80s Party Essentials

Milestone birthdays always seem like the perfect time to do a era-theme party. As a recent milestone celebrant, we had to throw our own throwback shindig, going as far back as the 80s (sounding like a dinosaur now). I listen to 80s music all the time, but it's quite different and amazing to have all…

Urban Putt

The magic token. This is what you need to start your journey through Urban Putt, a 14-hole indoor miniature golf course in San Francisco. If Alice in Wonderland and Salvador Dalí teamed up with the folks in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and mixed a little modern architecture and engineering, I believe they'd create something like this place. Although the mastermind design…

Halloween Theme Parent Party

This weekend, we kicked off the fall season with a 4th grade parent party. My husband and I co-hosted with good friends, Dyer and Rob. Held at our friend's lovely home, Dyer curated all the Halloween decor which set the tone for a festive evening. Here are a few pictures from the party. I wish there were more but…

Dinner at the Lark Santa Barbara

Located in the historic Santa Barbara Fish Market building, the Lark is a must-see restaurant serving creative dishes with super-fresh ingredients as well as interesting cocktails. Adding to our rich experience,  the vibrant scene and passionate staff (especially our server Thalia). Here's what arrived at our table... My pick from the Handcrafted Cocktails menu was the Club Car…

Cocktail Cubbies, Rich Texture, and Sexy Lighting

These are a few of my favorite things from the now-closed San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The numerous cocktail cubbies and petite bars were an entertaining stop throughout this 4-level home. I don't even think we saw all of them. The puffer fish pendant was most amusing, and I am glad we met in-person. But I ask,…