good reads: est issue no. 25.

issue no. 25 EST magazine. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve been reading Australian magazine EST since it launched in 2011, and it never disappoints. if you’re a fan of sublime, minimalist interiors, then EST is definitely your jam, and you’ll definitely love issue no. 25. Over the past six years and twenty-four issues of EST magazine they’ve been inspired by homes and design spaces from all over the world. In celebrating the milestone of their 25th issue, they dove back into their archives, sharing projects that have continued to remain relevant in their design and timeless in their appeal. so if you’re just discovering EST for the first time, this is a great issue to explore and get to know the kinds of beautiful spaces the magazine continually shares. enjoy!

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• photography courtesy of EST magazine.

mantel inspiration for the summer season.

mantel inspiration for the summer season. / sfgirlbybay

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel now speaks summer in volumes. stack a few books with their pastel colored spines showing; add some birch logs where you’d normally place firewood and you’ve cooled off the room considerably. add some light colored prints to room in the form of pillows and throws, and maybe pull up the rugs — so nice to pad around barefoot in here now, isn’t it? summer, almost instantly.

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• photography courtesy of light locations.

around L.A. / lemlem.

around L.A. / lemlem. / sfgirlbybay

to blossom and flourish. this is the motivation behind and meaning of the Amharic word lemlem. after a visit to her native ethiopia, supermodel Liya Kebede was captivated by the skill and tradition of the handwoven creations she encountered and founded lemlem shortly after. all of the pieces are handwoven in africa from natural cotton and couldn’t be more comfortable. with bright colors and playful patterns that are hard to resist, the pieces are so light and breezy you’ll forget you’re wearing anything at all! lemlem has opened it’s first brick and mortar shop at platform in culver city so swing by to see for yourself.

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• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

friday finds.

rustic pink walls. / sfgirlbybay

greetings and happy friday, everyone! it’s been a busy week — i was back up in san francisco working on a top secret project that is soon to be launched and i couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. in the meantime, though, i seem to be inspired by images doused in a bit of pale blush pink, and that millennial pink — as someone cleverly has coined — who does start these catchphrases anyway? please do enjoy your weekend, and see ya back here on monday! xo, victoria

  1. cannelle et vanille is a visual storyteller, especially when it comes to food. this workshop location she hosted in portugal looks so dreamy. note to self to check in about her future workshops.
  2. i love the idea of hanging one’s extra special wardrobe pieces out on display and this color palette combination is perfection.
  3. i fell madly in love and swooped up this print from a lucy augé art show at Book/Shop Oakland in 2014, which featured 24 original drawings by the UK-based artist.
  4. this is one very fine and funky bedroom set-up. i can’t say why exactly, but i’m really drawn to the ultra chic print paired with those seventies-vibe wall sconces.
  5. i totally dig this mid-century modern glass pendant lamp from rejuvination — influenced by the emergence of Pop Art wtih pale pink smoked glass, chrome and brass plating.
  6. everything about this chic corner makes my heart sing — it’s just such an unexpected pairing of unique vintage pieces and mismatched prints.
  7. and lastly, i love what designer leanne ford does with interiors and this rustic dining table paired up with those chrome chairs is spot-on stylish!

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wear this there: loosie’s cafe.

loosie's cafe. / sfgirlbybay

loosie’s cafe is stand alone proof that our favorite botanical trend isn’t going anywhere. it’s over-abundance of greenery isn’t the only reason this williamsburg spot is on our hot list. it’s the trifecta of a foodie’s dream with an all day cafe, restaurant, and bar (happy hour runs almost all day — is this heaven on earth?). being that they cater to so many needs, they really had to be creative with the space, and boy did they succeed. its natural wood, airy space feel transports you from bustling NYC to a place where fairies would happily grab a cup of coffee. throw on your sunday best, and your fringiest of tote bags, and head to loosie’s for an all day of festivities. if you want a spooky thriller, victoria and i are both reading the fact of a body: a murder and a memoir — a true crime novel by alexandria marzano-lesnevich.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

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wear this there: topshop tall velvet pleated midi skirt; reformation crop baby rib tank; front row shop pink satin mules; i don’t work here agenda; j.crew Franny sunglasses; anthropologie Lano Lips Tinted Balm; read this there the fact of a body: a murder and a memoir by alexandria marzano-lesnevich; nannacy cleo tote; kamryn dame supernoda u earring; anthropologie alaine beaded wrap necklace

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• photography courtesy of domino.