snapshots from san francisco!

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we are back from san francisco and already missing it! we all came home with a little sun on our noses and cheeks which has been a nice reminder of what is around the corner (warm weather! we hope!)  since it snowed all night here in new york city.

this trip felt very quick. josh and i spent the majority of our time in meetings thursday and friday, but we still tried to see a few friends and do a few fun things as a family over the weekend. i’d like to think our little ones are great travelers, but the plane ride over was unfortunately pretty rocky.  we landed early and had to sit on the plane for 45 minutes on the runway in SF around 2AM our time… and poor samson wasn’t feeling it at that point. you know how that cabin pressure can feel on your ears… then add teething on top of it, i think the poor mister hated everyone and everything at that point. there was a lot of rubbing of the back, trying to get him to nurse and apologizing to fellow passengers around us who kept giving us that look you tend to get as a parent when someone is annoyed with you. (please tell me i’m not the only one who gets that look.)

besides the plane incident, the kids were troopers! we all somehow snuck in 9 hours of straight sleep one night in the hotel (WHICH HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE…. EVER!) and enjoyed our time together in sunny california.


^^^the painted ladies! and a picnic with friends…^^^


^^^the trolleys are fully responsible for my obsession with san francisco. i mean, trolleys!^^^


^^^breakfast at craftsman and wolves. and eleanor’s “cheese” face posing with our big ice cream cone!^^^


^^^cutest mister samson. also, babies in hoodies. i cannot get enough.^^^


^^^feeding the ducks with friends and hanging out at the palace of fine arts…^^^


^^^dolores part! that slide is perfection (HERE’s a video of E going down all by herself). in-n-out, um, HELLO! and samson stealing eleanor’s spoonful of ice cream. sometimes you forget about a baby’s strong grip and reach. also, his name is samson.^^^


^^^we got to see one of our favorite people in the world, ms casey, on saturday morning. casey is so talented, but also the most genuine of the bunch. love her. so grateful this online world has brought us together.^^^

^^^sticking a daisy from the park in her hair… and making a mess in jordan’s studio!^^^


^^^this is what arriving at 2AM NYC time looks like… we lost one of E’s pigtails and samson was over his shoes, but we made it! ^^^


^^^ hanging out with our friend joy, who we are working with on our new project! joy is so much fun. she makes all those long conference calls and meetings exciting! so thrilled to see all of our hard work coming together!^^^

 until next time, san francisco!  xoxo

ps– a few more videos we made with the vine app (crossing the golden gate bridgeeleanor and mama at the palace of fine artsmy family just hanging out after dinner, and there are ducks in our hotel room!?)

also, a few posts from our time in san francisco last summer HEREHERE and HERE if you missed them and wanna take a look…

all photos were taken on our iphones. and edited with the vsco cam app.

  1. I cannot believe how many times we almost crossed paths during your trip. I swear I was in or near the very same spots as you guys that whole weekend! Glad you had such a grand time in my beloved SF. Can’t wait to hear about the new project!

  2. ima

    dear naomi,

    today marks the day i have officially read all of your blog. when i say all it means all six years. i went to your archives and clicked one by one, month by month. it took me around 2 weeks, an entertaining two weeks. with this done i think its just not out of the ordinary to say…

    thank you naomi, this little share you have in the world is really something. i have always believed that what ever comes from the heart always find its way back to it. and so i feel about your blog. so much love, so much honesty, so much passion and energy from the very beginning. i know that i am definitely not the only one that feels this way.

    you and your little family have something special and you choose to share it with the world. not only it takes courage, but also a whole lot of commitment, especially with two toddlers in the house. so please, give yourself a pat in the back, you really did well. you are awesome and you should be proud.

    i wish you, josh, eleanor and samson good health, happiness, lots of love and fun. i wish your little family all the best and please continue to do what you are doing. we love you.

    love ima,

    ps: smooch e and s for me, they are such adorable littles!!

    • TAZA

      thank you so much for this kind comment, ima! it really means a lot. i appreciate you taking the time to leave it here and also for reading my blog. thank you! have a great one, xoxox

  3. bo

    Love your blog, dice pictures. Which size shoes are you wearing.
    I want to order them from zara. But not sure how they fit.
    Thank you and Hola from spain!

    • TAZA

      i think they are a size 8, but it will depend on your own feet and shoe size, of course!

  4. well it was really great trip :) and your kids are wounderful :)

  5. JM

    Ah, I want sun and warmth ;) It is still freezing here and spring just won’t show up.

    These are great family pictures, I would love to go to San Francisco, that would be a very very long plane journey, indeed. I have always wanted to go but these pictures just make me want to go even more. I’m glad you had fun. You’re kids are an absolute joy!

  6. I hope you had a super fun trip! I really want to go back to San Francisco now!x

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  8. dod

    Your are so beautiful! Thanks for the sun . We are so poor of it, here in Belgium!

