Lately…

So it’s been a while, huh?

Looks like I forgot about the month of May in its entirety. Whoops.

I wish I could say I’ve been super busy… in reality, I probably haven’t been, but let’s just pretend, shall we?

I have actually been planning a quick escape out of the country, but I’d love to maintain a little element of mystery and talk about that when it gets closer. More on that later. *hint: it’s very warm!*

In the mean time, I jetted up to SF for a quick weekend this past holiday. I’ll share a few snaps (I actually didn’t take too many, whoops) and another few restaurant reviews. San Francisco is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve said it before, but it never gets old. I love this city.

I also just got together with my sweet friend Arielle, one half of the mastermind duo behind Goldwire (more fun things to come on that front), for some tropical drinks on the seaside rooftop bar of Hello Betty. And by tropical drinks I mean I ordered a drink that is served in a pineapple, i.e. a drink that was larger than my head. I got through maybe 1/4 of it. It was a team effort, really.

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I’ve never toasted with a pineapple before, first time for everything.

After our coastal escapades, I tossed a few things in my backpack (see below) and schlepped my way to to SAN for my trip to SFO; since I was solo, I figured that was an excuse enough to have champagne, so I grabbed a little rosé at Bubbles. #treatyoself

Mini SF Travel Diary…

Before I headed to into the city, I spent a little time in Campbell, CA with one of my college besties, Amanda. We went on a 3mi (ish?) hike around the trails before popping over to an adorable farmers market and eating all the free samples in sight. The produce in Northern California is insane, I want a swimming pool full of their peaches and cherries.

Highlights from the city include: a run through Golden Gate Park, mass at my favorite church, bomb Italian food at a gem of a  restaurant, shopping in the marina, a little dim sum, and cold brew coffee in SoMa.

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Here are some more places to try when you’re visiting SF. For past recommendations, click here.

Delarosa, The Marina
Incredible house made pasta, indulgent desserts, pizza for days…. there’s nothing bad on this menu. I recommend the Papardelle Napolatane. $11.

King of Noodles, The Sunset
This place is a shady, hole-in-the-wall, Chinese place in a very Chinese neighborhood. But they make insane xiaolongbao (Shanghai Soup Dumplings). Extremely large portions, extremely low prices. Don’t go if you’re in a hurry, service is nonexistent in terms of speed, but friendly. Worth it for the food.

Sightglass Coffee, SoMa
Honestly some of the best coffee I’ve ever had. Get the vanilla cold brew. $4. Also try the affogato bar upstairs.

Travel Essentials

Here are just a few staples from my recent escapades… all highly recommended.

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lululemon Traveling Yogini Rucksack
Can we talk about how awesome this backpack is? Don’t answer that, I’m gonna keep talking anyway. The front pouch zips off into a crossbody bag. This is legitimately the only piece of ‘luggage’ I needed for a weekender trip. I didn’t even have to bring a purse BECAUSE MY BACKPACK SPAWNS ONE FOR ME. Sorry I got really excited.

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lululemon Jet Crop *Slim

One more thing from lulu (recent obsession, sorry)… these pants are such a trip… are they yoga pants? Are they slacks? Are they silk joggers? The world may never know. They look like a sexy, slouchy trouser pant (it sounds like an oxymoron but it isn’t, trust), but they’re made from luxtreme (one of lululemon’s workout fabrics that they use in their running tights). Meaning, they’re insanely comfortable and they look like fancy pants. So for traveling, it’s the best of both worlds: you can wear sweats without looking like a scrub. This is my fantasy. Literally wearing these on all my upcoming flights.

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Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit

I. Am. Obsessed. With. These. Shoes. I probably have about 10 pairs of Nikes, and I love each of them for different reasons, but these are hands down the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. Walking around the city, going to the airport (they slide on and off easily and are super lightweight), or even going for a run if you’re feeling active. They’re perfect. When I’m not wearing my chucks, I’m wearing these.

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Yes To Coconuts Lip Balm

My lips are always chapped on airplanes/while traveling. This lip balm has replaced my eos as my all-time favorite.

Well… that was fun catching up, wasn’t it? Let’s try this again sometime. I have your information, so….

#promiseiwontwaitthislongtopostagain!!

xx,
Dominique

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