i have a thing for these mirrors.

gold rimmed F.A.33 mirror on pale pink wall / sfgirlbybay

charlie forever.

every time i see one of these uniquely shaped mirrors i’m suddenly stopped dead in my tracks. there’s just something so striking, and so feminine about the curve and shape of their pretty brass frames. i did a bit of research on them and i believe they are called an F.A.33 mirror, originally designed by the legendary designer Gio Ponti in 1933 for prominent lamp and glass manufacturer FontanaArte. i’m not certain, but i think they were then made popular throughout the 1940-50’s because the mirrors i keep finding online are labeled as ‘mid-century modern 1950’s italian designed’ mirror.  i’ve also been seeing some similar, modern ones with a sleek, radius round corners, and those are quite lovely, too. i think the vintage version may be quite rare, because they are also quite pricey, so i’m going to keep my flea market eyes peeled for one of these pretties — i’d just love to own something so classically beautiful.

two mirrors vitnage italian mirrors via marie claire maison. / sfgirlbybay

these two mirrors have such stunning shapes, via marie claire maison.

1950's vintage italian mirrors / sfgirlbybay

pretty in pink framed mirror from 1st dibs; this one from Lamp and Co. on etsy is tempting me; and a couple beautiful 1950’s vintage mirrors from the apartment.

1950's italian mirroron pale pink wall and a mid-century modern teak framed version. / sfgirlbybay

1950’s italian mirror from the apartment; and a mid-century modern teak framed version.

retro bathroom mirrors / sfgirlbybay

a pair of bathroom mirrors, via xnet; radius corner mirror with a shelf, via the design files; and a 1950’s vintage mirror from the apartment.

extra large, radius corner mirror with large potted cactus  via one hundred layer cake / sfgirlbybay

extra large, radius corner mirror via one hundred layer cake.

vintage mirrors with silver frames and little hangers, via inside closet. / sfgirlbybay

i love these vintage beauties with their little hangers, via inside closet.

designer vanessa alexander's white and black malibu bathroom with matching mirrors and moroccan rug via my domaine. / sfgirlbybay

designer vanessa alexander’s malibu bathroom, via my domaine.

vertical mirrors are hung from industrial hardware via The Shop Of The New, Copenhagen. / sfgirlbybay

i quite fancy the way these vertical mirrors are hung from industrial hardware, at The Shop Of The New, Copenhagen.

melanie abrantes designs: summer 2016.

Melanie Abrantes’ 2016 Summer collection / sfgirlbybay

this lookbook from Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted homewares Melanie Abrantes’ has me hankering for a san francisco rooftop party. Melanie Abrantes’ very beautiful Summer 2016 Collection introduces new, heirloom objects and new materials — like brass — to the designer’s line of home goods focused on showcasing the natural beauty and unique qualities of hand-turned cork and wood.

melanie’s pretty lookbook shoot was inspired by the rooftop culture inherent to city dwelling. The cocktail parties, impromptu gatherings, and relaxed lounging that take place in cities like San Francisco, and in every city around the world. When tight for space the rooftop is the communal gathering spot that is beautiful and has endless options for hosting a summer gathering! their Hayes Valley rooftop was styled with a distinctly California vibe — natural, minimal and modern. melanie collaborated with Ashley Rose Conway who made a gorgeous cocktail for the shoot with gin, elderflower, grapefruit, and thyme. Melanie Riccardi did an amazing job as the photographer, and the shoot was styled by Genevieve Bandrowski. boy, does this ever take me back to my san francisco days!

melanie abrante's pretty lookbook shoot inspired by rooftop culture inherent to SF / sfgirlbybay

melanie’s collection is cohesive in its classic shapes and natural materials, and while designing this season’s collection she wanted each piece to be a strong stand-alone object — Each one being an heirloom that someone would cherish and bring out during their most beloved gatherings. she also strives for utility when creating her products. When designing home décor, the beauty of the object is just as important to melanie as its functionality. For instance, the new brass coaster can be used to keep a drink of the table. But is also a sculptural piece that will look beautiful on your table — with or without a drink. pop over here for the full lookbook and you can shop melanie’s 2016 summer collection here.

