GALLERIES

    A Picnic at The Palace of Fine Arts

    One of the million things I love about San Francisco is the 7×7 landscape. I love how accessible it is to walk or take a quick uber across town and adventure to places I don’t typically frequent. Once the weather starts to perk up, you start to notice everyone out and about and spending as much time as possible outside. I prefer walking if I can, and hopping around to different parks to soak some sun when it’s this nice! This time of year specifically is my favorite, because I am the queen of picnics (well, at least I thought so until my friend showed up with her fully equipped woven basket – touché). I can’t believe I’ve never thought to lay a blanket down at The Palace of Fine Arts. It’s only a few blocks from my apartment and is really quite the stunning backdrop (and the tourist parade who snapped photos of us while we stuffed our faces with olives….).

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic


    The Palace of Fine Art Picnics


    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    Another thing to love is the ease/art of dressing. My closet is pretty much built around classic layers to pick from that transition seamlessly from day to night. We San Franciscans encourage comfort! Kristie and I headed to the grass on Monday night in casual cozy attire. I recently added these beek snakeskin sandals to my closet, and have been wearing them non-stop. Last weekend I brought them along to our Sonoma trip, and have thrown them on all week for early morning coffee runs, and thought they were picnic-perfect. They’ve pretty much been glued to my feet since they arrived in the mail last week.

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    This particular style is called Cardinal – which aligns so nicely with my cardinal rules for summer sandals; be cute, be comfy, be versatile. Three more reasons to love them off the bat, 1) the genuine leather makes me feel like I’m slipping my feet into butter, 2) the first snakeskin pair of shoes I’ve ever owned, and now I wonder how that could be? 3) kind of obsessed with the collection’s artisanal construction – specifically the arched foot, which doesn’t make me feel bad about wearing them, all day-everyday.

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic


    Not Pictured: 16mph winds


    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    Brunch on Chestnut | The Palace of Fine Arts Picnic

    Not only are beek’s creations timeless and stunning – but, with every purchase, they donate a meal to a child in need. I love the brand’s philanthropic commitment and the chic, minimal approach, and thought you would too. 🙂 I am ready for some sun, birthday celebrating (helping my best friend set up her 30th for Saturday!), and weekend bliss. Happy Friday / have a great weekend!

    The moral of this story / recipe for a happy weekend: enjoy some cheese and wine at The Palace of Fine Picnics, find your match-made-in-heaven sandal to throw on all summer long, and try something new. xx

    P I C N I C  G E A R
    Basket is vintage (similar here), blanket, cheese board, cheese knives, wine glasses, wine bottle bag

    O U T F I T S
    on Kristie // top old (similar options 1 / 2), sandals custom design, sunglasses
    on me // beek sandals, jeans, sweater, sunglasses, bracelet

     

    Thank you beek for collaborating on this feature.
    Photos of me by Sunday State of Mind | the rest by
    moi

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