Happy Wife Happy Life

I can’t seem to get enough of Giuliana and Bill; probably my favorite show right now! G is funny without trying to be funny, real and relate-able, and did I mention her hubby is quite the handsome. Giuliana and Bill debuted on the Style Network last fall and have continued their success on the E Network.

The reality show documents their life as newly weds and the struggles of living on opposite ends of the country, being in the spotlight, and balancing friends and work. With so many reality TV shows that have come and gone and many that have ended in divorce, G and Bill took on the project to show the world happy and married can coincide. AND to my liking, they have done just that. Yes, they fight, but there is so much love between the two of them you can’t help but laugh your head off (I literally laugh out loud by myself on the couch) or cry your eyes out. I think this is the REAL reality of marrying your best friend! Absolutely love!

G you might have the hottest, guy-next-door, prince charming AND Bill, she’s a keeper; funny, smart, and a beauty ;)

Can’t wait for the next season…

Living and Loving

Yup, that’s me and yes, this is where I live; So breathtaking! Here are some pics from last weekends bike ride. I cannot tell you how much I am in AWE of this City.  Honestly the perfect place to be living and loving… life that is :) Also, I have a new love and obsession with photography and the manipulation of photos (haha, photoshop does wonders). Stay tuned for more self-indulged pictures and art work.

Kiss me I’m Irish … (Ok not really)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!!! This so called holiday that us, Americans have adopted, is a yearly holiday celebrated on the 17th of March to commemorate the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. A festive day for the Irish people and now the rest of us, today is a day to celebrate with parades, wearing of the green, sumptuous feasts, joyous merrymaking, and the frothy delights of what we call beer. One of the reasons I love St. Patrick’s Day is it takes place just a few days before the first day of Spring… I would like to say it has become the first green of Spring and the time to bring out the dresses, and wedges, to smell the beautiful flowers, and enjoy the sunshine… Well I mean, obviously any excuse to enjoy in the accompany of friends and beverages I’ll take!

Tonight I will be celebrating St. Patties Day in San Jose with my good old love bugs. We’re all headed to Sonoma Chicken Coop in downtown Campbell for some green beverages and entertainment by San Jose’s Redwood; a premier live-performance band who blend 90’s alternative and Indie pop-rock originals. UH did I mention, the lead singer, Lauren Labinger, is a friend and coworker and the whole reason we are in attendance, duh! Super excited to hear rock out!

Come join in on the fun; good friends, drinks, food, and live music by Redwood. See you there ;)

Kiss me I'm Irish … (Ok not really)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!!! This so called holiday that us, Americans have adopted, is a yearly holiday celebrated on the 17th of March to commemorate the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. A festive day for the Irish people and now the rest of us, today is a day to celebrate with parades, wearing of the green, sumptuous feasts, joyous merrymaking, and the frothy delights of what we call beer. One of the reasons I love St. Patrick’s Day is it takes place just a few days before the first day of Spring… I would like to say it has become the first green of Spring and the time to bring out the dresses, and wedges, to smell the beautiful flowers, and enjoy the sunshine… Well I mean, obviously any excuse to enjoy in the accompany of friends and beverages I’ll take!

Tonight I will be celebrating St. Patties Day in San Jose with my good old love bugs. We’re all headed to Sonoma Chicken Coop in downtown Campbell for some green beverages and entertainment by San Jose’s Redwood; a premier live-performance band who blend 90’s alternative and Indie pop-rock originals. UH did I mention, the lead singer, Lauren Labinger, is a friend and coworker and the whole reason we are in attendance, duh! Super excited to hear rock out!

Come join in on the fun; good friends, drinks, food, and live music by Redwood. See you there ;)

Style

As I’ve been out and about enjoying the sunshine these past couple of days, I couldn’t help but keep noticing a very common, understated, San Francisco look that I really, really like. I’ve been picking up on these statement pieces for a while now, but decided to make a mention of it today only after a beautiful weekend outdoors.

I know it has to do with city living because when I go to Portland I see this look and on my visit to New York last year I noticed it as well. I would call this city style; casual, classic, day pieces, yet so put together. This is the very difference between living in a city and living anywhere else. Every piece below really screams female, San Francisco; Tory Burch flats, cardigans, boots, chunky rings and watches, aviators, wayfarer Ray Bans, Longchamp Le Pliage tote, scarves, crossover bag, and to top it off walking hand and leash with your little pooch.

I love the casualness of it all; jeans, flats, cardigan, and a great bag… how can you go wrong? I think I may have fallen into my dream world. Only thing is, it makes me what a dog (and we all know that would be a disaster right now :)).

Get the look:

Afternoon Riding

Dear Saturday,

Friends are coming up  to share in my first ever “famous” SF bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. Please bring sunshine and limit that oh so annoying wind!

Love,

Crystalin

Get the look:

Stay tuned for pictures ;)…

I’ll leave you with this…

I saw this on a friend’s Facebook and it’s probably the BEST quote ever! I can totally relate right now as I’m starting a new venture in my work life. I’m really excited for what’s to come and I truly believe I’ve found what I love to do!

What are your thoughts?

Let the pictures do the talking…

Some of my favorite foods and enjoying the sunshine…

{yuummmm Bruschetta}
{Entertainment at it's finest... Chris and Crys learning to draw}
{Picture perfect Saturday picnic}
{Picnic lunch}
{Aaaamazing fruit bowl}
{Broccoli, green bean, tomato, garlic saute. Random but goood}

And the Winner is…

I never thought of myself as a Sandra Bullock fan who wore a Marchesa silver beaded column gown, but she may have won me over with that acceptance speech for 2010 Academy Awards Best Actress (teared up a bit). I may just have to see the Blind Side now. Oscar night, hands down, goes to Sandra!

Trends of the night; gold, ruffles, reds, and soft pinks

My favorite looks of the night:

Zoe Saldana  in Givenchy was definitely the head turner and biggest risk taker of the night; loved the contrast, color, and sparkle! Best hair goes to Jenny from the block in Giorgio Armani Prive; I really liked the simplicity of the up-do and the fly aways. AND I absolutely adored Cameron’s Oscar de la Renta, elegant, simple cut, sparkler.

Best dressed males; Tom Ford in Tom Ford and Zac Efron in Calvin Klein.

What were your thoughts of last nights Academy Awards?