nothing comes between me and my calvins.

nothing comes between me and my calvins / sfgirlbybay

i’ve always wanted to say that. but in this case it’s probably more fitting for me than blue jeans, because calvin klein home has a new collection of beautiful rugs and they invited me to check one out and style it up in my space. this is the tunis rug, part of the new Tundra collection and it’s quite pretty in shades of charcoal and stone, and it’s got a soft texture that’s awfully nice to loll about on. lucy and i both think so — although she’s not so great with rugs so i may have kick her cute paws off! you can visit their entire collection of beautiful rugs in the calvin klein rug shop available at calvin klein home.

nothing comes between me and my calvins / sfgirlbybay

nothing comes between me and my calvins / sfgirlbybay

nothing comes between me and my calvins / sfgirlbybay

nothing comes between me and my calvins / sfgirlbybay

• This post made possible in partnership with calvin klein home and all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

munchery: making the evening meal easy.

munchery: making the evening meal easy / sfgirlbybay

since i eat probably as badly as any of us that are way too busy and/or tired to cook after a long day working, when Munchery invited me to try a week of their fresh, seasonal, chef-made meals, i jumped at the idea. the Munchery App has just launched in San Francisco and has quickly become one of the most popular meal delivery services in the city. and, i had heard great things about their food from friends, so it seemed like a great way to eat healthier, with more well-balanced meals (i.e. better than standing in front of the fridge and foraging for food oddities, never feeling quite satisfied). so this past week i’ve been giving Munchery a go, and was more than pleasantly pleased! their food is healthy, delicious, warmed and to the table in minutes. plus, Munchery feeds a person in need with a donation to a local food bank with every order.

munchery: making the evening meal easy / sfgirlbybay

i think when you live alone, it’s nice to step it up a bit at dinner time and create an atmosphere you would had guests or family joined you. adding maybe a candle, or some flowers on the table, or some linen napkins is a nice touch you deserve. but sometimes at the end of the day it’s hard to get that motivated — however, i found that ordering food on my phone from Munchery’s app and having them do all the hard labor, I could easily have the energy to set a pretty table for myself, and sit down to enjoy a proper, well-made meal in the style i deserve after a long day at the computer.

munchery: making the evening meal easy / sfgirlbybay

i tried a multitude of Munchery meals — from sushi and sashimi with tozai snow maiden sake (yep, they bring the beverages, too!) to a delicious grilled five-spice steak and a yummy miso shrimp stir fry with veggies and brown rice. they have gluten, dairy-free desserts that tasted great, too. and i think one of the extra cool things Munchery also provides is variety — so if you’ve got a partner with a different taste palette, or kids to feed, you can order what everyone feels like eating all from the same easy delivery. they have specific kid’s menus, too! Munchery would love for you to try them out — so click on this link for a $15 credit for Munchery and please note – this code is good for every Munchery market: New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. go ahead, and treat yourself. i think you’ll like Munchery as much as i do. bon appetít!

munchery: making the evening meal easy / sfgirlbybay

• This post made possible in partnership with Munchery but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

pretty palette.

pretty palette / sfgirlbybay

this week, est magazine shared the latest work of Melbourne’s most celebrated interior designers, Fiona Lynch — a pretty pastel-inspired Victorian terrace in Melbourne, australia. fiona is soon joining the est team to share her insights, behind the scenes interior design expertise and sources of inspiration. if this is any indication of fiona’s eye, i can’t wait to see what’s coming up. for more of this lovely home, visit est magazine.

pretty palette / sfgirlbybay

pretty palette / sfgirlbybay

pretty palette / sfgirlbybay

pretty palette / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Brooke Holm for est magazine.

Friday Finds

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Top to bottom, left to right:

  1. The light flooding into this minimal study
  2. A calm and contemporary converted farmhouse
  3. Everything about this pared-down living space
  4. A residence and retreat that draws in the Ibiza coast
  5. The clean geometry of this concrete kitchen

Happy Friday,
Annie

P.S. Thanks for commiserating with me last week. I haven’t gotten my board back yet but am still holding out hope!

my new happy place.

my new happy place / sfgirlbybay

this is just a temporary fix until i find a real home for this beauty, but i couldn’t help share my new vintage daybed. isn’t she pretty? i found her at elsie green’s flea market booth at alameda a few months back and fell instantly in love with the unique bamboo frame — and so i had to make her mine. laurie found it in Lyon, france and it is from the 1950’s — probably used in a child’s room. and since today we were doing a photo shoot together, laurie from elsie green very kindly delivered her to me. she needs a twin-sized mattress, but because i’m impatient that way, i piled on a bunch of blankets to the frame and rearranged the office space to give her a nice sunny spot by the window. this is definitely my new happy place. it’s an ideal place to lie and read, and enjoy the afternoon breeze!

my new happy place / sfgirlbybay

my new happy place / sfgirlbybay

my new happy place / sfgirlbybay

my new happy place / sfgirlbybay

• all photos by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.