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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unexpected guests: marisa haskell + dave ball.

meet Marisa Haskell and Dave ball — today we’re visiting the soon to be married, creative couple’s charming home in Oakland, california, recently photographed by melissa kaseman. Marisa is a jewelry designer and owner of Marisa Mason — handmade pieces with a beach aesthetic, mixed with a rock ‘n roll modern lux quality.  Dave is a woodworker... 
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unexpected guests: amanda frederickson.

unexpected guests: amanda frederickson / sfgirlbybay

today’s unexpected guest is a wonderful friend and foodie to follow, amanda frederickson. i had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady at many events here in the bay area and her instagram feed is one I frequent daily to see what she’s cooking up in the kitchen. she’s a chef, food stylist and photographer, cookbook author, a test kitchen cook in the williams-sonoma... 
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spotted: marisa mason.

spotted: marisa mason / sfgirlbybay

hey it’s leslie from spotted sf and today i’m taking you over to oakland’s historic district to one of my favorite spots called temescal alley. this tiny area once contained old horse stables and carriage homes, then several years ago they were converted into a mini village of shops. tucked among these is marisa mason’s darling jewelry boutique and work... 
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vintage finds for a modern world: mixed pickles.

This adorable shop is called Mixed Pickles — a new antique shop in the Temescal area of Oakland, california — full of unique and curious vintage decor. photographer Christina Schmidhofer was kind enough to send me some of her wonderful photographs of mixed pickles, and i was happy to share. i love a good vintage shop — for those days when there’s not... 
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