at home with ginger founder lisa fontaine.

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lisa fontaine makes up one half of ginger’s (a very covetable caftan company) business duo. it’s no doubt her style is dynamic, and bright — just take a peek at her designs. that’s why we were thrilled to see a peek into her home photographed by michelle drewes, and ask her a few burning questions about life as a designer and lady of style. sfgirl: describe... 
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wear this there: palihouse.

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perfectly low-key and designed to a T, L.A.’s palihouse in santa monica is calling our names. slip in for a coffee, or cocktail in the masculine-refined atmosphere — might we say just the right amount of rustic for a city girl like us. should you want to extend your los angeles stay, palihouse has three hotel properties: santa monica, west hollywood, and melrose avenue —... 
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sneak peek: the elysian edit.

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i’ve been a fan of the refined eye of jessica comingore long before moving to los angeles. but now, as neighbors we’ve been having sort of a ‘mutual admiration society’ — i shared her lovely home here on the blog in november, and now on her recently updated site the elysian edit, jessica is sharing mine. jessica took some really pretty pictures... 
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spotted sf: bernal heights.

spotted sf: bernal heights / sfgirlbybay

a quest to see a particular hot pink mural led me to our next san francisco neighborhood feature: bernal heights. located on the southern part of SF, this mostly residential area surrounds a grassy hilltop with sweeping views of the city and perfect paths for hiking, running and dog-walking. with the recent rainfalls, the grassland is unbelievably lush and green and... 
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around l.a. / the avalon hotel beverly hills.

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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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