copenhagen classic.

danish living room with modern gray sofa, black cabinet and chandelier / sfgirlbybay

cereal magazine is a thing of beauty — gorgeous photography abounds thanks to photographers like peter kragballe who contribute to the magazine, and who shot this beautiful copenhagen home. it’s the lovely, lived-in home of Maria Hogh Heilman — the founder and designer behind sustainable knitwear company and Danish lifestyle brand Aiayu. it’s filled with sentimental collectibles, rustic classics in a subtle, earth-toned color palette of pinks, green and gray that feel really soothing paired with all that fresh white. modern, but warm, cosy and inviting all over. for the full tour, visit cereal.

farm table with mismatched chairs in copenhagen home with white walls / sfgirlbybay

minimalist copenhagen home with glass window wall / sfgirlbybay

rustic wood desk in copenhagen home with white walls / sfgirlbybay

pink bedding with black light fixture on white wall / sfgirlbybay

knit blankets and pillows in shades of pink and gray and white stacked on the white-washed floor of copenhagen home / sfgirlbybay

danish kitchen with black lamps and chandelier with dark wood drawers / sfgirlbybay

danish kitchen with gray wall and with dark counters and assorted kitchenwares displayed / sfgirlbybay

copenhagen home with modern kitchen and black clip-on light fixtures / sfgirlbybay

white stairwell with white doors and windows in copenhagen home / sfgirlbybay

copenhagen home photographed for cereal magazine / sfgirlbybay

• photography by peter kragballe for cereal magazine.

but who are these people?

white kitchen wall with two vintage portrait paintings leaned on a shelf above the sink / sfgirlbybay

jasper b. goldman.

i’m still really a fan of the fun idea of portrait paintings popping up in unexpected places. i saw emily tweet about it last week and i really trust her taste, so there’s that. and then i realized that i had pinned a ton more images lately with this vintage vibe to share with you. i used to have a whole collection on my walls and then i needed a change, but i do like the notion of a surprise portrait here and there. they’re always conversation starters for one thing, and i just like the sense of humor they evoke. my dad always used to ask me “but who are these people?” and that just cracked me up — so I made up stories and family histories for all my portraits. just another way to add personality (literally) to your collections.

white arched hallway leading to a dining room with green vintage chairs and a gold-framed portrait painting / sfgirlbybay

architectural digest españa.

ornate oval mirror hung above two white framed cat paintings with a black raised cat feeder below / sfgirlbybay

black lacquer design.

white brick fireplace with vintage portrait painting leaned on the mantle / sfgirlbybay

mother mag.

gray blue bedroom with modern globe light fixture and vintage portrait painting on a shelf above the bed / sfgirlbybay

agence favorite.

kitchen tools and and a vintage portrait on white pegs / sfgirlbybay

lovely life.

vintage portrait paintings hung in unexpected places / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: zigouis; debi treloar; remodelista.

vintage portrait painting on modern white bar cabinet / sfgirlbybay


assorted vintage portraits hung on white walls / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: black lacquer design.; ngot minh ngo; primitive modernism.


egot rom.


remodelista (above + Below).

portrait paintings in unexpected spots / sfgirlbybay


wear this there: the garret east.

red cockatil being strained at the garret east / sfgirlbybay

what is more charming than a mid-summer’s eve dining experience in a somewhat unknown locale that can only host just over a dozen guests? the Garret east, new york’s tiny cocktail experience is beckoning you to join for a dimly lit drink. throw on your summer whites and pop of pink — and when you’re ready to cuddle up close over a bowl of something hearty, head out back to the hidden spot dinnertable. don’t have a date? dab on some epic love essential oil, and grab the eternal summer read, the importance of being earnest. wilde always makes the best companion.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

new york's the garret east restaurant / sfgirlbybaywear this there: the garret east / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: front row shop white two piece hollow out midi dress; zara faux leather jacket; prism boutique montclair bronze beach sunglasses; baggu pink mini purse; ego aimee lace up pointed flat; read this there the importance of being earnest by oscar wilde; credo beauty epic love essential oil blend; marrin costello callie choker.

collage of magazine rack photo and poster with a pink record and a garett east cocktail / sfgirlbybaymodern framed art prints hung on white tiled walls above tufted booths / sfgirlbybayunique wall art and decor at garret east bar in new york / sfgirlbybay

• photography via the garret east and their instagram.

new and noteworthy.

massage delivery serice for unqiue father's day gift / sfgirlbybay

for this edition of new and noteworthy i thought it might be nice to round up some fun and unique father’s day gift ideas for you. some that are a little different and special, like a private masseuse delivered to dad’s door, perhaps? here’s some thoughts on pop.

