happy 4th!

friday

it’s the long weekend, ya’ll and we’re planning on some down time! i hope you’ve all got something fun planned ~~ i’ve got friends visiting, some bbq’ing to do and probably a visit to sunday’s pasadena city college flea market. have yourselves a wonderful three days, and see you back here on tuesday! cheers! xo, victoria

• photo credits, clockwise l to r: beach bum towel co. via rue magazine;  Vogue, 1957 Photo by Roger Prigent; lulu lemonbeach bum towel co. via rue magazine; her new tribe; days of camille; joseph moncada painting; lucas grisinelli; and unknown.

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wear this there: maison premiere.

bar sign advertising oysters at maison premiere. / sfgirlbybay

you had us at absinthe and oysters, maison premiere. we will be at the bar, and if no one wants to join us, with christopher moore’s sassy novel sacre bleu in hand. maybe it’s the potent imported liquor, the new-orleans-on-a-summer-night ambience, or the pastel-hued bar, but we are getting seriously romantic feels from this week’s wear this there. nothing says summer better than a dreamy reformation dress, a stacked heel that may or may not be able to dance you into the eve, and the quirkiest kind of accessories. our latest objet de desiremelissa crowley plume silk scarf.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

iced pink cocktial at maison premiere. / sfgirlbybayoutfit ideas for what to wear to maison premiere. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: reformation parisa dress; melissa crowley plume silk scarf; read this there sacre bleu by christopher moore; kayu monaco clutch; petal burst earrings from j.crew; balm & co. activated charcoal cleanser; and reformation rafa simple sandal.

vintage decor at maison premiere. / sfgirlbybayinterior and exterior decor at maison premiere. / sfgirlbybayvintage mirrors and lights and decor inside maison premiere / sfgirlbybayupholstered dining booth with tiny lamps at maison premiere. / sfgirlbybayvintage barware at maison premiere in new orleans. / sfgirlbybayvintage vibes inside maison premiere restaurant and bar. / sfgirlbybay

• top photo by cindy loughridge; remaining images via maison premiere.

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the weekday happy hour.

the weekday happy hour / sfgirlbybay

just before we jump into the long hectic holiday weekend, we’re partnering with Target to style up my upper backyard bonfire space for an easy weekday happy hour. it’s sometimes challenging to decorate quickly and easily on a week night, but it’s also important when you work really hard all week (and as a blogger often weekends, too!) to decompress and refuel your creative energies with like-minded friends. as creatives, a lot of my friends work long hours too, so it’s really nice to have a midweek break to get together, relax with a cocktail and just appreciate life!

target chaise lounge / sfgirlbybay

decorating for happy hour / sfgirlbybay

we’re also spending a lot more time outdoors, to soak up the warm evening weather, so i’m adding some additional outdoor lounging space with this awesome rolston wicker double chaise — with cute and super comfy black ikat throw pillows. i plan on spending a lot of time relaxing with friends up here all summer long! and when the sun goes down and happy hour goes more than an hour, i’ll be turning on the globe lights and lighting candles in my blown glass lanterns for an extra glow around the fire pit.

the weekday happy hour / sfgirlbybay

watermelon margaritas on the chaise lounge / sfgirlbybay

watermelon margarita happy hour / sfgirlbybay

i thought i’d share some super easy cocktail and small bite ideas you might find come in handy for low stress, last minute get-togethers. one of my favorite and definitely most refreshing cocktail recipes is this watermelon lime margarita — tastes so fresh and delicious, and best of all it’s so easy to make. serve it with some lime-salt rimmed glasses and it’s very, very good going down. i’m adding some guacamole and chips and my homemade salsa served in Target’s geometric print bowl and serving plates and serving our watermelon margaritas in threshold clear tumblers with some cute sipping straws. easy-peasy and you’re ready to celebrate in laid-back summer style. cheers, everyone and oh, and have a happy 4th too!

watermelon margarita recipe / sfgirlbybay

WATERMELON LIME MARGARITAS

to make the watermelon lime margarita, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 large watermelon
  • 3 limes (or concentrated lime juice to taste – about 1/2 cup)
  • a handful of fresh mint
  • your favorite tequila
  • margarita salt for the rim of the glass (i use falksalt’s lime salt flakes)

• Chop up your watermelon in small chunks. Add mint, lime juice and watermelon to high-speed blender or food processor. Blend on high for a good minute and until watermelon has liquefied and mint has broken down. If the liquid still seems pulpy, you can strain it. You can make the mixture in advance and keep cold in a pitcher the fridge for a couple of days.
• rim your glasses with lime juice and dip in salt
• add crushed ice to the glasses and add 1 oz of tequila
• add 3-4 ounces of watermelon mixture to glasses and stir well
• add a straw, a lime wheel, a sprig of mint and enjoy!

backyard double chaise lounge / sfgirlbybay

watermelon margaritas / sfgirlbybay

watermelon margarita happy hour / sfgirlbybay

watermelon margaritas / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Lily Glass for sfgirlbybay.

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harlow & grey.

harlow & grey / sfgirlbybay

our dear friend jeanne chan (of shop sweet things) and her event designer cousin gloria wong tritasavit (of gloria wong design) recently launched a gorgeous and modern line of party goods and we are excited to share these with you! inspired by their love of fashion, graphic design and pop culture, the harlow & grey collections allow individuals to beautifully entertain with plenty of ease, confidence and style.

harlow & grey partyware / sfgirlbybay

after planning countless celebrations and family gatherings over the years, both jeanne and gloria saw a huge void in the market for chic and disposable partyware for their stylish soirees. soon after they combined their talents and the idea for harlow & grey was born. the pieces featured here are from the goddess collection—a refined, polished and elegant line inspired by today’s modern woman. i love the palette and textures that were chosen. and the beauty of this collection is that it can be used for both adult and children’s celebrations.

the goddess collection by harlow & grey / sfgirlbybay

harlow & grey modern disposable partyware / sfgirlbybay

harlow & grey modern party plates / sfgirlbybay

harlow & grey modern disposable partywares and decor / sfgirlbybay

the other collection, designed with the modern and bohemian child in mind, is called modern camp and is full of whimsy + woodsy critters and starry nights.

harlow & grey modern partyware and decor / sfgirlbybay

harlow & grey modern disposable goods for parties / sfgirlbybay

all the pieces can be purchased individually or as party kits. there are also some fun party ideas and diys in their style guide. and stay tuned for updates by following their instagram. i cant wait to see what these ladies plan next!

harlow & grey creators jeanne chan and gloria wong tritasavit / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by ashley batz.

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mr. green in the conservatory.

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as i was putting together this post i had a flashback to endlessly playing the boardgame ‘clue’ — i was obsessed! just as i am with these pale green interiors — don’t they feel somewhat victorian? like an old greenhouse or conservatory? they’re kind of romantic and even a little bit melancholy, but still quite beautiful. i landed on the theme for this post when i stumbled upon tine k’s new collection — filled with minty green goodness and the rest of the post was inspired by their beautiful new furniture and homewares collection (be sure and have a look!) and my mind went went green from there on out!

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clockwise l to r: tine k.; aina climent.; matrimonidautore.; mksadler.

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between the sheets.

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