wear this there: pug seal zapotec oaxaca.
by victoria comment

6/30/22

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

we’re headed south of the border on today’s wear this there to a vibrant and creative city i’ve always wanted to visit. we’re checking in at the pug seal zapotec in colorful oaxaca, mexico. This beautiful boutique hotel is a tribute to the Zapotec and Mixtec cultures through muralism created by artisan Rafael Uriegas whose incredible natural color pigment frescoes tell the history of Zapotec legends, stories, symbols, and values. this rather mystical hotel is a true cultural experience right in the heart of the historic center of Oaxaca and each of its twenty guest rooms has a unique design full of Mexican inspiration, with a rustic and minimalist design inspired by Oaxaca’s cultural heritage. this is a very colorful place so we’re going to neutralize our ensembles just a bit so as not to clash! we’ll pack an easy tunic dress for evenings paired with some pretty woven sandals and basket bag. for daytime exploring we’re packing a lightweight skirt, some classic chinos, and a few tank tops — one for day and a crochet version for a little more sass. it’s hot in oaxaca this time of year, so let’s bring this super cute woven bottle bag to make sure we stay hydrated. i am also intrigued by this read — oaxaca journal by oliver sacks. it’s his spellbinding account of his trip to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca, Mexico bringing together his passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, the book is a captivating evocation of a place, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders.

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Devotion Twins Embroidered Ella Tunic Dress from anthropologie; anthropologie Greenpacha Le Blon Bucket Hat; banana republic 90S TANK in dark olive; Suede Fringe Wrap Belt from anthropologie; frank & eileen WICKLOW Italian Chinos; anthropologie Matisse Twister Woven Sandals; mango Acetate frame sunglasses; Ben-Amun Gold Post Earrings with Multi stones; read this there oaxaca journal by oliver sacks; Slip Slipsilk Pure Silk Sleep Mask; By Anthropologie Pretty Printed Two-Piece sleep Set; Ulla Johnson Meadow Bottle Bag; the great Pastoral Skirt; anthropologie Pilcro Crochet Vest and Tee Set; anthropologie Hermina Athens Sealstone Emerald Necklace; mango Leather basket bag.

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pug seal zapotec boutique hotel in oaxaca, mexico / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of Pug Seal Boutique Hotels and muralist Rafael Uriegas.

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster.
by victoria comment

6/28/22

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

this week’s instagram worthy feed is one that i was quite surprised i hadn’t shared before because i’ve long been a fan. it’s the beautiful work of @jessiewebster, a California-based photographer specializing in interiors, lifestyle and travel. her lovely images take us to martha’s vineyard, Mallorca, Palermo, and beyond —  and then all the way back to her native hometown of ojai, california where she’s currently renovating a house. jessie’s photography shares her ongoing passion for travel, simple but beautiful aesthetics, and a knack for storytelling, combined with years of studying portraiture — a camera has rarely left her side since her father, rock & roll photographer Guy Webster, gave her his old Canon at age eleven. She has always drawn tremendous inspiration from her surroundings, and her photos will likely get you hankering to get out of town, or simply stay put and get inspired by her stunning ojai home renovation. for more inspiration, check out Jessie’s website.

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @jessiewebster / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @jessiewebster.

living room summer revise.
by victoria comment

6/27/22

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

in case you may have been wondering where i moved my beloved vintage bamboo daybed after i turned the guest room into a dining room, it’s right here — smack in the middle of my living room. well, not exactly the middle, but perfectly placed in front of my french doors to enjoy the beach breeze. i wasn’t in love with the mattress cover and it was showing a lot of wear, as well, so i went on the hunt for a pretty textile that would compliment the rug and found the absolute perfect solution at one of my favorite resources for home goods and furniture, jayson home. their collection of vintage suzanis has always had my eye, and this one was the ideal color palette for the room. i love the summery feel it adds to the daybed and the tone-on-tone texture is so beautiful. it’s kind of a washed-out pale yellow and pink, which fits right in. if you’re looking for a vintage suzani i highly recommend checking out their beautiful collectionthis one is a favorite.

