Star Wars: Movie Theater Snack

Trail Mix

The time has come. After waiting what seems like forever, Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres tonight at theaters across the country. And it’s also one of the last Star Wars related posts here on SassySweetSF (see Star Wars makeup, Star Wars fashion and Star Wars pet accessories).

Paying a high price to get those movie tickets can be a damper on the wallet, but purchasing snacks is another feat. Movie theater popcorn is addicting, so obviously that is the one snack that will most likely be purchased (my hubby and I are seeing the movie tonight and share a layered large popcorn – regular, kettle, regular). Candy? Ice cream? Beverages? That’s a whole other story. In today’s post I’m going to share with you my movie theater hack for sneaking in a healthy snack that’s Star Wars themed.


  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate covered raisins (Darth Vader!)
  • 1 cup yogurt covered raisins (or any other yogurt covered goodness you enjoy) (Stormtroopers!)
  • 20 blue M&Ms (light side)
  • 20 green M&Ms (light side/Jedi)
  • 20 red M&Ms (dark side)
  • 1/2 cup almonds (dry roasted, optional)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (lightly salted, optional)
  • Optional: handful of sunflower seeds

To Prepare:

In a sandwich or larger Ziploc bag, pour in the dark chocolate covered raisins, yogurt raisins, three varieties of M&Ms, almonds, peanuts and sunflower seeds (optional). Zip up the bag and shake it to mix all the ingredients together. Slip it into your purse and you’re set for your sweet and savory treat.

Another thing to remember, is unless you’re really wanting that large Coca Cola with light ice, put a bottle of water in your purse to sneak into the theater.

I hope you truly enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens tonight. I know I will! 🙂

What are your favorite snacks to bring into a theater, movie themed or not?




Star Wars: Pet Toys and Apparel

Star Wars Petco

This week on SassySweetSF we’ve shared Star Wars inspired makeup and Star Wars fashions, but we can’t forget about our furry best friends, our pets! Luckily, Petco has an entire line Star Wars pet fans products so that our dogs and cats can share in the fandom too.

Star Wars toys

The line is quite expansive (I counted 77 products this morning), with everything from Chewbacca harnesses to Boba Fett chew toys. My cat Tux has the Yoda and Chewbacca mice cat toys (which he loves) and Yoda cat headpiece (which he hates). But he’s just so cute in it, it cracks me up every time!

Tux in yoda hat

{Not a happy camper, but so cute!}

Tux and Chewbacca

{Playing with the Chewbacca mouse last Christmas – his favorite present}

The toys are all fairly inexpensive, and are great fun for both the pets and owners alike. They’re also a perfect holiday present for your cat or dog! What do you think, does your pet need one (or all!) of these?



On Display: Holiday Windows

Saks Fifth Avenue

I was out doing a little holiday shopping the other night after work, and I started to look around and notice all of the amazing window displays in Union Square. They are always pretty fabulous, but there is something about the windows during the holidays that is just that much more special. Maybe it’s the extra sparkle, maybe it’s the magic of the season…I decided to photograph a few that caught my eye to share with everyone. At first I was annoyed that I kept getting so many reflections in the pictures, but after looking at them I think that’s kind of the beauty of the shots. You get a real sense of being in the city, making the storefronts uniquely San Francisco.

Saks Fifth Ave 2

{Detail of Saks Fifth Avenue display – this was my favorite!}

Saks Fifth Avenue accessories

{Saks Fifth Avenue accessories display}

Louis Vuitton

{Louis Vuitton – hard to see, but the circles of lights moved behind the clothing}


{Macy’s window}

Macy's 2

{Close-up detail of the Macy’s window – all about the gold!}


{Gap window featuring a cable car made complete of denim}

Neiman Marcus

{Neiman Marcus window}

Neiman Marcus detail

{Detail of Neiman Marcus window – doesn’t the mannequin look like a real person?!}

Christmas tree Union Square

{The famous Union Square tree and Tiffany & Co. in the background}

Union Square menorah

{A giant Hanukkah menorah in Union Square}

Macy's SF SPCA

{By far the cutest display, the SF SPCA windows at Macy’s featuring adoptable pets!}

Macy's SF SPCA 2

{More SF SPCA cats playing in the window}

Do you have favorite holiday window displays? If you live in or near San Francisco, it really puts one in the holiday spirit to walk around at night and look at all of the windows lit up, and stroll through Union Square to look at the tree and ice skaters. And of course, make a stop by the Macy’s SF SPCA window and ooh and awww at the adorable pets (you might find a new fur friend to adopt and bring home).



