 year old son.

To celebrate our part in the San Francisco Easter Parade, I have been given the opportunity to giveaway a fantabulous friends and family “Ride the Duck” framily ride for four! If you win, you’ll be able to schedule it anytime before December 31. Just in time to take advantage of the warm California weather that’s about to spoil us this end of spring and all summer… and October. Because, really, we do live in SF, afterall.

I had the pleasure of taking a trip on a Ride the Duck truck-boat contraption last year. The experience was unforgettable and definitely something everyone should try while they’re in this lovely city of cool summers and steep rolling hills. Ride the Ducks gives you a totally unique land and sea adventure to remember. You’ll be able to get outdoors with your framily while receiving a completely educational experience about the city we love, San Francisco. (Duh.) And whether you’re 2, 29 (ahem!), or 200 you’re bound to enjoy something from the experience. Either the mechanical awesomeness of the vehicles engineering, the gorgeous timeless sights of the city, or the historical factors that any local or tourist would totally delight in.

Check out more details of Ride the Ducks here and enter the giveaway by liking their Facebook page (San Francisco Ducks) here.

See you on Sunday! We’ll be quacking away this Easter Holiday!



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