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

• This is a sponsored post in product trade partnership with jayson home and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/24/22

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

happy summer one and all. i’m ready for it, how about you? i’m looking into the possibility of a trip to paris in july, but damn these airline prices! please keep your fingers crossed for me i can make it happen! i’ve just gotta get away, but that said, laguna beach is a pretty nice place to be stuck so i’m not complaining. lots of summer reading in my plans, too. i just finished oh william! by elizabeth strout and loved it so much. i highly recommend it and now i’m going to read a few more of her novels. have a great weekend and i hope you enjoy this week’s friday finds!

xo, victoria

  1. sorry, not sorry, but i’m still obsessing over insteresting and somewhat whimsical tablescapes. i love this table linen collection by Carolina Irving textiles featured on architectural digest — you can view her entire collections here. they’re just lovely!
  2. i love a good vintage cupboard in kitchens and this pretty green one from devol kitchens is perfecto! the color is so statement-making and summery which really makes all the difference in a kitchen. plus it looks fab with those vintage paintings. you can check out all of devol’s vintage pieces on their website.
  3. on my travel list is San Miguel De Allende and optimally i’d just love to stay at the very charming MESóN HIDALGO. their uniquely eclectic guest rooms are what dreams are made of and so very camera-worthy. The guest house was founded in 2019 as an intimate collaboration between four women-led brands rooted in México — a designer, a silversmith, a clothier, and a perfumer. i’m aching to visit.
  4. i’ve been following photographer alicia bock since our old flickr days and happily, that remains true today on instagram. i love this ‘sea foam’ series in her print shop. she shot it both at sunrise and this lovely image at sunset. you can find all her art prints in her shop, and follow her on instagram for new prints.
  5. i stumbled upon the greatest kitchen linens shop quite by accident — designer julie peach commented on one of my Instagram stories about the hell that is online dating and voilá i checked out her feed and was smitten with her hand-printed collection. i especially love this olive branch tea towel print and grabbed a set!
  6. i love everything about this sweet vignette posted by @folie_chambre. the vintage portrait painting is sublime but the mirror is a stunner too and it all works so well together. it’s called the bobby mirror from Folie Chambre, their Yorkshire-based design studio founded by Natalie Tillison and if you love it too you can find it in their shop in a bunch of great colors. so fun!
  7. i got so excited when i found this diy post on bellerose. i’ve been looking to do some fabric dyeing using natural elements and this post tells us exactly what’s needed and a step-by-step guide to doing it ourselves with natural dyes found in things in nature like onion skins, coffee grounds, black tea, and turmeric for example. i’m so doing this.
  8. have you ever heard of lotus land? it’s in the quiet town of Montecito, near santa barbara — an estate owned by the late polish opera singer Madame Ganna Walska who purchased the property in 1941 and since her death has been put into a foundation in her name to maintain the property and now a destination for viewing the incredible cacti and succulents gardens she created, and, of course, the water garden full of lotus. it’s on my gotta-go-to-list, too.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london.
by victoria comment

6/23/22

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

alrighty, my friends, we’re popping across the pond to paradise today, but perhaps not the palm-lined beaches you might be imagining. instead, we’re actually headed to lovely, old londontown — and another surprise, we are not eating traditional English food. instead, we’re having Sri Lankan cooking with contemporary, ingredient-focused cooking doused with a fiery island accent at Paradise soho. the dishes here had my mouth watering and are based on family recipes influenced by Portuguese, Malay, South Indian, and Dutch cuisine and served up in a very brutalist-inspired interior — think spare steel and concrete, but somehow still cozy and charming. we’re going casual and feminine today, with a darling print summery vest worn over a matching black crop top and gathered skirt. add to that some cool but comfy woven black flats, my favorite bucket hat, a very chic shoulder bag, and a whole bunch of baubles. before we jet off to london, or on the flight over i suggest reading a classic — mrs. dalloway by virginia wolfe. the novel takes place over the course of a single day in a woman’s life in 1920’s London. There are flowers to buy, outfits to choose, but also a visit from a past lover, and the tragic fate of a young war veteran who cannot adjust to life in post-war London. Ms. Woolf’s mesmerizing account of this ordinary day draws us into the minds, perceptions, and emotions of an astonishingly varied and vivid cast of characters. brilliant!

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: anthropologie Mignon Doo Printed Vest; allsaints SKYE BUCKET HAT; allsaints crop top and ALEX GATHERED MAXI SKIRT; JENNI KAYNE Raffia Mule; madewell pierport sunglasses; madewell Seree Bunny Jade stone charm earrings; read this there mrs. dalloway by virginia wolfe; Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Luminous Lip Crayon; j. hannah blue nudes nail polish; madewell Earbud Circle Pouch in Leather; Bembien Le Sac Shoulder Bag; anthropologie Shades of Sea Triple-Layer Necklace.

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of paradise soho and @paradisesoho.