Meet my latest obsession, Ume Studio <3
Founded by two former architects Mei-Lan Tan and Victor Lefebvre, this Oakland-based interiors company just launched its first line of products. No two pieces are the same, from the stunning bowls to the Bouton soap dish (as shown above), all of which are hand-cast from high quality cement with natural pigments and texture.
Once you go electric, you can never go back.
At least that’s what I discovered once I switched to a Sonicare in college. No matter how thoroughly I brush with a manual toothbrush, the end result just doesn’t compare. You simply can’t get into all the nooks and crannies of your mouth – especially not in under two minutes – nor can you acquire the same gleaming sheen on your teeth.
I’d been pretty faithful to my same electric toothbrush for years, but when I first came across Goby (named after the fish known as the “dentist of the ocean”), I immediately fell in love with their minimalist design.
It’s great to celebrate Valentine’s Day and love and all, but IMO, it’s gotten increasingly commercial and unromantic these past few years.
Galentine’s Day, on the other hand, is an underrated occasion for embracing sisterhood and girl time – something I’m always game for! So when Kelly Huibregtse (the blogger behind A Side of Sweet) invited me over to her house for an Anthropologie Galentine’s Day brunch, I was thrilled. Even though I was still on my cleanse and couldn’t eat any of the cupcakes or drink any of the champagne, I had so much fun getting better acquainted with this group of lovely San Francisco blogger ladies (check my Instagram post tags to see who else attended)!
I’ve always been dubious about ingesting products that promise better health, weight loss, or perfect skin. But when I did some quick research on collagen drinks, I found that many of my favorite publications (including Allure and Elle) and celebrities (like Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow) all sing its praises.Read More
Literally squealed out loud when these arrived at the office (which were delivered by a guy in a suit, by the way, so kudos). Aren't they pretty?!
They're all thanks to Florealm, a new San Francisco-based startup that delivers thoughtfully curated bouquets on a subscription basis ($20/week).Read More