moroccan rug giveaway!

The Sunny Side & Co. rug giveaway. / sfgirlbybay

i really love when i get to give away a beautiful rug. and hurrah! it’s that time again, but this time, amber at the Pink Rug Co. introduced me to the folks at The Sunny Side & Co. who invited me to give away one of their gorgeous moroccan rugs — of the winner’s choice. With their bold combinations of fleecy black lines set against a plush ivory field, each Beni Ourain rug is a luxurious blend of history and Moroccan culture in every shape and symbol. The Sunny Side & Co.’s boucherouite rugs are bold, fun and colorful — i have a vintage one in my office and love it — plus i can toss it in the washing machine!

The Sunny Side & Co. rug giveaway. / sfgirlbybay

enter to win a rug from The Sunny Side & Co. valued at a maximum of $800, or a $800 credit toward any rug of your choice (winner pays the difference if a rug chosen is valued at above $800). to enter, simply:

• favorite The Sunny Side & Co. on etsy.

• pin your favorite rug onto any one of your pinterest boards.

• comment here on the blog letting us know you followed & pinned, by monday, march 20th at midnight pst.

• hurrah! this giveaway is worldwide!

• as always, please be sure to leave a way to contact you via twitter, facebook, your blog or email.

• we’ll announce the randomly selected winner later the week of march 20th on my twitter, so be sure to follow along.

The Sunny Side & Co. rug giveaway. / sfgirlbybay

The Sunny Side & Co. rug giveaway. / sfgirlbybay

The Sunny Side & Co. rug giveaway. / sfgirlbybay

best of: in the pale pink.

nude home furnishings / sfgirlbybay

by mölle.

pale blush is chic, it’s neutral, and yet, is a very powerful color. think claire underwood’s pale lip color — now that’s a powerful statement. it’s also such a restful color, just don’t underestimate it. it looks great in contrast with gray or black, and pale green, too. and accessorized with rose gold, it’s stunning. i think it’s just one of those tones that while understated, is ultimately very sophisticated. here’s some pale blush looks i love.

pale nude wallpaper print at hotel panache, paris via chzon. / sfgirlbybay

pale nude wallpaper print at hotel panache, paris via chzon.

nude leather sofa, via utlralinx. / sfgirlbybay

sven leather sofa by bryght, via wit & delight.

nude accessories & homewares / sfgirlbybay

Maroq Fairy Lights in rose gold; emma fineman; trendenser; nude lip via unfreshed; muuto chair via bent garden; and wicker chairs via araceli paz.

interior with a hint of nude via vogue. / sfgirlbybay

just a hint of nude, via vogue.

neutral sofa via jonas ingerstedt photography. / sfgirlbybay

jonas ingerstedt photography.

feminine bedroom, via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

the ultimate feminine bedroom, via vtwonen.

nude leather sofa, from hkliving. / sfgirlbybay

nude leather sofa, from hkliving.

 nude accents with black, via bo bedre. / sfgirlbybay

just a few nude accents with black, via bo bedre.

bound for europe.

bound for europe. / sfgirlbybay

as you read this i am winging my way towards europe! i’m doing one of those ‘planes, trains, and automobiles’ kinda trips and will be all over france, including lyon, avignon and paris and then spending a week in london. the first part of the trip is business (a new endeavor i can’t wait to share with you very soon!) and the second half in london is all holiday! i’d love to hear any tips and must-see’s you have for me!

so for the next two weeks, we’ll be running some our favorite ‘best of’s’ from past posts, as well as another moroccan rug giveaway and a sneak peek at my new bathroom renovation. i’ll be all over instagram sharing my travels as well. so until then, have a wonderful weekend, and au revoir and cheerio for now!

xo, victoria

bound for europe. / sfgirlbybay

bound for europe. / sfgirlbybay

bound for europe. / sfgirlbybay

bound for europe. / sfgirlbybay

bound for europe. / sfgirlbybay

architecture in london. / sfgirlbybay

sight-seeing in london. / sfgirlbybay

the lowry & bakery in london. / sfgirlbybay

bound for europe: big ben. / sfgirlbybay

• image credits in order of appearance: Marika Jayne; esym; .natasha.; georgianna lane; style me pretty; obsessive collectors; the cultureur; @jestem_kasia; whistles; vespamore photography; no197 chiswick fire station; stranford block properties; sacramento street.

wear this there: the green spot.

the green spot in barcelona. / sfgirlbybay

this vegetarian barcelona eatery is to be added to the top of your hit-list immediately — and how perfect is it that it goes with our wardrobes for spring? the green spot is just that, a lush yet minimal restaurant designed by say weinfeld to enhance the experience of each dish served up. wood paneled walls and vivarium style windows into little forest vignettes makes you feel as if you are really entering the plant kingdom. dress the part with a floral frock (or in this case a jumpsuit masking as a mini dress), and botanical accessories. this week’s read this there is actually a favorite podcast — garance doré’s pardon my french. 

~ michaela dartois, vérité published.

the dining room at the green spot. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the green spot. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara short floral jumpsuit; zara palm tree cross body bag; front row shop side slit double-breasted trench coat; Le Specs Air Heart Sunglasses in Black/Gold from need supply; essie nail polish in stylenomics; nars dolce vita velvet lip pencil in lonely heart; j.crew penny drop earrings; pixie market black block heel mule.

wear this there in barcelona: the green spot. / sfgirlbybay

booth at the green spot in barcelona. / sfgirlbybay

wood wall paneling at the green spot. / sfgirlbybay

modern interior design of the green spot. / sfgirlbybay

the green spot in barcelona. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via the green spot.

cookbook collector.

my favorite phaidon cookbooks / sfgirlbybay

truth be told, i am a bit of a cookbook junkie — but for a more civilized descriptor, let’s just say collector. cookbooks, especially those published by phaidon are just some of the best visual eye candy around, and yet they’re practical, too because in them you’ll also find wonderful recipes. i have too many phaidon cookbooks to list here, but these are just a few of my favorites — with my very favorite being mexico by Margarita Carrillo Arronte. with its laser-cut hot pink cover, i can only tell you the recipes beneath it are just as divine. and another fav is Vegetables from an Italian Garden — broken out Season-by-Season with Over 350 delicious vegetable recipes to cook throughout the year. dig in!

my favorite phaidon cookbooks / sfgirlbybay

my favorite phaidon cookbooks / sfgirlbybay

a few favorites: France: The Cookbook — This bible of traditional and authentic French home cooking, is to France what The Silver Spoon is to Italy; Breakfast, Lunch, Tea The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery — Breakfast staples, light lunches and afternoon treats from Rose Bakery in Paris; Mexico: the cookbook; Naples and the Amalfi Coast from the silver spoon; Where Chefs Eat A Guide to Chefs’ Favorite Restaurants — 3,200 restaurants from 70 countries selected by 600 leading chefs. The ultimate guide to where to eat by the real insiders; and On Vegetables Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen.