Tom Boy Style / 05

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This weekend was really fun. We hung out with friends, got brunch at Le Note – this french spot that has the best eggs and beignets, went to yoga, took the dogs to play at the dog park, got all the supplies for a little home DIY coming up, booked tickets for an upcoming trip in March, then fell asleep watching the Oscars. I realized I hadn’t done a Tomboy Style post in a while, so I snapped a few photos of one of the outfits I wore this weekend and felt good in. Just a simple white tank, black jeans, a pair of boots, and a rad black leather jacket. I’ve been wearing this jacket so much lately I feel like it needs a name. Something like “Ray” or “Mick” or “Wolfgang”. It’s perfect for when you want to add a little bit of badassery to whatever you’re wearing. I capped it off with a punch of red lipstick, because why not?

Notes from Editor (Trey): “You and Keeper match”.


Leather Jacket: Topshop / White Tank: Free People / Black jeans: Madewell / Boots: h&m (similar) / Red lips: Iila.

Have a rad weekend.



JACK DOG for President 2016 (who’s with me?)

This week was a really chill one. How about yours? It’s been in the 70s all week which has been spectacular. This weekend we’ve got a few things planned…a friend’s birthday to celebrate, some spring cleaning to do, meeting a friend who’s in town from the east coast, etc. Should be fun. Hope you guys all have a great weekend. In parting, I thought I would share with you a funny story that happened this morning:

6:30am. Blarf…Blarf… BLARF that’s the sound of our dog heaving. “Push her off the bed!” I yell as if I’m the all-knowing captain of this sinking ship. She hits the ground with a thud. Blarf….Blarf…”get her off the rug!”… BLARRRRPGHHHHHFFFF, she throws up. “I’ll get it” Trey says, stumbling into the kitchen to get the paper towels and enzyme cleaner from under the sink. I check to make sure she’s ok. She’s ok, we close her out of the bedroom in order to sleep because once she’s up, she’s UP.

6:45am. She has better plans. Like whimpering because she has been shut out from our life, seemingly forever. “Just ignore it”, Trey whispers. The whimpers slowly die off. “Yesss” I think to myself.

7:30am. Howling ensues. We can’t ignore the howling because we have neighbors and it’s still early. I immediately regret teaching her how to howl. I open the door just a crack and whisper-yell expletives into the living room. The cat pushes through the crack of the door and runs in; Keeper follows in hot pursuit after her, attempting to corral her into the corner of the bedroom. Well, f*** it, we’re up.

8:17am. “I’ve got to make the 8:25 bus”, Trey says from the closet. “Are you sure you can make it?”, I ask while pulling one pant leg on. “Yeah I think I can…(looks around)…have you seen my belt?” We look around the closet for it. “Wait..did…did Keeper steal my belt?” he asks. We simultaneously glance into the living room to see his brown leather belt sitting in the middle of the floor. Keeper had dragged it out from the closet, likely paraded it around the living room, then abandoned it. Meanwhile Jack sits patiently by the door, ready to go outside. Trey leaves, and I follow shortly after.

8:27am. My phone buzzes, it’s a text from Trey. “I missed the bus”.

So, in short, border collie pup for sale. $50 OBO. Just kidding, have a rad weekend everybody! Here are a few things that caught my attention this week:

This dog is the coolest (I might be a little biased).

Style musings with the legendary Kim Gordon.

On new reactions.

In love with the feel of this home.

How to water an air plant.

Pretty, for spring.

I’ve been noticing everyone wearing these.

Coconut is the new quinoa.

Lena Dunham’s take on the Kesha trial.

Father John Misty’s reaction at the Grammy’s made me laugh.

Above photo found here.

Workspace Inspiration

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In a perfect world, I’d have a little studio to write in. In my current world, I have a small walk-in closet that we’ve converted into a workspace. If I’ve learned anything from the 7+ years of living in San Francisco/Bay Area, it’s how to craftily embrace every quirky nook of space you get. It reminds me of the years we lived at the corner of Haight and Ashbury (in Janis Joplin’s old building) in the city. Our bed was literally in the closet (surely I’ve told this story before by now). “Closet bed”, as it came to be known as. Here we are once again coming up with a creative solution to utilize a somewhat large (by SF standards), light-filled closet.

The space itself is only about 8 ft x 3 ft, so it will require a little bit of creativity to make it into a workspace. Another challenge will be it also has to have room for Trey’s bmx bike and our camera gear without feeling overly cramped. Right now we have a small desk and chair we got ages ago that we’ll keep in there, but we’ll need to add a few new things like: some storage, a rug, a few office supplies, and a plant or two.

These are a few inspiring workspaces I’ve been pinning over on Pinterest lately. I love how bright the spaces are. Luckily, this space does have a window that faces the bay and lets a lot of light in (and the colors from the amazing West coast sunsets we’ve been having lately). I’m excited to work on this space and others as part of a little spring cleaning coming up!

20 Questions

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1. What are you doing right now?
N: Getting ready to go to Pacifica, this little beach town south of the city.
T: Drinking coffee and petting Keeper.

2. Favorite place you’ve traveled to?
N: Southeast Asia, or Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, or the Amalfi coast in Italy…it’s so hard to choose!
T: Thailand…the food, weather and people are just the best.

3. Do you have any guilty pleasures? 
N: Tea lattes, Uber, and Justin Bieber’s latest album.
T: Pastries. I was eyeing up a morning bun at the coffee shop this morning and said to myself “she’ll never know…” but I stayed strong.

