where: loló
what: taco tropical, ceviche, tuna tacon, lamb sliders

after an afternoon spent sweating in a chunky turtleneck, scouring union square for a new nightstand, bev picked me up in an uber to head to the mission district. the idea was to enjoy the sun/sunset but the cold hit quick and meandering the streets suddenly seemed much less enticing.

we did a quick restaurant search et voila, loló.
"jaliscan-californian inspired cuisine" where both the kooky decor and hunky tapas will spur conversations. a couple seated next to us was persuaded to order the tuna tacon by a couple seated next to them. the verdict was the taco tropical to which we wholeheartedly agreed. 


zara shirt, jeans, boots | thread lounge purse | gorjana necklace c/o rocksbox

In the years I've lived in and frequented San Francisco, it's always been a challenge finding boutiques that offer unique (yet still wearable) apparel that doesn't drill holes into your piggybank and leave you questioning your priorities.

Up until a month ago, my sole destination for shopping needs was Union Square, where I'd stop at, not just one, but TWO whole Zara's in both the Westfield and Post Street locations. You know, just to make sure I didn't miss anything (clothing-FOMO).

This past Christmas as I was making some last-minute gift rounds in the Mission District, I walked into Thread Lounge*, where I encountered a suede tote of behemoth proportions. I left the store without the bag but only physically. The thing had hijacked my mind.

A month later, I returned to the store and preordered my rust colored knapsack (#veryrare) despite the fact that I seldom carry more than a cardholder and cell phone when I leave the house. A simple issue I will quickly remedy by tossing in my latest read, a MacBook Air (substantial yet mindfully light), and okay, I guess I should consider bringing around a pouch of makeup should any situations arise. Never mind any shoulder problems that are bound to occur from my efforts to compensate for the lack of personal belongings I shuttle around. I am powering up on my bag game and it's all downhill from here.

*Thread Lounge @ 124 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA



vintage cardigan | zara dress | zara boots | alexander wang bag

cue the Muni... we didn't plan this. welcome to SF.