Tuesday, June 12, 2018

what to wear when blueberry picking

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blueberry picking, Ott farms, Central valley agriculture, what to wear when fruit picking, green summer dress, straw fedora, zara
blueberry picking, Ott farms, Central valley agriculture, what to wear when fruit picking, green summer dress, straw fedora, zara
blueberry picking, Ott farms, Central valley agriculture, what to wear when fruit picking, green summer dress, straw fedora, zara
blueberry picking, Ott farms, Central valley agriculture, what to wear when fruit picking, green summer dress, straw fedora, zara
blueberry picking, Ott farms, Central valley agriculture, what to wear when fruit picking, green summer dress, straw fedora, zara
blueberry picking, Ott farms, Central valley agriculture, what to wear when fruit picking, green summer dress, straw fedora, zara


If you watch my Stories on IG you know, it's more than just pretty clothes. A few of the notables in my life are my husband, lots of travel, working out, food and cooking -- the things that inspire me and make life that much sweeter. The later has an exceptional place in my heart (and my stomach, if we are being honest). I love the idea of growing my own food for consumption but since we don't have the weather here in San Francisco to grow agriculture in abundance, and my green thumb is nonexistent -- seriously, I killed a baby Christmas tree once-- I love getting out of the city to pick my own food and in this instance blueberries! I did it two years ago and stopped back at the same grove on opening day while on the way to visit my in-laws last month.  

We spent a little under an hour at Ott Farms picking four pounds of delicious blueberries this day. On the other side of the orchard, Ott has cherries, but they weren't fully ripe, so I'll just have to come back to pick those one day before the Summer is over. I'm in search of a nectarine or peach orchard if any of my Bay Area readers have any suggestions would love to hear 'em in the comments below! 

Some tips for what to wear when fruit picking:
  • Wear SPF. It gets hot when you are mid-day in an orchard, so lather up.
  • Bring a hat.
  • Wear something you are comfortable in, whether it's a full dress or jeans and a tee.
  • Wear closed toed shoes. While these sandals were the better choice to compliment this dress, closed toe shoes would have been more comfortable to navigate the orchard in since you are walking lots and in dirt fields sometimes.
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Red Polka Dots in Napoli

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Typing this out, I have the window wide open -- hearing birds chirping, motos buzzing by the little alley (I'm currently living near), and lots of voices singing, and sing-songy speaking Italian., you can almost hear the folks talking with their hands. Did I mention I'm currently in Napoli? Naples, Italy, not Naples, Florida if it wasn't clear enough. I'm on holiday and in love with this country. I've been to Italy three times now. Visited all of Rome, Santa Margharita Ligure, Sicily - including Palermo and Catania, and this time around spending more time in Rome, Napoli, and the Amalfi. I'm practically Italian at this point. The locals definitely think I'm Italian, at least until I open my mouth. I can't wait, it's going to be a great two and a half weeks. Leave me your recommendations in the comments on what to eat, see and do in any of these places. Feel free to follow along on my IG stories to get the latest play-by-play. Ciao!

Photography by Jessica Monroy

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