wear this there: pink mamma.

pink mama in paris. / sfgirlbybay

festivities abound can be found in the pigalle district of paris, at pink mamma. a restaurant brimming with foliage, good lighting, and dreamy dinnerware, this is a no-miss for those looking to overload their instagram story with the most awe-worthy shots, and their bellies with edible souvenirs. pink mamma is just one of many from the parisian restaurant group, big mamma. a classic french menu, with seasonal twists, you can’t go wrong, even if you don’t speak a lick of français! throw on an eyelet summer frock set, your favorite organic lipstick, and a good pair of millennial-pink shoes because you’ll want to look your best for such a spot! this weeks read this there is in fact a listen to this there, as we binge the latest true crime podcast up and vanished.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

pink mama restaurant in pigalle district of paris. / sfgirlbybaysummer outfit and accessories inspired by pink mama in paris. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: front row shop lace top; front row shop frilled lace skirt; by far shoes in colleen pink; clare v. salmon new look poppy bougainvillea Flat Clutch; ilia lipstick in paradise; listen to this there up and vanished podcast; anthropologie Ladder Tassel Drop Earrings; shop shade dylan shields sunglasses; ban.do keep your chin up bandana; front row shop straw hat.

exterior of pink mama restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybaykitschy modern interior of pink mama in paris. / sfgirlbybaybright patterned wallpaper at pink mama in paris. / sfgirlbybaygreen wall tile at pink mama. / sfgirlbybayinspiring plant-filled dining room at pink mama. / sfgirlbybaygreen vines and green walls at pink mama in paris. / sfgirlbybaythe bar at pink mama in paris. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of milk decoration.

baby got bent.

painted bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay

i happen to be of the opinion that the bentwood, or thonet chair is one of the more romantic chairs around. i mean, look at those gentle curves, the care that went into each one to get them just right. i can also easily visualize these curvy chairs in cafés all over paris, and even in an old time saloon — some handsome gunslingers seated at them playing a wicked game of poker. okay, maybe i watch too many movies, but you get my drift, right? the thonet bentwood chair simply has a history and i love that. i have two vintage bentwoods paired with some knoll saarinen chairs and i find they mix well with just about any other chair, too. easily compatible these lovely chairs are. so next time you’re considering a few extra chairs as a decorative adornment or additional dining seating, think about getting bent!

handcarved thonet chair. / sfgirlbybay painted and natural bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay vintage bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay curvy black thonet chairs. / sfgirlbybay vintage betnwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay scandinavian inspired decor and bentwood chair. / sfgirlbybay small kitchen with copper pendant lamp and black and white bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay bentwood chair in bedroom corner. / sfgirlbybay vintage bentwood chair next to black piano. / sfgirlbybay mismatched bentwood dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: fantastic frank; atelier doré; fantastic frank; design*sponge; trendenser; restaurant & bar design awards; @katiemoyer; stil inspiration; rip & tan; @sannehop; gravity home; elle decoration; remain simple; the platform experiment.


around L.A. / folia collective.

plant shop in pasadena. / sfgirlbybay

You don’t have to be a botanist to shop at the light filled Folia Collectiveon Lake Avenue in Pasadena. In fact, thumbs of every shade of green are welcome by shop-owner Danae and her husband Bill. Before I had even admitted my well-meaning but plant-killing record to them they shared their desire to equip any customer with the skills and confidence to care for their new green housemate. Each plant comes with a detailed care card and Danae encourages customers to send her direct messages on instagram if they run into any trouble. Folia Collective offers a beautiful range of greenery and curated gifts (as well as a large selection from one of our favorites Cindy Zell), and if that wasn’t enough, it’s situated right next door to one of our favorite treat shops, Float.

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• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.


at home with: designer trine skoller.

designer trine skollers' home. / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite online resources for great design, bolig magazine recently featured the home of designer trine skoller, and it’s a beauty. colorful and a little bit whimsical, trine has mixed traditional favorites with vintage flea market finds creating a home that’s truly eclectic and reflects the personality of its owner and her family. cozy, art-filled nooks are everywhere, and the home feels charming, unpretentious and inviting — the kind of space you’d like to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine, or — host a big dinner party with all your best friends. it’s just that enviable and inspiring mix of personal hideaway and welcoming weekend home. for the full home tour, visit bolig magazine.

whimsical home of designer trine skollers. / sfgirlbybay

art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

art gallery wall in home of designer trine skollers. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers' dinign room. / sfgirlbybay

white modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers' kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers' whimsical home. / sfgirlbybay

art wall in designer trine skollers' home. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers home tour. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom decor in home of designer trine skollers. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers home via bolig magazine. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Thomas Dahl for Bolig Magasinet.




new & noteworthy.

Stoneware Clay bowls by licorice moon studios. / sfgirlbybay

1. these Stoneware Clay bowls by licorice moon studios are so delicate and pretty — new leaf Gold Rimmed and Hand Painted — i wanna display these everywhere.

ahhh, summer’s here and you know how i know? cuz it’s over 90 degrees in L.A. and my AC, well it would appear it’s not quite up to snuff. homeownership can be a struggle, huh? but never fear — i’ve gone on the hunt for some light and lovely summer finds on this week’s new & noteworthy. cool, right? pun intended. chill out and enjoy!

new & noteworthy items. / sfgirlbybay

2. i drink a lot of iced coffee these days, so i’m trying to make environmentally healthy choices about the straws i use — thus, these pretty glass straws from food52 — love the colors!; 3. this pink cobra table lamp makes me glow a little on the inside — vintage modern love from artilleriet. as always their items are stunning; 4. i love my pink Handmade tote inspired by Matisse’s ‘Nadia au Menton Pointu.’ and now they’ve made a mint green version. oooh la la! Made by Peu Importe exclusively for Goodwin.

print by artist abbey Withington. / sfgirlbybay

5. corals from the sea — even the title of the print sounds like a trip to the beach. artist abbey Withington’s new prints have a unique charm all their own and i just adore ’em. coming soon!

 OAXACA .01 print BY ANDREW SHEPHERD via the citizenry. / sfgirlbybay

6. a longtime favorite for great furniture and homewares, the citizenry has a brand new travel print collection available, and it’s giving me summer wanderlust. my favorite is this OAXACA .01 print BY ANDREW SHEPHERD.

modern decor and accessries shopping guide. / sfgirlbybay

7. i’m terrible — i really do judge a book by it’s cover, but this book looks really interesting to me, too. reforma is a typographic essay of the signs that line Mexico City’s most prominent avenue. Each page includes a teeny-tiny map to show the location of the sign; 8. i love the elegant, but very vintage vibe this Godet lamp gives off. designed by Pedro Saninis, it’s inspired by the pleats of skirts Perfect for minimal, modern homes, so i had to have one.; 9. This is not a Japanese tatami mat for the floor. instead It’s a cozy throw for snuggling. designer karrie dean of happy habitat Just wanted to clear that up.

ivette rounded mirror. / sfgirlbybay

10. i love the shape and simplicity of this ivette rounded mirror. also quite handy — it’s got a nifty shelf for stashing your favorite bathroom bottles and baubles.

kitchen vinyl service. and pink tote bag. / sfgirlbybay

11. hey, looking for new music? look no further than turntable kitchen’s latest endeavor — sounds delicious is the only vinyl club that delivers limited edition cover albums that are works of art, and recorded by artists you love. rare vinyl delivered to your door. not only do they taste good, turntable kitchen sounds good, too; 12. and lastly i’m smitten with this kistchy South Beach Drawstring Shoulder Bag in Lullaby Pink. i’m always a sucker for a great tote with vintage vibes — time to hit the beach!