wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur.
by victoria comment

10/14/21

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

we’re headed far off the beaten path today and landing ourselves in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, at the very charming chocha food store — its minty cool confines, in fact, may make it hard to tell it was once the Mah Lian Hotel and a former brothel. reborn, it’s now known for its delicious Malaysian cuisine, all made with fresh herbs from their very own garden and seasonal locally grown food and produce, concocting such specialties such as their prawn noodles, made in-house with a deliciously rich umami-filled sauce of prawns, smoked fish roe, and butter. did i mention how hungry i’m getting? chocha food store has just the kind of vibe i get excited about — authentic food served up in a uniquely cultural and historic ambiance. it’s quite warm in Malaysia even this time of year, so we’re dressing in light, easy travel pieces — a classic black tee layered with a few necklaces and paired with a silky green skirt, comfy Birkenstocks (but with a really cute print), and a chic wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off our face. we’ll tote along a fun plaid wrap should the evening get cool. need something to read on the plane? i suggest The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz about Jacob Finch Bonner, once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. now he’s teaching and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect. but when his most arrogant student announces the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then, he hears the plot. a fascinating must-read mystery that will leave you wondering who is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom?

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: janessa leone melanie hat; j.crew New vintage cotton crewneck T-shirt; mango Midi satin skirt; Anthropologie Birkenstock Florida Vegan Sandals; Madewell Beaded Chain Necklace; Anthropologie Tova Sherry Link Necklace; read this there The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz; Tocca Mini Hand Cream in florence; madewell MACHETE Midi Square Hoop Earrings; ilia Lip Conditioner; free people Casablanca Suede Bucket Bag; Indescratchables Grip 01 Sunglasses; sézane LOUISE wrap SCARF in Green check.

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: chocha food store kuala lumpur / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design.
by victoria comment

10/12/21

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

rustic, steampunk, industrial, even a little wabi-sabi, whatever you prefer to call it, i love this look of a moody bathroom that’s just a little rough around the edges. when you pair rustic-looking sinks with perhaps some dark paint or roughed up, peeling plaster walls or an interesting tile pattern and then add some rather ornate touches like lighting fixtures, hardware, or a vintage mirror the contrasting pieces come together with a lot of panache. for instance, a few looks i love are repurposing a willy guhl planter as a pedestal sink (above) or using a free-floating, rough-edged Marble Vessel Sink, river stone wash basin or a super cool Natural Stone Vessel Sink as the main point of interest in a powder room (versus say the main bath) because you can get away with a little less practicality and a whole lot more drama. add some unusual wall sconces, or brass or copper faucets (lots of brand new fixtures have a vintage vibe these days) and you’ve got such a stylish, unique, and unexpectedly fabulous-looking loo.

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: rustic stone sink via all sorts of; brooke gianetti’s ornate mirror over marble sink; black sink via black in life; winter grey zellige tiles from london encaustic; toilettes sign at vesta montreal via yatzer; rustic clawfoot bathtub via lonny; Rotating Rebeccah Mirror from shades of light; rustic stone sink via architectural digest; simple bathroom sink via my scandinavian home; Bathroom sink in Patina-Hammered brass via etsy; ilgranito vertical caesar stone backsplash; vintage brass hand soap dish from curious sofa; rustic sink with shell by rebecca atwood designs; vintage willy guhl planter from super marché.

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: two-tone bathroom walls via desire to inspire; pebbles and stonework floors by m.k. sadler photography; hands soap dish from rockett st. george; Very Large vintage Marble Mortar from elsie green; zellige moroccan tiles from design tegels; brass faucets and scrub brush via faflodine; rustic sink and copper faucets by penny wincer photography; RIBBED VINTAGE MIRROR from elsie green; minimalist brass lighting sconce by Minimalist Sconce by Daikonic; vintage white porcelain soap trough from super marché; elaborate brass bathtub fixtures via ellei home; moroccan black bath tiles by m.k. sadler photography; vintage soap dish from sabon home; SCALLOPED AMBER GLASS SEMI-FLUSH CEILING LIGHT from shades of light; D’Anticatto Decor Triangoli Porcelain Floor tiles from home depot; black wainscoting in the powder room via remodelista; inset stone sink via archello.

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

on trend: moody, rustic bathroom design / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.