Wedding Wednesday {Bridal Style with Sarah Seven}

If you or someone you know is in the market for a wedding dress, then you must check out Sarah Seven. I’ve been a fan of Sarah since I first discovered her in Portland, OR, during my own wedding dress search {three years ago – eek!}.

Her gowns exude a feminine charm and a youth flirt, mixed with old Hollywood glamour. I think almost every girl could find a dress to suit their tastes in Sarah’s Spring 2013 collection. I’ve certainly found a few that I’d happily hop right into, no wedding required!

Lucky for the brides-to-be out there, you have the opportunity to see these gorgeous gowns in person. Sarah is headed on the road holding trunk shows around the country, including in our very own San Francisco, the new location of her flagship store November 1-4! As in this weekend luvies!! You can get the details here.

Here’s to finding the dress of your dreams.


PS: And for the rest of us who are either pre or post-bridal, Sarah has a ready-to-wear collection with some pretty rockin’ frocks. I’ve got my eye on this one!

Tasty Tuesday {Good Eats & Great Interiors}

If Marie Antoinette said let them eat cake, today’s equivalent is let them eat bread! This quote really brings it home.

“Bread is the king of the table and all else is the royal court that surrounds the king.” – Louis Bromfield

Carbs may be on the naughty list if you’re looking to watch your waistline, but I am still a sucker for a traditional rustic loaf. That’s why this edition of Good Eats & Great Interiors is an ode to bread.

I’ve decided that in order to indulge in my favorite vice, it has to be as a reward for some hard work. I’ve never attempted to make homemade artisan bread, but as the holiday season looms there seems like no better time to try it, right? If only I had such an epically gorgeous kitchen in which to bake it. Oh marble countertops, how I covet thee.

For now, I’ll make due with our work in progress kitchen because I don’t want to wait to try this Ciabatta recipe!

Olive Ciabatta Bread Recipe by Herman Lensing,

  • 500 g (890 ml) flour
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 x 10 g packet of yeast
  • 10 ml salt
  • 200 g olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • extra flour for oorsif

Preheat oven to 220 ° C (425 ° F)

Place all ingredients except olives in the bowl of an electric mixer. Use the mixing paddle  and mix the batter at the highest speed until everything come together in the middle of the bowl a ball, about 10 – 12 minutes.

Add olives and mix for 1 minute. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

Sift a thick layer of flour on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick food spray. Turn out the dough on the baking sheet carefully. Use your fingertips and shape the dough into an oblong loaf. Place immediately in oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

I can’t wait to savor every just out of the oven bite!

kitchen photo by kara rosenlund for remodelista, bread photos by donna lewis for

Monday Work Wear {Return of a Classic}

About this time last year, I posted this look. What caught my attention at the time was the addition of a turtleneck. If you’re like me, the turtleneck is probably something you wore a lot in about 1986.

But turtlenecks are making a serious comeback this season and in spite of  those scary memories, I’m loving the look more and more!

This fall I’ve been piling up a collection form fitting, thin options to layer under coats, crewneck tees, really anything! They’re going to keep me warm all winter long.

Totally Turtleneck

What do you think luvies? Are you on the turtleneck bandwagon too?

Here’s to a cozy and chic week! PS: I’m banking more fall inspirations on Polyvore. If you’re on Polyvore, I’d love it if you gave me a follow here!