today we’re visiting a charming nashville loft belonging to chelsea who writes the blog fenway journal, her husband jared and their cat, albert. chelsea is 25 years old and works with clothing designer, Elizabeth Suzann, as her Social Media & Marketing Director. the couple lives in the quaint nashville neighborhood of Germantown in a beautiful brick building — a space that in a former life housed a factory that produced canvas bags. they’ve turned the old factory into a beautiful, liveable home with crazy good light (those windows!), cozy nooks, and loft-like sleeping quarters. thanks so much for sharing with us, chelsea!
• photography by Lauren Anna Mills.
introducing clover artisans — To live in clover means to live the good life, to live in prosperity, to live in comfort. By supporting their artisans’ crafts and communities, Clover helps make it possible for them to live in clover. with pieces from around the world — like ceramics, throws, pillows and rugs clover embraces the spirit of a modern gypsy, combined with unique handmade style. In constant pursuit of adventure, culture and discovering the unknown, they travel the globe to bring back truly unique designs that embody the spirit of the culture from which it originated, and by purchasing pieces from these artisans helps provide fair market access, fostering economic empowerment.
to introduce you to clover artisans, we’re giving away a $500 gift card towards any merchandise you choose in the shop, and clover is also offering 20% off all orders code SFGIRLBYBAY (through Thursday, February 4th).
to enter to win $500 of clover artisans merchandise of your choice, simply:
• follow @cloverartisans on instagram.
• comment below letting us know you followed on instagram.
• please comment by thursday, november 4th, 12pm PST.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• sorry, this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.
• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of february 8th, so be sure and follow along.
i grew up in southern california, so i’m not sure why i’ve never heard of lotusland. i discovered this amazing place via diane keaton’s pins and got curious about where this lotusland was — and lo and behold it’s in my own very own backyard in santa barbara — about two hours north of los angeles. lotus land is the historic estate of Madame Ganna Walska, a polish opera singer who up until the last few years of her life, was the feisty, eccentric “head gardener” of Lotusland. she died in 1984, leaving her jewel of a garden to the Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation.
“My home in Santa Barbara is known as Lotusland. During the last 25 or more years I have greatly expanded the 40 acres of this property, devoting myself exclusively to establish and increase the already valuable collection with great variety of species, such as Palms, Cycads, etc., from all around the world in a picturesque display and setting.” – Madame Ganna Walska
i don’t know about you, but a pink palace surrounded by cacti is right up my alley, so i’m planning on visiting lotusland and paying homage to madame ganna in the very near future! you can make reservations here.