winter white.

winter white. / sfgirlbybay

vtwonen.

i know all about spring cleaning, that urge to purge and get our homes looking bright and shiny so when that sun finally streams in, it makes you feel warm and satisfied, and all is right with the world. but i also get this hankering to get organized in winter months, too. i like to re-organize my closets and make room for sweaters, coats and boots, but i also like my home to be winter-ready for those days you just want to hibernate inside. it feels good to simplify, get out the warm and fuzzy throws, and tidy up my home so it’s somewhere i really want to hunker down. i have a hard time relaxing when my space is chaotic and messy. i like it zen. i love the looks of these winter white spaces. everything in its place, but looking stylish nonetheless. so calm, so perfectly relaxing.

winter white. / sfgirlbybay

design*sponge.

winter white. / sfgirlbybay

alvhem.

winter white. / sfgirlbybay

it’s a house.

winter white. / sfgirlbybay

annika von holdt.

winter white. / sfgirlbybay

bella rose.

winter white. / sfgirlbybay

stylist tina hellberg.

winter white. / sfgirlbybay

marrakech design.

pin-worthy: richele & sydney.

pin-worthy richele and sydney / sfgirlbybay

hello friends, so nice to be back today and share another pin-worthy pinner to follow. i am finishing up a little getaway to the oregon coast, so i am all about moody and beautifully dark at the moment. to me, there is nothing more romantic and inspiring than a walk along the ocean at night…these pinners conjure the same feelings through their pin choices and curation.

richele & sydney partner to create incredibly beautiful boards…the same impeccable taste also comes through in their online shop anewall. one of the things about looking into pinners further is discovering a bit more about them; especially when those things are beautiful blogs, instagram feeds or in the case of richele and sydney, a shop that is definitely worth a further glimpse.

more than a few favorite boards to follow:

pin-worthy richele and sydney / sfgirlbybay

house & home

pin-worthy richele and sydney / sfgirlbybay

something beautiful

pin-worthy richele and sydney / sfgirlbybay

lovely things

pin-worthy richele and sydney / sfgirlbybay

gather

pin-worthy richele and sydney / sfgirlbybay

the sea

thanks for popping in for a visit…see you in a couple of weeks.

xo mrs. french

tuesday’s girl: kate spade saturday.

tuesday girl: kate spade saturday's / sfgirlbybay

this week the very lovely folks at kate spade saturday invited me to check out their latest line of monogrammed bags and wallets as well as their fun new fall collections. their clothes and accessories definitely make me want to run around town with my camera — the kind of perfect carefree saturday without any place to be or anything specific to do — just see where the day takes me. i chose their zipline continental wallet — which you can have monogrammed for just $10. and i love the big bold gold zipper and it holds everything i need — even my iPhone fits right inside.

tuesday girl: kate spade saturday's / sfgirlbybay

tuesday girl: kate spade saturday's / sfgirlbybay

i kind of adore capes and ponchos in the chilly months because they can just be a little more fun than your average winter outerwear — just call me the caped crusader! i selected this hooded plaid cape to throw over jeans, a light sweater and of course a pair of black PF flyers in black leather — kate spade saturday style. my kind of ideal weekend wear.

tuesday girl: kate spade saturday's / sfgirlbybay

tuesday girl: kate spade saturday's / sfgirlbybay

• this post in partnership with kate spade saturday, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway.

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

just in time for holiday celebrations, Women & Whiskies and i have a lovely cocktail recipe for you to toast to this season! you’re going to love this Boulevardier, using Wild Turkey Rare Breed whiskey. So sophisticated and pretty! one of the best things about partnering with the awesome gals from Women & Whiskies is learning new cocktail recipes, getting educated on various kinds of whiskies, and the real plus? it also feels super cool to walk up to a bartender and know what the heck I want to order and how to order it.

i also think you’re really going to be over the moon for this giveaway, too. because the stylish folks at DwellStudio are giving away their Connaught Bar Cart to one lucky reader! if you’ve not been fortunate enough to stumble upon DwellStudio before, it’s a design house for fashion-forward modern furnishings with stunning homewares and furniture collections, like this bar cart we’ll be giving away (valued at $1,476)!

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

here’s a few notes on the Boulevardier cocktail you might like to know:

• it’s a delicious aperitif — it’s like a Negroni but with whiskey instead of gin. Anything with Campari is great for the holidays because of the beautiful red color — so perfect to serve before thanksgiving dinner!

• There have been some misperceptions about Wild Turkey in the past so it’s great to know that Wild Turkey uses only NON-GMO, USA-grown grains — and no shortcuts when it comes to ingredients! If any, very few American Whiskey brands can claim this. Wild Turkey use #4 char on their new American Oak barrels — the deepest (and most expensive) char that gives the whiskey incredible depth in flavor. Master Distiller Jimmy Russell is the longest-tenured active spirits distiller in the world! So yeah, he pretty much knows what he’s doing. He just celebrated his 60th year at Wild Turkey.

• And finally, Wild Turkey Rare Breed in particular is A blend of 6-, 8-, and 12-year old bourbons. It is a “barrel-proof bourbon” meaning no water is added after distilling and aging to dilute the flavor. It’s weighing in at 112.8 proof — they aren’t messing around!

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a the beautiful connaught bar cart from bar cart from DwellStudio, simply:

• comment below, and tell us what you love about whiskey cocktails.

• follow Women & Whiskies on instagram.

• please comment by monday, november 17th, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• sorry, but this time the giveaway is for U.S. residents only.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account later in the week of november 17th, so be sure and follow along.

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies: a bar cart giveaway / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by cindy loughridge for sfgirlbybay.

This post made possible in partnership with women & whiskies but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

xo big love for ooox architects.

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

if i were able to build a dream house, i think hiring ooox architects might be a good place to start. this home they designed and renovated in the hills of Golčův Jeníkov, in the Czech republic is stunning. this modern, barn-like home is so perfect with it’s white floors and exposed beamed ceilings, and i love the rustic white brick paired with modern touches like that staircase to the loft bedroom. that kitchen is great, too — i want that white smeg fridge. the whole place is so cosy and yet minimal, airy and bright. and what a perfect place to dine, with that incredible view through that big picture window. sigh. such a lucky soul that inhabits this living space.

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

xo big love for ooox architects / sfgirlbybay

• all photography courtesy of ooox architects.