home away from home.

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well, we’re back in action — hi guys and happy new year, one and all! i hope you had a festive, but relaxing holiday. it’s good to be back! it’s not been the most restorative holiday i’ve ever had, but it has been very productive! we’ve started the remodel of my bathroom and walk-in closet and my house looks a giant boy in the bubble, because... 
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house swapping musical chairs.

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since i’m in the midst of a remodel i have to temporarily move out of my house while it’s under construction. my very kind next door neighbor artist justin bua offered me his empty studio apartment in return for helping him spruce it up and make it liveable. so how could i refuse? i love a good challenge and this place has cute bones — it’s got beautiful... 
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unexpected guests: isobel schofield.

unexpected guest: isobel schofield / sfgirlbybay

I’m thrilled to introduce today’s unexpected guest and she is Isobel Schofield, the lovely founder and clog designer of Bryr Studio, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Since discovering her work over a year ago, her custom shoes have become an essential part of my weekly wardrobe. Every season she introduces new designs and colors... 
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welcome to tulipina.

tulipina. / sfgirlbybay

i’m delighted to take you inside the brand new san francisco-based home of floral design studio, tulipina. regarded as one of the most sought-after floral designers in the u.s. and beyond, owner kiana underwood recently moved her workspace from her home in nearby burlingame to this light-filled loft in sf’s potrero hill. her signature garden-style combines plenty of color,... 
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hostess of the mostess.

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our stockholm airbnb. i’ve been using airbnb for about five years now, and i’ve always had really wonderful experiences. and part of what made those travel stays great were the attentive, caring and thoughtful hosts i’ve had. in paris, i stayed in a five story walk-up in le marais, and the host lugged my heavy suitcase up all those winding narrow stairs for... 
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