unexpected guests: lisa solomon.

unexpected guests: lisa solomon / sfgirlbybay

I’m so happy to introduce our next unexpected guest and she is the immensely talented, Oakland-based artist and author, Lisa Solomon. Originally from L.A., Lisa has called the Bay Area home for over twenty years — sixteen of those in this charming Craftsman-style abode I’m sharing with you today. Here she lives with her husband and daughter, as well as Mildred... 
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sweet eccentricity.


melissa kaseman for lonny. i was talking to jen Leonard on her podcast, brand new ways this week about the odd way my blog posts can occasionally come together. it’s a strange serendipity that occurs on my pinboards sometimes, or a hunt for something peculiar that lands me where i least expect it to. such was the case this week while i was hunting down chinese silk lanterns... 
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frame your memories + a reader discount.


one of my favorite ways to unwind and revive my creativity is to take a road trip. just get in the car, put the top down and see where the day takes me. sometimes it’s a small town up north, hunting for yard sales, or a local flea market; but it usually involves some kind of vintage treasure hunt – just like this weekend, which I shared earlier this morning. i’ve... 
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belly up to the bar cart.


caitlin mccarthy design. fancy cocktails have certainly made a comeback of late — old fashioned’s and manhattans are really making the rounds these days and bar carts have begun appearing all over my pinterest feed for a while now. i’ve even made a pinboard dedicated to the mighty bar cart. it’s such a fun thing to put together for home entertaining,... 
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the shutterbugs: johnny miller.


new york-based photographer johnny miller knows how to capture a great space. always authentic, and very inspiring, every one of these spaces seem to tell a story, which is what always captures my attention. johnny’s instagram is just as inspiring as his website, so you should follow along with his daily captures. i love an instant dose of inspiration in my feed. •... 
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