cheers to colored glassware.

colorful glassware / sfgirlbybay

Elsie Larson‘s rainbow glass collection (above and below) via A Beautiful Mess.

when it comes to throwing parties, it’s fun to have great glassware — it just adds a whole other layer to the event, not to mention, it’s very instagrammable should that be a goal of yours. when i’ve hosted parties i’ve rented from two amazing rental agencies both with gorgeous collections — casa de perrin in los angeles and frances lane in san francisco — i can’t recommend them more highly. but if you’re thinking about collecting your own, that seems like a worthwhile and fun hobby to have. i always like to have something to be on the lookout for when i hit the flea markets or yard sales, and if you’ve got a spot to display them, look how pretty this colored glassware can look. featured in this post is mostly depression era glassware which was mass-produced in the U.S. from the late 1920s to the 1940s and often used as giveaways to persuade customers to purchase goods, but companies like anthropologie, terrain and even neiman marcus are carrying new pieces too — so all great resources for you. i like chairish, etsy and ebay for vintage glassware. i was at the pasadena city college flea market today and saw a ton of — all fairly reasonably priced. happy hunting!

white shelves with colorful vintage glasses / sfgirlbybay

pink vintage glasses / sfgirlbybay

Pink goblets curated via casa de perrin.

vintage colorful glassware on white open shelves / sfgirlbybay

Instagram photo of Elsie Larson‘s growing glassware collection.

collections of colorful vintage glassware / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: vintage amber glassware via etsy; pink rosanna parisian glass via layla grayce; vintage rack display with glasses via design sponge; pink goblets via frances lane; anthropologie’s Opalescent Tumbler; anthropologie’s helianthus goblet; neiman marcus amethyst renaissance tumblers; depression glass pink hobnail cups and saucers via etsy; green depression era glass via indulgy.

color coordinated vintage glasses / sfgirlbybay

Elsie Larson via Instagram.

colorful vintage cake stands and and glasses / sfgirlbybay

bubble glass goblets from terrain.

colorful vintage glassware on white pedestal table / sfgirlbybay

A Beautiful Mess.

colorful anthropologie glassware / sfgirlbybay

granada juice glasses from anthropologie

colorful glassesware from above. / sfgirlbybay

A Beautiful Mess (above and below).

colorful vintage goblets on white shelves / sfgirlbybay

color burst soda glass from terrain. / sfgirlbybay

color burst soda glass from terrain.

need a sweet spot to sit? a giveaway from interior define.

white office chair by interior define. / sfgirlbybay

a little while back i shared a quick sneak peek at my home office, and my desperate need for a cozy sitting chair. i needed a meeting spot for guests and clients to sit and chat with me, as well as a comfy reading corner and partnered with interior define to land the look i was hoping for. my beautiful rose chair has arrived, and i couldn’t be more thrilled with it. not only is it pretty (with great fabric!), and super comfortable, it’s also on little wheels, so i can easily roll it aside when we need to do a photo shoot in the office, which is quite often! you can see the full office makeover just below, and in extra good news, interior define has very kindly offered me the chance to give you the opportunity to win a $500 gift code towards anything in their shop — a pretty sweet deal, since their sofas and chairs are spot-on trend —  i think you’ll find quite a few looks you love, but you can find some of my personal favorites right here and view all of interior define’s fabric swatches here. have fun hunting, and entry info is just below!

interior define gift code giveaway / sfgirlbybay

to enter for a chance to win the interior define $500 giveaway, simply:

• visit interior define and enter your email address to join their mailing list.

• have a look around and choose your interior define favorite product.

• comment below with a link to your favorite product.

• please comment by monday, may 9th, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• sorry, this giveaway is for U.S. residents only (excluding Hawaii + Alaska).

• we’ll announce a winner selected at random on my twitter account the week of may 9th, so be sure and follow along.

Also — interior define has a reader gift code for you! just have to enter code SF100 at checkout. The code expires on Tuesday, May 31, and is valid for products equal to or greater than $1000.

victoria smith''s home office decor / sfgirlbybay

white home office with pops of pink decor / sfgirlbybay

pink wire baskets for office storage / sfgirlbybay

lucy laying in victoria smith's home office / sfgirlbybay

framed banana print and white home office chair / sfgirlbybay

victoria smith's home office decor details / sfgirlbybay

bohmenian modern home office of victoria smith / sfgirlbybay

desktop decor in victoria smith's home office. / sfgirlbybay

home office decor styled by victoria smith / sfgirlbybay

white upholstered lounge chair by interior define / sfgirlbybay

iMac with calendar desktop background / sfgirlbybay

vintage desk with white mid-century modern office chair / sfgirlbybay

white crosley suitcase record player / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with interior define and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

pssst. most moms love flowers.

mother's day flowers / sfgirlbybay

mother’s day is just around the corner. i never forget, because i was actually born on mother’s day — such a nice gift, eh, mum? this year i thought it might be nice to create some DIY bouquets myself, for so many of my deserving, hard-working mom friends out there. i was invited by flower muse to offer you some special deals, a reader discount, and to select some of their farm direct flowers. since in my next life i’d like to be a gardener-slash-florist i immediately said, “yes, please”! What makes Flower Muse so special is that they send the farm fresh flowers directly to you, without fillers — Just a big box of gorgeous flowers that arrive directly from the flower farm, which means you are getting the freshest flowers possible. And because they are super selective about the farms they work with, they’re the best quality flowers. just look at these beauties — each type of flower arrives carefully packaged and it was so much fun putting these beauties together into one giant bouquet to show you how creative you can get!

