I’m going to Alt Summit NYC! I have been dying to attend an Alt Summit since I started blogging 2 years ago and can’t wait to see the line up of speakers and workshops.
Besides being held in one of my favourite cities (hello, NYC!), I’m excited to meet like-minded people and learn more about what it takes to be a good blogger. I’m not the best at connecting with other bloggers offline and hope that ALT NYC will be the push I need to get more involved in San Francisco.
Are you heading to ALT NYC? Fellow ALT Summit newbie MJ has created a Pinterest board of attendees. It’s a great heads up on who else will be there too!
A recent office relocation has meant a lot more lunch hours for me in San Francisco’s mid-market district. With Twitter and Yammer’s somewhat recent move to the neighborhood, new restaurants have been popping up to keep up with new traffic.
I had been wanting to check out Machine Coffee and Deli since the Big Eat 2013 list had been released to try the ‘Crankshaft’ tuna melt. Of course I geeked out and did a little research before heading over. Machine Coffee and Deli is a small shopfront (blink and you’ll miss it!) by the people behind neighboring Show Dogs and Foreign Cinema. They serve Four Barrel coffee, breakfast goods and are known for their sandwiches.
It was a sunny Friday afternoon and I was craving some time in the sun. I ordered my Crankshaft tuna melt and the server said he would bring it over to me if I wanted to sit outside at Show Dogs. The sandwich was pretty heavy for lunch and I would definitely share it with someone if I go again. Not only was it a mayonaise based tuna salad, but there was cheese melted on both sides of the roll to tie it together. I liked the freshness of the arugula and the pickled bite of capers. If you are hungry and love tuna melts, go for it. A bit steep at $10 for the neighborhood but worth a try.
Machine Coffee and Deli
1024 Market St @ 6th St
San Francisco, CA
Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm
Obviously I freaked when I saw this adorable typeface ‘Helveticat’. The crazy cat lady in me needs this cat-tastic print NOW.
via Swiss Miss
Thanks to Birchbox’s Birchblogger program, I received a sample of Benefit’s new Fake-Up to test out and review. I use Benefit’s Erase Paste daily and was interested to see how their new concealer compared.
First thing I noticed was that Fake-Up is much easier to apply. I didn’t receive the application wand when I bought my Erase Paste last year, so I have resorted to digging in with my pinky and q-tips. Fake-Up’s lip-stick tube packaging makes the process effortless, clean and compact for travelling.
After I blended Fake-Up in with my ring finger and applied my regular Nars Liquid Foundation, there were no signs of concealer underneath. It felt really creamy and somewhat hydrating when I smoothed it on. It definitely has something to do with the clear vitamin E and apple seed extract in the product ingredient breakdown. I did notice that I had to apply more concealer than usual as it isn’t as concentrated with pigment.
Benefit’s Fake-Up is available on birchbox.com for $24 with free shipping.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I love retweeting The Bold Italic. Their articles really speak to those living in San Francisco day to day, amongst its many quirks and gems.
In addition to its daily musings, The Bold Italic has a growing online shop featuring local artists, gift ideas and fun prints. I love this San Francisco map silk scarf collaboration between The Bold Italic and Jennifer Maravillas.
Scarves are essential in San Francisco’s climate and I never leave home without one draped around my neck. I like the size of this silk number and the wide range of colors means you can wear it with almost everything.
I know $120 is steep for a scarf, but it is 100% silk and completely timeless. At least that is what I keep trying to convince myself.