friday finds.
by victoria comment

10/23/20

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

i think i’m in a much brighter place than i was last friday — that happens a lot lately, doesn’t it? the mad mood swing pendulum! so you might find my friday finds a tad more cheerful than last week’s collection, too. i’m not sure why my mood has improved, but i’m trying to remain optimistic, and i also watched to some inspiring films this week that lifted my spirits — i highly recommend the documentaries aggie on amazon and david Attenborough’s a life on our planet on netflix. and the film the trial of the chicago 7 on netflix is also excellent. i like learning about history and culture through great films and these are three i loved. have a good weekend, y’all!

xo, victoria

  1. i adore this space and especially the painting by ben simon of the other side. it’s the ocean view club, a small and charming family-run hotel in the Bahamas. i’ve never been to the bahamas before and now i think i need a visit to this gorgeous locale!
  2. this is a fabulously eclectic living room that i wouldn’t mind making my own. i’m very into the monochromatic color scheme with that powerful pop of pink in the artwork, that dreamy sofa and killer lounging chair. the really low coffee table works for me too. it’s all quite smashing.
  3. architectural digest espana is one of my favorite decor magazines and while i love the u.s. version, i find the home tours featured in the spanish version just a little bit more eclectic and unusual. this bohemian home is a prime example of the bounty of inspiration that you can find within the magazine’s pages.
  4. apartment34 took us on a virtual tour of one of my very favorite places to stay. it’s the incredibly welcoming baixa house in lisbon. it’s the most charming b&b you’d ever want to stay in, and super stylish and supremely located, too! talk about a room with a view!
  5. i can’t say for certain what it is about this mantel styling that i love so much, but there’s a certain amount of playfulness happening here. between the photograph of a young woman appearing to be crossing her fingers behind her back paired with the religious-inspired accessories, it almost makes me want to imagine what naughtiness she’s gotten up to. i adore styling that hints at a story.
  6. this charming room had me wanting to take a running dive for that cozy-looking bed. i’ve got a real thing for stripes lately and this bedding hits the mark. i just love all the mismatched, colorful textiles here.
  7. this is a drinking person’s cocktail glass extravaganza! i really love a mix and match colored glass collection and this is one to aspire to. and the arrangement in rainbow hues is perfection. if you like the look, etsy is a great resource for mismatched glassware.
  8. i’ve shared my admiration for @frenchbydesign and her beautiful blog before (she used to write for us here many moons ago, too!). i really love si’s eye for design and how she very often changes up her color palette seasonally — just by bringing in a new rug or throw pillows. she’s got a great feed to follow where i think you’ll see what i mean!

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

 

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.