Friday, October 21, 2011

SF Weekly's 4th Annual DISH Dining Event

Take a moment and close your eyes. Imagine a Sunday afternoon in the beautiful city of San Francisco. You're with your family, friends, or perhaps that special someone? Regardless of who you are with, you are happy. And why are you so happy? Well, aside from the fact that you are alive and well, you are spending your Sunday afternoon eating foods from over 35 of the city's most delicious and culturally diverse restaurants.  That is what I did, one lovely Sunday afternoon earlier this month, when I attended SF Weekly's 4th Annual DISH Food and Wine event. Four levels of non-stop eating and drinking. Heaven? Well, it was pretty darn close to that. Here are a few photos from some of my favorite stops along the way.

Gussie's Chicken & Waffles 1521 Eddy Street
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday

"Timing is everything; take it slow and you'll get there on time." -- The Daily Love

Hilary Rhoda by Lachlan Bailey for Harper's Bazaar US, June/July 2011

Earlier today, I read this tweet from The Daily Love (which by the way, if you love daily inspiration as much as I do, you must follow them on Twitter). I  couldn't help but read it over and over throughout the day, as I thought about all things going on in my life. Lately, my head has been in a bit of a jumble. I have all these thoughts, ideas, plans -- you name it -- going on up there, pulling at me from left and right. If there's one thing you can probably figure out about me, it's that I am constantly thinking and planning. My Moleskine is a scary sight for some, not because it's color coded and has post-it's up the wazoo, but because I'm constantly filling it up with all the little things that pop into my head.  Sometimes it honestly feels as if my mind is going a mile a minute. So, when I read this simple sentence from TDL, I realized that I just need to live my life day by day, enjoy the little moments and not worry so much about pressing the fast forward button on all my plans. My goals and my dreams, they'll happen, no doubt. So for now, I might as well take the time to enjoy the journey I'm on to get there. I mean, what is the rush, after all? The best part about getting to where you want to go is the journey you take to get there. So, be sure to take your time and enjoy the sights along the way. If you need to make a few pit stops, do so, as long as you keep going. Don't worry about how long it takes you to get there - you'll get there when the time is just right.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Chloe Rose Boutique

Chloe Rose Boutique 1824 Union Street, San Francisco

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Chloe Rose Boutique's One Year Celebration. It was a night filled with cupcakes, wine, delicious treats, and an amazing photo booth! It was wonderful meeting and chatting with so many beautiful San Franciscans. The Chloe Rose Boutique is absolutely adorable and anyone who walks in can instantly tell it's a store that was made with lots of love and care. Congrats to Marissa on one year! It's inspiring to meet so many who have taken risks to do what they love each and every day. Special thanks to Lindsay, of @FashionPRSF for the invitation!


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday

"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." -- Nora Roberts

"Urban Bazaar," Fall 2011 Look Book, Threadsence

Hello my beautiful blogger buddies. Happy Wednesday to you! Can you believe we've hit another month? October already?? Which reminds me, a pancakeLEFTOVERS post shall be heading your way! But, on to today's Wisdom Wednesday. I spent most of September pretty stressed out and a majority of my days were filled with complaints. Yes, even though my weekly Wednesday posts are filled with words of encouragement, sometimes it's terribly hard for me to follow my own advice. It wasn't until the very end of September (seriously, like the LAST day of the month) that I sat at my desk at work and thought, "Seriously, Chandamheer, what do you have to complain about?" I have a great job, a great apartment, an even greater family, and truly wonderful friends. I am so very lucky for all that I have been blessed with. So, this self-realization at 5:00pm at work lead me to come up with something I like to call, my "90-day wellness plan." Right about now, you're probably thinking, what in the world does this have to do with anything?? Well, patience, grasshopper, it will all come together...

There are a lot of things that I have complained about in the last month that are all within my power to change. And, like the saying goes, if you can't change something, change your attitude about it, right? So, for 90-days, I'm going to work on all the little things I can change to improve my overall wellness - mind, body, and spirit. That means: finding an awesome yoga studio in my neighborhood and getting my workouts back into my regular schedule, taking time to read all the books on my reading list, going out and exploring the beautiful city that I live in and taking advantage of all the awesome events that go on more often than not, and most importantly, taking time to do all the things that I genuinely love to do. Of course this list merely scratches the surface of all the things I am planning to work on for these next three months, but I figure, I'll take it all one step at a time. So, this Wednesday, my wisdom for you is to move forward, one step at a time. You don't have to do it all at once. But if you don't do it at all, then you'll always be in the same place. And I don't know about you, but I like it when there's a change of scenery.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Vitamin Water Fashion Show

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A couple weeks ago, thanks to my job, I was lucky enough to sit front row at VitaminWater-inspired Fashion Show put on by VitaminWater & 7x7 Magazine. It was a night filled with beautifully designed & brightly-colored gowns, delicious treats, VitaminWater cocktails, and Mondo Guerra. Yes, Mondo from Project Runway. While my favorite look that night was the black and red, Black Swan-esque dress, the winner of the Fashion Show was the bright yellow number. Personally, I think my favorite  look was robbed of the $1000 cash prize, but hey, I'm no Mondo Guerra.


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