friday finds.
by victoria comment

10/8/21

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

happy weekend friends, happy friday finds. this week i’m all about subtle grays, lots of white and the unique juxtaposition of pairing vintage finds in a modern atmosphere — my favorite look. pairing the unexpected will always give you a look that’s uniquely you — no one else can have exactly the same space and you can say bye-bye to cookie-cutter catalog looks. i hope you enjoy and maybe even get out this weekend to shop your local thrift stores, yard sales, or flea markets — oh and always have a peek at what we’ve got stocked at super marché, too (shameless plug, i know). have a great weekend everyone.

xo, victoria

  1. Camellas Lloret is a charming boutique hotel in Montréal, france and i’ve been daydreaming of staying there, but i also fear i might never want to leave it’s just that divine. take for example the gorgeous sitting area — i mean it’s the kind of space i try and emulate, but just haven’t quite gotten there. effortlessly chic, indeed.
  2. this is another of my very favorite living rooms photographed so beautifully by Montse Garriga Grau, aka @capdemar an interiors photographer. i’ll take one of each of everything in this room — most especially that fabulous chaise lounge.
  3. nobody does ‘shelfies’ better than interior designer leanne ford and did you know she has a whole page dedicated to them on her website? yep, she does and i particularly like this wallpaper-lined vintage cabinet that makes all that black pottery just pop. leanne also has a brand new collection out in collaboration with crate & barrel and it’s fab.
  4. on the more simple but no less fabulous side is this kitchen makeover featured on remodelista. i really like the whitewashed wood paneling paired with those really pretty exposed blonde timber ceiling beams. it’s a combo i haven’t seen a lot of but have a good feeling we might be seeing more of this very interesting contrast between modern and rustic.
  5. this is yet another rustic but modern kitchen look. i think it’s the clean color palette of white with gray cabinetry that lends itself to a more updated contemporary look, although the boutique hotel itself is quite ancient. check out more from borgo egnazia in puglia, italy for more of its never-ending charm.
  6. this is another interesting juxtaposition of modern and rustic as well as scale, this time with a small vintage desk paired with some very contemporary photography. its contrasting effect is very unexpected, maybe a little quirky and i love it to pieces. bring me the unusual every time, please.
  7. i love this very minimalist bathroom, too. it’s got that great, vintage dry sink table and antique accents but in such a clean, white environment and with open beamed ceilings, it looks much more modern and unique than you might expect.
  8. this adorable suite at cucumbi in Alentejo, portugal is again a wonderful example of pairing old with the new. it always makes for a more interesting room, like this petite dining room with the vintage hutch — but the modern mesh pendant lamp really revises the whole vibe, making it much more modern looking. i just love it.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

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wear this there: barbetta paddington.
by victoria comment

10/7/21

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

today we’re off for some pasta & pizza all the way in Paddington, an inner-city neighborhood of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. i know it’s a long trip for some Italian, but why not, right? we’re off to barbetta an Italian bistro beautifully designed by acme with loads of charm and coziness. just scrolling their instagram pics had my mouth watering for some freshly made pasta. they also teach cooking classes should you be in the neighborhood, and an online bottega carrying all their gourmet goods. and if you’ve got a hankering for some good old Italian songs, check out their spotify playlist — it’s so fun! it’s a casual spot so we’re going to layer up in a rad red wrap coat, a sweet scalloped blouse under a preppy cashmere vest, and some great wide-leg jeans paired with tan suede boots. don’t forget your ciao fanny pack — it’s perfect for barbetta! and while you await your pizza pals i suggest reading the new novel by ruth ozeki, one of my very favorite authors, The Book of Form and Emptiness. after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear mysterious voices from inanimate objects — With its blend of sympathetic characters, a riveting plot, everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, this book promises to be wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: apollo Cozy Red Winter wrap Coat; cos SCALLOPED-EDGED SHIRT; nili lotan BRINDIE JEANs; dear frances iris suede boots; happy socks Liv Crew Socks; read this there The Book of Form and Emptiness by ruth ozeki; ANNA + NINA Gold-Plated Dolly Enamel Ring; Anthropologie Ronan Reading Glasses; clare v. Cream & Poppy Icon Bandana; gorjana rose huggie hoop earrings; alex mill red cashmere beanie; clare v. ciao Tan Crochet Fanny Pack; alex mill Bleecker Sweater Vest in Merino Wool.

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: barbetta paddington, australia / 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.