new & noteworthy.

1. JIA’s ceramic japanese steamer is the prettiest steamer in the land! i am a huge fan of japanese design. the simplicity, practicality and just the utter beauty of products designed with a japanese aesthetic in mind make life just seem calmer. no fuss, no frills just well-designed pretty, but useful objects. so for this week’s new & noteworthy i’m sharing... 
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new & noteworthy.

1. i have deep love for dorothy shain’s Mixed media on paper bikini prints. this week’s new & noteworthy i appear to be all about the naturals — black, charcoal, and earthy terracotta tones. perhaps a layover inspired by my trip to cuba. any of these finds would make for ideal holiday swag, too, so if you’re still on the last minute hunt, i’m... 
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friday finds.

everybody doing okay? it’s been a difficult week for many of us and the country most certainly seems sadly divided. i’m not going to go into it here because i have ad nauseum on social media and for me, that’s the place i release and not here because i’m not certain it’s the place for it, nor that you might want to hear my ramblings and opinion.... 
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book club brunch.

when you’re asked to give a book club brunch for author Terry McMillan you definitely say “yes! yes, please!”. i’ve long been a fan and Terry’s part of Ghirardelli’s Savor the Dark Book Club, launching her new book I Almost Forgot About You — which is a really fun summer read. with the book club subscription, you get the book and three... 
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spotted sf: dandy + hollow.

spotted sf: dandy + hollow / sfgirlbybay

In San Francisco’s Inner Sunset you’ll find the sweetest shop and café called Dandy and Hollow. Owned by husband and wife team, William and Dawn, Dandy offers a delightful selection of goods for cooking and entertaining and Hollow serves up coffee and a variety of locally made sweets. Tucked inside the latter, you’ll also find small gift items to purchase, like tea... 
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