wear this there: mimi.
by Michaela d'Artois comment


wear this there: mimi in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

what’s better than fall in new york city? a Parisienne style bistro, of course. mesh the two, and you have this week’s wear this there: mimi. owned by french americans who wanted to grace manhattan with a little bit of left bank culture, mimi is a cozy dream amongst the city bustle. we’re all a fan of french flea markets here, and we’ve heard rumors that the interiors of this spot are built up from goodies smuggled over. pair your espresso with a sexy jumpsuit, luxe slip ons, and a hat that would allow one to go incognito for a few hours in a corner booth — and with a good read of course!

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

mimi outfit inspiration. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: mimi. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: faithfull tie front wide leg jumpsuit; zara velvet backless shoe with bow; anthropologie Crocheted Hoop Earrings; sephora tom ford nude nail lacquer; j.crew Small striped straw makeup pouch; read this there how to murder your life: a memoir by cat marnell; club monaco Carla Colour Barton sunglasses; clyde pinch hat in midnight; jenni kayne round merchant modern bag.

shelving and dining booth at mimi. / sfgirlbybay marbled wallpaper inside mini. / sfgirlbybay eye wall decor inside mini. / sfgirlbybay the bar at mimi in nyc. / sfgirlbybay exterior of mimi in Manhattan. / sfgirlbybay Parisian-style dining room at mimi in nyc. / sfgirlbybay french-style dining room of mimi in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via remodelista.

book smart.
by victoria comment


white book stand with gold wall light overhead. / sfgirlbybay

as you’ve probably realized from seeing my built-in bookcases, i’m a bit of a reading fiend. when i have a good book in my hands it takes me away for hours on end. i’ve been known to read into the wee hours of the night and wake up ready to dive in again. so it always saddens me a bit when i hear that perfectly bound books might go by the wayside someday. say it ain’t so! there’s nothing quite like the beauty of a home library and books, even magazines — print, if you will, of all kinds gets my heart rate going. so when i saw this wonderful print, ‘hold me i’m real’ i was reminded how much i love books on display. to me, they’re the makings of a real home, and i love perusing friends’ bookshelves. some of my favorite books lately have been a gentleman in moscow, isaac’s storm (everything i’ve read by erik larson is amazing!), along the infinite sea and edgar & lucy. put your books out there, my friends! be book proud and show it.

hold me i'm real art print. / sfgirlbybay built-in shelves displaying books, ceramics and vintage camera and light. / sfgirlbybay minimalist vertical wood book shelf. / sfgirlbybay vintage book spines. / sfgirlbybay wicker chair and colorful books on display in white living room. / sfgirlbybay white and pink books on display. / sfgirlbybayminimalist modern black and white desk area with built-in book shelves. / sfgirlbybay decorating with books. / sfgirlbybay low shelves with art and books. / sfgirlbybay ornate fireplace with art and built-in bookshelves. / sfgirlbybay built-in bookshelves inspiration. / sfgirlbybay art and books on display. / sfgirlbybay low pile of books in sunlight room. / sfgirlbybay vintage bookshelves and cabinet. / sfgirlbybaywhite bookshelves with neutral books. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: the everygirl; ‘hold me i’m real’ from book shop; inside closet; fantastic frank; remain simple; sight unseen; @candiceperrin; fantastic frank; salvo lópez photography; the modern issue; me and my sneakers; nuevo estilo; rue magazine; interior design; ‘hold me i’m real’ from book shop; laura seppenen design; @sofia.tuovinen; my domaine; st. barts; anna malmberg; alexandra sara; atelier doré; deer circus.

good reads: martha stewart.
by victoria comment


modern farmhouse featured in martha stewart. / sfgirlbybay

when i see photos from design*sponge founder grace bonney’s upstate new york house, i often fantasize about what it might be like to live in such a wide open space, surrounded by countryside. and this farmhouse featured in martha stewart got me wondering some more. it’s such a beautiful mix of rustic meets modern and the couple who’ve remodeled the two-story farmhouse have done such an amazing and admirable job of it. the creative couple literally learned the ‘how to’s’ from studying at their local library and teaching themselves how to DIY the renovation — including that beautiful tile backsplash in the kitchen which was made by hand. it’s a most inspiring undertaking and should you like to see the full tour and learn more about how they went about it, visit martha stewart .

rustic meets modern farmhouse featured by martha stewart. / sfgirlbybay

handmade tile backsplash in modern farmhouse. / sfgirlbybay

handmade white tile backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

unique fireplace in rustic meets modern farmhouse. / sfgirlbybay

ceramics studio in modern farmhouse with spiral staircase. / sfgirlbybay

dining nook in farmhouse with long wood table and benches. / sfgirlbybay

greenery and old wood table with ceramics and woven basket. / sfgirlbybay

vintage green sink and circle mirror. / sfgirlbybay

vintage green tub on wood blocks. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by pia ulin for martha stewart