In April my sister Lea (above left) turned 50. Since I was already going to be in San Francisco for one of my Specify Colour with Confidence workshops, I suggested my Mom and two sisters join me there for the weekend.
We stayed at the Westin St. Francis and this was the view from our room overlooking Union Square. My Mom took this photo, she’s such a good photographer!
When everyone arrived, I had arranged for birthday balloons in the room for the occasion!
My sister Lea Junttila | It was not too early for champagne that day!
While the sisters shopped on Saturday, my Mom took in the sights on a double decker bus (above).
I also saw one of the most beautiful hallways I’ve ever stepped into:
Gorgeous blue wavy, watery carpet surrounded by murals of the Golden Gate Bridge. Obviously my iPhone pics don’t do it justice, however it was just beautiful!
Also a great example of classic and timeless decorating! You would have no idea, just by looking at the colours, when this was installed.
Then on Sunday night, we had some photos taken by Catie from Flytographer and she was amazing!
So just to keep it real, it took ALL DAY to get ourselves ready for this photoshoot which happened at 6:30 pm.
First of all, we had to coordinate the outfits which took us days to figure out in advance.
Then we all had blow-outs scheduled before our late brunch that day.
So we jump into an Uber and go across town to our scheduled appointment.
They didn’t have our appointment.
So then we had to go all the way back to our hotel and do our own blow-drying!
We also worried all weekend that we would freeze because it was so cold and windy but thankfully the temperature was okay when we arrived.
Early in the day I asked if we could meet a little earlier as well because we had to wait around a bit to meet her at 6:30 pm.
She texted back that the light was best at that time of day.
And she was right.
Fashion bloggers might make it look easy, but let me tell you, it is not.
Another pic by my Mom!
I’m so lucky to live so close to my Mom and sisters!
Hey, what did you do for your 50th?
Terreeia and I leave for Houston before daybreak Monday morning! There’s still time to jump in, my Specify Colour with Confidence workshop starts Wednesday and there’s 2 seats left! New Jersey is the following week, register here.