City Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, and Shop in San Francisco

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City Guide: Where to eat, drink, and shop in San FranciscoSan Francisco will forever be one of my favorite cities. I was living there at the time when I decided to take this blog full time (which OMG was over four years ago now). It also helped me understand the true possibility of decorating with pink, which pro tip here, you can never have enough. For those reasons alone it will always have a special place in my heart. Revisiting it on the book tour definitely rekindled my love for my former home. Ryan and I got to explore the city in a car this time (thanks Enterprise for making that happen), and see some of my favorite spots which lead me thinking… it’s about time that I share my favorite places with you! I’m sure a lot has changed since I lived there, so if you have any other reccomendations let me know so I can add them to my list for my next visit. But for now, here are my favorite places to eat, drink, shop, and see in San Francisco!  Continue reading…

Travel Guide: Stone Ridge, New York

Travel Guide: Stone Ridge, New YorkToday’s travel guide is a little special because it’s a trip that I recently took with my boyfriend (OMG BOYFRIEND!). He lives in NYC and I’m in Philly, so the goal was to go somewhere within a 3-4 hour driving radius. Realizing that I had never been anywhere in New York except the city, we settled on the Hudson Valley for a fun little weekend getaway.

Travel Guide: Stone Ridge, New YorkAfter a friend recommended the Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge, I knew we had to stay there! The property is an 18th century Dutch Colonial stone mansion that was made into possibly the world’s most adorable inn. On site they had a pool (the original single pour concrete pool!), game room, hammocks, restaurant, and a more casual eatery/bar where you could grab burgers and milkshakes and sit outside.

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City Guide: Wildwood, NJ

Travel Guide: Wildwood, NJHappy Monday friends! I know typically for city guides I give you all the dirt you in on where to go and what to do, but this one has a bit of a twist to it since I didn’t actually stay in Wildwood. Why even share then, I’m sure you might be wondering. Well, I came across Tyler Haughey’s photo series of retro motels and decided to go and do one of my own!

It turns out as a beach town in off season, everything is completely empty. There was even one point where I was the only person on the beach. I was able to explore freely and take photos without having to wait for people to get out of the shot. Plus, guys, how could I not share these colors with you?! They’re a pastel spring dream. Okay, okay, enough talking! Here are the photos!

Travel Guide: Wildwood, NJ

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Visit Philly Instagram Takeover

Visit Philly Takeover(photo by Do You Shoot)

Well it’s been about nine months since I moved to Philly, which still feels insane, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision! Not only is the city full of new things to do all the time, but the people that I’ve met along the way have been so kind and supportive. Honestly I’m not sure things could’ve gone any better and I consider myself very lucky.

That’s what makes today pretty wonderful because I’ll be taking over Visit Philly’s Instagram account! My theme is summer fun in the sun, so expect some vibrant snaps from several different neighborhoods here.

The Crafted Life on instagramHere’s a bit of a sneak peek! It unfortunately won’t be all pink, but I’m hoping that you’ll be able to see a glimpse into the beauty that’s here. It was pretty fun to step outside of my brand and just push myself through another creative lens. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in curation that I forget about other facets of my creative self.

Anyway that is another topic for another day! Back to the fun stuff!

See more I took on Visit Philly’s Instagram!

The Crafted Life on instagramPS This isn’t a sponsored post! I just believe in this city and what Visit Philly is doing!