We’re Doing Just Beachy

Photos via Nicole Armanino Photography

A lot can change in a few years and since my last blog post, I’ve added another mate to our crew. Meet Liam. Our little bundle of love. He’s 10 months old now, crawling and cruising nonstop. Kinsley is starting Transitional Kindergarten next week and OMG time please SLOW DOWN!!

While 2020 was nuts and 2021 has had its moments, I’m so thankful for old and new friends. Kinsley and her class were able to continue gymnastics with masks and she meet a new friend Lyla! Her mom Nicole is an amazing photographer, skilled at getting the wiggliest of worms to cooperate and hold still for photos. After a crazy last 16 months or so, take the time to get some lovely family photos sans masks. We all miss your beautiful faces!

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Going Viral: How Clever Girls Collective Helped #Batkid Save The Day

batkid clever girls collective comic book characters video case studyWe are very proud of the work we do at Clever Girls Collective, and we’re SO PROUD to share our “comic book” style video case study highlighting how we helped #Batkid Miles save the day!

What did Clever Girls Social Media Agency have to do with #Batkid?
This is the story of what happened behind the social-media scenes to help make Batkid the most celebrated figure (and hashtag!) of 2013.
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area partnered with the city of San Francisco to make Miles’ wish come true. And with only 9 days to plan, Clever Girls partnered with Make-A-Wish to create and execute the social media strategy.
Miles’ story had all the makings to go viral. Clever Girls set the social stage.
And then Miles made magic.

If you would like to donate to Make-a-Wish Bay Area, visit the site or find your own local chapter to support!

To learn more about Clever Girls Collective, visit


Treasure Island Flea Market

Last weekend, we went to the Treasure Island Flea Market and found some really cool finds. Matt bought a painting of New York city (which we didn’t realize it wasn’t San Francisco until we got home). Oh well — it’s still a really sweet painting.

I bought two rings. The rose gold-looking one is my favorite. It’s absolutely gorgeous and it was only $7. Such a steal. I also scored a pair of Lucky Brand booties for $30. I’ve been on the lookout for laceup booties and shoes like these, but haven’t been successful finding anything under $60.

Our friend purchased some vintage maps and drawings that date back hundreds of years ago. There really is something for everyone at the flea market. Looking for something in particular? You just might find it. Or not. But you probably won’t leave empty handed.

We stopped at the Zaarly booth to spin their wheel to try and win movie passes. We didn’t get any passes but Matt won two tickets to next month’s flea market. Guess that means we’ll be going back the end of June. Hopefully the weather is as nice as it was this time. Clear skies, sunshine and warm weather made it a perfect for shopping the outdoor flea market.

San Francisco flea market collage

vintage radio clocks

Robin and Matt at the San Francisco flea market may

flea market find Lucky Brand booties

flea market find rings

What will we find next time at the flea market?

Girls Night: dinner and ballet

My mom and I had a wonderful girls night this past weekend in San Francisco. I came away from the evening with a new appreciation for vegetarian dishes and ballet. I always liked ballet per say. I mean, I took ballet lessons as a kid, though apparently all I wanted to do was run around instead. I loved the movie Center Stage. So yeah, I like ballet, specifically modern types of ballet, and I like to watch it (not do it).

For dinner, we had reservations for Greens in Fort Mason, a lovely bayside vegetarian restaurant with views of the boats in the Marina, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin headlands. To be honest, San Francisco is an amazing place to visit if you enjoy dining out. There are so many different types of restaurants, but some of the most popular eateries are the world-class seafood restaurants. For example, some friends of ours are big fans of the pier 39 restaurants. As for our trip though the food at Greens was delicious and filling. I had no idea that I could get that stuffed off of vegetables! I barely had room for dessert, but do you see the picture below? I made room in my stomach for that cookie sandwich! Our server had an adorable accent (Australian maybe?) and we couldn’t have seen a prettier sunset. Greens is a little pricey. The Saturday prix fixe dinner came to be about $130 for two people so it’s definitely some place I would only go for special occasions (or all the time if I won the lottery).
Greens Restaurant

What I ordered:
Salad: Grilled Zuckerman’s Farm asparagus with lemon pistachio gremolata, Regina olive oil and Andante Dairy fresh goat cheese
Main course: Sweet pea ravioli
Dessert: Meyer lemon ice cream sandwich with tangerine shortbread, blood orange caramel and citrus supremes
Wine: a glass of Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2010, Columbia Valley

company c contemporary ballet

The ballet was held in the Cowell Theater (also in Fort Mason). I bought discounted tickets from Bloomspot and picked up our tickets at will-call. The first part of the performance was choreographed to Led Zeppelin songs. SO COOL!

To learn more about Company C Ballet visit

Outside Lands Music Festival Lineup Announced

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The 2012 Outside Lands Music Festival lineup was announced this morning. Headliners include: Metallica, Stevie Wonders, Jack White, Beck, and Foo Fighters. Last year was amazing (see my wrap up post here) and I can only imagine all the fun to be had this August.

Who am I most excited to catch at this year’s festival? In no particular order:

Foo Fighters


Fitz and the Tantrums


Bloc Party



Franz Ferdinand



Regina Spektor

Passion Pit


Alabama Shakes

Watch the lineup unveiling with icon MC HAMMER below:

Tickets are on sale this Thursday at 10am.

What are your thoughts on this year’s lineup? Will I see you there?


Instagram ♡: An afternoon in the city.

Yesterday I had a lovely afternoon in San Francisco to celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday and I got a little Clever work done in an 60s music icon’s old apartment.

A sunny day in San Francisco
Clockwise starting at top left:

an extra cake pop for my coworker Nuala (I made a bunch for my mom and her coworkers for her bday)  //  the view from Nuala’s living room window, also where Jimi Hendrix once lived, and right across the street from where Janis Joplin resided too. Oh if those walls could talk!  //  a beautiful old building on the corner nearby, so San Franciscan  //  an adorable, colorful, magical driveway that I had to capture with Instagram