PERFECT 10 PICKS.
One// Stick a fork in me, this turkey is DONE with Christmas shopping!! This is the first year I have ever gotten all of my presents picked up in time. I even got the gift cards for the gift card exchange with my cousins. It's really fun-- we do a white elephant type thing where you get to pick out of the hat or steal someone else's gift card.
Two// I met my friend Michelle for afterwork coffee and macaroons at Ashley's Cafe in the Inner Richmond. Lovely little spot (see my photo on Instagram). When I asked the barista what the wi-fi password was she said, "I love you" and I was extremely flattered! I thought she had seen Perfect 10 SF! Ha, no people. That's the password. What a great idea! Our wi-fi password is something crazy because Jesse is a security wizard. I'm thinking I might change it though to something sweeter!
Three// Things I miss since I am pregnant: sushi, Advil, and brie cheese. Things I love about being pregnant: meeting great new moms, getting advice from friends, feeling the excitement from loved ones, prenatal pilates, feeling like it's okay to wear insoles for arch support.
Four// I got my hair cut yesterday and I feel like a new woman. I've always loved Bumble and Bumble products, but Michelle introduced me to the Mending Shampoo and Conditioner and it's great. I highly recommend it for the winter months.
Five// One of my favorite stores, Toss Designs (read about it here) opened another location at Laurel Village. Shout-out to owner Jennifer! She is one sophisticated, savvy, and inspiring woman. I picked up a few perfect presents and now I have their pajamas on my Christmas wish list.
Six// I love parties! I love bringing people together and I love doing so in great San Francisco spots. I keep an informal rolodex in my head of locations in the city that are great for large private parties. Here are some of the places I recommend: Il Fornio, Presidio Social Club, Don Pisto's, Pedro's, Mission Rock Resort, Rotunda at Neiman Marcus, and Tacolicious in the Mission.
Seven // Did you read the New York Times article about the NHL players with the mumps? You can read about here.
Eight // This is my last week of counseling at my elementary school before Christmas vacation. I can't believe that the first semester is almost over. It has been such a blessing working at my school. This semester has been one of the most special experiences for me personally and professionally.
Nine // I was at Sephora yesterday picking up a few things and wanted to take off my nail polish and I used the "Formula X Delete"Nail Polish remover and let me tell you, that is the best nail polish remover I have ever used in my entire life! I texted my friend Natalie (remember one of my first posts was about her?) since she works at corporate Sephora and is in charge of social media for Formula X and told her how much I loved it!
Here are the perfect polishes for the holidays from Formula X!
Ten // Want to buy one last thing before the holidays? Considering gifting something from Nikita & Vesper. They only sell products that are cute AND socially responsible!! Love it!! I discovered them on Instagram and love all of their products. I recently got a pair of earrings that I can't wait to wear!! PS- LOVE that the women behind it are sisters!!! Isn't that amazing!!!!