Leigh’s Holiday Gift Guide

Whether it’s for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, New Years or any other winter holiday you celebrate, holiday shopping can be tough if you really don’t know what to get someone. I know I’ve been there numerous times, standing in a section of a department store or beauty store just trying to think of what someone would enjoy receiving as a gift. I’ve compiled a list of 10 gift ideas under $100 to help ease the process for you. Enjoy!



  1. Nadri framed skinny cuff at Nordstrom, $58. This is a great accessory that can be worn again and again. It comes in gold and silver.
  2. Vanilla Sugar Ring Candle by Diamond Candles, $24.95. This candle not only makes your home smell cozy, but there’s a ring in every candle!
  3. Bosca “Executive ID” Nappa Leather Wallet at Nordstrom, $100. Sometimes men need an upgraded wallet, especially if they’ve had one for a while. Here’s a great leather wallet that will surely last another seven years.
  4. S’well “Love” water bottle at, $35. For those who are constantly drinking water, this stylish water bottle keeps things cool for 24 hours. 
  5. Hand Food by Soap & Glory, $8. Great for keeping hands moisturized during the cold months and not oily. 
  6. Cat Study Mug at Anthropologie, $14 each. For those cat lovers in your life…
  7. Renewed Hope in a Jar by Philosophy, $47. Great moisturizer for all skin types.
  8. Eternity Now for Men by Calvin Klein at Macy’s, $80. Men are hard to shop for at times, but here’s a great cologne gift set from Calvin Klein.
  9. Hudson Marble Mortar Pestle at Pier 1 Imports, $39.95. A must-have kitchen essential for combining herbs and more.
  10. Amazon Kindle at, $80. Who doesn’t love a good book and a glass of wine on those cold winter nights? Kindles make reading books 10x easier.

I hope you like these picks. Let me know if you purchase any of these in the comments below!



Veronica’s Holiday Gift Guide


  1. Customize a cozy sweatshirt for your bestie (they also have sequined emojis and fun icons you can add-on for free!).
  2. A luxurious candle in a universally pleasing scent and the prettiest glass jar.
  3. Shimmering drop earrings perfect for holiday parties or a night out.
  4. An ingenious and stylish bracelet that keeps hair ties handy.
  5. Hilarious tear-off desk calendar featuring funny e-cards.
  6. This chic Bluetooth compatible speaker will please any music lover (also comes in black, white, and turquoise).
  7. Party-perfect nail polish set in travel-ready mini bottles and fun, festive colors.
  8. This cosmetic bag lays flat to display makeup, then drawstrings closed into a portable clutch (I’m obsessed with mine!).
  9. For foodies, a gourmet sampler pack of six delicious oils and vinegar (any combo, your choice). Lime is my personal fav for cooking seafood and Mexican food!
  10. A sleeping bag for your feet, literally. I live in these slippers during the winter months!

Hope you liked my picks! Almost all of the items I own and recommend, or they’re on my wish list. Do you have any favorite gifts to give or receive? Let me know in the comments!



Winter Reads

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with my Kindle e-reader (Note to self: charge your Kindle!). You can usually find me during the winter months with a hot cider (or glass of wine) and my Kindle on my lap. Since it’s raining in San Francisco and Marin County tonight, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite winter reads – and some that I’ve been wanting to read. If you want to amp up your book collection and spend more time reading, look to see if there’s a book club you could join. I just joined one a few months ago and have read way more than I ever have.

Here are my top picks:

* = haven’t read yet

1. Harry Potter Series


2. The Cuckoo’s Calling, Book 1 in the Cormoran Strike Series


3. The Girl on the Train


4. The All Souls Trilogy


5. All The Lights We Cannot See *


6. Ready Player One * (started but haven’t finished)

ready player one

7. The Rosie Project


8. Game of Thrones*


9. The Nightingale*


10. Everything I Never Told You*


Have you read any of these books? Do you have some suggestions for good winter reads? Let me know in the comments or follow me on Goodreads!



