new from the animal print shop.
by victoria comment


the animal print shop artwork with super marché rattan daybed. / sfgirlbybay

a few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure (and all-out fun!) of partnering on the latest Nursery Project from The Animal Print Shop. sharon montrose, the talented photographer who magically captures these beautiful animals with her camera invited me to help style the darling nursery with the addition of some vintage pieces from our super marché collection. her brand new print series is aptly entitled Kindred — comprised of four prints to start (Kindred Tigers, Kindred Sheep, Kindred Kangaroos, and, shown here, Kindred Camels), showcases the tender, loving bond between parent and child. So naturally, they figured, what more appropriate place for them to make their debut than in a bright, sun-splashed nursery, freshly designed to welcome a lucky family’s newest member?

we curated a vibe we like to call “eclectic modern bohemian” by pairing The Animal Print Shop’s darling Kindred collection with an energizing hodgepodge of patterns and cheerful color palette, accented with hints of saffron and rose along with some standout pieces from super marché: one of our dreamy rattan daybeds with our hand-stitched tufted pillows, and the brassy vintage chandelier found at a French flea market, too. To complement the rustic elegance of the daybed (and the playfulness of its colorful cushions) we chose a tasseled Moroccan rug in shades of pink and cream, and a hand-embroidered cotton whale, who is, as described, “quite big, but very kind.”

rattan daybed from super marché and the animal print shop art. / sfgirlbybay

Nearby, a classic Oeuf Sparrow crib, handmade bedding encourages deep, restful sleep; on the opposite wall, an Oceanscape — part of Montrose and Merrick, a new series of large-scale photographs by Sharon and designer Heidi Merrick — contributes an additional lulling moment of quiet. Meanwhile, the room’s joyful patchwork was rounded out with a spunky printed wallpaper. In the end, we thought it set just the right sort of scene for greeting a curious baby camel and her devoted, ever-doting parent. i couldn’t be happier to introduce you to Kindred from The Animal Print Shop family. you can find the sweet Kindred Camels — and the rest of the Kindred series — here.

white framed beach print. / sfgirlbybaywhite framed beach print in nursery. / sfgirlbybaybaby sheep print from the animal print shop. / sfgirlbybayinspiring nursery decor. / sfgirlbybaykangaroo print from the animal print shop. / sfgirlbybaytiger print from the animal print shop. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Joe Schmelzer for The Animal Print Shop.


spotted: petit marlowe.
by Leslie Santarina comment


inspiring interior of petit marlowe in SF. / sfgirlbybay

today we’ve got a sweet peek inside the Parisian-style wine + oyster bar, Petit Marlowe, little sister to beloved bistro Marlowe and other premier San Francisco establishments by restaurateurs Anna Weinberg, James Nicholas and chef Jennifer Puccio. The menu includes a raw bar full of oysters, caviar and crudo and other small bites of cheese, charcuterie, tartines and salads. They also offer delicious tartare and deviled eggs, each served in three unique ways—the latter offers a choice of spicy pork, Spanish anchovy and piquillo + jalapeño. And there are plenty of great wines to accompany your dishes. Perhaps a little caviar, too? Petit Marlowe is open daily starting at 4:00 PM. They host an Oyster Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. and please take note — they are closed on Sundays.

spotted: cement pig doorstop at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

wine bar sign in booth at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

oyster plate at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

decorative birds inside petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

paper roll menu on wall at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

oysters on the half shell at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

pink and black wallpaper at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

deviled eggs at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

vintage lighting at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

caviar on ice at petit marlowe. / sfgirlbybay

petit marlowe oyster bar in san francisco. / sfgirlbybay

• Interiors designed by Ken Fulk. All photography by leslie santarina.




good reads: the new paris.
by victoria comment


coffee shop exterior in paris. / sfgirlbybay

as i head off to paris this week all by myself, i find myself much relieved to have discovered The New Paris by lindsey tramuta. it’s not that i’m not excited to be heading to paris, it’s just that i find it slightly intimidating. i don’t speak much french (but i’m learning) so that’s a big part of my irrational fear. but this book is making me feel much more like i could fit in — it’s The New Paris after all and lindsey shares all these wonderful new shops, cafes, bars and even brew pubs run by entrepreneurial souls that i feel like i can relate to much more readily than perhaps the old guard. What is The New Paris at a glance? It’s at once a movement and a spirit. You might also call it the rise in the city’s creative class or a focus on making the everyday experience better for Parisians across all areas of life — dining, drinking, shopping and craftsmanship, daily life. Lindsey is a blogger, food & travel writer based in Paris by way of Philadelphia, and as full-time francophile is the ideal person to author The New Paris. the beautiful photographs by Charissa Fay perfectly pair with lindsey’s enticing introductions to these creative new spots — so much so that i’m wondering how i’m going to fit as many as i can into two short days in paris before i head off to lyon. anyway, i seem to be on a roll when it comes to reading and posts about great books of late, but i for one never tire of great reading material, so i don’t intend to stop anytime soon. long live print, and vive la france!

good reads: the new paris. / sfgirlbybay

teal train in paris. / sfgirlbybay

coffee shop in paris. / sfgirlbybay

juice bar in paris. / sfgirlbybay

clown bar exterior in paris. / sfgirlbybay

yard black and white exterior in paris. / sfgirlbybay

modern home decor store in paris. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern bathroom in paris. / sfgirlbybay

modern decor store in paris. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Charissa Fay From The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta, published by ABRAMS c 2017.