wear this there: westward.

we hear the words oyster bar and our interest is piqued — you add in a wes anderson theme and we are there. seattle’s union lake is home to westward, a bar and restaurant that sits amongst ships and serves up delights fresh from the sea. with every playful nod to nautical you can think of (including everyone’s favorite the life aquatic) the space is packed with... 
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unexpected guests: briana kranz corcoran.

unexpected guests: briana kranz / sfgirlbybay

I had the pleasure of meeting today’s guest at a fun event in san francisco. As a bunch of ladies were learning to mix cocktails in the midst of a floral studio, this lovely lady was off in the corner painting beautiful portraits of each guest that evening. I was so impressed with my painting (and that she made me so much more glam than I really am!) that I knew I’d continue... 
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Studio Tour: Artist Emily Snyder.

today we’re dropping in on talented L.A.-based multi-media artist emily Snyder. i was introduced to emily a few weeks ago at our neighborhood coffee spot, fix, by jihan (who essentially knows everyone) and was excited to get home and check out emily’s website. and to be quite honest, it blew me away — this artist is so prolific it’s hard to know... 
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surf’s up.

if you know me, you know i love anything surf-related. having grown up in the san fernando valley and trekking my way to malibu, zuma and santa monica as often as i possibly could, it would be hard to imagine surfing not making some kind of impression on me. i love the vibe, the sport and the whole culture of surfing. which is why i love this new book, surf site tin type by... 
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black lacquer design.

black lacquer design was created by interior designer Caitlin Murray with the belief that almost every room can benefit from a bit of black and a little lacquer. Several years of growing a career in the design industry with award-winning firms, including House of Honey and MASHstudios lead to launching and co-founding her first design company, Caitlin & Caitlin. C&C... 
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