Monday, April 11, 2011

Sundays, Old Souls, Hot Italians & a Mob Shop

Sunday started out innocently enough. It started out as a 10 o'clock coffee date with my home slice, Kerry D. We met at Old Soul in the alley on L Street, pretty much the best coffee spot in Sac-town, and while sipping on lattes and nibbling on a muffin and croissant, we caught each other up on the happenings of our lives. She wanted me to check out some new shop that popped up over the weekend across the alley way, so off we went. 

It was a pop-up shop, or as the lovely owners put it "a mobile boutique" called the Mob Shop. Romy Itzigsohn and Lauren Bingham who hail from L.A. and San Fran respectively are setting up shop all over California. So for a week-end, as part of a 2-day event called Curios & Notions, Sacramento was privvy to a wonderful mix of choice vintage, and eclectic furnishings. A shout out to Erin of Bows and Sparrows for helping bring the Mob Shop to Sacramento
Yes. I already own a cobalt blue wool blazer but this one is different.
When she's not serving up sustainable fare at the Magpie Cafe, Kerry D is busy blogging at Fashion Farms and Freedom
Kerry & I had such a good time shopping at the Mob Shop (she bought a black 1950's blouse, and I scored yet another cobalt blue blazer) we decided to keep going, and walked across the alley to check out the bike-friendly vintage re-mades by Amanda Carroll over at the Edible Pedal Bike Shop.

The Edible Pedal Bike Shop is located next to Old Soul at 1712 L Street       


Ol' Blue Eyes is Brad Gleed, bike advocate and co-owner of the Edible Pedal.
Here's a video made by the nice folks over at the Edible Pedal:
By this time it was high noon, and we were in the mood to do a little Midtown scenic bike riding. So we rode around, on the lookout for more boutique-y goodness.
This Irish lass is soaking up some heat at Hot Italian
We biked over to Free Style and did a little shopping, which whetted our appetites for the killer vintage of Crimson & Clover. All this shopping got us hungry and thirsty so what better place to re-fuel than the bike friendly and pizza-riffic Hot Italian? So we did. And so should you.

So our mid-morning coffee date turned into an all day excursion and by the time I rode my trusty Dahon Ciao P7  home it was nearly 5 pm. Full of coffee, shopping, pizza and Morreti, this little blogger pedalled home hopped-up on fun and sunshine, and basking in the best Sunday ever.

44 comments:

My Heart Blogged said...

Sounds like a fantastic day. I love your blue blazer.
My Heart Blogged

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Looks like a great day- love those red shades on Kerry.


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Annimal House said...

Killer day for awesome scores! I love the black blouse Kerry is rockin, I need to stay in the loop for this pop up shop! Thanks for lettin us know, it's on the radar now!!

NikkNaks said...

Sounds like an amazing day!

Casee Marie said...

Aww, that sounds like such a lovely day in Sacratomato. Loving your fierce blue blazer score! My sister is wild over that particular shade, it's her new favorite color.

Also, all these shops have the coolest names! So glad you linked their sites so I can go cruise around. (:

Ofelia said...

It looks like a sunny and lovely day with friends and shopping.
Love you entire outfit, from the long sweater, the dress and the long socks; it all works for me!

ashley said...

Just a few more weeks of school before my days will hopefully be more like your days!


xoxo

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Hehehe I'm not the only one that tells myself "but this one is different". Oh my, I love your socks and the dress - I would just HAVE to stop and talk to you if I saw you walking down the street. I know that's creepy but you are one in a billion!!! Thanks so much for you lovely comment my dear:)). xoxoxoxo

sacramento said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Sacramento girls. What a fabulous day.
Love your blue blazer, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh One never has enough of a good thing heheheh.
Mil besos, corazón.
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Sara said...

Looks like a fun day! You look so lovely in that dress! :)

Penny Dreadful said...

Those kind of days are the best, when it just goes on and on and you want to keep going. Looks like you had lovely sunshine for it xx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Oh Bella, I loved the dress in your first shot, but when you put on that incredible color in the cardiagan...well, I loved it even more!!!

Mrs Bossa said...

I'm salivating over the cobalt blue blazer - I'm still obsessed with that colour.

And I'm going to start making notes on your expressions: "home slice' is brilliant!

Collette Osuna said...

You both look fabulous.....super cute striped socks......the pics make me wanna visit.....NOW:)

brookemeagan said...

What a perfect day! I love when days unravel like this. Sometimes it's best to not have plans and just go where your bike takes you. Speaking of bikes, this post made me so excited because I'm going shopping for a new one today because mine is ancient and a hazard to everyone on the road. This post just has me so excited to get back on two wheels!

Also, you look amazing and that blazer is electrifying and so obviously different than your other one. I'm so glad you bought it! xoxo

Fabienne Jach said...

