dinner with Veuve Cliquot

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Veuve Cliquot Dinnercasual track pantsLast week, Veuve Cliquot hosted a small gathering of San Francisco influencers for a dinner at Namu Gaji in the Misson District.  Since it’s not every day that the iconic champagne brand asks you out on a date…I wanted to dress up a bit for the occasion.  I wore a special and sparkly Carolina Herrera top with the most intricate glass bead work.  Since it still is San Francisco…and we like to mix casual into every setting, I opted for a recent Bloomingdales purchase–these super comfortable yet polished track pants in navy blue.  Keep reading below to see some event photos from Drew Altizer and our amazing menu and champagne pairings!Veuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Clicquot Champagne Specialist, Francois Hurtel, hosted an intimate tasting dinner featuring rare vintages from the house of Veuve Clicquot. We dined at a long wooden table covered by beautiful Veuve Clicquot-yellow florals and enjoyed a special farm-to-table Korean menu by Chef Dennis Lee with four original courses, each perfectly paired with a different Veuve Clicquot champagne.  Yum!Veuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerIn this intimate setting, Francois Hurtel led us through a champagne tasting, which included Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Veuve Clicquot Vintage Blanc 2004, Veuve Clicquot Non-Vintage Rosé, Veuve Clicquot Rosé 2004 and Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec. Before taking our seats, the mix of bloggers and media mingled, instagrammed, and sipped glasses of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.Veuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerFor the first course, we enjoyed raw treatments of local Albacore with compressed watermelon, tamari and basil paired with Vintage Blanc 2004. Following, we tried shiitake mushroom dumplings with mushroom dashi broth, paired with Non-Vintage Rosé. For the third course, we dined on smoked pork chop loin with poha berries and a miso glaze along with grilled peaches, paired with Vintage Rosé 2004. And of course we weren’t done without ending on a sweet note.  For dessert, we enjoyed a peach tart and basil ice cream paired with flutes of Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec.Veuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot DinnerVeuve Cliquot Dinner

Top: Carolina Herrera // Pants: AQUA // Heels: JCrew // Jacket: Vince // Bag: Chanel

Thank you Veuve Cliquot and Namu Gaji for the beautiful and delicious evening!  It was a great time seeing old friends and making new ones over a glass of champagne!

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summer to fall hair care

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ted baker dressted baker dresshead & shouldershead & shoulderspeep toe bootiesDress: Ted Baker // Booties: Vince Camuto // Bag: Saint Laurent // Bracelet: Giles & Brother

If you’ve been following along on Just Add Glam for more than a post or two, you’re well aware that I consider a great head of hair to be an essential accessory to any outfit because its such a natural way to frame your face and put your smile in the spotlight.  I’ve been traveling a lot this summer and spending a lot of time in the sun and at the beach and unfortunately…it has caused a toll on my hair.  After spending a bit too much time soaking up the sunshine, my scalp wasn’t very happy with me and I was experiencing some dryness.  It’s definitely not something I want to admit since it’s a bit of an embarrassing subject but hey…it happens!

Not only am I stepping up my summer-to-fall fashion, but I’m also changing up my hair care routine now that we are transitioning from summer to fall.  I am constantly switching shampoos from professional salon formulas, to drugstore brands, but when I’m looking to hydrate my scalp I stick with the iconic Head & Shoulders brand.  I recently discovered their new fresh scent technology line and love the classic clean scent (I was torn between classic clean and green apple–enter the visual of me standing in the drugstore aisle sniffing shampoos–haha!).  The shampoo and conditioner have definitely been assets in getting my hair and scalp back to healthy!

When you’ve got a great head of healthy, shiny hair–pop on a bright dress, a bold lip, and some booties and you’re set!

My friends at Head & Shoulders want you to get in on the action as well!  They are offering their fans a chance to meet spokeswoman Sofia Vergara (um…hello amazing hair!) by following @headshoulders on twitter and posting a photo of your beautiful hair tagging #PartOfOurFamily and @HeadShoulders.  


