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 so love San Francisco. Almost got married at Palace of Fine Arts, but it started to pour the day of our wedding. Thanks for the photos!

  2. Jessica

    Great pictures. I love your style.

  3. Tiff

    Awesome Images!!! You make my City look even more awesome!! xoxo

  4. kara

    these pics are soooo pretty – love that sunshine! ive never been to san fran but always wanted to go… im planning a move next year from VA to Southern Cali and these pictures made me REALLY happy!!

    xx, kara

  5. great pictures! you are amazing at capturing precious moments! what a fun trip!

  6. Lynda

    What a great weekend you had, I’ve always wanted to visit SF it looks like such an energetic city! Also yes, I am very familiar with that stranger stare you receive, ha!


  7. These pictures are so cute! E and S look like they had a blast, despite the bumpy plane ride. I especially like the one of you and E in the car, smiling. So cute!
    Melissa Nadine Illustration

  8. rachel

    well you certainly make me want to back my bags and head to sunny Ca, though I’m certain i would be getting the same eye rolls/ annoyed expression because we all get them. and even if you’re kids aren’t “great” travelers yet, they sure are getting a lot of practice. either way they are learning to deal with discomfort and new surroundings and a break in routine.
    you guys are so very brave.

  9. Colleen

    I was in San Francisco this past weekend too! At some of the same haunts as you as well :) How funny!

  10. Timi

    Big hugs to the little mister! And thank you for the amazing pictures!

  11. Stella

    As always, gorgeous photos! You’re making me want to go back to SF ASAP! Can’t wait to hear what you and Joy and others have been up to.

  12. Marie

    Awesome red shoes! where from? xo

  13. oh these photos make me want spring so badly, every single outfit, hairstyle and ice cream cone in these pictures looks perfect.

  14. Lisa

    What a fun looking trip! I can’t wait for warmer weather and a little sun on my skin…

  15. erica

    E and her love for ice cream… too cute! Looks like a wonderful visit. I am originally from SoCal but Northern California is unlike any other place and I cannot wait to get back! I miss warm weather like nobody’s business! Welcome back home :) <3

  16. Eli

    Being a mama is a role beyond words and I can see this on your side of the screen. It is your time, fabulous and silly, with glitter and without shoes (cute little feet on display :) – I love watching how you are close to each other and eat out more than I eat in lol. xx

  17. Lisa

    looove the videos! ♥♥♥ you’re a wonderful family!

  18. You always look like you have the most fun family trips ever :)

    Super cute in every possible way…


  19. Janice

    OK. I want Eleanor’s wardrobe. Why do kids get the best clothes?

  20. Vicki

    Looks like such a great place to visit! I’d love to go someday.

    Your kids are too freakin cute!

  21. erika

    If you love Trolleys, you should check out Savannah, Georgia. The food is incredible, the trolley rides are fantastic, and the city is gorgeous.

  22. I adore ms casey! She is my client and dearest friend (I own her Panic Attack painting–there is no artist I love more, biggest fan on the planet!). Gorgeous San Fransisco photos! Found you on IG and it’s been so fun following your photo stream + the surprise seeing the beautiful Casey! Hope to meet you in NYC sometime. xo Jennifer Kass

  23. I love San Fran! The pics are great – as always! I’m glad that Josh is taking the camera more, because usually there aren’t very many photos of YOU! Love the little Vine videos, too.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    The Hartungs Blog

  24. Awesome photos! Makes me seriously want to visit SF.

    Juliette Laura

  25. Maegan

    Love your acid wash jeans, where did you get them? Actually all your outfits are always super cute. I would love to see on your blog you type in where we can get what you are wearing. – Maegan

  26. Allison

    Quick question: is that a cover on your Maxi Cosi car seat? Will you share where it is from. That is just the product I need! Best!

    • TAZA

      i am not sure, it was a car seat we rented with our car rental. sorry!

  27. hanna

    Amazing pictures. It looks like a ton of fun. –Hanna

  28. I have a trip booked to San Fran in July! Anything I just CAN’T miss? Never been before…

  29. Look at you guys! What good travelers. Love your jeans and E’s sneakers. And all these photos make me miss San Fran. Must go back soon. This time with our little babe too.



  30. Lala

    Your two babies are getting cuter and cuter!
    Love the photo of E sticking a flower in her hair : )

    Looking forward to your upcoming project!
    Is it weird that I’m actually excited about it too lol?

  31. Ana

    Oh I love these pictures! I don’t think we go to San Francisco enough. It’s funny when I see blog posts of other people and find out about new places! Can’t wait to try the ice-cream place!

