guide to gifts for girls.

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it’s here, and it feels much sooner than i had expected, but the holiday gift-giving season is upon us.  i like to theme my gifts around what my favorite people love best, and in this case i’m thinking of my nieces (don’t look, you guys!) — young girls in their early twenties. they’re smart, they’re hard working and they’re very... 
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darkly delicious.

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new york times t magazine. i’m back at it — vacillating back and forth about my kitchen redesign and find myself debating dark cabinetry. i really like the nice bright white kitchen, but i do find these darkly delicious versions quite attractive, too. these kitchens all have a flair for the dramatic and i can see cooking up a storm here with a nice glass of cabernet... 
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meet desenio. art with a scandinavian vibe.

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meet desenio — beautiful photographic and graphic posters and prints with that gorgeous Scandinavian design.  The Scandinavian’s unique sense of style comes from their harsh environmental conditions, and despite the simplicity and symmetry, Scandinavian interiors always emit that lovely sense of warmth and coziness. At Desenio you’ll find a vast selection... 
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wear this there: tartine bakery.

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as a former san franciscan, i take it a little personally that tartine bakery waited for my departure before opening its huge haven of freshly baked carbs, but it’s reason enough to return. tartine bakery is possibly the worlds greatest dough, and now they have an entire location in collaboration san francisco-based heath ceramics, dedicated to the craft — of minimalistic... 
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QuickBooks Connect 2016 – a reader discount.

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i started writing sfgirlbybay over a decade ago. i know. i can hardly believe it myself! what started as an attempt to get my San Francisco abode featured by Apartment Therapy, blossomed into a creative outlet for all of my passions and interests, and eventually, thanks to each and every one of you, became my full-time job. and while writing this blog truly is my dream... 
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