Fun things to do in SF this weekend

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There are always fun things to do in San Francisco, but this weekend there seems to be more than usual:

- Dear Creatures is having a sample sale over at Asmbly Hall (1850 Filmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115) Saturday the 19th: 11 am – 7 pm and Sunday the 20th: 12 pm – 6 pm. I’m usually not a huuuuuge fan of sample sales because it seems like the clothing is never marked down quite enough (okay maybe it’s just me. I’m extremely thrifty), but I went to their SF sample sale last year and snagged some pretty cute items at dirt-cheap prices even for this frugal gal!

- Renegade Craft Fair SF is this Saturday and Sunday – July 19th & 20th – at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 11 am – 6 pm both days. My friends Rachel & Dani will be selling there, along with a crazy awesomely long list of other vendors. I always leave Renegade Craft Fair feeling inspired with a few laundry list of new favorite artists.

- BellJar is having an exhibition featuring new work from weavers Tehya Shea & Janelle Pietrzak Friday, July 18th from 6 – 9 pm: 3187 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

- I’ve curated an online shop with Crossroads Trading Co. showcasing 12 of my favorite picks. You can shop my picks here and this weekend only you can get free shipping with the code MICAELA.

- Talking about Crossroads, they just launched a new sell-by-mail option. All you have to do is request a bag (with pre-paid postage!) from the website here, fill it with your gently used in-season clothes and drop it in the mail. You can choose either cash or trade credit good at any of the Crossroads locations. You can have Crossroads donate whatever they don’t buy, or get those pieces shipped back to you for $8.

- Half Hitch Goods is holding a pop-up shop, Haus of Half Hitch, inside the Birch floral shop in Hayes Valley (564 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94133). The pop-up is not exclusive to this weekend, but it’s actually open for the entire month of July, so make sure you visit by July 31st! Leslie of Spotted SF did a wonderful write-up of Haus of Half Hitch here and Jeanine of The Coveted did a lovely write-up of the shop here.

Let me know if there are any more awesome things going on in SF this weekend I should include in this roundup. I’ll be at the BellJar exhibition on Friday, the Dear Creatures sample sale on Saturday and Renegade Craft Fair on Sunday. Hopefully I’ll see you at one of these events!

DIY Food: Simple Rice and Beans

diy food: simple rice and beans - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: simple rice and beans - drifter and the gypsy blog
Summers in San Francisco are known to be a bit different from summers elsewhere in the United States. While my home back east gets sunny and hot, hot, hot, SF gets foggy and chilly. I personally love the blanket of fog that comes rolling down our famous hills, but it does take some getting used to. This simple recipe for rice and beans is hearty enough for a nippy evening, yet keeps the sense of more tropical climates at the tip of the tongue with added lime and cilantro: the perfect balance for a summer in San Francisco.

diy food: simple rice and beans - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: simple rice and beans - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: simple rice and beans - drifter and the gypsy blog
This recipe is very simple and can be made in large batches at the beginning of the week to tide you over for lunches on-the-go and easy dinners. Feel free to throw the rice and beans into the same container for storage and handling. The effect will be the same! Pack a big kale salad to start you off, then heat up a bowl of the rice and beans for a hearty, fibrous meal that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

diy food: simple rice and beans - drifter and the gypsy blog
SIMPLE RICE AND BEANS

Serves 2-3

Rice:

-1 c. water
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed with the back of a knife
-1/2 c. short-grain brown rice

Beans:

-1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
-1 tsp. olive oil
-1/2 large onion, chopped
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1 tsp. ground cumin
-1/2 tsp. ground coriander
-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
-1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
-1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
-Juice of 1 lime
-Salt
-Freshly cracked black pepper
-1 avocado (optional)

For the rice:

Combine the water, salt and smashed garlic clove in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the rice, returning to a boil, then reduce the heat to low until all of the water is absorbed. Set aside.

For the beans:

Heat the oven to 450°F. Place the halved cherry tomatoes in a baking pan and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, then bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until juicy and fragrant. Remove from the oven.

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly translucent. Add the garlic and ground herbs and cook, stirring, for another minute. Add the drained black beans and roasted tomatoes with their juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cover. Allow the beans to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring a few times. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.

