poshfest photo booth

That time I help put on PoshFest and spoke on a panel.
Before I say “bye Felicia” to 2014, I wanted to share some of my favorite moments of the year, many not yet featured within Sparkle Meets Pop’s virtual pages. It’s tough, however, to capture a year in posts, pictures or songs. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of words: achievement, heart, bonds, goodbyes, growth, adventure and sass. Yes, friends, there’s always sass. People are known to get down on themselves and resolve to be better. I’m confident from my past that each day gets better, so I feel a mixture of hope, excitement and peace for the days to come.

For kicks, I thought I’d share my top five posts of 2014:

  1. Green Blue, High Low
  2. This Is 30
  3. Brunching With The Best
  4. #HowWeWear: Black & White
  5. Business Lion

But wait, there’s more. The SMP love fest continues with a year-ending playlist to share with you. Much of this is what I have been listening to for the past few months, but have yet to share. May these jams be a way to have a safe, healthy and happy New Year. Thank you so much for reading.



st regis princeville cocktail

That time I impulsively booked a much-needed stay at the St. Regis Princeville. 

stanford theater palo alto marquee

That time I shared a love of old movies with friends, and thought for a few seconds thought that maybe, just maybe that the Titanic wouldn’t sink and the movie would have a happy ending.

chloe wine matt leblanc boston common magazine red carpet

That time I held hands with Matt LeBlanc. Just kidding! Or am I…?

washington square park san francisco girls picnic

All those times we went to the park for wine, people watching and basking in the glorious San Francisco sun.

shot of whiskey cup of tea quote

That time I raised a shot of whiskey and said cheers to this truth.

poshmark blogger san francisco fashion photoshoot

That time the Poshmark blogger babes were featured in Racked SF and on the Yahoo! homepage. 

san francisco golden gate bridge view

Those times I looked out my window, gazed at the Golden Gate Bridge and was in awe.

beach side st regis princeville

That time I shamelessly ordered piña coladas all day on the beach in a leopard print bikini. 

fierce quote

Those times I was brave, driven, unstoppable and smiling.


tove lo

Three things for you to ponder on this glorious playlist Friday:

  1. Obsessed. With. Tove. Lo. And you should be too. I’ve sprinkled three – yes three! – of her tracks in this week’s playlist. Yet again, it’s full of some amazing female-centric tunes. Not sure if that’s necessarily on purpose, but like Queen B sings, we run this motha’. And yeah, you may be tired of hearing all us ladies singing about how fancy we be. Too bad, so sad. I channel Iggy all day, errday.
  2. Online personas. For those of you with them, how do you feel about the digital projection? I’ve been told that mine (specifically on Instagram) doesn’t really reflect my personality. Hmm. Perhaps I’m trying to keep my quirkiness on the down low? Maybe it’s time for SMP 2.o.
  3. I need a baby goat, please. I will name her Gertie and teach her Taylor Swift songs and life will be great.


city scape

Ever feel like your life is like a snow globe? Suddenly your world is shaken and you’re all over the place. When you’re thisclose to surrendering to the upheaval, the height of chaos reveals the glitter’s beautiful descent. Catching the light, it’s a transfixing journey back to normalcy.

Thus is my life these days – the glittering descent – and it has inspired this latest playlist. It’s also brought to you by the above gorgeous city, which over the last few weeks has become my gorgeous city. Mine all mine. Smooches, San Francisco, you’re the best.