around L.A. / lemlem.

to blossom and flourish. this is the motivation behind and meaning of the Amharic word lemlem. after a visit to her native ethiopia, supermodel Liya Kebede was captivated by the skill and tradition of the handwoven creations she encountered and founded lemlem shortly after. all of the pieces are handwoven in africa from natural cotton and couldn’t be more comfortable.... 
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around L.A. / belljar.

want to have the look of an effortless vintage wardrobe without the sweat and tears of digging through the slush at the flea market? look no further than belljar in los feliz. Sasha darling (and her trusty side-kick-shop-dog, violet), brought their expertly curated goods and vintage wears all the way from San Fran to this two story brick and mortar on bustling vermont avenue.... 
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around L.A. / bonjour fête.

Hellllllllo, Party People! Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite shop, Bonjour Fête. This celebration station provides everything you need for your next soirée – balloons, banners, cutlery, activities, candles, confetti, plates, pinatas, decor, gifts, the list goes on and on and so will your ideas the second you walk in the door. Rachel started Bonjour Fête... 
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a petite guide to visiting france.

apologies for the tardiness of this post, but with so many photos to edit and links to gather it’s taken me some time to pull it all together, but at last, here we go — to france! so often, paris is the it place everyone wants to go — and ouí, it is a dream. but on my recent travels abroad, i visited a few other french cities and found them to be trés... 
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the ace panama.

ace hotel in panama / sfgirlbybay

Shortly after my trip to Cuba with Victoria, I ventured over to Panama City for a quick couple of days before returning home. My hotel of choice: the American Trade also known as one of the Ace Hotels. Today I’m sharing some snaps I captured of this exquisite property. Located in one of the most beautiful landmark buildings in Casco Viejo (old town), the American Trade... 
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