at home with lizzie fortunato.

Lizzie Fortunato home tour via tip & tan. / sfgirlbybay

i continue to be so inspired by jenni kayne’s blog, rip & tan. they’ve recently posted an inspiring peek inside the beautiful home of designer Lizzie Fortunato, who along with her sister Kathryn creates unique handcrafted accessories that use unexpected materials from an array of cultures around the world. her eclectic, Art-Filled Brooklyn Brownstone is just as impressive as their diverse collections with a multi-cultural, relaxed vibe. for the full home tour have a look at rip & tan and visit Lizzie Fortunato for a gander at some gorgeous finds.

at home with designer Lizzie Fortunato. / sfgirlbybay

dining room tour in Lizzie Fortunato's home. / sfgirlbybay

wood dining table and vintage chairs at home with Lizzie Fortunato. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic home of Lizzie Fortunato. / sfgirlbybay

floral wall art and leather lounge chair. / sfgirlbybay

blue art print in frame above wood chest. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic throw pillows on white sofa with wall hanging. / sfgirlbybay

designer Lizzie Fortunato's eclectic home. / sfgirlbybay

rustic wood ladder with fringe throws. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by trevor smith for rip & tan.



a margarita for an english garden.

english garden inspired margaritas. / sfgirlbybay

ready for a lovely twist on the traditional margarita? i think you’re going to love the taste of this one! Patrón has searched the world for refreshing new margarita recipes to contend for a place in history: Margarita of the Year, and i was invited to recreate one of the seven artisanal contenders — the english garden margarita. Patrón is showcasing the versatility of the margarita and its endless variations in flavors with seven new recipes — from spice-infused to classic citrus. i found that the english garden margarita reminded me of a super refreshing ice tea flavor — probably due to the simple syrup in the recipe which is infused with earl grey tea — delicious!! you can get the ingredients delivered right to your door and vote for your favorite margarita every day through April 9th, and check out all of the Margarita of the Year recipes by visiting Patrón and casting your vote for your favorite on social media for a chance to participate in naming the #MargaritaOfTheYear. The perfect way to enjoy Patrón is responsibly! cheers!

english garden inspired margaritas made with patron. / sfgirlbybay

Patron silver bottle with green ribbon. / sfgirlbybay

recipe for english garden margarita. / sfgirlbybay

mixing up my english garden margaritas with patron. / sfgirlbybay

patron english garden margaritas with pea pod garnish. / sfgirlbybay

english garden inspired cocktails with vintage portrait painting. / sfgirlbybay

patron margarita recipe with english garden theme. / sfgirlbybay

pink and purple floral arrangement. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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insta / pairings.

insta pairing via @zilverblauw and @mavencollection. / sfgirlbybay

@zilverblauw and @mavencollection.

i haven’t had the time to pull together an insta / pairings in a while, so i thought it was a fine time to share some of my favorite instgrammers with you and inspire you with some new Instagram accounts to follow  — if you haven’t discovered them already. this time i’m all about springtime looks and pastel pinks. enjoy!

insta pairing via @anneparavion and @pretavoyager. / sfgirlbybay

@anneparavion and @pretavoyager.

insta pairing via @scottcsoke and @little_nicki_. / sfgirlbybay

@scottcsoke and @little_nicki_.

insta pairing via @maraserene and @dm.n17. / sfgirlbybay

@maraserene and @dm.n17.

insta pairing via @hobopeeba and @elainery. / sfgirlbybay

@hobopeeba and @elainery.

insta pairing via yesterdayhere and @dishpigs. / sfgirlbybay

yesterdayhere and @dishpigs.

a keen eye for the eclectic.

modern living room decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

without sounding too much like a brat, i’m really becoming disenchanted with a lot of the cookie-cutter looks out there right now. i think decor needs a little more eclectic oomph added, if you will — maybe mix things up a little bit with some unexpected pieces, especially vintage paired with new. one of the things i was most inspired by on my trip to europe was the distinct lack of anything expected. quirky, unusual collections are the norm over there, in an effortless pulled-together way. that’s one of the reasons i love the socialite family blog — it’s always inspiring to peek into the european interiors it shares.  for instance, this one in Le Vésinet, just a few kilometers away from Paris belonging to interior designer and flea market expert extraordinaire Marine Garnier, who brings her eye to one of france’s auction houses, Paisa where she curates American furniture designers from the ’50s to the ’70s. for the full tour of her amazing family home, visit the socialite family.

colorful home decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

cozy and modern home decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic home decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

white painted floors and unique light fixture via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

dark blue living room wall with oversized painting. / sfgirlbybay

blue dining room walls via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

blue bathroom walls and patterned floor tiles via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

pale mint door and rattan Acapulco chair via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

rattan kids bed and painted white floors via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

colorful kids room decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Constance Gennari for the socialite family.

getting creative with the minted 50.

my minted 50 art collage. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve been very kindly invited to participate a creative project called the Minted 50, and today i’m sharing my project and a little bit of my creative process with you. it was so much fun to actually get my hands dirty, so to speak and actually make something close to ‘art’ — i created this collage (above) using photographs i took and ephemera i collected whilst on holiday in london. The Minted 50 is a series of 50 creative projects over 50 consecutive days by 50 artists and creatives. To develop the projects, minted has partnered with Van’s General Store, the creative agency headed by Scott Carlson and Liev Schreiber, and VGS’s longtime friend and collaborator Andy Spade, creative leader and co-founder of Partners & Spade — an impressive line-up to be sure. not officially calling myself an artist, i was most honored to be included in the minted 50!

my london themed art project for minted 50 / sfgirlbybayputting together my london themed collage for minted 50. / sfgirlbybaycollage supplies for minted 50. / sfgirlbybay

so, what’s the minted 50? Every day features a new creative challenge or ‘prompt’ led by a member of minted’s artist community and other creative leaders. Each project is designed to encourage everyday acts of creativity and collaboration, and anyone can participate. and, at the end of 50 days, all of the projects will be exhibited at the gallery of Van’s General Store in New York City, and auctioned off to benefit RxArt, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children heal through the extraordinary power of visual art.

items from my trip to london for my minted 50 collage. / sfgirlbybaylondon art collage. / sfgirlbybay

and what’s also very cool, is minted is inviting people to follow along and participate in the minted 50 design challenges! Watch the videos, learn more about the projects, and download instructions on how to join in at the minted 50. it was so much fun to make something tactile, and memorable from my trip. i hope you’ll jump in and make something that means something to you, too!

london art collage. / sfgirlbybayminted 50 art project. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.