since we’re talking cooking today (see today’s earlier post about hedley & bennett) i thought i’d go a step further and round up a few more good looking items for around the kitchen. this week’s new & noteworthy is right up my alley — since i love to cook and i love cooking gadgets and gear. Bon Appétit!
2. just love chris earl’s sleek bar cart; 3. D.A.P. the photographer’s cookbook at the line — photographers’ favorite recipes and food-related photographs; 4. sweet Mimira Canape Plates from anthropologie; 5. the prettiest marble with Brass Inlay Cheese Board from anthropologie.
6. black Ice Cube Tray Variety Pack — perfect for whiskey on the rocks from food52.
10. great looking food52 reclaimed knife grabber.
11. really love the bottle glass from crate & barrel.
12. aplat’s cute culinary tote — great for pies!
sometimes you need a night away, but you don’t really have the time to leave town. that’s where summer parties come in really handy. you can style up your backyard for an outdoor movie night, a sleepover or just a fun cocktail party with friends — whatever you do just make it feel like you’ve left town for a little bit. you can even just check into a local hotel in your own city for the night — you’d be surprised to find yourself feeling worlds away sitting poolside and ordering dinner and drinks al fresco! the SKYY Vodka folks invited me to throw my own L.A. SKYY summer pool party for friends so i opted for a soiree, poolside at the beautiful avalon hotel in beverly hills. now i know that sounds super fancy, and it is, but the avalon also has a very chill and friendly vibe that makes you feel warm, welcome, and well taken care of. add a few a SKYY Vodka cocktails and you’ve got yourself a pool party!
ryan, the mixologist at the avalon is one of the city’s best and he conjured up some of the yummiest cocktails for us using the original SKYY Vodka and two of their delicious Infusions — Wild Strawberry and Pineapple. it was a perfectly balmy evening under the stars with twinkling globe lights strung across the poolside patio. we lounged, we laughed and we ate very well — with appetizers prepared by the avalon’s viviane restaurant — all paired perfectly with our summery SKYY cocktails. thanks so much to everyone who came out for such a fun pool party, and if you’d like to see more from our evening, check out instagram and the hashtag #SKYYVodka. you can also find all kinds of inspiring cocktail recipes on SKYY’s pinterest boards. cheers!
• photography by Ivan Solis for sfgirlbybay.
it’s always nice to make a grand entrance. that’s one thing my new house lacks — there’s no foyer, no entry hall of any kind — you simply step right into what i suppose you’d call a grand room, or a combination dining room / living room space. i love my house, but i do like a nice entryway welcoming you and your guests home. it’s great to decorate them with a good looking bench or credenza stacked with books and mementos, or perhaps a wall of personal photographs. i like an entrance that’s simple, but warm and inviting. something as smashing as a great tile floor can set the right mood for welcoming guests, too. alas, all i’ve got is a mean case of FOMO, so here are a few looks i’d love to have.
i’ve never been to the hamptons before. have you? i’ve heard about the beachy getaway forever and a day (hello, carrie bradshaw!) so perhaps i’ll get there eventually. Nestled near the easternmost tip of New York’s Long Island, Amagansett was established by farmers and fishermen before being developed as a summer resort in the late nineteenth century. The coastal plain village retains its clusters of Shingle-style getaways and clapboard cottages, and The Line has recently taken up residence in one of those seaside cottages to create a seasonal store like no other. Located just blocks from the ocean in a white clapboard structure that dates to 1720, The Line – Amagansett is designed as the ultimate beach cottage: relaxed yet refined with a carefully considered selection of fashion, home, and beauty items. so, while we’re armchair traveling, let’s visit the line’s new summer home, shall we? at least we can still shop online from our cosy armchair without even getting sunburned.
• photography via The Line.