bolé road textiles.

bolé road textiles / sfgirlbybay

meet Bolé Road Textiles — handmade, ethically sourced home décor accessories, designed in brooklyn and handwoven in ethiopia. founded and designed by interior designer Hana Getachew, the Bolé Road Textile collection celebrates the rich qualities of natural Ethiopian cotton, showcasing its unique variations and subtleties. Its palette of natural cotton, cool grays and elegant tans, along with its modern motifs, makes their Modern Classics a perfect fit in any space, from urban dwelling to rustic getaway. Bolé Road marries ancient weaving traditions, passed down through the generations to today’s master local artisans, with a modern global aesthetic. All of their products are ethically sourced and lovingly crafted.

bolé road textiles / sfgirlbybay

bolé road textiles / sfgirlbybay

Springtime in Ethiopia is a time of new beginnings, when promise hangs thick in the air. It’s a time when Ethiopia opens her arms and introduces herself to travelers from all over the world. so hana couldn’t think of a better way to introduce Bolé Road to you. Modern and timeless, each pillow in Bolé Road’s collection features a name in Amharic, the language of Ethiopia, which shows respect for the past while looking forward to the future.

bolé road textiles / sfgirlbybay

bolé road textiles / sfgirlbybay

bolé road textiles / sfgirlbybay

bolé road textiles / sfgirlbybay

bolé road textiles / sfgirlbybay

that thing when you move and there’s no wifi.

that thing when you move and there's no wifi / sfgirlbybay

i’m a little worried my wifi won’t kick in for a couple of days based on the number of often insanely ridiculous phone conversations i’ve had with ‘said’ cable company this week. i’m afraid to even mention them by name because then i could really, really screw myself, and i think they may be pretty much the only game in town. but let’s hope for the best. i know i’ve got a few posts ready to go and scheduled to run (one’s coming up shortly today! hoorah!) — but please indulge me while i get unpacked and have the new home office up and running. thanks for your patience! — xo, victoria

• image via Benjamin Moore’s Universal Black.

farewell san francisco, but not goodbye.

farewell san francisco, but not goodbye / sfgirlbybay

well, kids, today’s the day. i’m moving to los angeles this weekend, and saying farewell to san francisco. i’m not saying goodbye, though — i’ll be back here all the time. for events, to see friends, to just say hello to the city i love. i’m excited for new adventures in L.A. and about finally owning a home and making it my own. and i can’t wait to share that process with you — it’s going to be fun! i’ve been dreaming and scheming about how it’s going to look, so i’m looking forward to slowly revealing it here on the blog.

i’ve been so busy with the book launch, packing up to move, and dealing with everything else that happens around here on a day-to-day basis that i honestly haven’t had a lot of time to reflect on how i feel about leaving san francisco. it feels bittersweet for certain, but i’m not sure my actual feelings have had a moment to really sink in. so i’m not going to get very nostalgic today — i think i need some processing time and i’ll get back to you about those thoughts. in the meantime, i hope you’ll stick around for SF Girl in LA! See you down south! xo, Victoria

house hunting with fantastic frank.

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

i always like the staging from fantastic frank, an international real estate brokerage which began in stockholm and has opened in berlin, as well. their staging is simple for certain, but i think it allows you to see the possibilities for their properties, without over styling it. i also love that they give you the floor plan of the homes for sale — i do wish more real estate sites in the states did that! without a floor plan, sometimes it feels like you’re flying blind. i measured out my new house and then created a floor plan in photoshop, but more on that soon — eep i move in this weekend!

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

house hunting with fantastic frank / sfgirlbybay

spotted: commissary.

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

hello from leslie at spotted sf! in honor of victoria’s upcoming move to sunny l.a., i wanted to share this gorgeous gem that i recently visited during my trip south. you’ve most likely seen plenty of pics of commissary all over instagram and i was thrilled to finally see it myself. i’m absolutely green with envy and delighted that victoria will have this beautiful and delicious place so close to her new home!

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

commissary in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

located at the line in l.a.’s koreatown district, commissary is a restaurant and cocktail bar inside a lush greenhouse on the hotel’s rooftop. an abundance of hanging and potted plants fill the space, and there are plenty of communal tables to enjoy your meal inside and out by the pool. serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the concept is vegetable-focused, but it is not a vegetarian restaurant. a number of carnivorous options are on the menu, but commissary is mainly about providing the freshest seasonal greens and produce in honor of all the folks and families in southern california working on the farms to bring food to our tables. i enjoyed a most delicious breakfast here before starting the rest of my day and look forward to many repeat visits. when you receive your bill, you’ll also be gifted a small pack of vegetable seeds to take home with you. if you haven’t already, be sure to add this spot to your itinerary when you head to l.a. next.

• all photography by leslie santarina.