around l.a. / the avalon hotel beverly hills.


With a mid-century patio vibe The Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills pays tribute to its 1950’s origin when it was a favorite spot for the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball. Situated in the southern tip of Beverly Hills just a short ride from Rodeo Drive, the Avalon Hotel’s 83 rooms look out over the dramatic boomerang-shaped pool and offers guests a colorful,... 
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the shutterbugs: mikkel mortensen.


i love this work from danish photographer MIKKEL MORTENSEN. his photographs kind of remind me of a pastel winter wonderland — everything pale and pristine, like the furniture and beautiful accessories just landed there like freshly fallen snow, no footprints, no sign of mankind. everyone has just left the building, including the photographer. too much? regardless of... 
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tuesday’s girl: coat season.


oh yes — ’tis the season for one of my favorite things. coats! i’ve got way too many, but hey i can practically wear them year-round here in san francisco so that’s my justification. i saw these pastel jcrew coats and thought, hmmmm, these could work in summertime too (since that is our city’s chilliest time of year). regardless of when you can... 
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charmed, i’m sure.


the idea of pops of pink and white with a dab of black inspired this round up of rooms — all with lovely light and happy colorful hues. all very cheerful spots to hang out that exude a kind of eclectic charm, each in its own unique way. p.s. i’d like to get my hands on one of these amazing paintings! lucite looks so great with pops of color in this fun workspace,... 
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flavor of the month.


Public bikes has just produced a special, limited run of new bikes in some pretty fantastic colors! There’s Grapefruit, Blueberry, Lemon Drop, Salted Caramel, Pistachio — I’m talking wheels here people, not ice cream flavors, but they’re just as delicious! And, they’re giving sfgirlbybay readers who purchase any PUBLIC bike, a free PUBLIC basket... 
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