perfectly low-key and designed to a T, L.A.’s palihouse in santa monica is calling our names. slip in for a coffee, or cocktail in the masculine-refined atmosphere — might we say just the right amount of rustic for a city girl like us. should you want to extend your los angeles stay, palihouse has three hotel properties: santa monica, west hollywood, and melrose avenue — all equally as charming as the next. for such outings, we suggest a coquettish take on menswear with a laid back suit, and moroccan inspired slides. to keep you from wasting away in such a beautiful scene, one of daniel wellington’s latest time pieces will keep you on track. take 15% off dw products with the code: SFGIRL.
~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.
wear this there: zara roll up sleeve jacket and cropped trouser with front pleat; need supply babouche slides in black; ban.do i am very busy tee; kehana clutch bag from anthropologie; steven alan optical monroe sunglasses; and daniel wellington dapper reading in rose gold.
In San Francisco’s Inner Sunset you’ll find the sweetest shop and café called Dandy and Hollow. Owned by husband and wife team, William and Dawn, Dandy offers a delightful selection of goods for cooking and entertaining and Hollow serves up coffee and a variety of locally made sweets. Tucked inside the latter, you’ll also find small gift items to purchase, like tea strainers, chocolates and delicious scented soaps.
Dandy is an extension of Dawn’s work as an interior designer. In addition to design services, she wanted a space to offer beautiful, well made and functional pieces for the home. Especially whimsy ones that make people happy! The shop is open Friday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM.
Next door is Hollow, a cozy little spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and some treats. There are a few cafe tables in the front and recently they opened the space in the back to add more seating. Try a homemade marshmallow or guinness cupcake while you’re there…they’re delish. Hollow is open everyday of the week until 6:00 PM.
• all photography by leslie santarina.
there’s something so comfy about a low, slouchy sectional sofa. i myself opted for a sectional when i moved to L.A. — i wanted a really cozy, comfortable place to entertain where guests felt welcome to kick off their shoes, parade around barefoot and curl up on a cozy sofa, so i bought a white one with easy to wash slipcovers. i love the look of a real ‘down-low’ sofa, too. it’s oddly kind of sophisticated for being so comfy and almost futon-like — they can look perhaps a bit minimalist moroccan, and then in other settings give off a sort of bohemian beachy look. but i think a low sectional sofa just says, ‘come on in, have a cocktail and make yourself at home’.
a few great sources for the slouchy sofa look are the Belgian Linen Edlyn and tassa both at anthropologie; this Collins Marled Chenille Sofa; a low bench or platform bed or daybed; or even a twin bed with a little imagination can be used as a slouchy sofa. in one of my first studio apartments, i pushed a twin bed and box spring up against the wall, without a frame directly on the floor and added a big white quilt and bunch of mismatched print throw pillows and voilá — instant seating area in a really small space (for not a lot of money!). forgive me the many, many images and examples here, but there’s a lot of looks to choose from when it comes to down-low comfort and coziness.