  32. emi

    darling as always! we live in SF, so i’m glad you love it like we do! the trolleys are one of the best parts, i agree! xo

  33. Eli

    Being a mama is a role beyond words and I can see this on your side of the screen. It is your time, fabulous and silly, with glitter and without shoes (cute little feet on display :) – I love watching how you are close to each other and eat out more than I eat in lol. xxx

  34. Nicole

    I love your jeans, the polka dot ones. May I ask?

  35. Cheltz

    Yeah, sitting on the runway forever is definitely a nightmare for kids for some reason. I’ve been there.

  36. Woohoo, so glad you had fun here! :) Your kids are so precious, and I’m so excited to hear about this new project of yours!

    Also Bi-Rite – yum! A new one just opened this past week by my sister’s apt in SF and I am dying to go visit!

  37. KellyD.

    California misses you already lovely Taza and family! Where else can you get an In-N-Out Burger at midnight, which is exactly what I did last night. Thank you for falling in love with this beautiful state, can’t believe I get to enjoy it everyday. You totally just made me appreciate it that much more! Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium if you ever get a chance or Hearst Castle too:)

  38. San Francisco is amazing and beautiful city, I lived there and I spend the most important moments of my live!!! I miss so much living in SF!!!

  39. Judy B

    loved your pics! and yes I know exactly what you mean about those looks from people without children. HORRIBLE! I just stare right back at them hahaha.

  40. I have a 2 year old and a little boy on the way, I can’t wait to have them side by side like your little ones!! Great pictures :)

  41. Katy

    Looks like you guys had a great trip – thanks for sharing! I just had a Full House flashback looking at your first few pictures of the picnic!!

  42. Ashley R

    Love your pictures and I’m excited to see what your project is!

  43. I loved San Francisco when I was there recently – such a beautiful city and the weather!! Your pics look great. Can’t wait to see what you and Joy were cooking up… x

  44. SF is such a fun city! We love that it’s only a 6 hour drive from LA.

    Looks like you and your kiddos had a lot of fun! E’s ice cream face is the cutest and oh my Samson is getting so big..and so much hair!!


  45. Judy B

    Love your pictures! Glad you had a great time with the family in cali. cant wait to hear about your upcoming project.

  46. Merri

    Where did you get those pants in the last pic? So cute!

    • TAZA

      thanks! from zara.

  47. Audrey

    SF looks simply divine! I miss it so much; these photos just make me want to hop in my car and drive until I see the ocean. I’m bursting with curiosity to know what this super secret project is all about, but I know I’ll love it already. Love you, Taza & fam!

    p.s. For the next plane ride with the littles, a “safety” lollipop (which I’m sure you know of, but it has a loop for a stick) is always great to keep them happy and occupied. The sucking will kill any ear-pressure and candy just works little miracles sometimes. Hope that helps!!

    • TAZA

      i hadn’t heard of that. thanks! i will look into it. have tried almost everything at this point. ugh. :|

  48. Rachel

    Oh my gosh, cutest videos ever!!! How adorable.

  49. I can hardly believe these pics were taken with your iphones. So beautiful!

  50. Rachel

    Aw, it’s awesome you guys got so much sleep! My 4 month old is pretty good at sleeping through the night, but dang it’s hard for me to get that much sleep with all the mama-stuff I have to do. Lucky lucky!

  51. You went to all the places I want to go to!! Especially the palace of fine arts!!

  52. giulia

    oh my gosh the duck videoooo!!!

  53. Your babies are so cute and wellbehaved! I’ve always wanted to visit San Francisco… I guess it has do to with my teenage obsession with the tv show Full House, do you remember it? :)
    I’m so looking forward to discover your new project with Joy!

  54. esther.

    I love the duck video! Such cute little giggles.

  55. Erin O.

    Love, I get too excited when I see a new post!

    I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful blog. As a mother of one and the talk of a second (eeek!), you’ve shown me that it’s do-able. Not only do-able, but FUN. Your blog has strangely taught me to not sweat the small stuff and to enjoy every moment. You conquer long distance traveling like a champ (my fear)! You navigate NYC with two littles like a pro. You love your husband, you love your babies, and you love life. And you have one heck of a closet, my dear! You are one spectacular gal!

    Thank you again for such a beautiful blog.

    Erin O.

    • TAZA

      thank you so much, erin! really, thank you. it means a lot! have fun working on that second! ;)

  56. looks like an amazing time!

    and WAIT. you know casey o’connell?!? she’s a friend of a friend–and an alum of Flagler College, just like me :) this world is so small!


