whitewashed cottage.

danish cottage with painted white floors. / sfgirlbybay

this light-filled danish cottage is a whitewashed floor fan’s dream come true. look how everything just pops off those perfectly polished white painted floors — those black sofas look especially dramatic. perhaps not your most practical decor plan, but hey i’m just fantasizing here — i don’t have to clean them. besides, if it’s just a wee cottage that you slip away to on long weekends, how bad could it possibly be? that mix and mismatched dining room set up, and the exposed beamed ceilings are oh-so-sweet, too. featured in inside out, i love the entire space just exactly as it is.

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• photography by Morten Holtum for inside out.

at home in provence.

summer home in provence. / sfgirlbybay

“i’m off to my country home in Provence. you know, paris is just so crowded and warm in the summer months, we simply must get away” — wouldn’t we all like to say that? i’d be very down with that. ouí. home life recently featured this paris couple’s rustic country retreat in arles, france and they had me dreaming of my own little summer escape. the things i love best about this pretty place are those terrazzo floors (so in again!) and its modern simplicity. linen slipcovers smashing in summer whites, black butterfly chairs, and even those vintage black leather folding chairs give this rustic pad a hip edge, that je nais se quoi — that quality that eludes description but the french are able to pull off so perfectly. to see the full tour of this beautiful french country home, visit home life.

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• photography courtesy of home life.

around L.A. / belljar.

belljar vintage shop in los feliz. / sfgirlbybay

want to have the look of an effortless vintage wardrobe without the sweat and tears of digging through the slush at the flea market? look no further than belljar in los feliz. Sasha darling (and her trusty side-kick-shop-dog, violet), brought their expertly curated goods and vintage wears all the way from San Fran to this two story brick and mortar on bustling vermont avenue. you can shop belljar online, or drop in for a gift and a little pick-me-up for yourself, but come with plenty of time to try on some lovely pieces and browse one of the best ceramic collections in the city. good vibes only, indeed.

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• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

friday finds.

Acapulco chairs and potted plants. / sfgirlbybay

i love a short work week, don’t you? hopefully, you were able to enjoy a long fourth of the july holiday, but if not — hurrah, the weekend is here again! i spent the long weekend playing in my backyard garden, planting succulents like some kind of crazy cat woman but with plants. if we’re not careful, it’ll turn into an official  jungleland around here. anyway, here’s some tropical pink & green inspiration for you if you’re game to really go wild. have a wonderful weekend, everyone. xo, victoria

  1. i love the look of the hoxton hotel, based in amsterdam — always top on my list of places to visit captured beautifully by @onahazymorning.
  2. this looks like a slice of pink paradise, doesn’t it? i’m not sure i’d be brave enough to paint patio walls pink, but they sure look good with palms.
  3. it looks as though marrakech’s Riad Jardin Secret had the guts to paint patio walls pink as captured by designer carley page and it looks boho fabulous!
  4. another shot from carley — the beautiful outdoor terrace at Riad Jardin Secret. i love the built-in bench and striped seat cushion.
  5. i have a huge cactus plant at the top of my hill, and i kind of fancy hanging some of it like the Bar Masseria Cimino has done — taken by carla coulson it looks so graphic and cool!
  6. more proof positive from the botanical that green plants and cactus love living against a pale pink wall.
  7. i can’t decide which i love best — bouganvillea, succulents or cactus, but the citizenry has me leaning towards the pink bounganvillea — and green shutters!
  8. and lastly, naturally it’s charissa fay’s photo of lisbon proving the pink wall point — that city was full of mesmorizing pink pastels.

pink patio walls. / sfgirlbybay

pink patio walls with cacti. / sfgirlbybay

pink patio walls with moroccan pillows and cushions. / sfgirlbybay

peachy pink walls and cacti. / sfgirlbybay

brick building with green shutters. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink building exterior walls. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fiori.

inside fiori in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

did someone say ice cream? we could go for a frosty treat right about now — even more so one that takes us all the way to lisbon, which you’ve been hearing a lot about from sfgirlbybay lately, and it deserves the raving reviews it gets. this city has a lot of swoon-worthy corners, and cafés, but fiori kind of takes the [ice-cream] cake. this Portuguese dream is a candy-colored Gelateria along the tagus river -— does it get any better than that? wear your best whites (extra napkins please) and go overboard with flavors — you only live once. pair your sweet tooth with the perfect rosé colored accessories, and the new hilarious novel one day we’ll all be dead and none of this will matter.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

fiori in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fiori in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pixie market bianca linen button cinched-waist jacket; free people dazzle dazzle heel; zara high-waisted shorts; anthropologie Constrast Stripes Choker Necklace; odeme maharani nail polish; the reformation solo dune cuff; le specs air heart sunglasses; matt and nat abiko clutch; read this there one day we’ll all be dead and none of this will matter by scaachi koul.

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• photography via milk decoration