handcrafted items from Melanie Abrantes’ 2016 Summer lookbook shoot / sfgirlbybay

rooftop with potted plants and handcrafted home decor from Melanie Abrantes’  2016 Summer collection / sfgirlbybay

gold coasters and pink cocktail with gin, elderflower, grapefruit, and thyme. / sfgirlbybay

pitcher and glasses of pink cocktail made with gin, elderflower, grapefruit, and thyme. / sfgirlbybay

Melanie Abrantes’ Summer 2016 lookbook shoot on SF rooftop / sfgirlbybay

accessories and homewares by Melanie Abrantes’  from her 2016 Summer collection / sfgirlbybay

cork planters and glassware from Melanie Abrantes’ 2016 Summer home goods collection / sfgirlbybay

glasses cheersing a pink coctail made with gin, elderflower, grapefruit, and thyme. / sfgirlbybay

rooftop party styled with handcrafted homewares by Melanie Abrantes / sfgirlbybay

handcrafted wood vases from Melanie Abrantes 2016 line of homewares / sfgirlbybay

outdoor rooftop party styled with handcrafted homewares by Melanie Abrantes / sfgirlbybay

vessels and handcrafted homewares by Melanie Abrantes / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Melanie Riccardi.

double tap that.

woman in jacket passing a motorbike walking along the Amsterdam canals via @curatedagency. / sfgirlbybay

Ride by on the Amsterdam canals. ~ @curatedagency.

this is what we all do while, you know — we’re waiting in line at the DMV, when we can’t fall asleep (so guilty of this one!), waiting on the barista to serve up that latte — whenever and where ever we go we check our instagram feed for brilliance from those we follow. maybe excessively so. they might give us a good laugh or maybe they blow our minds with color and composition, but no matter what, they inspire us to get double-tapping our likes, our loves. here’s what inspired me to double-tap this week, and a few folks you might like to follow if you don’t already. warning: sometimes i like these as much for the clever or sentimental captions and the ideas they inspire, as i do the photos.

instagram photos with a pink theme / sfgirlbybay

composition: from her summer snaps ~ @denisebovee.

woman waking up in white bed with pink blanket via @salvalópez. / sfgirlbybay

Domingo 🏡 ~ @salvalópez.

black and white book cover for "A Little Life" on a bed with mixed patterned sheets / sfgirlbybay

Back to bed with A LITTLE LIFE which I can’t bring myself to finish because it might be the best and saddest book I’ve ever read. 💛RCx #read #it #allbedlinenbyus ~ @rachelcastleandthings.

pastel building exterior with red door via @christine.herrin. / sfgirlbybay

Today’s color inspiration, brought to you by the doorsteps of SF #stillwandering #everydayexplorersco ~ @christine.herrin.

color inspiration series via @agnitilla.workshop on instagram / sfgirlbybay

composition: from their color inspiration series ~ @agnitilla.workshop.

painting by @helenmccullagh posted to instagram / sfgirlbybay

My grandma came to stay a couple of months ago – lost her glasses, yesterday we finally found them so I thought I’d include them in this painting, in case they’re ever lost again. ~ @helenmccullagh.

pink clouds at sunset with pink trees in highland park via @joannarentz. / sfgirlbybay

A Highland Park fairytale ~ @joannarentz.

black and white photo of a man standing in Puohokamoa Gulch in Maui, Hawaii via @natgeo from 1924 / sfgirlbybay

The year 1924: A man stands dwarfed under the Ape-Ape leaves of Puohokamoa Gulch in Maui, Hawaii. ~ @natgeo.



wear this there: café waldeck.

