Maddy Douglass

Knitter, lawyer, and safer beauty advocate in San Francisco. 

Loves coffee, crafting, and cheese plates.  


Photo of the Week 3: Foggy Day in Nature

Photo of the Week 3: Foggy Day in Nature

This series should be called Photo of the Last Few Weeks, amirite? Har har. Chuckle. Snort.

This summer has gone by in a complete blur. I cannot believe that we have already entered September (the month of my baby brother's birth some odd 23 years ago, and the month two of my close friends from high school are getting married) and that OctoberNovemberDecember are right around the corner.

This space-time-continuum disturbance (because clearly something mystical happened to the year formerly known as 2016) is wonderful, because I love Christmas and the holiday season and we are that much closer to it now, and also terrifying, because I have tons of work-work to do, as well as tons of knitting-work to do. I am hoping to participate once more (third year in a row! or is the fourth year?) in the SF Etsy Indie Emporium, and if there's anything I've learned from my past show experiences, it is that you can never start prepping early enough. Never. Ever. I should have been prepping in February.

C'est la vie!

Here's a little glimpse into some happenings of the last few weeks...

Photo A


Edible flowers at the Marin Farmer's Market - I spent $20 on cheese and don't regret a moment!

Photo B


The party favors at my friend's fiesta bridal shower were adorable. Good thing it wasn't a baby shower!

Photo C


Me (left) and Missy (right) go all the way back to law school. It was so wonderful catching up with her at her shower last weekend. I can't wait to see her go from #missytomrs in a few weeks.

Photo D


While I adore the overcast weather we've been having this week, the sunset on Tuesday night was indescribable. I edited the photo to look MORE like the colors nature was truly offering.

High Five

The high point this week was definitely attending my friend's bridal shower. Not only does she have the distinction of being my First Bridal Shower Ever, but she's one of my dearest friends from law school who I don't get to see often enough (living in different cities in the Bay Area is, actually, quite a barrier to in-person visits!) It was so nice to celebrate with her and I can't wait to do it again on her wedding day!

Low Five

This is not so much a "low five" as it is a stressor - work has really picked up this week, and I've been spending some late nights in the office. But, that's what your 20s/30s are for, right? It just makes me feel all the more satisfied when I get to go home at the end of the day knowing that I did my best, and that I can truly relax. While listening to this podcast. In pajamas.

(How's that for turning a negative into a positive?!)

Your Five

  • I have so much material from my family's trip to Montreal that I never used. I still plan on blogging about it (the planning, the travel, the sights, the food) but until then, please enjoy Bon Traveler's post about great coffee shops in Montreal.
  • These Thyme Frasier Fir candles are my ultimate home decor item. They immediately transport me into a snowed-in cabin with teeming mugs of hot cocoa - even if it's just a little windy in SF!
  • Likewise, I am obsessed with the Crate & Barrel Hue collection (although I'm sad to see they don't have the Blush color anymore!) I have a few pieces here and there right now, but I aim to be all matchy matchy by 35. That's a reasonable goal, right? With the hosting season coming up, I especially love this and this.
  • This article was really interesting and actually hit a bit close to home. We live in an era when upper middle class professionals are still living month to month on their income and have no real buffer if someone unexpected pops up. Is this because of our spending or because of how expensive the city lifestyle is now? Food for thought.
  • There are no words for how amazing Diane Lockhart is. Can I have a fictional character as a mentor? Yes? Great.


  • I am obsessed (OB. SESSED.) with this podcast by two Canadian academics (smart smart ladies) discussing the Harry Potter series in all its glory. I am not a podcast person, and I cannot stop listening.
  • Likewise, I must be on a magic kick, because I cannot put this series down. I have already splurged and ordered books 2 and 3 from Amazon (thank you, two day shipping!)

So, let's put it to a vote - which Photo of the Week is your favorite?

The Last Two Months

The Last Two Months

Because it's Ladies Night:  Los Angeles, night 2

Because it's Ladies Night: Los Angeles, night 2