san francisco guide

San Francisco's 7 best peaks for Instagram photos

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m a professional photographer and a San Francisco local. So what does that mean? That I know all the best places to shoot!

San Francisco's 7 best peaks for Instagram photos

The truth about lash extensions

I've been getting lash extensions for the past year, and every time I bring it up in conversation, I always get a ton of questions. So here's a little personalized FAQ for my lash extension experience.

The truth about lash extensions

Where to eat in San Francisco if you're vegan + gluten-free

Ya'll know I've been gluten-free for years, but recently I added vegan to my dietary choices. I don't know if you've noticed, but it's actually not that easy to find restaurants that are both gf AND vegan - seems like most places offer one or the other. So here's a little guide of my favorite restaurants to grab gf/vegan healthy fresh meals in San Francisco.

Where to eat in San Francisco if you're vegan + gluten-free

Lashes with Iris+West

I'm pretty low-maintenance when it comes to beauty, but lash extensions are my one go-to splurge that's 100% worth it! I love lash extensions because they are the one beauty accessory that makes me look like I'm put together without any other makeup on.

Lashes with Iris+West

Eat Drink SF: Taco Knockdown

Last Thursday we spent the evening tasting special taco creations from 11 different local restaurants, and it was delicious! Many of the restaurants that participated don't have tacos on their actual menus, so it was amazing to see the recipes that the chefs came up with.

Eat Drink SF: Taco Knockdown

Best nail salon in SF

This edition of Julia Recommends is ... (drumroll please) ... my nail salon! I usually just go for a pink/nude/grey color, but this week I was feeling extra saucy so I got this adorable (schizophrenic?) mixed canvas kind of deal. Take a look for yourself (and notice that pretty much anything I hold, ever, had to do with boba tea, obvs):

Best nail salon in SF