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.

loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: loosie's. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: topshop tall velvet pleated midi skirt; reformation crop baby rib tank; front row shop pink satin mules; ban.do 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

loosie's cafe in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay patio at loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay green plant on wall and door at loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior at loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay plants on wood shelves in loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay the bar at loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay hanging plants at loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay loosie's in new york. / sfgirlbybay loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay cafe loosie's in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay loosie's bar in williamsburg. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of domino.

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at home in barcelona.

modern loft home tour in barcelona. / sfgirlbybay

i guess i’m in the mood for lots of green today, because i also want to share this modern twist on the idea of a green home with you. featured in architectural digest espana it’s a breath of fresh air in the middle of the big city — bustling Barcelona, in fact. i love all the white washed brick walls paired with a bit of vintage repurposed patio furniture like that swing chair — the kind you might normally find on the outside, but with a mix of green upholstered mid-century modern pieces livens up a very simple, but sublime space. for the full tour, visit architectural digest espana.

barcelona loft tour via architectural digest espana. / sfgirlbybay architectural digest espana loft with mid-century modern decor. / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior of barcelona loft via architectural digest espana. / sfgirlbybaynatural wood patio outside of modern home in barcelona. / sfgirlbybay natural wood kitchen cabinets. / sfgirlbybay modern loft space featured in architectural digest espana. / sfgirlbybay  spiral staircase to loft in barcelona home featured in architectural digest espana. / sfgirlbybay inspiring home exterior in barcelona. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via architectural digest espana .

welcome to the jungleland.

plant-filled williamsburg apartment tour. / sfgirlbybay

Shabd Simon-Alexander’s New York city Apartment may be a little bit more like a nursery than your typical home, but it is indeed where she lives. after trying her green thumb out in a dark apartment, she had no success, but after moving to this delightfully well-lit loft space she tried again and found great success. so much so that rather than fill her williamsburg apartment with furniture, she opted for greenery — nursing rejects back to life and taking cuttings where she could find them, she now lives in this gorgeous green space! for the full tour, visit gardenista.

urban jungle of potted plans in williamsburg apartment. / sfgirlbybay

modern nyc apartment with lots of potted plants. / sfgirlbybay

painted white floors and potted plants. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via gardenista.

summertime and the livin’s easy.

skateboard and potted succulents on porch. / sfgirlbybay

it’s frightfully hot here in los Angeles right now and honestly when it’s this warm out my brain gets a little mushy. all i wanna do is go to the beach, swim in the ocean and sleep the afternoon away under a shady umbrella — summertime and the livin’s easy. or, at least it should be. alas, we can’t always do what we’d like to do, but the next closest thing is to write about it — daydreaming for a living is not a half bad option, is it? so i’m still in a slothy kinda summertime mood here this wednesday and i’m sharing some outdoor living to hopefully inspire y’all. so in your mind, get comfy in your best lounge chair, pour yourself a cold one and come along on this mini holiday with me. cheers!

poolside tilework and palm trees. / sfgirlbybayaerial view of pink patio. / sfgirlbybaysummertime inspiration. / sfgirlbybaywhite shiplap walls and woven rug. / sfgirlbybaynatural pool surrounded by wood deck with diving board. / sfgirlbybaypink lounger chairs poolside. / sfgirlbybayhanging succulent planters on white patio wall. / sfgirlbybayblue and white striped pads on outdoor sectional on wood patio. / sfgirlbybayinspiring summertime imagery. / sfgirlbybaymoroccan hammock poolside. / sfgirlbybaywhite painted shiplap walls. / sfgirlbybaydeck with a beach view. / sfgirlbybaywalking path to the beach. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: apartment therapy; @bask_and_stow; the style junkies; alchemy works by taylr anne; that one adventure couple; @bask_and_stow; apartment therapy; osteria bartolini bologna; lacasa clothing; @sarahirenemurphy; orchard keepers via est magazine; madewell; cannelle vanille; apartment therapy; cheetah is the new black; do the wild thing; apartment therapy; the outdoor collective; Shabd Simon-Alexander via the gardenista; travel and leisure; albert font photography; home and delicious; 100 layer cake; mother mag; turquoise and teale.

doug aitken mirage in palm springs.

doug aitken mirage in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay

Chances are you’ve come across Doug Aitken’s “Mirage” while scrolling through instagram. One of 16 installations in this year’s Desert X, this house of mirrors is an interactive art piece that sits high atop a hillside overlooking the coachella valley in Palm Springs. From the porch, you can see the iconic meadow of windmills, the main strip in Palm Springs and miles of mountains and boulders. The desert colors are reflected in and around the structure making it hands down the loveliest fun house experience you’ll ever have. It’s free and open to the public through the end of October and I suggest you arrive early to beat the heat and the crowds.

view from inside doug aitken mirage in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay doug aitken mirage house in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay view from doug aitken mirage house in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay doug aitken mirage in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay looking out the window at doug aitken mirage in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay doug aitken mirage in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay doug aitken mirage in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay visitors at doug aitken mirage in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay people taking phtoos of the mirage house in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay inside doug aitken's mirage in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay mirage by doug aitken in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay looking down at doug aitken's mirage house in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay doug aitken's desert x installation mirage. / sfgirlbybay bushes near desert x mirage house in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay doug aitken's mirage installation in palm springs. / sfgirlbybay 

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.