  9. Daphne

    Dear Naomi, I just wanted to say I love reading your posts more and more every day! You have such a beautiful family in & out and it makes me believe in a family and love ever so much. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and photo’s with us. it means the world! Lots of love, Daphne

    ps. those are the best polkadot jeans I’ve seen sofar! May I ask where they’re from? xx

    • TAZA

      Thanks! They are from Zara

  10. Rebecca

    You truly have the most adorable family, you really are blessed! Great blog! xx

  11. What great photos! San Francisco is definitely on my list to visit some day. Currently living in the UK, the flight would just be too long. So for now I’ll live vicariously through photos :)

  12. Sally

    Wonderful photos as always! Ah! I’d love to go to San Francisco!

  13. Audrey

    Your babies are adorable, et you seem to be a very sweet mom.

    And you have a good and original style too. I appreciated to see people who know playing with fashion like you do. And i really love your sunglasses, where is it from ?

    Bye bye

    • TAZA

      thank you! from ASOS.

  14. Morgane

    You are sooo lucky! It’s lovely! But they grow up so fast!!

  15. absolutely beautiful. i can’t get over those oranges!

  16. Dalia

    Looks like you guys had lots of fun – as usual. Love your photos – as usual. & I have to admit I’m pretty excited about your project with Joy!


  17. Sofia

    seeing these lovely pictures makes me want to hop on a plane and go to SF. I am so in love with your style Taza!

  18. Melanie

    Looks like you guys had a blast! I have always wanted to visit San Francisco, looks like a wonderful place! and your kids are so darn cute!

  19. this is the most beautiful blog in the world…i love all your family!

  20. McKenzie

    What is this new project you’ve been alluding to recently?? So excited to see whatever it is come to fruition, as all that you add to the world makes it lovely and lovelier.

  21. olya

    i love CA :) I miss NYC for it’s own reasons, but more and more I am thinking that I am a West Coast lifestyle person :) And yes, I am absolutely with you on those trolleys – I grew up in a city with trolleys, so it’s has a happy nostalgic vibe for me :) Love the pics – iphone rocks :)

  22. Sarah

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!! Thanks to you I’m going to visit the Palace of Fine Arts this weekend weather permitting. I’m just DYING to know what you guys are thinking up with your project. Maybe a kids clothing line? Or moving out to silicon valley so I can work for you? That would be awesome ;)

  23. Ester Sparkles

    Hi Naomi!!
    I love that kind of posts, with plenty of colorfull snapshots!San Francisco looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing, your blog is part of my daily dose of happiness!!

    P.S: I looove your red boots!! : )

  24. Ahhhh your little family is so cute. Congrats on trooping it out there with the babies it must have been crazy. San Francisco has been on my bucket list after I saw LA and decided I preferred an older looking city that reminded me of Europe…but in CALI!.

  25. Rhonda

    Love the photos! Wondering if you have ever or could ever do a post about going out and about with kids? I have a 1 and a half year old and we are hermits because every time we leave the house she goes into meltdown mode when we don’t let her pick up garbage, or stop her from grabbing a strangers purse etc. Do you just power through that sort of thing? Does it become easier when they are older?

  26. Theresa

    Ah, I heart San Francisco! I’m so sad I missed it during my last visit to the bay area.

  27. megan

    can you share where your striped shirt is from??

    thanks for always taking the time to reply. youre so grreat at that!


  28. Kelly

    Where did you get your denim jacket?!

  29. beautiful photos, as usual.


  30. Mun

    Looking at these photos make me happy!

  31. Patty

    Ummm.. ducks in your hotel room… funniest thing ever!!

  32. Hello000 family! I’m Spanish and I love your blog! precious photos.

    San Francisco is one of my favorite cities, I hope to visit one someday!!!!

    Congratulations on having a blog so cool !!!


  33. sam

    love your blog! And those zara shoes!Are you wearing your shoe size? Do they fit well?

  34. Tori

    I get such joy from seeing all of your family photos. You have such a great eye, along with having a great sense of style to boot (no pun intended).

  35. San Fran looks amazing! I so hope I get to visit it one day. I am in love with Trolleys too and wishing I could just step into that picture you took of one.

  36. Jaq Shumate

    Hi Naomi! This is somewhat unrelated to this post, but my husband and I (with our 15month old daughter) are headed to Argentina soon, and my husband needs a new pair of shoes! He wears leather dress shoes most of the time, and I wondered what josh wore when you went to Italy? We plan on a lot of walking in the city, etc so I thought i would ask. Our husbands have very similar style. :)

    Thanks so much! xo

  37. jen

    one of my favorite cities!

  38. Lisa

    Great pictures!! We’re going to SF in a couple weeks and I was wondering where that slide is in SF? Thank you!

  39. Adriana

    Naomi, where’s E’s cute lil red spring coat from? I love it!

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