Momlikethat Favorite Spring/Summer Basics

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I've rounded up some of my favorite basics and closet staples to have for spring and summer. And some pieces can even transition to fall. I like to make sure I have plenty of staple pieces that I know I’ll get a lot of use out of. I love neutral colors and light fabrics that are easy to mix and match and layer.

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Easter Egg Hunt!

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Since we are taking the kids to Park City for Spring break and Easter, we had a little Easter egg hunt for them over the weekend. A few photos we snapped below…

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Leah and Oscar are wearing the spring #bringthefun collection from @Oshkoshkids.

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My dress is from Vince Camuto and wedges are from Solesociety.

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Photography by Aurora Heitman

Up Bay Finds - Le Paris Artisan

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Le Paris Artisan is another gem in the Up Bay. This cozy and little bakery spot is located in American Canyon just south of Napa.

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Their almond croissants and cropuffs are my favorite treats. They also serve sandwiches and salads for lunch.

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The ambiance is very clean and welcoming with free WiFi. And don't forget to grab a cup of joe from Moschetti coffee on your way out. 

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Meet Jay, the owner and executive pastry chef at Le Paris Artisan. He is internationally trained in countries like Japan and the Philippines. Make sure to say hi if you see him at the store. 

"Up Bay Finds" is a series of posts on little known gems found in the Up Bay, a.k.a. the cities of American Canyon, Benicia, Fairfield, Mare Island and Vallejo.

Photography by Aurora Heitman


The Only Spring Dress You Need

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One of my favorite brands to wear for spring is Anthropologie, hands down. I like the brand throughout the year as well, but their spring line is always what my dreams are made of. I found this beautiful embroidered dress a few weeks ago at my local store and immediately knew it was for me. I love when I find a piece like this. I don't see it online, but found similar options below. Happy Monday!

Anthropologie Dress (similar here and here)

Old Navy Denim Jacket (similar here and here)

Frye Boots 

Photography by Aurora Heitman

Back To Basics

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I put this simple outfit together for a date night with a few basics I’ve picked from my closet. White boyfriend blazer? Check. Classic little black dress? Check. And street style sneakers? Check. All basic pieces but all very classic. 

Nordstrom blazer (similar here and here

Anthropologie dress (similar here and here

Adidas sneakers 

Photography by Aurora Heitman

Up Bay Finds - The Loft Thai Fusion

Happy Sunday! I'm starting a series called "Up Bay Finds" where you can find secret gems in the city of Vallejo, Mare Island, Benicia, Fairfield, and American Canyon. My husband and I have lived in Asia for many years before we came back to the Bay Area. So finding a good and tasty Thai restaurant to satisfy our palate and enough room to fit our family of five without feeling cramped was very challenging until we discovered The Loft Thai Fusion in Hiddenbrook Vallejo.

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This place has a very clean and modern look. My kids love all the legos, comic art on the wall, and not too mention the variety of food items on the menu. The price is pretty reasonable for a family of five as well.

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There are many healthy choices like this steak salad. But my most favorite dish is the sticky rice with mango. If you are driving up to Napa Valley for the weekend, I definitely suggest to stop at the loft Thai fusion for a quick lunch before heading to all the wineries. 

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Photography by Aurora Heitman

Lots Of Red

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// WHOWHATWEAR dress - ANINE BING hat (similar here) - ANINE BING boots (similar here)  //

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// Ralph Lauren denim dress (similar here) - Vintage GUCCI (similar here) - Target sunglasses //

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// Madewell dress (similar here) - Steve Madden booties //

Celebrating the month of LOVE with lots of red. Hope y'all had a wonderful Valentine's Day celebration with your loved nones.

Photography by Aurora Heitman

Modern Calligraphy With Sandelin Designs

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My daughter and I attended the Modern Calligraphy class with Sandelin Designs hosted by Anthropologie over the weekend. She told me that modern calligraphy is like a fancier version of the cursive writing she is learning at school ;-) We had a great time learning and bonding and the macaroons were definitely a hit. If you are looking for a fun event to take your daughter to or just have a little time to yourself, make sure to sign up with Anthropologie for their upcoming events.

Chocolate Cake and DIY Succulents


Valentine's Day is almost here, and what a better way to celebrate the month of love with your loved ones with a simple DIY succulents and chocolate cake. 


The pebbles are from Michaels and the succulents are from Home Depot.


I got this utensil holder from Target and used here as planter.


I got this second planter from a local shop in St. Helena (similar here).


Favorite chocolate cake recipe here and frosting here.

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Happy Valentine's Day amor! 

Photography by Aurora Heitman