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Sandra
san francisco, california
Surviving my 30's as a career minded, food obsessed, multi-tasking, deal crazy, well read, health conscious, wine passionate, travel infatuated - girl sophisticate.
Interests: Food, wine, travel, tips and tricks, deals, health, organic foods, anticancer, business, self improvement, meditation
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My driver picked me up at 5am as usual. I could see the black Mercedez-Benz sedan parked in front of my driveway, its xenon headlights peircing the night as I walked down the stairs from my third floor city view apartment. Dressed in a full suit and tie, he got... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at Death of a Consultant
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If it's one thing I miss about living in Paris, it's the bread. The closest thing is probably at Tartine Bakery and it isn't by coincidence that I live exactly 3.5 blocks away. Even though Tartine's daily fresh baked bread is not available until 5pm, I'm still eternally grateful that at least one option exists. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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Brian and I have been patiently waiting for the arrival of the newest cheese addition to our neighborhood - Mission Cheese. On one hand, their selection is spectacular. On the other hand, they have some issues...that, well, diminishes my experience every time I go there. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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Unfortunately, the entire experience of buying through katespade.com was a disaster. Waited 10 days to receive an item, couldn't find a customer service email address, received a defected item, can't figure out how to return it! What's your expectations with e-commerce? Share it here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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The easiest, fastest, cheapest, most delicious appetizer ever. 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 cup milk, 2 extra large eggs, 1 tbsp melted butter - that's it! And a mini muffin pan, of course. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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Am I the only one suffering from daily deal overdose? Here's my daily deal rundown by category. Which ones are your favorites? My favorite right now is YipIt Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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JotNot is my new favorite app for two reasons. 1) Use it for expenses. I take a picture of my receipt, drag the corners to fit, repeat, and voila! A multi-page PDF file of all my expenses, one receipt per page. Change the file name, email to self and I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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So I didn't win the HGTV 2011 Dream Home in Stowe, VT but the odds of winning the San Francisco 2011 Dream House is MUCH better. With a maximum number of 40,000 tickets sold, your odds of winning something worth at least double your purchase price is roughly 1 in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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I travel for work almost weekly and there's a thing or two I've learned about packing. I can't tell you WHAT to pack - that's not what this post is about. I can tell you, however, HOW to pack to make life that much easier. 1) Have a checklist I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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I'm always on the hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces. The sort of bag/blouse/shoe/accessory that can almost be a piece of art. A recent discovery is the Italian brand Naracamicie. I just LOVE their blouses. Most run around $150. They have 3 stores in the US: San Francisco, New York and Miami.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at girl sophisticate
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Speaking of shoes, there are a few tricks every shoe addict should know about. Band-Aid Friction Block - about $5-8 (pricey, but worth it!) It looks like a mini 2" deordant stick when you pop open the cap. Rub a little wherever your shoe is rubbing on your foot and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at girl sophisticate