women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan.

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

last week photographer cindy loughridge and i loaded up my car with lots of fun cocktail accoutrement from women & whiskies and met up with the lovely ladies who run clubhouse caravan and created our own little whiskey-warming winter wonderland. the clubhouse caravans are adorable, exceedingly charming, and happily, available to rent for events and parties! partners Ames Simpson and Susan Donaldson, and Susan’s husband, Scheffer Ely have lovingly rebuilt four vintage trailers into spaces that reflect the inspiration and spirit behind their name: a nostalgia for the clubhouses of their childhood. what better place to mix up a batch of holiday cocktails, right?

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies mixed us up a yummy cocktail recipe for me to make that had the men of the speer family christmas tree lot more than a little curious. sorry, guys — this time the whisky’s just for us women!

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

i put on my bartending cap and got to work mixing up some delicious canadian punch! you can find this recipe below as well as a bunch of other swell holiday cocktails on the women & whiskies website. this cocktail is made with forty creek copper pot whisky, appleton estate, fresh pineapple juice and a healthy squeeze of lemon zest, so it’s extra refreshing. for more fun recipes and cocktail party ideas follow women & whiskies on instagram.

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies meets clubhouse caravan / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by cindy loughridge for sfgirlbybay.

This post made possible in partnership with women & whiskies but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

got milk.

eclectic interiors from milk magazine / sfgirlbybay

or rather i should say ‘milk just gets it.‘ i swear, when i grow up i wanna be an art director for french magazine, milk. no matter the subject, no matter the theme, i don’t think i’ve ever seen a spread in that magazine that didn’t inspire me in some small way. they take a lot of risks, i think — and they do it with panache. these rooms don’t have much to do with other other, per se, but they are all from the inspirational decor pages of milk, and i adore them all for different reasons. quirky, avant-garde, and each one a unique space unlike any other. which is the best part, n’es pas?

eclectic interiors from milk magazine / sfgirlbybay

eclectic interiors from milk magazine / sfgirlbybay

eclectic interiors from milk magazine / sfgirlbybay

eclectic interiors from milk magazine / sfgirlbybay

eclectic interiors from milk magazine / sfgirlbybay

eclectic interiors from milk magazine / sfgirlbybay

eclectic interiors from milk magazine / sfgirlbybay

• all photography courtesy of milk magazine.

tuesday’s girl: fossil.

tuesday's girl: fossil / sfgirlbybay

The fun folks over at fossil invited me to create a few fashion ensembles for you this week, and we had a blast layering these looks together. Fossil isn’t just about wristwatches anymore – they have a whole collection of clothing, bags, wallets and designer accessories. and just for fun — here’s a little behind the scenes styling from photographer laurie frankel and me.

First up – the minimal modern. We paired their black vickery drawstring hobo bag with the cutest mod Winnie turtleneck, and the charlotte single breasted black coat (especially cute with a polkadot lining). Add to that their Cecile multifunction stainless steel watch and the slim passport sleeve and you’re all set for some 1st class travel.

tuesday's girl: fossil / sfgirlbybay

Next up – new retro. I think my favorite piece is fossil’s selvage pleated front denim jacket. It’s got some great stitching detail. We put that together with the Dylan shirt and the mod trouser, which has leather trim. Add in the Sydney shopper to stash all your favorite accoutrement and then for fun retro twist we added designer Eley kishimoto’s two-hand leather watch.

tuesday's girl: fossil / sfgirlbybay

Our last look is what we call fashion forward and we had a little fun with this one – think I was inspired by my crush, wes Anderson. With the preston foldover clutch in fuschia we added fossil’s slim boyfriend jeans, the gracie lurex rose dust cardigan (wes adores a cute cardigan!) with the Jacqueline three-hand stainless steel rose watch. And for a bit of texture (and warmth) the multi-colored eley kishimoto box land glove.

• all photography by laurie frankel for sfgirlbybay.

this post in partnership with fossil, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the businesses that bring you fresh content from sfgirlbybay every day.

wish you were here?

wish you were here? / sfgirlbybay

my brother and his family are in hawaii right now, which makes me insanely jealous. and then i stumble upon the december issue of inside out magazine which is completely beachy. it’s summer down under, after all. these spaces feel so light, airy, and well — summery in the dead of our winter. so let’s get a virtual tan, shall we? grab a margarita or a cerveza, some chips and salsa and enjoy a trip to warmer climates.

wish you were here? / sfgirlbybay

wish you were here? / sfgirlbybay

wish you were here? / sfgirlbybay

wish you were here? / sfgirlbybay

wish you were here? / sfgirlbybay

• photography via inside out magazine.

four eyes.

four eyes / sfgirlbybay

go ahead — call me four eyes! i wear glasses but i’ve never minded one little bit. i’m not one for contact lenses, because for me eyeglasses can just be one more style statement — a fashion accessory, if you will. but eyeglasses do not have a standard size (everybody’s heads are different sizes!) making them a little tricky to select online. so when i was invited by david kind to work with one of their style experts on not only hand-selecting the most flattering frames for my face, but also finding the right fit for me personally, i thought this is a simple luxury and time-saver i could really use.

four eyes / sfgirlbybay

david kind glasses are simple and classic — very chic and a bit parisian comes to mind. you fill out their profile along with your prescription and photograph, and the style expert selects 6 different pairs they think will best compliment your facial features, sends them out for you to try on, and even invites you to take a few selfies and send them to your style expert for review. from there, they can narrow down the best look, and fit for you. By providing a photo in the glasses you chose, they can collect the lens measurements needed to accurately make your glasses—no matter your prescription. david kind glasses are all designed in Los Angeles and made at the highest optical standards using the best materials and manufacturing facilities in Japan and Italy, so we have the luxury of being styled and serviced by experienced opticians without having to leave home — it’s all done online.

four eyes / sfgirlbybay

four eyes / sfgirlbybay

How david kind works:

• 1 Sign up. Tell david kind what you like/don’t like and include a few photos of you. A real eyewear stylist then builds your fit and style profile.

• 2 Receive 6 frames to try-on at home for 6 days. Free shipping both ways.

• 3 Select your glasses, or work with your stylist until you find the perfect pair. Return shipping is free. Your glasses with your david kind prescription glasses arrive within 5-10 business days.

• easy-peasy!

four eyes / sfgirlbybay

four eyes / sfgirlbybay

four eyes / sfgirlbybay

this post in partnership with david kind, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the businesses that bring you fresh content from sfgirlbybay every day.