friday finds.
by victoria comment

2/14/20

pink socks and red strappy women's heels. / sfgirlbybay

happy valentine’s day, one and all! i hope no matter your relationship status you’re treating yourself super fine today! it’s also a long holiday weekend (monday is president’s day) and we’re cutting out a little early, so apologies for the short post. but i’ve got a few quick suggestions for your valentine’s weekend! Peyton Fulford’s “Abandoned Love” Photography Series – it’s so darn clever and may give you some ideas for your own valentine cards. also — it’s the perfect night to watch a great old romantic movie — a few of my favorites are grease, moonrise kingdom, and breakfast at tiffany’s. while you’re watching, sip a signature cocktail — time to make one of your own up and start a new valentine’s tradition! but above all, be kind to you, love yourself and work at attracting what you want in life. i’ll be working on it with you! have a great long weekend and we’ll see you back here on tuesday!

xo, victoria

valentine's day inspired collage of pink and red images. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: top image: lisa says gah; below, clockwise l to r: loeffler randall; benicia hernandez gill; aesthetic; grease; @ellegramm; moonrise kingdom; @subliming.jpg; @velvetcanyon; leo is all in the mind; sequined covered swans; lauren dicioccio; @subliming.jpg; breakfast at tiffany’s.

wear this there: grand café d’athènes.
by victoria comment

2/14/20

greek gastronomic café, Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

as you know, ’tis valentine’s day, so what better place to celebrate than paris, the city of love? we’re having an imaginary date night at this greek gastronomic café, Grand Café d’Athènes, a Parisian place that’s just full of charm. this pretty Greek bistro is in the heart of the 10th arrondissement of Paris with a menu full of mezzedes, which are dishes to share — perfect for date night, wine straight from Greece and cocktails inspired by the Mediterranean — should you need to see for yourself, just check out Grand Café d’Athènes’ instagram feed and prepare to find yourself hungry for more. we’re going to get extra feminine this week in a rose-hued satin jumpsuit draped in a soft over the shoulder and very shimmery SEQUIN INFINITY WRAP, sheer tulle socks paired with some very sassy ankle boots and beautiful beaded bag. since we’re on a date, no reading at the table, but before stepping out, and to get in the mood, i suggest this bestselling classic that covers a single momentous year during anais Nin’s life in Paris — Henry and June: From “A Journal of Love” -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin. definitely a perfect Parisian read, especially on valentine’s day.

shelf with stemware inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

feminine outfit inspired by Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: LACAUSA Santi Jumpsuit in rose; eileen fisher ALPACA MOHAIR SEQUIN INFINITY WRAP; BY FAR Este Leather Ankle Boot; LIRIKA MATOSHI Ombré Sparkle Tulle Socks; Confiance Briefs in Nude & Gold Glitter; Winden Zero-Waste Silk Scrunchie in Pale Rose; Nails Inc. Seeing Stars Nail polish duo; Tracey Blue Light Glasses; read this there Henry and June: From “A Journal of Love” -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin by Anais Nin; RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Solar; Herschel Supply Co. Eugene Passport Holder in Natural Leather; Loeffler Randall Marleigh Beaded Baguette; Young Frankk Silver Tassel Earrings.

inspiring vintage modern interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of inspiring vintage modern interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

floral patterned wallpaper inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

decor details inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

mint paint and rustic wall treatment inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

baked goods displayed on shelf inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

cosy modern victorian (for sale).
by victoria comment

2/13/20

victorian home in bristol, england for sale on the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

i recently stumbled upon a new kind of real estate agency i’ve seen popping up around the internet these days. it’s a much more modern way to go about finding your next home, and quite aptly called the modern house, based in london. i was perusing their listings (just for fun!) when i came upon this cozy victorian and thought you might like a peek, too. i like the way the modern house hosts interviews about the homes they list with the current owners on their blog journal, which is such a clever and much more intimate way to gain a personal perspective of homes you’re interested in. and, this home is currently one of their loveliest — located in bristol, england should you just by chance looking in the neighborhood.

victorian home in bristol, england for sale via the modern house./ sfgirlbybay

cozy victorian home in bristol for sale via the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

sunny living room in cozy victorian home in bristol for sale via the modern house real estate blog. / sfgirlbybay

cozy victorian home in bristol for sale via the modern house real estate blog. / sfgirlbybay

victorian home in bristol with builtin bookshelves listed for sale on the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

vintage armchair in victorian home in bristol listed for sale on the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen with natural wood floors and steel framed glass doors and windows. / sfgirlbybay

simple kitchen in bristol home listed for sale on the modern house real estate blog. / sfgirlbybay

cozy victorian home in bristol with copper sink and faucet in kitchen island. / sfgirlbybay

victorian home in bristol for sale via the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @lucylaucht.
by victoria comment