POPSUGAR Must Have Box review (plus a coupon code!)

POPSUGAR Must Have Box - November

It’s no secret that I’m kind of obsessed with subscription boxes lately, and have been trying them out in search of the “perfect box” (for myself that is, obviously preferences vary!). I recently had the chance to try out the POPSUGAR Must Have box, and I have to say, it’s pretty amazing. So amazing in fact that I immediately signed up for a subscription!

I’m sure you’re familiar with POPSUGAR, the hugely popular website that provides up-to-the-minute content on entertainment, fitness, food, shopping and more. The POPSUGAR Must Have boxes are curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar and include full-sized items from the best in fashion, beauty, home, food, fitness and more. And this year, the boxes all have themes that relate to the month; January was all about warmth and health, February focused on Valentine’s Day love and pampering, March was all about spring travel etc, etc. As you can see below, November embraces entertaining and celebrating.

There are several reasons I really love this box:
1. Full-size products (no lame sample sizes here!)
2. It doesn’t just focus on beauty or fitness – it’s a fun grab bag of products from each sector of life.
3. Themed boxes – because who doesn’t love a theme?

Each box retails for just $39.95 but contains products valued at over $100. Plus, if you buy more than one month, discounts apply (3 months = a $10 savings, 6 months = $25 savings). To sign up now click here! And better yet, I have a coupon code for you! Use code MUSTHAVE5 at checkout for $5 off any new subscription.

If not for yourself, I think it would make the perfect gift for a friend or family member. There is the option to send it as a one-time only gift (no subscription needed), just make sure to check the box under gift options (“I’m shipping to multiple addresses or sending a one-time gift”) during check out.

POPSUGAR Must Have Box - November

Details from the November box:
Tarte Cosmetics Beauty & the Box Eye Shadow
Deepa Gurnani Katie Crystal Headband (my fav from this box – wear to holiday parties!)
West Emory Bingo Set
Capri Blue Mercury Jewel Box in Rain
Terrapin Ridge Farms Pecan Honey Mustard
Gramr Gratitude Co. Exclusive Thanksgiving Postcard Pack
Inkdot Gift Card
– Over a $130 value!

Do you subscribe to the POPSUGAR Must Have Box? Do you have other favorite subscription boxes? Let us know in the comments!



A Ring in a Candle?

This time of year calls for the fireplace going, dim lighting and lots and lots of candles burning. While I am an avid fan of Yankee Candles and the vast array of scents they have, I also purchase at least a few Diamond Candles during the year (especially this time of year).

What makes Diamond Candles unique? Well it’s the fact that there’s a ring waiting for you when you burn the wick low enough. Wrapped in a goldish foil, a random $10 ring waits for you.  While it’s just a $10 ring, your candle comes with a reveal code that you enter on Diamond Candles’ website to find out if you’ve won another ring worth $100, $1,000 or $5,000. I have yet to win, but I just purchased some more candles with hopes that I win on the “wheel of reveal” as I like to call it. Most of their candles run for $24.95 and you can almost always find a coupon.

Here are my five favorite scents from Diamond Candles:

1. Vanilla Cream Ring Candle

2. Pumpkin Chai Ring Candle

3. Apple Slice Ring Candle

4. Orange Blossom Ring Candle

5. Lilac Blossom Ring Candle


If you think this concept is cool and end up purchasing one, too, let me know in the comments and snap a photo of your ring and tag @SassySweetSF on instagram to share!



Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from SassySweet SF! We hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and lots of great food! And speaking of food, I can smell the turkey cooking right now and it smells sooo good. Since Thanksgiving also tends to be an unofficial “stuff your face with as much food as possible” holiday, I always plan my outfit accordingly. As you can see below, I found a great tunic top in festive autumn colors, and am pairing that with black leggings, black knee-high suede boots, and matching earrings. The drapey tunic paired with leggings will allow for plenty of room for the inevitable food baby that will be growing throughout the day 😉 Happy feasting!

Thanksgiving outfit