bows and stripes


Mixing all of my favorite things, bows and ruffles and stripes with classic navy and white. This post was from last March on a trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley. This shot was taken stopping in Sausalito for lunch. Missing these gorgeous spring days right about now!

Question: I know you started Atlantic-Pacific in San Francisco (where I live!). Do you ever miss it or do you think you will move back west at some point?

Answer: I did start Atlantic-Pacific in San Francisco – hence the coast to coast reference! I lived in SF for nearly five years from 2007-2012. There were so many things that I loved about the city – the incredible views, the architecture, how forward thinking the people are, and all the dear friends that I made. I also fell in love, perhaps more so, with the areas surrounding the city – Napa and Sonoma Valley, Point Reyes, Monterey Bay, Lake Tahoe – there was always endless activity. I still love and admire SF, a city where I have so many found memories. It is where I met my fiancé, made lifelong friends, and had my first corporate job! I actually made a point to pass by my first apartment (in Nob Hill) during a visit last spring and couldn’t help but get emotional remembering how equally scared and excited I was to move 3,000 miles away despite not knowing a single person. The city will always have a special place in my heart. All of that being said, despite how many things I enjoyed about being out west, it never truly felt like home. Originally being from Virginia, going to school in Florida, and having all my family on the east coast, moving back felt more like a homecoming. Plus, NYC is really hard to beat. Will I ever move back west? Never say never, but I believe that I am an east coaster from here on out!


I am such a sucker for cute rain gear. I’m loving this adorable anchor trench!

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot