unexpected guests: antonia kohl.

unexpected guests: antonia kohl of tigerlily perfumery / sfgirlbybay

I’m delighted to introduce our next guest and she is Antonia Kohl, the lovely proprietress of Tigerlily Perfumery here in San Francisco. Located along Valencia Street in the city’s Mission neighborhood, this gem is the city’s only boutique dedicated entirely to artisan and niche perfumes, including a deep collection of U.S. indie fragrances and hard-to-find... 
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getting to the root of it.


a well traveled woman. i have been coveting the idea of rooting plants in vintage glass jars for a while now. i even tried the (seemingly) easy idea of rooting an avocado pit to no avail. i’ve been successful when it comes to growing from bulbs — like paper whites, but when it comes to roots, i’m an utter failure. so i’m coming to you guys for guidance.... 
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golden hour.


jessica tremp’s beautifully converted studio. last night i had my family over for dinner and we dined al fresco on the new patio — such a warm, wonderful evening. tonight, it’s threatening rain and i’m hunkered down under a cozy blanket. fall is in the air. and with it, that beautiful golden light. amber and rosy hues take over the hillside outside,... 
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vintage-inspired styling.


adore vintage. i went to the pasadena city college flea market this weekend (admission is free and it’s held the first sunday of every month), and hey hey — it’s a big one so wear your sneakers! i had no idea how large it was. i don’t think i’d ever been before, and it was so much fun and lots of vintage eye candy, and the prices, for the most... 
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living with: frida kahlo.


Frida Kahlo, circa 1937. Photo by Nickolas Muray via csjcl riverside. as with many talented people who die young, there’s such a mysterious air around frida kahlo, and so much fascination with her life as an artist — i thought it might be fun to imagine what her home life might look like. i know she lived in the blue house which is now a museum, but i had fun re-imagining... 
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