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Where is the wine? 

Can you believe that I made a trip to Sonoma yesterday without having a glass of wine? 

I am in love with my Burberry scarf and coat

First time visiting Benziger Family Winery, but I missed the tram tour due to the late arrival. I walked around a little bit in the winery, and really love the ambient of it. There wasn’t many visitors at the time I was there because it’s almost 5pm on a Sunday. I am sure I will be back for the tour.


My main purpose of visiting Sonoma is for this place The girl and the fig.

There were a few empty tables at the patio 🤔


I arrived at 5:45pm, which I thought it’s still considered early for normal dining hours, and didn’t expect to be packed at the restaurant. I was told by the host that there wasn’t any table available for party of two, and the waiting is an hour.

Without wanting to wait for an hour, I took the communal table seating. I ordered a drink, a cheese plate, and side of fries.

After taking my orders, the server further asked if I wanted to have my entree ordered because it would take an hour to get the entered prepared and served. I wasn’t very happy to hear that, and decided to take a pass on the entree. 

Very refreshing non alcoholic drink, with pomegranate juice, soda, ginger and mint

The fig compote and the fig cake were tasty, the cheeses were kinda disappointed

This is a nothing special fries


Despite of the over 2500 reviews in Yelp, the whole dining experience I had in the restaurant really turned me off. Maybe it’s me, maybe will be more pleasant if I made a reservation ahead? Maybe…

The Girl and The Fig

110 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476

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Birthday gift from Sephora

Picked up my little gift from Sephora yesterday, I chose the Tarte lips and cheeks over Caudalíe.

I can’t wait to put them on first thing in the morning today, and I love the natural tone it sets on my face, it’s like make up with no make up 🙂 

Thank you Sephora!


I really like the mini size because they fit perfectly in my tiny purse


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New hair color 

Finally, I decided to color my hair. 

It’s been almost 8 years having my natural black hair


I have always wanted an ash brown color, but after a few tries 8 years ago, I couldn’t get the right color I want. Maybe I went to the wrong places in the past, that they never did it right? So, I embraced my natural black hair ever since.

There is this hair stylist I went to for the past two years for my regular hair cut, who always have a very nice hair color on her. I asked her during one of my most recent hair cut if she can do an ash brown color for me, which has a tiny green shade. She said yes.

Today is my hair color appointment, and it started at 11am. 

1st part of hair bleaching

Final bleaching


After went through three parts of hair bleaching, I was shocked to see the color of my hair! I started to worry if the outcome is what I am looking for…

Up close on my bleached hair, along with my worry look

Final hair color


After 5 hours of the entire hair coloring process, the final hair color is indeed what I am looking for. I was rushing to get out of the salon without taking a finished look picture, because I was afraid to be late for my dinner appointment. 

Once I got home, I styled my hair with a really cool T3 auto-rotating curling iron.

How can I miss the pic of my supercool curling iron


All ready for dinner


I am really loving my new hair color ❤️️❤️️❤️️ 


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Ballet Flat Hunting

I have been longing for a pair of comfortable, yet elegant looking ballet flat for my travel, which usually requires a lot of walking.

I finally found this cute pair of shoes in Bloomingdales.com on sale. I was worry that the laser cut design leather might cut into the back of my ankles.

It arrived yesterday but I didn’t have the time to unboxed it yesterday. This morning, I couldn’t wait to unboxed it and try them on.

I am definitely a happy camper! They are so comfortable on my feet! 


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Brunch at Marlowe, San Francisco

   
    
    
   
 
First time wearing my new beanie and new coat, the blue and mint color made me think of Marlowe.

Hence, I went to Marlowe for brunch. This is the third time I been to Marlowe, I love the interior setting, the ambiance and the food. I can’t say much about their service though, it all depends on the server of the day.

Brussel sprout chips is a must try, sinfully delicious! I could finish the whole order by myself!

The freshly squeeze grapefruit juice is so refreshing that I could give up my cup of coffee, which usually is a must have for me in breakfast or brunch. The tartness becomes my eyes opening of the day. 

Heard some good things about their roasted bone marrow too. Too bad it is served only at  dinner, will definitely check it out sometimes later.

Marlowe

Add: 500 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107