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Life with Dogs / 07

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Imagine this. You’re out jogging, listening to that new Kanye West song, shaking off the stress of the day when all of a sudden a black and white panda-looking dog comes running into your periphery. You keep going, figuring it’s probably just a neighbor’s dog, but before you know it the dog has leapfrogged in front of you and dropped a ball in your path. Not only that, now it’s bowing down on its front two legs and wagging its tail high in the air as if to ask you “will you throw this please?”.
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It started as a joke one year when I got Trey a pizza for Valentine’s Day.

In a world of mind numbingly cliché Valentine’s Day gifts, I thought a pizza was a refreshing alternative. His reaction was overwhelmingly positive (I think I remember clapping). The thing is, pizza is a controversial topic in our house. I’m sensitive to gluten and dairy, which means Trey deprives himself of cheesy gluten pies of death out of sympathy for me all year long. I’m pretty sure if he would have known there was a pizza clause in our relationship agreement to begin with, he would have peaced out a while ago. I’m kidding. I think.

Anyway. As it turns out, Papa Johns (and other pizza places) does a Valentine’s Day heart-shaped pizza every year. I really can’t imagine anything that says love you bae more than giving the gift of cheese and bread. So, it’s kind of our thing now. On Feb 14th we eat pizza. We pretty much get drunk off it. Parmesan cheese, garlic dipping sauce, the whole nine yards. “Love and Gluten”, starring Trey “the Papa” Doig and Nicole “that’s too much parmesan cheese” Lee.

Even better, he told me this year he’s giving me a new tube for my bike tire. So, I’m going to ride my newly pumped-up bike down to Papa John’s and pick us up a heart-shaped pizza. Have you ever rode home on a bike with a pizza? Me neither. I’ll report back.

For a gluten and literally cheesy Valentine’s Day: Order a heart-shaped pizza. Keep your favorite jeans on (we all know you’re wearing them anyway). Grab a couple local brews. Don’t forget a bouquet of pretty flowers. Wear a cute necklace. Lastly, turn on your favorite rom com movie and make out already.

Have a rad weekend.


It’s February!

Hi there. How you doin’? Man am I glad it’s the freakin’ weekend. What do you got going on?…any grandeur plans? Tomorrow we are taking Mila to the vet for acne medicine. Did you know feline acne is a thing? It is. After that we’re spending the afternoon in Santa Cruz. On Sunday I’m sure we’ll watch the Superbowl somewhere (hopefully I can persuade the people I’m with to let that include bloody marys). It should be fun since it’s being hosted in the Bay Area this year. I’ve never been that good at the hey lets hang out, watch a game and make small talk for a few hours that tends to come along with watching football, but here goes nothin’. Hope you have a rad weekend!


How I feel about it being Friday.

Squad, the tinder for finding friendships.

Aubrey Plaza dishes on her beauty routine.

I need to teach my dogs this.

The New York Times released their Modern Love podcast, and it’s pretty good.

Speaking of love, Judd Apatow’s new Netflix show Love comes out later this month

This calendar is amazing.

The best of Sundance 2016.

Trey sent me this and we laughed pretty hard.


Above photo from Surf Magazine.

Around Here

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These past few weeks have been busy busy busy. Most nights we’ve been pecking away at our computers working on side projects (all the while dreaming of a tropical beach somewhere to lay on). This weekend I can’t wait to get out and have some fun. Here are a few photos from around here lately. 

1. / Lots of inspiration from the pages of this book lately. 2. / A new wash basin for muddy paws (more on that later). 3. / Fluffy ears and a windy San Francisco. 4. / Currently reading this, and a little bandana I made for Keeper. 5. / Chew marks on the top corner of the frame #puppy. 6. / Jack hugs are the best. 7. / Her favorite way to sit in the truck right now. 8. / An expired passport filled up. 9. / We’ve been watching the new season of X-Files. 10. / I wrote a DIY article on heart-shaped dog treats for Barkbox this week, right here if you’d like to read.


Yosemite in the Winter

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We’re so excited to debut the new design for our Wildlandia trips today! This allows us to use video and incorporate other interactive elements so you feel like you’re there with us. New design built by the ever talented Trey (I’m a lucky girl!), words and photos by yours truly. Hope you like!


My Travel Beauty Essentials

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I don’t usually wear a lot of make-up in general, and when I travel I find I tend to wear even less. Some mascara, a tinted lip balm, and sunscreen are my go-tos, but sometimes the occasion calls for more and over time I’ve found a few favorites. The best places I’ve found that sell good mini-sized products are Sephora’s Travel Section and Whole Foods (secret’s out!).

My travel essentials are:

Fat the Moon Natural Deodorant Cream – I’ve tried lots of natural deodorants and this one has been the best by far.
Clinique High Impact Mascara – My favorite mascara in mini-size.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer + brush – I don’t wear foundation or powder, so instead I use this tinted moisturizer because it provides some coverage, has spf 20, and leaves my skin feeling light and dewy.
A Bass comb – These combs are great, especially if you have really thick hair like I do!
Nars Mini Concealer – Pocket-sized and great for covering any dark under eye circles you get from late night shenanigans.
Bare Minerals Pure Radiance Highlighter in golden peach - I just started using this to brighten up my face and love the peachy color.
Bumble & Bumble Surf Infusion oil +sea salt hair texturing spray – I just ran out of this, but it’s perfect for whenever you need to wash and go and want a beachy/tousled look.
A reef safe sunscreen – I usually buy this when I get to where I’m going so it’s one less thing I have to pack (and liquid restrictions on airplanes are 3 oz or less). This one is left over from swimming with the whale sharks in Mexico.

For shampoo/conditioner, I take mine from home in Gotoobs.

Some other favorites:
Klorane dry shampoo – perfect on the fly and in-between washes.
Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible oil – so great for taming any fly-aways and giving your hair a silky-feel.
Korres Lip Butter in pomegranate  - for when you want some color but don’t want to wear lipstick.


My Travel pouch is from Topos and can be found here.