wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.
by victoria comment

10/22/20

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

alrighty, buckle up, because today we’re heading all the way to kraków, poland. poland is a place i’ve longed to visit, partly because i feel like it will be a big surprise for me because i’m not really sure what to expect when i get there — it’s just not that publicized as a tourist destination, and i like that aspect of travel! we’re headed to a very Bauhaus-looking coffee shop, Królowa Przedmieścia — which translates to the ‘queen of the suburbs’, which made me laugh. i love the spot-on stylish and charming, ultra-European atmosphere here. Królowa Przedmieścia is definitely casual and cozy but very chic! we’re going to get comfy so we fit right in with a tri-colored sweater, our favorite flared black denim, a cool biker jacket and Chelsea boots. don’t forget a scarf (aka mask), great crossbody bag, and warm beanie. i recently listened to an episode of Dax Shepard’s armchair expert and it’s one i really think is worth a listen. it’s a podcast episode with guest isabel wilkerson, one of my favorite authors of late. if you want to get an idea of what her bestselling books, the warmth of other suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents are about, this is an excellent and informative listen.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: A.L.C. Hayes Sweater; EMERSON FRY BLACK LEATHER BIKER JACKET; madewell Skinny Flare Jeans in Belway Wash; Sam Edelman Laguna Boots; madewell Animal Ankle Socks; COS CIRCULAR DOUBLE RING; listen to Dax Shepard’s armchair expert with isabel wilkerson; madewell Wishbone Necklace Set; Genusee CR 39 Sunglasses; Rag & Bone Riser Crossbody Bag; Naadam Cashmere Double Layer Beanie; madewell Bandana Scarf.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

wear this there: królowa przedmieścia.

good reads: accidentally wes anderson.
by victoria comment

10/21/20

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

if you’ve been reading here for a while, you know of my fondness for all things wes anderson (and more specifically, the charming mister anderson himself). so it would come as no surprise that @accidentallywesanderson has been a favorite instagram account of mine since it started in 2017. it’s pure perfection with so many cinematic gems reminiscent of classic ‘wes-ness’ and now, it’s been published as a book. accidentally wes anderson by wally koval is everything you would hope it would be — whimsical, fun, colorful and full of visually striking and historically unique and inspiring destinations.

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

accidentally wes anderson is a charming visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, and even authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so-wes world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade. with a community of more than one million instagram followers, @accidentallywesanderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson. if you fancy travels to every continent and an ability to identify all the quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems, places you may have passed by, some you always wanted to explore, and many you never knew existed, then accidentally wes anderson is your passport to inspiration and adventure. here’s just a small peek at all you have to look forward to with this amazing book.

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: accidentally wes anderson book / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of accidentally wes anderson by wally koval and @accidentallywesanderson.

charmed, i’m sure.
by victoria comment

10/20/20

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

i’m feeling the need for lots of whimsy and charm today — i hope you are, too. it started with this adorable green & orange striped curtain above, peeking into the cute kitchen beyond. i love this idea, but i’m not sure i have the wall space to accommodate the curtain when pulled closed in my own kitchen — so can someone please create this so i can vicariously live through you? from this image i went on the hunt for a few more charming kitchen and dining spaces — all with the kind of european vibe i love so much , and made even more attractive by a hint of green cabinetry and some with amazing tiled floors. it’s a little all over the place, but it worked for me. i hope it does for you, too —  and most importantly puts a smile on your face.

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

charming kitchen and dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: domino; planete deco; petite suitcase; penny wincher photography; oranges by einnachen; pampa; BORD DE SCENE; planete deco; marnie hawson photography; the socialite family; delikatissen; @cafeboavida; liliinwonderland; desire to inspire; el mueble; William Eggleston via @theindependentphoto; all sorts of; the socialite family; VINTAGE WALL SLURRY CHARD SHAPE FROM BORD DE SCENE; remodelista; @sergibarnet; @oliviathebaut; terri ellis design via @houseandgardenuk.

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange.
by victoria comment

10/19/20

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

i’ve only recently discovered this week’s instagram worthy feed, but oh how i’ve fallen for it. i just adore interior stylist @camilla.tange’s photography and sense of style. it’s eclectic, unexpected, and uniquely simple but speaks to me in volumes. i just love the subtlety of Camilla Tange Peylecke’s images and i’m having a very nostalgic moment over the beaded flowers she makes and sells in her shop. my mum used to make those back in the 70’s and i’ve always had a fondness for this almost forgotten art. so i’m very grateful to see them again on camilla’s blog, hunch living and you can find them in her shop. i hope you love her pretty pictures as much as i do.

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @camilla.tange / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @camilla.tange.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

10/16/20

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

greetings one and all. i don’t know how y’all are faring, but i’ve been feeling pretty anxious of late. i mean one can only stay self-quarantined for just so long before starting to go a little bonkers. with the exception of seeing my landlords when they’re in town, my best friend bri twice and my family once, i’ve not had any other interactions other than with strangers (and i keep that to a real minimum), nor have i eaten in a restaurant since late-February and i am feeling the effects. i dropped off my ballot today (i voted for biden/harris if you’re curious) and i’m really hoping the election results clear up some of these feelings and that a vaccine is proven safe and effective soon. in the meantime, i give you my friday finds, and wish for you a safe and peaceful weekend. i know it’s not easy for any of us, and those of you with families have a whole other set of issues to manage including homeschooling while you might have jobs of your own to do, so please hang in there – you are all on my mind during these stressful times!

xo, victoria

  1. this living room is just so on point and a little whimsical which we could all use a bit of right now! i love these loungey, and very mod egg chairs — part of a peek at futuristic designs from the Vogue archives.
  2. stylist Thomas Lingsell has some quirky taste and i for one, adore it. i also love this idea of a group of clustered mix & match tables instead of just one large coffee table.
  3. domino has a wonderful feature up on their site about designer Delia Brennen and how she brilliantly modernized her 1880s Brooklyn brownstone. this little nook is one of my favorite parts of the house — it just looks like the ideal spot to relax and read.
  4. this Belgium flat has always been a favorite of mine, belonging to a creative couple in the incredibly beautiful city of Antwerp. the beautiful light and the plants just put me instantly at ease and i can see feeling very welcome here.
  5. headed to Portugal one day when we can travel again? consider a stay at the White azores — modern-bohemian villas mixed with the rough-hewn rock walls of a traditional Portuguese manor house — perfectly perched over the mid-atlantic in the Azores.
  6. 1970’s retro bathrooms are not always the easiest to decorate but they’ve made this one so interesting looking with the addition of an overhead succulent garden. i love the reflection the plants give off in the huge mirror, which makes it look like double the garden!
  7. you know i’ve always had a thing for mix and match dining chairs and this is a particularly great look. we’ve got a few great vintage folding chairs in stock at super marché right now, should you love this look, too.
  8. the modern house always shares great real estate listings across the pond, and this converted stable in Norfolk, england is actually available to book for holidays. i love the look they’ve put together, comfortable, cozy, but spacious and i love the japanese paper lantern and mid-century modern stools around the dining room. for the full tour, visit the modern house.

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friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay