unexpected guests: lisa coris.


today’s unexpected guests hails from san francisco — russian hill, to be exact. lisa coris is a long-time friend of mine and she and her son live in an amazing, light-filled apartment along russian hill’s cable car line. lisa is a ‘jill of all trades’ — a recruiter of ad agency talent; a jewelry maker (beads, specifically — which she... 
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unexpected guests: antonia kohl.

unexpected guests: antonia kohl of tigerlily perfumery / sfgirlbybay

I’m delighted to introduce our next guest and she is Antonia Kohl, the lovely proprietress of Tigerlily Perfumery here in San Francisco. Located along Valencia Street in the city’s Mission neighborhood, this gem is the city’s only boutique dedicated entirely to artisan and niche perfumes, including a deep collection of U.S. indie fragrances and hard-to-find... 
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meet mapamundi kids.

colorful hanging lamps inside mapamundi / sfgirlbybay

meet mapamundi kids — an adorable independent kids lifestyle store based in San Francisco’s noe valley neighborhood. mapamundi just celebrated their brick & mortar shop’s first birthday and for those of us not in the city by the bay, they’ve just launched the grand opening of their online shop. mapamundi is run by wife and husband Lorena Siminovich... 
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ampersand sf.


ashley batz for apartment34. i was out hunting for fresh flowers this morning, and it seems my echo park neighborhood may be lacking for a small, local florist. a floral boutique is much needed, and if it’s here and i missed it, please do let me know where to find it. i know silver lake has the bosky dell and clementine floralworks but i couldn’t find a sweet corner... 
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Summer SpritzBreak!


last week i had the absolute pleasure of partnering with the lovely team at Aperol to host a summer SpritzBreak soirée. have you ever tried an Aperol Spritz? i first tried them while on vacation with good friends in rome. the weather was unseasonably warm so we grabbed the few ingredients we needed at the corner italian market and made some really refreshing aperol spritz’s... 
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