A Childhood Friend’s Riverside Wedding

MaryBeth and Chris Wedding September 2011

Coloma California American River One of my closest friends since elementary school married her outdoorsman sweetheart. They both love to fish and camp so a river-side outdoor wedding in Coloma, California was perfect. My campsite was right next to the American River and throughout the afternoon we saw half a dozen rafters take on the rapids and succeed. Just looking at the middle fork of the american river made me want to book a whitewater rafting trip there.

American River in Coloma California at the American River ResortThe bride’s lacy, off-white dress was beautiful. She walked down the isle to “Kiss The Girl” from The Little Mermaid, her favorite movie.

marybeth horn and chris farley wedding

the bride and the groom

marybeth and chris farley wedding bridesmaids

the bridesmaids

marybeth and chris farley wedding groomsmen

the groomsmen

marybeth and chris farley wedding their married

they're married!

robin miller with the bride marybeth farley

me with the blushing bride. 18 years since we first became friends!

yay! man and wife

yay! man and wife.

the first dance marybeth and chris farley wedding

the first dance

7×7 Magazine’s “The Big To-Do SF: 100 Things To Do Before You Die”

7x7 magazineThings I’ve done:

2. Walk under the waterfall at Yerba Buena Gardens. (SoMa)

6. Have some watermelon wheat beer at 21st Amendment. (SoMa)

17. Catch a show at Bimbo’s. (Northbeach)

20. Don’t miss the Coit Tower murals. (Northbeach)

21. Use the general password (“books”) to drop into the library at Bourbon & Branch. (Tenderloin)

26. Sing and clap on Sunday morning at Glide Memorial. (Tenderloin)

33. Fly a kite at Crissy Field. (Marina)

39. Have a beer on the back patio of the Tipsy Pig. (Marina)

45. Grab a free poster after a show at the Fillmore. (Pac Heights)

90. Check out the natural wonders at the California Academy of Sciences, or the latest exhibit at the de Young. (Richmond)

93. Build a fire at Ocean Beach. (Sunset)

100. Take a couple of kids to the SF Zoo. (Sunset)


Things I want to do:

4. Be a woman among men and go dancing at the Stud. (SoMa)

12. Remind yourself that Tommaso’s old-school pizzas are still some of the best. (Northbeach)

16. Have pumpkin ravioli at L’Osteria. (Northbeach)

22. Do dinner and view a show from the balcony at the Great American Music Hall. (Tenderloin)

24. Hang out in the smokers’ cage at Rye. (Tenderloin)

36. Find a deal at My Rommate’s Closet. (Marina)

37. Make friends with someone that owns a sailboat. (Marina)

40. Follow up a run through the Presidio with a hearty brunch at Rose’s Café.

41. Reserve a private karaoke room at Doremi Music Studio (and cross your fingers for “Sweet Caroline”). (Pac Heights)

42. Find a drop-dead, Aussie-designed dress at Elizabeth Charles. (Pac Heights)

47. Get naked at Kabuki Springs & Spa. (Pac Heights)

48. Indulge in an almond croissant from the original Boulangerie Bay Bread. (Pac Heights)

49. Check out the adorable puppies and kitties up for adoption at Pets Unlimited. (Pac Heights)

54. Order an old-fashioned at the Alembic. (Haight)

60. Be a tourist and snap a pic of yourself at the convergence of Haight and Ashbury streets. (Haight)

67. Ogle the midcentury chandeliers at Monument. (Mission)

68. Have a breakfast of huevos rancheros at Los Jarritos. (Mission)

74. Spend Sunday trying to keep count of the all-you-can-drink-for-$6 mimosas at Lime. (Castro)

94. Read the Sunday Times and have blueberry pancakes at Park Chow. (Sunset)

via 7×7.com

What have you done on this list?

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My awesome employer Clever Girls is hosting a Twitter Party on Thursday, July 21 at 12PM PST/3PM EST.

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Vegas Nails

robinwithani nails for vegasVegas countdown: less than 24 hours

Hot dress – check

Cute swimsuit – check

Pumps – check

Advil – check

Nails – check




Fingers: Essie Turquoise and Caicos

Essie Turquoise & Caicos








Toes: Zoya Cassi

Zoya Nail Polish Cassi

If I had a million (probably a billion) dollars…

I’d do all my work at my desk: Aqua Hollywood Desk, Room Service Store $1495.00

Aqua Hollywood Desk from Room Service Store with Peace Chair

via Room Service Store


My clothes would be nicely folded and put in here: Hollywood Dresser With Aqua Glass, Room Service Store $1995.00

Hollywood Dresser with Aqua glass From Room Service Store

via Room Service Store

Where the shoes go:

shoe closet from the style file

I would have this view in the mornings:

I would never mind a flight of stairs:

I’d smile even if I had to do the laundry:

Or take out the trash:

futuristic trash recycle bin

But I’d look forward to a nice long bath:

clawfoot bathtub

I’d love to come home to a beautiful house on a hill:

Feldman Architecture modern exterior

Or a cozy cottage:

A modern high-rise:
Russian Hill Apartment Zackde Vito Architectur Interior Design Apartment San Francisco

Or even a cabin in the woods:
dreamhouse cabin in the woods

What happens in Vegas…

What happens in Vegas...

In less than 10 days I’m headed to sunny Las Vegas for a fun trip with a few girl friends. Can’t wait!


One shoulder ruffle dress
£30 – axparis.co.uk


Victoria s Secret victoria secret swimwear
$24 – victoriassecret.com


Black sandals
£4.99 – dressrail.com


Rue21 buckle shoes
$27 – rue21.com


Clutch handbag
$3.99 – delias.com


Gilded Lily Goods chain earrings
$80 – pinkmascara.com


Chain earrings
$5.99 – tillys.com


Miss Selfridge floppy straw hat
£15 – missselfridge.com