oh so deco.

welcome to miami. / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite things to do in miami is to roam the streets of the art deco district. it is also known as the miami beach architectural district and is listed on the national register of historic places. built mostly between the 1920s to 1940s, you’ll find hundreds of these preserved buildings along famed ocean drive (between 5th and 15th) and further north around... 
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a little london calling.

a little london calling / sfgirlbybay

image via artist residence A week from now I’ll be venturing to the English countryside for much needed downtime in Surrey. I envision old villages full of crooked streets, cozy pubs and plenty of knitting and dining by a warm open fire. It’s an area I’ve never been and I’m excited to see what I’ll uncover. Visions of The Holiday come to mind, but I know it’s going... 
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here’s to you and yours.


dreamy whites. despite all the chaos in the world (i don’t think any of us can be immune to all the turmoil out there right now) it’s personally been a very good year for me. for growth, for change and generally just feeling really happy and fortunate. i never thought i’d want to move back to los angeles after loving my life in san francisco for so long,... 
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christmas morning breakfast.


i think as a kid, everyone’s favorite day to wake up has got to be christmas morning, right? those mornings certainly hold a lot of fond memories for me and my family. my dad had this really ridiculous and totally sweet ritual where after we’d opened all our presents we’d sit down for breakfast and as we were eating my dad would say, “wait! wait! i’m... 
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a cozy new year’s eve at home.


i’m not one to rush out to a bunch of new year’s eve parties each year. instead, i’d much rather spend the evening with a few special friends, either making a really great dinner, or sharing a few cocktails and reminiscing and laughing about our year (the good & the bad) and what’s ahead for 2016. to make it extra cozy this year (it’s been... 
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