red and blue palette at café waldeck / sfgirlbybay

let’s all transport ourselves to amsterdam real quick, right inside the dark and dreamy interiors of the café waldeck. this romantic haven is the perfect place for those long drawn out dates that summer so implores. park your bike out front, and settle in at the bar. now that we’re here, it’s all about that statement-making jumpsuit that fits right in with the café waldeck color palette. to truly get into the euro-spirit, crack open amsterdam storiesa beautiful ode to the city itself.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

bar with pink and red and brown pillows on long banquette with gold circular tables at café waldeck. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: café waldeck. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pixie market navy apron crop jumpsuit; blockhead ardor necklace; clare v. flat clutch; zara loafer with heel; thp marble phone case; miansai thin screw cuff in rose gold; clare v. tassel; alternative apparel rocker garment dyed distressed t-shirt.

café waldeck blue and red and gold color palette in dining room / sfgirlbybay

blue and gold door with unique handle at café waldeck. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there guide for visiting café waldeck / sfgirlbybay

red and blue and gold café waldeck bar decor / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Peter Baas for framework.


healdsburg shed.

healdsburg shed store in sonoma's wine country / sfgirlbybay

Eat. Cook. Farm. Gather. Shop. All the incredible experiences you’ll find at Healdsburg Shed in Sonoma’s wine region. This is the top spot to visit when you’re in the area. Located in the heart of downtown Healdsburg, it is a market, cafe and community space designed to bring us closer to the way we grow, prepare and share our food.

healdsburg shed fruit stand in sonoma's wine country / sfgirlbybay

Opened in April 2013, Shed owners Cindy Daniel and Doug Lipton envisioned a space that embraced their passion for farming, the true taste of real food, and the pleasure that can be had from serving others. And they did just that in the most beautiful way. There is so much bounty to be found in the space (it’s hard not to get excited and overwhelmed), but they’ve cleverly designed sections to help you navigate. In fact they won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design in 2014.

coffee shop inside healdsburg shed / sfgirlbybay

Upon entering Shed you’ll first see the Coffee Bar. Here you can order espresso drinks, pour over coffee, natural juices and a variety of house-made pastries, sandwiches and homemade ice cream.

coffee shop with canned goods and home decor for sale at healdsburg shed / sfgirlbybay

healdsburg shed marketplace for flowers and fruit / sfgirlbybay

The Eat section is full of locally grown, farm fresh flowers and produce, as well as a great variety of pantry essentials and artisan foods.

healdsburg shed beverage bar and marketplace / sfgirlbybay

juice mixers on display at the bar in healdsburg shed / sfgirlbybay

The Cafe section includes tables and a bar for sit-down meals. There is plenty of outdoor seating in the front and back of Shed, too.

healdsburg shed market place in sonoma's wine country / sfgirlbybay

healdsburg shed home decor and kitchen accessories on display / sfgirlbybay

The Cook area has a beautiful selection of housewares, including cooking and serving pieces, kitchen tools, linens and cookbooks.

prepared foods for sale at the larder inside healdsburg shed / sfgirlbybay

healdsburg shed marketplace toast on a wood cutting board / sfgirlbybay

staff at healdsburg shed market preparing food at the larder / sfgirlbybay

At the heart and center is the larder. This is where all the Shed meals are prepared, both for in-house dining or packaged to-go.

healdsburg shed products and homewares on display / sfgirlbybay

flower workshop book and cut flowers for sale at healdsburg shed / sfgirlbybay

The Farm section in the back is where you can pick up tools, supplies and books to help with your home gardening needs.

people shopping inside the healdsburg shed market / sfgirlbybay

Head up the stairs and you’ll find the Grange where events are hosted throughout the year. These include special meals, cooking demos and workshops, film screenings and discussions around food. Check out their lineup of upcoming events.

Grange event space inside healdsburg shed / sfgirlbybay

Shed is open Wednesday through Monday from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm and is closed on Tuesdays. They serve breakfast, lunch, evening meals and weekend brunch. You can walk-in or make a reservation on open table.

outdoor dining patio with white umbrellas at healdsburg shed / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by leslie santarina.