To serve:

Place a helping of the brown rice into a bowl, add a helping of the black beans, and top with sliced avocado and a sprinkling of chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

diy food: simple rice and beans - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: simple rice and beans - drifter and the gypsy blog

Arielle (DIY Food Contributor)

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Imaginary Outfits: Brunch Wares

Hello there! Rachel of Mousevox here with another edition of Imaginary Outfits.

imaginary outfits: brunch wares - drifter and the gypsy blog
jasper and bronze globe necklace from cities in dust on etsy // rachel comey dazze boot via tenoversix // dusen dusen triad shift dress via bonadrag // backpack iii pink by mum & co on etsy // karen walker joyous sunglasses in gold glitter via eyegoodies // hansel from basel drippy crew socks via need supply co.

This weekend, I’m attending a brunch with friends and I’m now starting to give thought about what to wear. Maximum comfort for more focused eating is a must, so I know I’ll keep things more on the simple side. A shift dress (lots of room for eating!) with minimal accessories keeps things less fussy and makes for an altogether more comfortable dining experience. Little touches, such as interesting pieces of jewelry & a pair of quirky socks, can make a simple look a bit more eye-catching without being too flashy. And don’t forget those sunglasses! If it’s a nice day, outdoor seating is always more fun.

Curated by Rachel Combs // Layout by Micaela Hoo

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Outfit: Inspired by LÄRABAR // Key Lime Pie

outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog

My second outfit collaboration with LÄRABAR was based on its Key Lime Pie flavor. Beth paired this Lacoste polo shirt with some summery shorts and a simple cardigan et voilà! this preppy/retro vibe was born!

outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog

I grew up in Connecticut where preppy-ness prevailed and people would totally wear an outfit like this on a daily basis… well maybe not entirely in lime-green, but wearing this outfit was a serious throwback to my East Coast days.

outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog

My family has had this croquet set forever… probably before I was even born! All these years it’s been taking up space in the garage until tadaaa I finally found a use for them.

outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by LÄRABAR // key lime pie - drifter and the gypsy blog

shirt, shorts, cardigan, headband & earrings are from crossroads trading, shoes are from urban outfitters, necklace is by consider the wldflwrs and belt is thrifted

See my previous LÄRABAR flavor-inspired outfit here and stay tuned for the last one next week!

Crossroads Camp 2014

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
Every year, Crossroads Trading Co. holds a retreat, Crossroads Camp, for all its store managers. The Style Council gets to attend part of the camp, so this year I took a trip with a few other blogger babes.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
Pit stop in the middle of nowhere on the ride up.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
Crossroads Camp was held at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California. There’s really no way to perfectly describe the ranch. It has gardens and farmers and animals, but it’s also a conference center with meeting rooms, etc. I know it sounds like mixing two completely different genres (which it is), but somehow it works. The ranch even has cabins to stay overnight. It really felt like camp… only better.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
I mean who wouldn’t want to stay in a cabin like this??

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
The evening started off with a panel where we talked about trends, Crossroads Trading and where we thought the fashion industry was headed. Then there was a wine & cheese reception.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
We had a huuuge family-style dinner. Since the ranch has its own gardens and farmers, everything the cooks prepared was as farm-to-table as you can get. I was in heaven.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
The Style Council gals that attended. Thanks for a fun time, Crossroads Trading! I can’t wait for next year already!

all photos by me, except for the last photo, which is by seeking style. view more of the photos I took at crossroads camp 2014 on crossroads trading’s company culture page here.

Girl’s Got Style: Léa Seydoux

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
via garance doré

If there’s anything more heavenly than a French babe, it’s a French babe with style. And cute bangs. That’s exactly what Léa Seydoux is to me.

I first discovered her a few years ago when I watched the movie Midnight in Paris (one of my absolute favorites!). She has such an awesome, laid back style. I can’t pull off the sans-makeup-still-chic look, but man this girl can rock it!

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
by clichey on flickr

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
by eliot lee hazel for bullett magazine spring 2011

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
via sinemalar.com

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
film still from midnight in paris via imdb

Photographer Eliot Lee Hazel shot the most beauuutifulll editorial of her for Bullett Magazine‘s Spring 2011 issue.

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
by eliot lee hazel for bullett magazine spring 2011

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
via the film stage

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
by eric guillemain for asos magazine april 2012 via fashion gone rogue

Léa Seydoux (Actress)

Born: July 1, 1985, Passy, France

Siblings: Camille Seydoux

Parents: Valérie Schlumberger & Henri Seydoux

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