Sounds like you had as lovely a weekend as I did. Isn't it delightful when springtime finally bursts out?
xo, f
The House in the Clouds

Rebecca said...

That cobalt blazer is really cute.

frontrowspectator.com said...

I love your creativity into every outfit bella. I'm working on building up the courage to get this unique one day. I have all the ideas but I can't seem to build up the bravery to step out of my house.

Cheers to you! ps. i saw a video of you the other day, you have the sweetest voice. You seem like such a doll.
xo
lauren
www.frontrowspectator.com

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

What an adventure! I can only imagine how fun that was. Makes me want to get out there and go crazy myself.

By the way, I've been meaning to say it for a while, but I absolutely admire your ability to mix prints. It's one of those things thats super gutsy and rule-breaking (who needs 'em anyway). I'm not quite there yet myself but I love seeing how you do it.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

It was such a GREAT day! And I can't wait to show you that new blue blazer. I better hurry up- it's wool and spring in Sactown warms up quick!

@Pull Up YOUR socks! I would so love you to stop me in the street- so we could go off and grab a pint of something and hang out and talk about vintage! xo.

@Front Row and Tastes Eclectic: thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words and sartorial support!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

What an amazing, sunny Sunday you had! Can't wait to explore Sac-town with you one day! ;)

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dramaqueen said...

you Sunday was amazing...compared to mine...even though I did not have a hangover after partying last Saturday but it was the most boring Sunday ever...hahahaha!!!! your day is ever fantastic compared to mine...

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens
@mistytewest

dressingup-everyday said...

Cute dress and lovely blue coat

Kristin said...

Once can never have enough cobalt blue IMO! : ) Looks like a perfectly lovely afternoon!

Kirsty said...

Ooo the bike shop looks great! :D

Gina said...

Ah! I know and love Kerry! We worked at Magpie together.

I also love Old Soul, Freestyle, and Crimson and Clover.

*sigh* I miss you ladies, as well as Sacramento. :(

Eli said...

Now that, I'm significantly closer to Sacramento I definitely need to visit soon! :)

Style Eyes said...

Sounds like an amazing day. I love your outfit and stripey socks and what a fabulous backdrop

Fashion Tales.... said...

Seems like you & your Home Slice scored in a big way! Great finds --- cannot get enough of the electric blue blazer!

Lee Oliveira said...

What a gorgeous dress and your blazer Bella got my attention.

Ps. I am so sorry if I haven't been able to read your blog lately.. I was on holiday.. but I am back now!
Lee x

señora Allnut said...

such an awesome day, so productive!!
And love your dress & striped socks ensemble, it really caught my eye!
besos

Kirstin Marie said...

It looks like such a fun day! I love all of your pictures. That cobalt blue blazer is amazing, and it looks awesome on you. Nice find :)

Polka Princess said...

Wow! You guys sure had a fun-filled day!!! Loving the quaint ol' li'l places you've visited......looks quite nice & interesting! :)

The Suburb Experiment said...

Hehehe! That's funny about the blue blazer since you left a very nice comment on my blog about all the lace bed jackets I keep acquiring. They ARE all different. :)

I wish we had something like the pop up shops here! They sound super-fun to peruse.

Jenn

Mish Dish said...

Bella you look AMAZING in the cobalt blazer. SO good and perfect for a season that is ALL about color.
Hope you are well. Miss you. xo Mish

Yvonne said...

That is my all-time favorite shade of blue! You look great and I love your knee-hi socks!!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I adore those socks! It looks like a pretty awesome way to spend a Sunday.

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I love your socks! I've never felt I could wear this look but the more I see it the more I like it. You are inspiring me to try something new. Sounds like a great day!

Heather Fonseca said...

Wow Sacramento looks cool. I keep telling my husband we have to go, and he's like "why"? And I'm like "Because it's beyond cool and there's tons of shopping and I think a train museum for the kids too." We're thinking August. I want a bicycle tour!

Judith said...

One can never have too many cobalt blue blazers when they look like they do on YOU!

Kristy Elena said...

what a great and fun post!!! i want to get coffee and go shopping with you!!!! looks like so much fun. =) you and kerry both look adorable.

Kristy Eléna - Full Time Fabulous
Vogue Gone Rogue
Twitter: @kristyelena

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Love your striped knee socks! I'm such a fan of knee socks, though I usually wear mine with boots. This is a sweet, soft look that suits you!

Terri said...

I am admiring the striped socks with the sandals. That blazer is a beautiful color and an interesting cut. I'll be curious to see what you do with it.

Laura Connell said...

You make me wanna move to California. It seems so laid back, maybe because you're not bracing yourself against the cold all the time :P

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