1. zeel lets you book same-day, in-home massages with the best licensed massage therapists in 32 cities around the united states. ahhhh, zen for dad — time to chill. AND, zeel is inviting you to use code DAD25 for $25 off your first Zeel Massage — to be used to purchase first massages for Dad or applied to a gift card purchase for Dad. This promotion expires 6/20/16. you can download the app here or book online.

father's day gift guide / sfgirlbybay

2. i love the idea of making a soundtrack for father’s day. i make tons of playlists on spotify and it’s affordable and super easy to mix your own music. this is a genius ‘wes anderson’ themed playlist created by photographer liz osban to give you some inspiration; 3. how about framing a custom print for dad from artifact uprising? if you’ve got a memorable, sentimental instagram of you and pop — simply upload it and frame it! they are very kindly offering a discount code as well! enter SFGBB10 valid for 10% off, one use per customer valid through June 18th! 4. i have fond memories of the crazy forts my dad built for us — remind  your dad of those days with this adorable pillow fort architect button. maybe decorate your gift with it!

new and noteworthy items for father's day gifts / sfgirlbybay

5. not great at taking your own pictures? that’s okay, permenant press editions has some really clever prints perfect for pop. that vintage comb print just kills me — i can see my dad now, with the pomade, running that comb through his wavy pool float from / sfgirlbybay

6. hey, hey — how about a pizza pool float from if pop’s got a pool this is just the thing — a little slice of heaven.

blanket from ace hotel, 'where to eat pizza' book and photo clips for father's day / sfgirlbybay

7. how about surprising dad with a picnic date for two — just you and him in the great outdoors. add this los angeles blanket from the ace for the perfect place to plop; 8. dad’s dig pizza. everybody knows that. so here’s the bible of where to eat pizza fron phaidon– a must-have for father’s everywhere. 9. maybe your kiddos would like to give dad something fun to hang all their pics and artwork from. in that case try the metal photo clips string set from urban outfitters. right on budget for youthful allowences.

red and white first aid kit / sfgirlbybay

10. if dad’s a little more on the traditional side, this is a pretty rad and practical first aid kit from best made co. it’s pretty perfecto for pops who like to take care of the family.

book club brunch.

peony floral arrangement surrounded by white ceramic serving platters with brunch baked goods displayed / sfgirlbybay

when you’re asked to give a book club brunch for author Terry McMillan you definitely say “yes! yes, please!”. i’ve long been a fan and Terry’s part of Ghirardelli’s Savor the Dark Book Club, launching her new book I Almost Forgot About You — which is a really fun summer read. with the book club subscription, you get the book and three of Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark bars —Intense Dark 72% Cacao Twilight Delight, Intense Dark Cherry Tango, Intense Dark Cocoa Nibs. The deadline to sign-up to order the subscription box closes this Friday, June 10 so you’ll need to get on it quickly! and when you receive it, curl up with Terry’s book and make yourself a cheese platter, add fresh berries and a lovely glass of champagne, or one of the other divine pairings Ghirardelli suggests. don’t forget to follow Ghirardelli on instagram; facebook; twitter; and pinterest.

chocolate cake with chocolate frosting topped with purple and yellow flowers / sfgirlbybay

our Ghirardelli book club brunch was a blast! i invited a few friends over and Terry was the perfect guest of honor — she hilariously read some ‘juicy bits’ from her book to us and entertained us with great stories while we brunched. i decorated with the most beautiful peonies, roses, sweet peas i ordered delivered fresh from flower muse and they made such pretty arrangements when i put them all together myself (half the fun of flowers!). i had one of my favorite local bakeries, Valerie Confections make some chocolate tarts and mendiants, and bake a specialty chocolate cake all from Ghirardelli’s baking chocolate — that cake was three layers of divine! they also created delicious tartines, like salmon and avocado, as well as Crème Fraiche Scones and Salted Caramel Croissants. it was all so perfect paired with the Ghirardelli Intense Dark, fresh fruits, tea and champagne. i highly recommend gathering up some friends and having a book club brunch of your own!






author terry mcmillan talking about her new book at my tea party / sfgirlbybay

white pedestal table with white tulip chairs and beautiful peonies, roses, sweet peas in a vase delivered fresh from flower muse / sfgirlbybay

brunch with terry mcmillan at my home with cocktails and inspiring women in attendance / sfgirlbybay

champagne brunch with ghiridelli chocolate, cheese and raspberries with author terry mcmillan at my home / sfgirlbybay

wood cutting board with cheese and grapes and dates / sfgirlbybay

toasts with lox and avocado with scrambled eggs on a raised white ceramic platter / sfgirlbybay

author terry mcmillan kicks her white heels off to enjoy sweets at my brunch party celebrating her new book / sfgirlbybay

author terry mcmillan greets guests at the brunch I threw to celebrate her new book / sfgirlbybay

low white pedestal coffee table with fruit and cheese plates on top and three leather moroccan floor poufs underneath / sfgirlbybay

baked goods on white ceramic cake stands for my brunch in honor of author terry mcmillan / sfgirlbybay

cutting into the flourless chocolate cake from Valerie with purple and yellow flowers on top / sfgirlbybay

women sitting in bohemina modern living room listening to author terry mcmillan talk about her new book / sfgirlbybay

tea and cake brunch party at my home for author terry mcmillan / sfgirlbybay

dark chocolate with rasperries and cheese on marble plate / sfgirlbybay

• photography by denise bovee for sfgirlbybay.

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