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travel is golden

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It’s sad to say but summer is quickly coming to a close.  I’m already talking about transitioning to fall fashion and planning for festive fall activities.  But with the close of summer, that also means it’s time for me to wrap up on the last getaways of my summer vacations and reflect on the golden memories I’ve created.

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While reflecting on the wondering experiences I’ve had traveling this summer–my trip to the World Cup in Brazil, sunbathing and hiking in Maui, and taking weekend trips to Napa–I decided to take an afternoon to really think back and enjoy all of the wonderful travels I’ve gotten to experience.

We’ve heard the saying “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer” and I completely agree with that statement.  Being able to travel–whether its a local trip to a new part of your city, or somewhere across the globe–really is a golden opportunity to expand your outlook, your mind, and your soul.

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During my afternoon of travel reflection, I picked up a world map and started to draw on it.  First, I circled in black the places I had been lucky enough to travel to.  I love exploring new cultures other than my own, so some of my favorite places to visit have been Egypt, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and Tahiti.  Next, I circled in red the places on my travel bucket-list: places I need to travel to in my lifetime–a few include Argentina, India, Maldives, and Zambia.

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When I travel, I have two idiosyncrasies that I routinely do as my little travel traditions.  First, I like to keep a handful of coins from each of the places I travel to.  When I come back home, I keep them in a little jar and I love to be able to take them out from time to time to relive visiting the country (and trying to use the coins when paying for things–haha!).

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And the second?  Well I’m a fashion girl at heart so I love seeking out unique and special shoes to take home as souvenirs from my excursions.  I picked up these YSL golden heels in Dubrovnik, Croatia and the handcrafted jeweled flats from a souk market in Dubai.  They are both beautifully crafted shoes and its a special way for me to bridge travel and fashion together.

What are your favorite ways to remember your golden travel memories? Do you like to look through photographs and Instagrams, or look through a box of ticket stubs and maps?  Do you think about the gorgeous sites you saw and hiked, or perhaps even a delicious meal shared with friends and family with a sweet ice cream bar for dessert? Mmmm!

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laser-cut leather

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cutout leather skirtcutout leather skirtcutout leather skirtcutout leather skirtSweater: Topshop // Skirt: ASTR, similar from Cusp // Shoes: Loeffler Randall // Bag: Saint Laurent

Even though it’s still August, I’m already dreaming of fall fashion.  Don’t get me wrong, warm and breezy summer days are so wonderful, but living in San Francisco…we don’t really get to experience them that often!  Because of this, I’ve had transitional dressing on my mind while I bridge the gap between summer and fall.  One of my favorite ways to ease me into fall is the laser cut / burnout leather look.  This skirt is substantially fall with its rich color and leather, but the cut out detail makes it carefree and casual enough for summer.

Check out a few more of my favorite cut out leather pieces, perfect to take your wardrobe into fall!


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houndstooth scarf

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houndstooth scarfhoundstooth scarfhoundstooth scarfDress: Zara, similar from BCBG Max Azria // Scarf: Zara, loving this one from Stella McCartney // Bag: Saint Laurent // Boots: Zara, similar from Steve Madden // Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana // Hat: Forever 21

I’ll always be a fan of Zara.  From their clean lines to amazing details, its hard to step into Zara and not want to walk out with a few new pieces for your closet.  I recently picked up this oversized houndstooth print scarf and I’ve been pairing it with a lot of my neutrals since it’s such a bold print.  It folds so nicely into a slouchy, draped shape and it’s been essential for the unpredictable San Francisco weather–as in this past weekend!  Saturday was cold and gloomy and best spent staying in with movies while Sunday was warm, sunny, and gorgeous!  Until San Francisco can make up it’s mind, I’ll be wrapping up with this houndstooth scarf to keep the chills at bay.

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