spotted sf: media noche.

spotted sf: media noche / sfgirlbybay

a little bit of cuba and miami just landed in san francisco’s mission neighborhood. introducing media noche, a lovely new fast-casual dining spot offering counter-service cuban food, including warm cubanos, hearty rice and bean bowls, ensaladas and snacks like plaintain chips and ceviche. brought to you by madelyn markoe and jessie barker (both hailing from tres,... 
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best of: modern beach vibes.

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surf’s up, via wanderlust. when i moved to los angeles, i knew i wanted my new home to have kind of a modern beach vibe (very much inspired by my recent trip to tulum, mexico and coqui coqui). even though i’m all the way over here on the east side, it’s still warm and sunny and we angelenos spend a lot more time living outside, especially in the evenings... 
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best of: japanese design.

Japanese Exhibition Poster by Masaaki Hiromura, via gura fika. i love all things japanese — from sushi to vintage kimonos, and especially graphic design and packaging. i used to spend hours at Kinokuniya bookstore in san francisco’s japantown (i just found out there’s an L.A. location, too!). and i can’t read a word of them — all written in japanese,... 
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sneak peek of sunset.

sunset magazine shoot / via sfgirlbybay

A couple of months ago I attended a styled event at Sunset Magazine’s gorgeous Test Gardens located at Cornerstone Sonoma in Northern California’s wine region. It was an opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes of a photoshoot for a Fall 2017 issue. I was beyond amazed by the beautiful settings, the great number of staff and talent to pull off this shoot and by the sheer... 
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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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