Fabio Viviani is a stunning example of someone who took the American dream and crushed it. So hard in fact, that he did it twice. After losing a substantial life savings shortly after arriving in America, he turned around and built $65 million dollar restaurant empire. Fabio’s perseverance and vivacious personality made him a sought after contestant for Top Chef, but he’s one reality show star that you won’t see fading into oblivion anytime soon!
With unapologetic, playful prints that pack a colorful punch, Lilly Pulitzer has been the go-to resort wear brand for East Coast gals since the 1960’s. Nothing screams “I’m on vacation!” like a bold Lilly Pulitzer piece. Leave the black maxi dresses and boring neutrals at home and make a statement with designs that will get you in the mood for palm trees and sunshine. I’ve rocked Lilly Pulitzer everywhere from the Hamptons to Hawaii, but Lilly prints are also ideal for California getaways any time of year since we’re lucky enough to have winter days warm enough for the beach!
Lilly prints look great with white, navy, and gold and her tunic tops are perfect to throw over a bikini. I love this coral print version!
Next week, I’m teaming up with the lovely Caity of Moi Contre La Vie to host a holiday shopping event at every girl’s favorite store, Tiffany & Co in San Francisco! We’d love to invite all of you who are in the Bay Area to this fantastic event, where we’ll be sipping champagne (of course!), mixing and matching all of Tiffany’s gorgeous collections, and posing for photos in our favorite pieces. It’ll be a great chance to start your own wishlist, or finish up that holiday shopping!
San Francisco is home to some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, which can make it tough for visitors to spend time exploring some of its lesser known locales. When I travel, I like to have a mix of both. If I had 24 hours in San Francisco this fall and chose some cool, seasonally appropriate local spots. The best part is that they also offer a taste of the larger attractions!
Vibrant autumn leaves and a hot brew in Golden Gate Park
Get your day started early with a fresh brew from the Beanery just south of the Park, and make your way up the Japanese Tea Garden. The changing leaves are spectacular this time of year, and give the garden a whole new look with shades of vibrant orange, yellow, and red.
Caramel, spice and everything nice: seasonal flavors at Dynamo Donuts
With the all the walking you’ll be doing, you can indulge guilt-free in a soft, gooey delicacy from Dynamo Donuts. Head north from Golden Gate Park to the Marina District and stop by Dynamo to sample one of their artisanal donuts. They’re made with seasonal ingredients and fall inspired flavors include caramel apple, spiced chocolate, and ginger orange.