best of: good reads: fvf visits carolina iriarte.

this week freunde von freunden has an amazing home tour and interview featuring barcelona fashion and handbag designer, Carolina L. Iriarte. i can hardly contain my envy for her fantastic checkerboard floors — are those just not amazing? with everything in her home kept very minimal, but no less interesting the floors become the showstopper — they make me want... 
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the stylists: mademoiselle poirot.

meet mademoiselle poirot — Carole Poirot to be exact (and yes, that is her real name). writer, stylist, and photographer of her blog by the same name. Originally from Paris, carole has previously lived in Germany and is now settled in London where she is most passionate about interiors and styling, food, painting and photography. carole quit her day job in 2014 to pursue... 
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good reads: simply styling.

the first book by designer and stylist Kirsten Grove of the beautiful blog, simply grove is out, and it’s a must-have for libraries of all decor aficionados. Kirsten guides you every step of the way, going room by room and item by item, giving you the tools and tricks you need to create a space that captures your own unique personality and taste. i’ve known kristen... 
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unexpected guests: isobel schofield.

unexpected guest: isobel schofield / sfgirlbybay

I’m thrilled to introduce today’s unexpected guest and she is Isobel Schofield, the lovely founder and clog designer of Bryr Studio, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Since discovering her work over a year ago, her custom shoes have become an essential part of my weekly wardrobe. Every season she introduces new designs and colors... 
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book club brunch.

when you’re asked to give a book club brunch for author Terry McMillan you definitely say “yes! yes, please!”. i’ve long been a fan and Terry’s part of Ghirardelli’s Savor the Dark Book Club, launching her new book I Almost Forgot About You — which is a really fun summer read. with the book club subscription, you get the book and three... 
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