When I was younger, every year I would take a trip with my Mom to Carmel and as I would hold her hand walking down the streets, usually after having a wonderful lunch at Casanovas and shopping at one of my favorite stores, GBG, I remember truly feeling blessed. Not just to have such a kind and loving Mother but one who always encouraged my love of fashion and taking me to stores like GBG.
With one of the best curated collections of brands like Isabel Marant Etoile, Calypso, and Jerome Dryfuss (to name a few) the beautifully decorated store is one I can spend hours in. Essentially they have managed to design a space that is similar to the visions I have of my dream closet. An entire room filled with a style that is resort meets luxury city weekender. The style is pretty much the look I aspire to rock every day. It is almost impossible to leave this store without one piece that will probably make you wonder how you survived without it.
GBG | Misssion & 7th Avenue | Carmel | California
Yesterday I had such a wonderful day with my business partner Shirley and Christine Caria, co-owner of what is sure to become Sausalito’s hottest store, Klozet. After spending the afternoon looking through the amazing collection of brands Christine and her business partner have filled the store with (including Pacific Gypsea) we headed over to Bar Bocci for some delicious pizza and Arnold Palmers while watching a competitive game of bocci ball with a pretty epic view. Of course, a trip to Sausalito is also not complete without a stop at the Trident to have a drink at Janis Joplin’s booth. I am really looking forward to the official opening of Klozet as it is sure to provide endless options of new pieces whenever I am staying at my Dad’s in San Francisco and need a little retail therapy over the bridge.
This morning after finishing up some work, I threw on a simple gray jersey dress with my riding boots (which come in very handy when roaming the beautiful 65 acres of the ranch) and got in the car to drive to my Stepmom’s very quiet and peaceful birthday celebration at their ranch. As everyone is taking siestas and waiting for it to cool down before we head out to hike around the property I am quickly writing a post as I am sure to do a few photoshoots the next couple days. This is exactly what I needed after a crazy month, a peaceful break in a country setting. A few relaxing days and then back to the coast for what should be another crazy month (in a great way) of course. New clients, traveling… I am really looking forward to this summer.
I will never forget the day I laid eyes on the Stuart Weitzman 5050 boot. I was doing visuals at the time for Bloomingdale’s and as I set up a display for over the knee boots and I went through the merchandise to pick out my top picks for the trend, I opened the large purple box and immediately fell in love. For five plus years these boots have given me endless options for dare I say, comfortable footwear. These boots have been across the globe with me and I actually can not imagine my wardrobe without them. I was happy to see the remodels of the companies classic 5050 boot last year, but for obvious reasons, a good black boot will do wonders for your wardrobe.
With a day that has been a typical day for me the past several months (running around trying to balance a social life while just launching a new business) I opted for a laid back look that I could easily sneak in a meeting in-between beachside barbecues for Memorial Day. This week should be another exciting one in the world of Miss Maharaja with a new client meeting tomorrow in Sausalito and then to my Dad’s new ranch to celebrate my Stepmom’s birthday.
Sweater: American Rag | Shorts: Vince | Purse: Marc Jacobs | Scarf: Vintage
- Fenton & Fenton Planter | 2. Reformation Sweatshirt | 3. Porte Mode Scarf | 4. Siger by Fürstenberg Champagne Glass | 5. The Case Factory | 6. Ella Lou Pillows | 7. Muzungu Sisters Bag | 8. C MPLT UNKN WN Clutch | 9. Astier de Villatte Incense | 10. Dolce & Gabbana Headphones | 11. ABCDNA Throw | 12. House of Lavande Bracelet | 13. Chantecaille Lip Potion | 14. Saint Laurent High Tops | 15. Anna Kosturova Bikini | 16. Cost Plus World Market Terrariums | 17. Parker Thatch Bag Charm | 18. Christian Lacroix Note Cards | 19. Oriana Rodríguez | 20. Ronny Kobo Sweater | 21. Ringly Smart Ring | 22. Victoria Smith Ceramics Chakra Bowls | 23. Portolano Fingerless Gloves | 24. Konstantina Konstantinidi Earings | 25. La Perla Shorts | 26. Toss Designs Clutch | 27. Sketch&Style Vest | 28. The Great Lakes Goods Ornament | 29. Alexia Ulibarri Jacket | 30. Ero for Mancandy Cuff | 31. Aldo Cat Ears | 32. Antik Batik Pouch | 33. Moncler Boots | 34. Rizzoli Book