Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sweat and Splurge

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My outfit: Tank and Pants-c/o Bella, Necklace- Ritz Cracker via Need Supply, Watch-Michael Kors, Shoes-Brooks

There is something so charming about Mill Valley. The town is full of quaint boutiques and restaurants, great wine tasting, and breathtaking hikes. My boyfriend and I love heading up there on the weekends (seen before here and here). We decided that we wanted to spend the day splurging on decadent treats, but not before we cut down our guilt with a long vigorous hike. Ring Mountain is our favorite for it's amazing views of the city. At the top of one side you can see all of the Richmond Bridge and on the other side a view of the Golden Gate. It is magical. I wore some incredible pieces from Bella. They were perfect for a hike and later for a stroll through the city. We could not wait to indulge in our favorite desserts. He can't resist an ice cream sundae and I'm crazy about *French Macarons. I even nibbled on some fudge. I'm so glad I did because it was the best I ever tasted!

*French Macarons are not made with gluten. These macarons are from Le Boulange in North Beach San Francisco

37 comments:

Josie said...

Oh, this looks like so much fun! Looks like such a charming place.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

princess V said...

Love how chilled you are and yet you take such great pics:)Those macaroons look yummy!!

xx

Nicole Lisa said...

How great! Looks like a fun day with a good end to it :o)
<3 Nicole Lisa
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Fashion Butter said...

Oh man, I wish my husband would hike with me in the mountains. I can't even get him to walk to the mailbox. Haha.

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Styles 'n Cream said...

What a fabulous day with a yummy ending ...

Agitarsi said...

Great photos!

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Ra said...

i'm jealous of your life, pretty much.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love these shots! and those Macarons look quite tasty :D
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andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

I love that you and the bf go on hikes and then eat some yummy desserts. So cute! I need to do that so I feel better about the candy I eat! hehe!

J.S. said...

ooooo I will be in san fran in a couple of weeks....I wil have to put this place on my to do list.....

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

Caitlin said...

those are my exact plans for this weekend! running our big bridge here in Charleston,SC and then trying a new French Macaron place downtown :)

Dancing Branflake said...

How fun! Splurges are definitely a must in life. You guys are such a great looking couple!

A.Co said...

What a fun day!

I love the shadow heart pic - so sweet.

(I didn't realize macaroons were gluten free- nice!)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Such a great way to spend the day...

XoXO-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

Nicole Leigh said...

I didn't know macarons were gluten free! Amazing! I think gluten may be the culprit of some of my stomach woes.
Do you have any fitness tips for people who only have a short amount of time to work out? Like thirty minutes.

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Great pictures!! I just made gluten-free french macaroons the other day and they were yummy!

FASHION SNAG said...

I love to hike too!

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Christina said...

I thought you were going to say you both love macaroons...and I was like really? and then I read that his favorite desert is a sundae. Haha

Jamie said...

French Macaroons are the BEST. I have been flirting with the idea of making some at home, but I have yet to do so...

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forefrontfash said...

macaroons are indeed my greatest indulgence!!

Ronisha said...

You guys had a great time I see :)

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Mary said...

Aw, what a fun day! I looovee date days :)

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Taylor Sterling said...

Nicole,

French Macarons aren't marketed as gluten free, but all the recipes I see use almond flour (which is gluten free). They are not healthy by any means, but for people on a GF diet it helps.

I would say if you have a short amount of time to work out to either try Crossfit since the work outs are usually short and intense or go for a quick run, but not a relaxed run. Include hills and sprints to get more out of shorter distances.

Marcie said...

Thanks for the hike recommendations. I am always looking to change it up and I don't head north enough. Now I know exactly where to go.

Cute outfit too!

M

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

These are such great pictures...I'm going to have to check Mill Valley out!

Liesl :)

Natassia Lea said...

I need a day in a place like that too!

Natassia Lea said...

I need a day in a place like that too!

kitty said...

i just ADORE mill valley! it's such a charming place to wander about and just spend time. how fun that you get to take weekend getaways there!

-kitty
http://kittyclotheshorse.blogspot.com

the chirpy bird said...

I just made a yummy Macaroon recipe today! I'd so love it if you came over to check it out and let me know what you think!
http://www.thechirpyladybird.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

Don't you just love the Golden Gate Bridge?!? I moved to the Bay area a little over two years ago and absolutely love driving over the Golden Gate.

Roxan said...

You and Joey are adorable! I miss you guys! xoxox

missmarc said...

I love your sunglasses & those macarroons. I wish I could eat them!

Ria said...

Love that jumping shot of you. :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

My bestie just moved to Larkspur! Not too far at all from Mill Valley! I'll have to let her know about all the great hikes around there. When I visited SF last month, she took me to that Golden Gate Bridge recreational area where you can climb that hill and overlook the city. We did it at night and it was amazing!

Saucy Glossie said...

aww i love macaroons!! looks so fun.. i have a secret obsession with california... hope we can meet soon!!
xoo
Saucy

christina said...

Adorable! xxx
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ClaraVivian said...

I live in Mill Valley! It's such an underrated place since no one seems to know about it but good for you! I loved growing up in it and I live close to downtown so I walk into towns and eat at one of the many restaurants on the weekends

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