Living the city girl chic moto isn't always easy -especially when I'm (STILL) on vacation and there are so so many opportunities to spend LOTs of money throughout my waking day. Below some of my cheaps of the week illustrating I can still occupy myself without spending a ton.
Sunday (8/5): FREE concert at Stern Grove. My girlfriends and I brought a picnic and we burned calories by dancing to Ozomatli for a few hours.
Tuesday (8/7): Used my slow cooker to make carnitas for dinner. All I really had to do was prepare the salsa and guacamole. Rick Bayless's Garlicy Carnitas Slow Cooker Sauce ($2.65) took care of the rest.
Wednesday (8/8): Reading at the beach. Thankfully there are no meters at Crissy Fields so this beautiful beach excursion was free.
Thursday (8/9): I have been a bit obsessed with bola tea. I always smirk inside (and outside) when I have to order "big balls". This makes me happier than coffee ($1.99 @ Sheng Kee Bakery).
Friday (8/10): If you haven't signed up for UrbanDaddy.com then you are missing out. Urbandaddy.com mimics (in virtual form) the popular friend that knows all the hot spots, amazing events, and new places. Thanks to this site I was able to see a screening of Francis Ford Coppola's new movie Twixt. I not only saw the movie but the legendary director (who also wrote and produced the movie) was on hand to introduce the movie and answer questions after the movie. Price for this sold out screening: $15.
I took a photo of the outfit I wore to the movie. Dress was borrowed (thanks Sharon), studded clutch is from TopShop ($75), neon yellow belt is from Joe Fresh ($9), aersoles wedges ($40), and Sinful blue nail polish ($2).
My first purchase from Gilt.com arrived this week. This canvas picture by Parvez Taj is massive it's 60"by 40''. I'm pretty proud that I hung this wall art all by my short self. It retails most places for $650 but I got it for $199. I have been looking for a piece for this wall for two years and I finally found it. Thankfully it looks amazing in our loft because it non-returnable :-/
Saturday (8/11): My husband and I did a day trip outside of San Francisco. We traveled to Healdsburg for some hot (90 degree) weather. After checking out the Sonoma County Fair (don't go!) and downtown Healdsburg we found Riverfront Regional Park in the middle of vineyards and took a nap. Parking for the day was $7, which is a steal considering some San Francisco meters charge $3.50 an hour.