Friday, July 23, 2010


I am into angles these days. Zig zag prints, geometric shapes. I feel like with the resurgence of tribal comes cool patterns that we haven’t seen in a while. Case in point, we have a great “zig zag” print we are running at the moment and it seems like people are digging it b/c it’s almost all gone!

But, we are not the only ones doing fun shapes and patterns. Net-a-porter is selling a cute, yet expensive full piece with a fun zig zag pattern.
And, Free People has a ton of Pendleton inspired motifs they are running now, making geometric soft and wearable.

Lastly, Vanderhurd has amazing textiles in so many different geometric patterns – they are addictive to look at:

Have fun seeing and wearing geometrics this year, as I hope they inspire you as much as they do me!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Surfing Montauk

While we are here suffering through another foggy summer in San Francisco the east coast is alive with heat and color. It’s just not fair. But I was lucky to be able to spend sometime back there this already and I am hoping that I soaked up enough vitamin D to last me until September. We traveled to many different places on the eastern seaboard but found one very special place in New York. I am sure you have all heard of Montauk. It seems to be making headlines these days in the media and I am afraid that in a few years it will be overflowing with people but for now it’s still relatively quite. We stayed at the Surf Lodge.

This place is a little overpriced for us Californians but seemed to be right on target for New Yorkers. But I have to say it was well worth the stay. It’s located on a fresh water pond called Fort Pond just down the road from the beach. We seemed to be quite blessed this trip because we had great 5 ft surf for most of the time we were there. The beach reminded me of our home break of Ocean Beach so we were immediately at ease. The great thing about the east coast in the summer is the warm weather so we were surfing in our bikinis and getting a tan. When the wind came up we were back at the surf lodge taking out paddle boards for the pond in back and renting bikes and biking into town. Montauk feels a little like Encinitas back in the day. Lots of blonde, wild hair surfers cruising around on skateboards eating fresh seafood at the plethora of crab shacks located on the side of the road. It felt like we were kids again. Nothing can beat that feeling. We ended our days with jack and gingers at the surf lodge bar grooving to bob Marley tunes and watching old surf videos. Dinner time really drew a crowd but we opted for other dinner places and we think South Edison is not to be missed. It was already named one of the top 25 places to eat this year.

So if you are having the summer blues here in SF and have the money and time to travel 6 hours back east, Montauk is not to be missed. Surf's up.