see san francisco – a sweet anniversary giveaway.
by victoria comment


See San Francisco one-year anniversary / sfgirlbybay

it’s the one year anniversary of launching my book, see san francisco and i thought it might be nice to celebrate with a giveaway! i’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of those of you who not only have bought my book, but took the time to share your own photos from the book on Instagram! every time i get tagged and see your pretty pics of my book it puts a big ol’ smile on my face — so thank you! if you’ve not seen see san francisco, here’s just a few of my favorite images — makes me nostalgic for my city by the bay now that i’m here living in L.A.! the book is a travel pictorial of san francisco and i tried to share the vibe of the ‘real city’ — as seen by someone who lived there (for 20 years!) — a kind of insider sneak peek of each neighborhood, what i loved best about them and a little history of how each of the city’s unique neighborhoods came to be. to celebrate the anniversary, i’d like to give away 5 copies of see san francisco!

photograph of pink velvet chair with sign from See San Francisco. / sfgirlbybay

selection of colorful images from Victoria Smith's book See San Francisco. / sfgirlbybay

enter to win one of 5 copies of see san francisco, simply:

• pin any one (or more!) of your favorite book images here in the post onto any one of your pinterest boards and tag it #seesanfrancisco and @sfgirlbybay.

• comment here on the blog letting us know you pinned, by tuesday, may 3rd at midnight pst.

• hurrah! this giveaway is worldwide!

• as always, please be sure to leave a way to contact you via twitter, facebook, your blog or email.

• we’ll announce the randomly selected winner later the week of may 3rd on my twitter, so be sure to follow along.

image of bright exterior paint inside Victoria Smith's book See San Francisco. / sfgirlbybay See San Francisco image of pink trim and column with black gate / sfgirlbybay photography of colorful exteriors from the pages of See San Francisco. / sfgirlbybaywin a copy of See San Francisco for the first anniversary / sfgirlbybay unique bar exterior from the pages of See San Francisco. / sfgirlbybay images from Victoria Smith's book See San Francisco. / sfgirlbybay colorful store exterior image from See San Francisco by Victoria Smith. / sfgirlbybay enter to win a copy of see san francisco / sfgirlbybay

• all photos by victoria smith.

120 responses to “see san francisco – a sweet anniversary giveaway.”

  1. I pinned! Love the colors in your photos, such happy colors. On of my daughters just spent some time in San Francisco with her best friends and their families. She loved it, she took some cool photos also. I have been to San Francisco in years, may need to change that soon. Congrats on the book!

  2. Yay, how lovely! I Pinned the free sofa bed to the ‘Blush’ board on my visualstrands Pinterest, the chinese lanters to ‘Go on, enlighten me’ and the small space with lots of green to ‘Garden and indoor green’. Love those, can’t wait to see more in your book ;) Fingers crossed…

  3. Waaaaw! Totally in love with your city now thanx to your book! On the bucketlist right now!!! Pinned my favorite on pinterest! To be proud! :)
    Discovery thx to instagram! <3!

  4. Your photos are beautiful! I would love to relive my trip to San Francisco through your book. :) I pinned and will keep my fingers crossed!

    Pinterest: courtneymcg913
    Twitter: @courtasee

    Thank you!!!

  5. Congrats on your book anniversary! I love photographing SF and would LOVE to be inspired by your book! Pinned :)

  6. Currently a graphic design student living in San Francisco. I’m obsessed with your inspirational blog, and your beautiful book.

    I pinned and tagged the images on Pinterest :)

    Here’s my twitter! @oh_beee

  7. I was in SF for the first time a couple years ago and fell in love with the city. Have been following your work since, it’s beautiful! I pinned :)

  8. This is so timely! My husband and I are going back to San Francisco for the first time in over 30 years. We were there for our honeymoon and are now going for the Bonnard show. Your book would be perfect. Pinned a lovely image from it on “Out and About.”

  9. Love all of your photos!! Your Instagram feed is my favourite to find inspiration! I pinned to my board, I Haven’t Been Everywhere but it’s On My List.

    Taylor Rigby

  10. Hi Victoria!

    Love your blog and have been eyeing your book for quite some time. I pin from you all the time, but I just pinned a couple of images from your book today :) Congrats on your book anniversary and I hope you’re enjoying LA!


  11. Hi Victoria

    I’m in San Francisco now for 2 months (until the end of June) to finish my master. I came from France. It’s the second time I come to SF and it’s one of my favorite city in the US. It would be so great to win to discover better the city while I’m here thanks to your guide.
    Thank you for this giveaway
    Here is my pin


  12. I pinned! My husband and I are going to San Francisco in September (we’re starting in LA and driving the Pacific Coast highway) and we can’t wait! Georgeous photos!

  13. Just pinned. Would heart your book. May 25th is my 20th wedding anniversary. My husband and I were married on Sacramento Street at the now gone Tuba Garden Restaurant.

  14. Pinned your amazing photos to my travel board on Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing a glimpse into the amazing hidden gems of San Francisco! I also share a love for travel and photography and visited California in 2013. I bought this lovely book on Amazon, but received a damaged copy that I had to send back. I really hope to have this book in my hands again soon. Congratulations on the year-versary and cheers to many more accomplishments!


  15. I am visiting with my girls the first week in May. We are so excited. As a boutique owner for 20 years I am always on the hunt for a few great shops. Any advise. Thanks for your time. Bev @ Willows

  16. The photos are stunning! San Francisco is on top of my travel list but haven’t yet had the chance to visit. Love to read your book to see what I’m missing out on.

    All the best from Holland x

  17. So beautiful!
    I’m from Spain and I’m traveling to California this summer for the first time, I can´t wait!
    This book would make the waiting more exciting ;)

  18. I pinned! Happy Anniversary! Love the colors in your photos, such happy colors that are encouraging me to be less restrained! Would love to see San Francisco for myself some day.

  19. What a gorgeous book this is! I would love to have it in our collection, even if it’ll guarantee a serious case of wanderlust once more.
    I absolutely love your take on the city and would definitely use it as a guide if I ever get back there. It was (by far) my favorite stop during our road trip along the West Coast two years ago.

  20. So excited about the book giveaway!
    I chose the lantern photo to share. Such a unique perspective!

    Can’t wait to read your blog each day, I love your work!

  21. I pinned the lovely yellow Victorian. It was tough choosing, though.
    Would love your book about my favorite city.
    Thank you :-)

  22. Pinned, Liked & Loved! The crazy Bay Area economy has given my husband and I the boot. We’d love to have this book to look at while living away from our home.

  23. Pinned! San Francisco is one of my favourite cities in the world. Thank you for giving us a chance to bring a little bit of its enchanting vibe into our living rooms, Victoria! Your photos do the city by the bay justice. xo

  24. Yippie! I recently moved to the Bay Area and have been wanting this book to get to know my new city. I had a hard time choosing my favorite photo to pin but went with the free pink sofa, which if I had been around I would have carried it on my back through every hill to take it home with me.

  25. I pinned four lovely photo’s. I love San Fransisco! I have never been, but would love to go there. The beautiful architecture, those steep streets, the bay and the ocean.

    Sweet greetz,

    A San Fran fan from The Netherlands

  26. I pinned! My husband and I married in SF at City Hall. After the ceremony, our wedding party rode in pedicabs to the ferry building for lunch at The Slanted Door. It was magical! That was eight years ago and now we live in Australia and have two boys. SF will always hold a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to visit (someday…..those plane tickets are pricey!).

    Congrats on the anniversary!

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