OUT WEST & MANY THANKS

Happy Tuesday! How's your week going? 

My fiancé and I spent the weekend out west in San Francisco and Napa. Here are a few photos. It was a very quick trip but we managed to pack lots of fun stuff (and Peet's Coffee) in.

 

A fruit plate for breakfast at The Grove.

 

A quote by the Bay.


A gluten-free cupcake from Mariposa Baking Company.


Group wine tasting. We went through Platypus Tours and had a really great experience. I'm wearing an Old Navy sweater (on sale for $17 and so comfy), Rag & Bone Skinny Jean, Frye Pippa bootie, Tory Burch satchelJ.Crew Factory necklace, and J.Crew Factory bracelet.

 

Strawberry pancakes at Fume Bistro.

 

On another note, I want to thank you for your well wishes over the past few weeks. Our engagement (and the celebrations) have been a ray of sunshine in an otherwise incredibly dark year.

I'm not quite ready to write (or talk) in detail about losing my mom. I don't know when I will be. But in the weeks and months that followed her passing, I was blown away by all of the kindness and love that came my way, and I have many of you to thank for that.

I've spent the past nine or so months (starting with the quick unraveling of her health after months of believing she was really going to be okay) trying really hard to hold it together. It hasn't been easy. I have fallen apart and scotch taped myself back together countless times. I'm the first to admit that there are many parts of my life that are an absolute mess right now. I am human and all I can do is my best. But there are things to celebrate and moments to enjoy. So celebrate and enjoy I will. Life is too short not to.

A million thanks to those of you who have continued to send me encouragement and support. It means more to me than I can say - truly.