wear this there: the cold pressed juicery.

emerald green tile and fruit displayed at the cold pressed juicery in amsterdam / sfgirlbybay

we’ve long been looking for our very own emerald green city, and it’s possible that amsterdam’s coolest juice bar, the cold pressed juicery, is the urban version. just as fortuitous as the one in Oz, this little stop in is brimming with good juices and enough eye candy to curb your hunger. a minimalist meets statement makers dream come true, we would wear boots that scream look at me, paired with a frock that’s as clean and simple as your juice order. we suggest taking a peek at the facehunter’s coffee table book before heading out — those European’s really know how to dress (and apparently decorate) with style.

~ michaela d’Artois, vérité published.

window at the cold pressed juicery in amsterdam / sfgirlbybayfashion advice for what to wear at the cold pressed juicery in amsterdam / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara poplin dress; ten over six mini mox clutch; fujifilm instax film camera in white; glossier generation g lip stain; bing bang nyc pinapple studs; and zara leather high heel ankle boot.

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• photography by standard studio and the cold pressed juicery on instagram.

take george nelson home with you: a giveaway.

modernica george nelson bubble lamp giveaway / sfgirlbybay

The beautiful Bubble lamp was designed by George Nelson in 1947 as an innovative alternative to pendant lighting. Part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the iconic mid-century pendant has stood the test the time, with a translucent shell wrapped around a modern wire frame. i’ve had pear-shaped bubble lamp for over 10 years and it’s still my favorite fixture. modernica, who has always celebrated the beauty of mid-century modern design is hosting a massive sale on Bubble Lamps at their L.A. Showroom this month and since not all of you can make it there — they’re giving away a george nelson bubble lamp of your choice to one lucky sfgirlbybay reader.

george nelson bubble pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

Check out Modernica’s collection before the end of august and get a great deal on open-box limited quantities of George Nelson Bubble Lamps. And Modernica is offering 15% off all clearance lamps with code SF40 at checkout.

modernica george nelson lamps / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a bubble lamp of your choice from modernica, simply:

• follow @modernica on Instagram.

• comment below, letting us know you’ve followed @modernica on instagram.

• please comment by wednesday, august 17th, 12pm PST.

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

• yay! this giveaway for the gift card available worldwide, but free shipping to the winner only applies to the continental U.S.. please be aware if you should win and live out of the U.S. you will need to pay shipping costs.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of august 22nd, so be sure and follow along.

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• photo credits, from top to bottom: home adore; laure joilet; Claire Esparros for homepolish; eve wilson for the design files; analog / dialog; Morgan Elizabeth Blake for homepolish.



a visit to sacramento.

a visit to sacramento / sfgirlbybay

hi everyone, maia mcdonald from Bitte here, dropping in to share my new hometown, Sacramento. One of my favorite things about moving to a new city is being able to explore and uncover all the local gems. The places you can’t find anywhere else, the small shops, restaurants, artists and makers that make a place unique. Since moving to Sacramento a little over a year ago to start our new business Bitte I’ve been trying to do just that. Partly because it’s a good way to meet other people in the small business community, which is always nice when starting your own business. But also because I find it is the quickest way to really feel at home in a new place. The shops I’m sharing today are all part of an indoor market called WAL Public Market. Which is just a few blocks south of the capitol and downtown Sacramento. It’s an area that has seen a lot of revitalization over the last couple years and it’s one of my favorite areas to go when I’m looking for some local retail therapy or want a good meal. While in this post I’m focusing on the shopping, within two blocks of the market are an abundance of some of the best restaurants Sacramento has to offer. A few of my favorites are Shoki Ramen House, Metro Kitchen and Fox & Goose Public House.

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Kechmara Designs
If you’re in the market for the most beautiful, handmade, Moroccan rugs you have to come here! Owner, Ali hand picks every rug on his trips to Morocco and he has pretty flawless taste. If you can’t make it in person follow along on his instagram at @kechmaradesigns, it’s inspiration overload.

kechmara designs rug store in sacramento / sfgirlbybayold gold store in sacramento / sfgirlbybay

Old Gold
The perfect mix of vintage and new, Old Gold is that shop that you’re sure to find your new favorite outfit from. I particularly love their caftan and jewelry selection!

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Medium Rare Records & Collectibles
I’m not a super big record geek so the coolness of this place is probably not even fully appreciated by me, but even I know this place is amazing! Peruse the awesome record collection, shop for vintage furniture and knick-knacks or just get inspiration from the old band posters lining the walls.

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Benjamin’s Shoes
Handmade, small batch shoes, made from the finest materials. You have to stop by Benjamin’s just to ogle at the beautiful shoes and cool equipment since they make them right there in the shop.

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• photography by maia mcdonald from Bitte.




jammin’ at home.

This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you Crate & Barrel for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Crate & Barrel, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

making jam at home with Crate & Barrel / sfgirlbybay

we’ve just headed into august, which is kinda hard for me to believe, and summer fruit season will soon be winding down. but what better way to make the best of all those yummy stone fruits than a little DIY jam session? i thought it might be fun to set up the ideal jam making party with some cute accoutrement from crate and barrel. they invited me to create a fun summer evening with goods from their collections and i went to town! i thought their rustic tiered fruit baskets would be ideal for displaying our fruit and the classic weck canning jars in various sizes — small 2.7 ounce jars, and larger 10 ounce and 18 ounce jars. i have a weck jar addiction, to tell you the truth and use them for everything — from salad dressings to storing leftovers, but they’re ideal for storing preserves.

homemade jam in weck jars in Crate & Barrel fruit stand / sfgirlbybay

i made fresh juices from the fruit, too and served them in these sweet little bottle glasses with straws, and served them in crate & barrel’s Bendt Metal Serving Basket. since homemade jams make really great hostess gifts, i thought they’d be cute wrapped and tied in some pretty linen napkins — i used these Liam Grey Striped Linen Cloth Dinner Napkins which i love; these Helena Vanilla Ivory and Graphite Linen Dinner Napkins — a super easy, reusable and sustainable way to wrap up gifts. it all turned out looking pretty great for a fun summer evening jammin’ with friends!

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• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

homepolish creates a sweet space.

interior design by home polish / sfgirlbybay

homepolish, interior designers du jour are a great resource when you’re looking for either online or in-person help designing your home at attainable, affordable prices. i’ve seen loads of their projects since they’ve launched with over 500 designers on board — alumni of the best schools and design firms around the country, but this has to be one of my favorite spaces. homepolish co-founder Noa Santos took on a bachelor pad project for their office neighbors — the owners of Sweetgreen who run the healthy salad spot right across the street from homepolish’s flatiron district headquarters. homepolish created such a beautiful, plant-filled space for friends and Sweetgreen founders Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru in their SoHo loft  — everything about it inspires me. just have a look at this lovely bright and open space.soho loft designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

bright nyc loft designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

new york city loft designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

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space in nyc designed by home polish interior decorators / sfgirlbybay

kitchen in nyc designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

owners of sweet life in nyc loft designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

home decor by home polish in nyc / sfgirlbybay

chic nyc loft designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

modern loft in nyc designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

modern nyc loft space designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

modern home furnishings in nyc loft designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

home decor designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

light bathroom designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

modern bathroom designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in nyc loft designed by home polish / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in loft designed by nyc's home polish / sfgirlbybay

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• photography by claire esparros for homepolish.