farm fresh flowers from Flower Muse. / sfgirlbybayFlower Muse mother's day DIY bouquets / sfgirlbybay

Flower Muse carries an amazing variety of unique, hard to find flowers, including the covetable David Austin garden roses. i picked out some of those, and then i added my very favorite flower — peonies in a few different shades, from hot pink, to white, and coral. and to add a little bit of a wild look, i included some lavender lilacs, sweet peas and astilbe in a few different shades. i gathered up bundles of each flower into sweet little bouquets, wrapped them in gift wrap and ribbon and they were ready to deliver to my favorite moms. so easy, and it felt nice and really personal to hand deliver as an early happy mother’s day.

gift wrapped Flower Muse mother's day bouquets / sfgirlbybayrolling cart filled with Flower Muse flowers. / sfgirlbybay

so whether you decide to put together your own bouquets, or order some of Flower Muse’s wonderful boxed farm fresh flowers, they have some special deals in place for Mother’s Day — like peonies starting at $99; a garden rose sampler starting at $79; and roses starting at $59 — and delivery is always free. but please note — In order for delivery before Mother’s Day, anything at Flower Muse must be ordered by May 3rd. There’s a slightly later date for peonies — they can be ordered by May 5th. After May 5th, Flower Muse will have some select options available for procrastinators on Friday, May 6th for Saturday delivery (in which case there is an extra fee). oh! and they are also offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal for garden roses for $79 — buy one box of garden roses for $79 + free shipping and you can send ANOTHER box of garden roses (to the same person or someone else, like your mother-in-law, or even yourself) at no charge. It’s a pretty sweet deal, but it ends tonight — so if you place the order this friday, april 29th before midnight PST, you’re still good to go!

xoxo paper wrapped flowers for mother's day / sfgirlbybay

Flower Muse is also kindly offering a 15% reader discount good through December 31st, — which is good on only on full price items (sorry, not valid on any discount or the buy-one-get-one-free offer above) — simply enter SFGIRL at checkout. they also have gorgeous monthly flower subscriptions, like peonies every month, fragrant flowers every month, and garden roses every month, just in case you’d like to treat yourself, or someone you love. happy mother’s day, everyone!

DIY mother's day bouquets / sfgirlbybayputting together Flower Muse mother's day bouquets / sfgirlbybaymetal rolling cart with farm fresh flowers from Flower Muse / sfgirlbybayFlower Muse bouquets for mother's day / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Flower Muse and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

wear this there: isleta el espino.

nicaragua's isleta el espino. / sfgirlbybay

manifesting a vacation? we’ve found the answer to your daydreams in nicaragua’s isleta el espino. this eco hotel serves up the gram-worthy decor vibes, and pool-hangs for days. run by brother and sister andrew and kristin werner, the three bedroom hacienda is the perfect getaway for those seeking a little r&r lakeside. for this paradise, we are looking towards the little boho wares we’ve packed to that back of our closets, saved for summer. a free people frock, and fringed sandal will do just the trick. and for our read this there? what better than roman payne’s adventures in his novel the wanderess.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

poolside at nicaragua's isleta el espino / sfgirlbybaywomen's fashion advice for staying at nicaragua's isleta el espino. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: free people lini smocked swing dress; zara black lace up sandals; roman payne’s adventures in his novel the wanderess; forever21 brow bar round sunglasses; planet blue alessandra bahia brim hat; kayu saguaro clutch; ruffled halter mallot swimsuit from anthropologie; fredericks and may worry beads from founders & followers; Hat Attack Metallic Straw Tote bag from club monaco; and credo beauty salvation body oil.

fashion and accessories for traveing to nicaragua's isleta el espino. / sfgirlbybayguest room at nicaragua's isleta el espino. / sfgirlbybaymodern bathroom decor at nicaragua's isleta el espino / sfgirlbybayisleta el espino in nicaragua. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via isleta el espino.

minzuu collection | a giveaway.

win $500 to spend on Minzuu home goods / sfgirlbybay

meet M I N Z U U  — an online shop inspired and started by a group of enthusiasts for culture, history, and artisanal handicraft that curates handmade home goods from artisans around the world. All these beautiful products carried by M I N Z U U are made with traditional (and often endangered) craftsmanship and most of which are fair trade certified. From around the world, they curate home and personal accessories like bedding, throw pillows, ceramics, and jewelry that combine modern designs with century-old techniques. Each item directly connects to its own cultural origin, displays a fusion of the old and the new, and empowers a community of artisans to thrive. M I N Z U U evokes the meaning “nation” in East Asian languages and symbolizes the exploration, appreciation, and celebration, of the rich diversity in our daily life. to celebrate M I N Z U U’s collection and its artisans, we’re giving away $500 of M I N Z U U’s merchandise of your choice.

artisanal fair trade goods by minzuu / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a $500 gift card towards any M I N Z U U’s merchandise of your choice, simply:

• follow M I N Z U U on instagram.

• comment below letting us know you followed on M I N Z U U on instagram.

• please comment by thursday, may 5th, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• hurrah! this giveaway is worlwide.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of may 9th, so be sure and follow along.

artisanal blankets, pillows and jewelry via minzuu / sfgirlbybay

handmade blankets and pottery via minzuu. / sfgirlbybay