2/12/20

travel photo of cafe table with espresso and sunglasses by photographer Lucy Laucht. / sfgirlbybay

i guess i’m still in a holiday state of mind because this week’s instagram worthy account is another one of those beautiful feeds bound to give you wanderlust. i’ve long been a fan of the photography of @lucylaucht and i think you’ll find her photos giving you all the good feels, and definitely fantasizing about packing a bag and checking to see that your passport is current (as it always should be!). travel expert Lucy Laucht has made a brilliant career out of her lifelong curiosity to discover inspiring, off-beat places and contributes regularly to publications like Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR magazine, Travel and Leisure and Vogue Australia, shoots for many tourism and fashion clients and is the editor of These Foreign Lands -— a travel site offering insider guides and a curation of the very best experiences and recommendations. and last, but not least she’s also the co-founder of hat company @tioytia, hats handmade by America’s oldest hat maker. so grab one’s of lucy’s charming hats, pack light, and let’s hit the road.

travel photograph via photographer Lucy Laucht's instagram. / sfgirlbybay

hotel bedroom with vintage bedside radio and clock photographed by travel photographer lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

moroccan interior painted blue with ornate molding. / sfgirlbybay

ornate pink building photographed by lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

colorful travel photography via lucy laucht on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

moroccan interior painted orange with white stenciling and vintage chandelier. / sfgirlbybay

travel photo of whitewashed building with orange door and teal shutters. / sfgirlbybay

boat docked near rocky shore photographed by lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

circular window at arcosanti photographed by lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interior with vintage bentwood chair with caning photographed by lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

rustic moroccan interior painted blue photographed by lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

marigold flowers wrapped in teal blue linen fabric. / sfgirlbybay

colorful travel photography via lucy laucht on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

rustic entryway with vintage decor photographed by lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

surfers photographed from above by lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

seaside dining space photographed by lucy laucht. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @lucylaucht.

holiday at home.
by victoria comment

2/11/20

whitewashed a-frame entryway with built-in cabinet and bench and oversized artwork. / sfgirlbybay

i can always tell when i start hankering for a holiday. it’s been a while since i’ve taken any big trips, so when i notice that i’ve started pinning a lot of looks that lean towards a tropical vacation somewhere it’s apparent it might be time to actually start planning some kind of getaway. until then though, i thought i’d share what’s been popping up in my private pinboards — homes that have that distinct holiday at home kind of vibe — laid back, vintage loungey looks where you can truly relax. so grab a cup of tea, get cozy and let’s take a little armchair vacation.

tropical whitewashed interior with wall rack, rolling cart, folding chair and large dried palm frond. / sfgirlbybay

white wall and white shelves styled with vintage decor and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

travel photography of tropical interiors, exteriors, fruits and plants. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with beachy wall hanging and pops of gold and rust textiles. / sfgirlbybay

wood cabinet styled with vintage radio, stack of books and shells. / sfgirlbybay

sunny plant-filled interior with woven baskets and plant-stands. / sfgirlbybay

tropical interior with green monstera leaf arrangement on tiled table. / sfgirlbybay

photographs of inspiring tropical plants, interiors, decor and travel destinations. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed cottage filled with vintage decor and furniture designed by leanne ford interiors. / sfgirlbybay

wood shelves with patterned vintage dishes. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interior with hanging and potted green plants. / sfgirlbybay

sunny dining room with vintage dining table, chairs and card catalog cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

floral arrangement and small vintage modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: pablo veiga photography; @mrjasongrant; @eloeil; @velvetcanyon; lilly red; somos bonjour; dos ombre; @cove_island_essentials; @tularosalabel; @caitlinflemming; cote maison; @velvetcanyon; madeline rawlings; silchuknest; turbulences deco; @insidestory; @generallyworn; @eloeil; happy interiors blog; anastasiaada maki photography; @andreapcreative; ria stool from urban outfitters; matteau; taylor stitch; marnie hawson photography; @tappancollective; luke shalantechne; the society inc.; designspiration; pablo veiga photography; york castle, Look magazine; leanne ford interiors; jungalow; ally walsh’s home via jenni kayne; @lammaigal; @eloiel; apartment therapy.