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A few photos we snapped during golden hour in Cambria. I’m loving marigold as the perfect, luscious fall color. I’m also living in my Levi’s. They go with everything and I’m having a hard time wearing anything but my perfectly worn in jeans.

Is there a piece you absolutely love and wear constantly?

Wearing – Top – English Factory, jeans – Levi’s, shoes – c/o Bared, earrings – Trina Turk, bag-c/o Strathberry 

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If you’ve been following my Instagram @LateAfternoon, you know that Sam and I along with a couple of our friends escaped to the sleepy coastal town of Cambria for the weekend. As with most of our trips, it was a spur of the moment getaway. One that was decided on the night before simply because we were all itching to get out of town and Gregory’s aunt offered her beautiful beach house for us to enjoy.

 Friday morning we kicked off the day with a visit to Barry’s Bootcamp, which I was sure would murder me but here I stand ready to go back for another brutal workout this week. Next we packed a few bags, picked up our friends and headed North through wine country. Our drive was leisurely. We pulled into various coastal lookouts, stopped for a late lunch and some wine tasting in Paso Robles, watched the sun set over the rolling hills, finally arriving in Cambria in the early evening. This is very much how the rest of the trip unfolded. Saturday I made a big breakfast of eggs, avocado toast, and buttery breakfast potatoes for everyone to enjoy. We spent the rest of the day wandering around the town popping into Open Houses and Estate Sales. At sunset we strolled along Moonstone Beach ending the day with a trip to the movies. Our Sunday was even lazier as we did nothing more than buy matching Cambria sweatshirts and enjoyed a long brunch in town. We all had some work to do so Sunday afternoon was spent taking photos and working. Our friends made us a lovely dinner and we all settled in for the night to watch movies on the couch. It was the relaxing weekend getaway that we were all craving.

I hope you too had a wonderful weekend. Let me know what you got up to in the comments. I really love hearing from you. As always thanks for stopping by.

Wearing: Dress – Ganni, sneakers – Lacoste, earring – Trina Turk

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Welcome to another Sunday Bites post. Today I’m sharing a recipe for snap pea salad with radishes and mozzarella. I found a version of the recipe on the New York Times website and it turned out so tasty, I’ve been making it weekly. This salad is perfect for a meal all on it’s own or as a side dish.

Ingredients:

Sugar snap peas

Radishes

Mozzarella

Fresh mint

Dijon mustard

Lemon

Extra virgin olive oil

Directions :

Bring a pot of water to a boil and trim the edges of you sugar snap peas. Cook the peas in the boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat immediately, drain and place the peas into an a bowl of ice water to stop the peas from overcooking. Next thinly slice the radishes, dice the mozzarella cheese, and chop fresh mint into thin ribbons. To make the dressing combine dijon mustard with fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. Play around with the ratio of mustard, lemon and oil until you achieve the flavor you like. Add salt and pepper to taste. To assemble the salad combine everything including the dressing in a bowl. Taste and add seasoning or dressing as needed.  Serve and enjoy.

Happy Sunday!

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Last weekend Sam and I visited Seattle for my speaking engagement at Create & Cultivate.  My panel went well and the conference was as inspirational as it was beautiful. After my all of my commitments were wrapped up we decided to stay an extra day to explore the city and catch up with some friends. We stayed at the Thompson Hotel where out of the 4 people we know in Seattle 2 of them were working at the property. Derek, one of our favorite chefs who we used to visit in Santa Barbara, is now the executive chef of both Scout and The Nest at the hotel. Our friend Alex, a musician from London, was working the valet as we pulled up.  It was a bit of a trip but also really wonderful to run into people we knew. It made the city feel instantly familiar. It doesn’t hurt that Seattle reminded Sam and I of the years we spent living in San Francisco.  We loved once again to be able to walk around, exploring the city without a car. We made our way to Pike Place Market where I couldn’t resist picking up fresh flowers. We checked out the original Starbucks, ate overpriced oysters, and did all the necessary touristy things. Once we got the prerequisite must sees out of the way, we made our way over to Fremont to meet up with our friends from our El Cuyo adventure.  They are currently in the process of setting up their houseboat in Lake Union. Living on a houseboat is the most Pacific North West thing I can imagine. It’s totally fitting for our friends, and I adore the sense of wonder that encapsulates living on the water. Fremont felt similar to Silverlake in Los Angeles, or the Mission in San Francisco. We wandered around with our friends as they showed us their favorite spots.  One of their musts was the Fremont Brewing Company for locally brewed craft beer. The atmosphere was merry and the beer was fantastic. For dinner we went with Chef Derek’s suggestion, The Whale Wins. Our dinner was so good we each ordered our own desserts, which rarely happens. For a late night snack I found a little hole in the wall by our hotel that happened to have an amazing wonton soup.

Wearing : Sweater – c/o Rebecca Taylor, jeans – Levi’s, boots – c/o Express, bag – Saint Laurent, scarf – J.Crew, sunnies – Quay, earrings – c/o Express

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Even though I’ve decided to skip out on NYFW this season, I am still following the shows and street style round ups daily. After 10 years of attending NYFW it’s really lovely to be looking in from the outside. Fashion week, as much fun as it is, can also become very stressful and much of the time leaves many of us feeling anxious and vulnerable. It’s refreshing to not have to worry about attending the best shows, the right parties, and obsessing over the constant outfit changes.

Today I decided to share my top 6 street style trends from NYFW along with a few pieces you can buy now to incorporate into your fall wardrobe to get the look.  I’m sure you can guess which trend is my favorite, but I’d love to hear which trends you’re looking forward to trying this season. Let me know in the comments. xo

Pink All Over

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Ankle Length Dresses

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Rich Velvet

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Silky Satin

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Marigold

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Fresh Greens

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*Image Sources : Vogue, Refinery 29, Covetuer, Vanity Fair

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