Happy Friday! Who’s ready for the weekend? This girl! The weather tomorrow says 66 degrees here in Pacifica and I will definitely be spending some time outside enjoying the sunshine. Now to decide which Pacifica trail I should hike.
On Sunday I’m seeing Newsies at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. I’ve never seen the movie so I’m going in with no preconceived notions. I have a feeling Matt is going to make me watch the movie very soon, though.
Maybe I’ll make time for a glass of rosé this weekend as I did here for a recent shoot with Bradley Wittke Photography at A Grape in the Fog wine bar in Pacifica. You’ll see more from this shoot when the new blog, Beach Town Blonde, debuts!
A new year, a new blog. I’ll be moving over to BeachTownBlonde.com in March 2015. I have some exciting things planned for the new blog including a fabulous new look designed by Colour Me Classic, collaborations with Bradley Wittke Photography, hometown and fashion posts, and much more!
Like my Facebook page for BTB here for updates and stay tuned for the big reveal in a few weeks.
Oh hellz yes!! I bought my first DSLR camera (a Canon EOS Rebel T5i) and a 50mm lens. I’m looking forward to reading the manual and testing out what I learn. Before purchasing the camera, I did some research by asking friends and scouting Pinterest, even started a Photography pinboard. Nikon or Canon? Bundle or buy everything separately? I chose the later to both of those questions.
Everyone I talked to and the blogs I read advised me that the bundles were essentially a waste of money. The quality of the products that came in the bundle besides the body of the camera weren’t worth it. Plus, I’m trying to cut down on clutter and the last thing I need is a bunch of stuff taking up space while I try to sell them on Ebay.
There are tons of resources online for learning how to use DSLR cameras, but I think the best way to learn is to play around with it and press all the buttons — see what happens. I do plan on taking an online course, like one of the many Craftsy Photography Classes. One of my new year’s resolutions is to take better pictures and learn new skills. I’m hoping my new purchase will help me achieve both of those goals.
I love a good social media campaign. I mean, c’mon! I live and breathe SOCIAL MEDIA. One of the big reasons I joined Younique was because they are the first direct sales company to market and sell almost exclusively through the use of social media.
Younique’s recent SM campaign engaged its audience and left us all eagerly awaiting the clock to strike 12pm PT today where they would make their big announcement.
New Products Coming in March:
Splurge Cream Eye Shadow
Cream Shadow Brush
Beachfront Bronzer (in 3 shades)
Stiff Upper Lip, Lip Stain (in 7 new colors)
Shine Eye Makeup Remover Cloths
I cannot wait until these products are available. I’ve been crossing my fingers for Younique to come out with a bronzer and they’re giving us three to choose from! The Stiff Upper Lip, Lip Stain is one of my fave products and it’s going to be available in 7 (SEVEN!) different colors.
New Markets Coming in 2015
Younique will be launching in Mexico (product sales begin May 5 / full market launch in Q4) and Germany (in Q3)! Interested in becoming a Younique Presenter? Join my team today! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or sign up here.
Watch as Younique Founders Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft announce Younique’s BIG news for the year. Tell everyone you see. Younique has BIG things planned for 2015!
We had amazing weather in Pacifica this past weekend. I’m talking sunny and warm without a cloud in the sky. Of course we had to spend our day outside and enjoy the unusual warm front. Matt and I decided to explore Mori Point and test out my new hiking backpack ($23) and get a little sunshine.
I love the photo above of Matt. Reminds me of the hills in New Zealand — my little hobbit
Mori Point looks out over the Pacific Ocean and has numerous pathways to get to the top of the hills. We chose the rockier trail and although I wasn’t wearing my kicks made for rocky terrain, I didn’t slip! Success.
There were a lot of other folks out and about on the trail today with their pups. I wish our family dog Benji would go on hikes with us. One little French bulldog was scurrying up a nearly vertical part of the hill and it was the cutest thing watching those tiny legs move up the path. Mori Point is dog-friendly so definitely bring your pooch on this hike.
After our hike, we stopped to have brunch at Breakers in Rockaway. I got (of course) eggs benedict and Matt got an insanely large breakfast sandwich. The owner shared with us some big plans he has for the restaurant in the coming months and I can’t wait to stop by after another beachside hike.