  57. Lea

    Despite the ugly beginning, the Davis family rebounded well. What a gorgeous, brief trip!

    P.S. As a fellow recovering ice cream addict, Josh has amazing will power.

    • TAZA

      he really does! every day i am amazed at how he is still going strong! he also cut out soda with high fructose corn syrup and i applaud him like mad. i couldn’t do it (well, the ice cream part. soda isn’t a big deal for me). having him go cold turkey has definitely helped me cut back on my intake, which is kinda nice, though. he’s amazing. :)

  58. Kari

    What a fun trip! Thanks for sharing pictures. You guys are the cutest family, and I love following along.

  59. Stacey

    Beautiful pics! Any chance you could share where you got Samson’s hoodie? Love it! Thanks!

  60. Babies in hoodies really are the cutest thing ever, especially your little Samson! Your red booties are too cute! Beautiful photos, as always :)

    <3 Josephine

  61. Such great photos, cutest children in the whole world x

  62. Lauren

    LOVE the duck video. E is growing up so fast. Looks like you guys had a fun time in San Fran. Hope to make it out to Cali one day.

  63. Gaëlle

    Wonderful trip! We’re dreaming of San Francisco, here. Good luck for your projects.

  64. Great pics, I’d love to visit San Francisco! Samson in the hoodie? Too cuutttee!

  65. Ellie

    When will we find out about the project?! On the edge of my seat!

  66. Olatzripalda

    I just meet your blog, is it wonderfull ( no my english as you can see) i would like visit San Francisco someday, but at the moment i’d try to practice my english reading your beautyfull blog

  67. Thanks for sharing those sweet memories! I’m going to SF in a few weeks and looking at your pics makes me even more excited about that trip!

  68. Jaclyn

    OMG looks like so much fun!! I love that slide!! we are waiting for our LO to be older so we can take him there!! Where is your fave ice cream place in SF?

  69. shayla

    such pretty photos :)
    looks like fun!

  70. Melissa

    The pictures from SF are more than beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!
    I was just curious…do you guys have a second stroller?

    • TAZA

      we have just one double stroller and then a little umbrella stroller we use occasionally when i carry samson in a carrier.

  71. Mae

    What a super fun trip, Taza! Your family makes everything look like magic! <3

    Love + aloha,
    Mae Xx //

  72. Carley

    hey Naomi, great photos!! Where did you get those awesome printed jeans? I love them with the red boots…great look!

  73. 9 hours sleep??? continuous?? Oh you have a jealous reader right here! Awesome photos as usual x

  74. jane

    great to see you enjoyed my hometown.

    but just for future reference they’re cable cars not trolleys and it’s dolores park not dolores part.

  75. Aggie

    Great bunch of photos! Your posts are always so enjoyable to read and you have such a beautiful family :) glad you had a good time, I’d love to visit san francisco one day x

  76. sarah

    super cute post and videos!

  77. Im an

    Naomi! Let’s talk about how the painted ladies are 4 blocks from my apartment and I seriously can’t believe that our paths didn’t cross.
    So happy you all enjoyed such a unique city. God Bless your family and this new “secret project’ girl! <3

  78. I would love to run away to a warmer city today! lovely pics

  79. Allie Middleton

    Hi Naomi!

    I’ve been following you and your family for years and really love everything you post. I never do this and i’m sure you’re asked this all the time, but as i was clicking through your SF trip links at the bottom of your post, in the 3rd link theres a photo, 4th photo down of the rooftops and then the ocean! Is there any way i can order that photo from you?? I just know i won’t stop thinking about it!

    I know you’re busy and have way more important things to worry about, so just let me know!

    thank you so much!


  80. Samira

    beautiful photos!!!!

  81. elle

    umm! where are your amazing shoes from?

    • TAZA

      thanks! from zara.

  82. Too, much, loveliness…

    The husband and I have been dreaming up a trip to San Francisco. Can’t wait to turn that dream into a reality.

    Can’t wait to see what all of you are planning!

  83. caitlin

    Eleanor going down the slide is so flippin’ cute!!

  84. such cute photos!

  85. Im so glad you got to stop by craftsman and wolves.., those guys are the best. I just shot a video featuring William Werner, the chef of CAW.. and he is just as awesome as that Rebel Within!

  86. lana

    what a wonderful trip, you have a beautiful family. i recently moved to the san francisco and these photos make me giddy about my newly adopted city :) i know you’re not a fashion blog and a few people have already asked, but i would be so grateful if you could tell me who those red studded boots are by or where to get a pair!

  87. Ariel

    san fran looks good on you guys! ;) love the photos. especially you & e sharing ice cream!! adorable.