When putting graphics together for blog posts or my own DIY projects – invitations, thank you cards, or a friend’s website – I’m always on the hunt for the coolest font combinations. Here are a few of my favorites from around the web (all of which are free or donation based for personal use).
Summer may be coming to a close on our side of the world, but I’m still dreaming of warm getaways with a view and I can’t get enough of the surfer vibe and white washed interiors at Atlantic Byron Bay. One of the coolest accommodations I’ve seen in Australia’s New South Wales, Atlantic is close to Main Beach and “a unique coastal estate of three original beach cottages that have been transformed into Caribbean styled plantation houses and joined by meandering sun bleached paths… Set amongst palm trees and a lush garden, Atlantic encourages the cool and casual lifestyle Byron Bay is famous for.”
• all photos by Alicia Taylor Photography for Atlantic Byron Bay
Debuting her newest collection, Hand Prints, Anna Joyce is “inspired by the beauty of the unexpected and the mark of the artist’s hand”. With that thought in mind, these lookbook images are perfectly paired with the peeks into her own studio from her lovely blog. With every piece made to order in Portland, Oregon with locally sourced materials, you know each will be unique and built to last.
i know it’s monday morning, but is it too early for a cocktail? well, perhaps, but i’m mixing one up for you today that i think you’re going to be looking forward to drinking one evening very soon. bartender extraordinaire, the lovely lucia from women & whiskies shared with me this very refreshing, summer cocktail — the honeyed old fashioned. made with Glen Grant 16 year old single malt whisky and a simple syrup you easily mix up from honey and hot water, this cocktail tastes like it might be much more complicated to make than it really is. it’s a snap! fall may be just around the corner, but our indian summer lingers, so what better way to enjoy these last lazy days of warmth and sunshine than sharing a light and delicious whiskey cocktail with friends?
and to add a little celebration to the women & whiskies cocktail hour, i’m going to be giving away a lovely little Japanese cocktail set to one lucky winner from umami mart to get your bar cart in gear — a fancy set of 4 yarai rocks glasses; a Yarai mixing glass; a pretty gold-plated trident bar spoon, 2 gold-plated jiggers, a hawthorne strainer and a mesh strainer, all from our friends at Umami Mart.
i thought the pretty rattan cottage bar cart from serena & lily would help me create the perfect indian summer bar cart paired with the pretty japanese bar set from umami mart. so summery and simply elegant together!
**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, CHRISTINE AMOROSE FROM C’EST CHRISTINE.
to enter to win a the entire bar set from umami mart, simply:
• comment below, and tell us what you love about whiskey cocktails.
• follow women & whiskies on instagram.
• please comment by monday, september 15th, 12pm PST.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• yay! this giveaway is available worldwide!
• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account later in the week of september 15th, so be sure and follow along.
• all photography by cindy loughridge for sfgirlbybay.
Berlin based Vintagency is responsible for this beautifully light-filled loft – showcasing exquisite vintage pieces (like a Charlotte Perriand Sideboard next to the dining table, 3 Tivoli Lamps designed by Simon Henningsen, Eames Armchairs, a French Sunburst Mirror, and a Greta Grossmann Floor Lamp in the sleeping room) with a modern and contemporary pop around every corner (like the dining table by Benjamin Pistorius, ‘Wooden Textiles’, on the sofa by Elisa Strozyk). This space used to be the home to a former language institute, but is this lovely Vintagency designed live-work loft – customizable with the use of creative fixtures and sliding doors to maximize the whole layout.