Scribe Pick Up Party + Martin’s BBQ

SCRIBE1Wine clubs. Oh, wine clubs.  Some are better than others but Scribe Winery does a fantastic job at their club.  About every three months, we get notices from all of our wine clubs about picking up our wine vs. shipping it out.  It’s too convenient to head up to Napa for a day to collect all of our goodies vs. paying to have wine shipped to our house.  I’d rather spend that money on a rental car + trying a new restaurant.

Scribe throws a “pick up party” for members to get together every three or so months.  Members are able to pick up their wine, drink (Scribe’s Rosé is killer this year!) and eat together which is always a good time.  This time around, Scribe collaborated with a BBQ restaurant from Nashville (!!!)  Pat from Martin’s BBQ smoked whole hogs overnight for pork sandwiches for the masses.  A taste of home was much enjoyed with a bottle of rosé!

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Clare Vivier Sandrine  |   Old Navy Super Skinny Jeans  |  Cream Sweater (similar)  |  Dolce Vita Jentry

SF Spotlight: Elizabeth Charles

IMG_2722One of my favorite things about San Francisco is the amount of unique shopping options available. Whether you’re strolling down Valencia, Hayes or Fillmore; there are more than enough boutiques to pick up items that you know you won’t be seeing on every girl in town.  They’re all so different and to dieeeee for.  I picked this tunic up at a new (to me) boutique, Elizabeth Charles, on Fillmore Street. This Lemlem Tunic is handwoven by artisans in Ethiopia.  So cool!  This classic on trend boutique carries my current favorite sunglass brand Le Specs (THESE are amazing), Janessa Leone hats (tried on this one and fell in love with the metal accent), Self Portrait dresses (the perfect dresses for any weddings you’re attending this summer!) plus loads more.

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Pop by the shop at 2056 Fillmore Street tomorrow between 5-8PM to browse their new collection + sip on a little champagne.  

SF Spotlight: Lands End

The hustle and bustle from living in downtown San Francisco can be a bit much at times but getting away during the week isn’t possible with our schedules and not owning a vehicle anymore. Luckily, jumping on a bus to hike Lands End is easy peezy! This hike is pretty self explanatory, it’s where the actual land ends. It is the most north west point in the city, by Ocean Beach. You moderately hike along the Pacific Ocean with gorgeous views of the water, vegetation and probably the tourists’ favorite part, views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The weekends can get pretty busy with locals and visitors so my husband and I love meeting after work to hike. It’s nice to talk without the distraction of our phones, ect. We call this one of our “no phone zones!” Ha. Lands End is truly one of my favorite parts of the city to decompress and get a workout in at the same time.

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SF Spotlight: ClassPass

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ClassPass is a monthly membership to great quality boutique fitness classes in your city. There are literally thousands of classes available to ClassPass members, including cycling, outdoor bootcamps, barre, pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts and more.

For $99 a month, ClassPass members get unlimited classes to studios in the ClassPass network. You can take as many classes per month as you’d like but only visit the same studio up to 3 times per monthly membership cycle. Super busy one month?  You’re able to put your membership on hold for a $19 fee and still get to take one class which I am actually doing at the moment.  It has been a busy last few weeks!

I’ve been a ClassPass member for 9 months now. In 9 months, I’ve tried so many different barre classes which have increased my flexibility and confidence. I’ve conquered several Barry’s Bootcamp classes which I’ve been wanting to try for years but have been too scared of committing to the price of a class and the intensity. I’ve gotten to know San Francisco much better since I’ve tried many classes in different parts of the city that I normally wouldn’t frequent. I’ve been on a regular workout routine since I want to get my money’s worth out of my membership.

Did I mention they have an amazing app as well?  Yes, book classes with ease via your smartphone!

My absolute favorite studios in San Francisco:

 

Am I buff yet? Nope.

Do I feel better about myself and my abilities? Absolutely.

I cannot say enough good things about the quality of classes available, their customer service and the value of ClassPass.

Try it out HERE!

SF Spotlight: Scoot Networks

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When we first moved to SF, we both bought new bicycles.  Knowing that we’d use them for fun + exercise on the weekends and possibly even commuting to work and back, we were picky about what we purchased.  Learning to bike in the city has been an adventure but as long as you’re smart about it, you’ll survive.

Move along to a few months later.

My husband and I kept seeing red scooters all around San Francisco with the “Scoot” logo.  What on earth are these and how do we sign up?!  Sign up HERE for $5 of free rides by the way!  So… after some Googling, we signed up and took a quick 30 minute intro class.  We passed with flying colors and off we go!

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You can use Scoot for commuting to work, running errands or just scooting around town (my personal favorite!) All scoots come with helmets and don’t require a motorcycle license.

 

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to find parking
  • Fun way to see the city
  • Not difficult to learn to drive
  • Much faster than the bus
  • Multiple Scoots at some locations (great for when you’re renting with someone else)
  • Better for the environment (emits 2% of what a car emits when driving in the city)

 

Cons:

  • Only in SF
  • Spotty app (shows locations that aren’t available)
  • Few (very steep) hills in the city you cannot get up
  • Not much available parking on the west side of SF

 

We love Scootin’ around San Francisco.  Sure beats riding Muni…

Sign up HERE! See you on the road.