friday finds.
by victoria comment

11/19/21

friday finds and thanksgiving decorating ideas / sfgirlbybay

happy friday one and all. are you beginning to feel the holiday vibes? i’m starting to get there and am very excited because my brother and sister-in-law have moved to my neck of the woods so we’ll be spending thanksgiving together along with my nieces and their boyfriends who are flying in from san francisco. like a lot of you, we weren’t able to spend the holidays together last year so i’m really looking forward to this time together. i’m taking next week off to really embrace it and i hope you’ll be doing the same. have a happy thanksgiving and i’ll see you back here the monday following. cheers!

xo, victoria

  1. just love this colorful farmhouse kitchen! we’ll all be spending much more time in the kitchen this coming week, won’t we? what’s your holiday specialty? i’m the mashed potato queen and will also be making the homemade cranberry sauce, and my mum’s secret stuffing (secretly, my favorite part of the meal).
  2. i’ve recently rediscovered lena corwin on instagram and am so glad i have! what a talented textile designer and artist she is, and it shows in just the simple beauty in this bountiful bowl of produce from her uncle’s farm. i think something like this spilling over on the thanksgiving table would be so beautiful (and edible!).
  3. i love the warm and inviting fall color palette of this old french farmhouse featured on the socialite family. it’s the home of artist carla talopp and photographer thomas millet and family and the entire home is stunning, and filled with carla’s art. have a look at the full home tour.
  4. i’m a big fan of interior designer marie olsson nylander and so i love a now and then glimpse into her own home. i love the scattered look of these hk living paper lanterns and i think they’d add a lot of ambiance hanging above any thanksgiving table, too.
  5. i’ve also been following sydney, australian-based stylist and artist @little_nicki_ aka NiCOLE NELiUS for a long, long while and love seeing her work, including her still life paintings. i love this little home gallery of hers. if you like her work, too you can find her paintings and prints available on her website.
  6. i really fell for these Hurricane Boule candle votives and love the shimmering light and cool 70’s vibe they give off. an assortment of these votives in different colors with some pretty foraged fall foliage would make a pretty thanksgiving table setting, too (christmas tables, as well, for that matter). they’re available at one of my favorite swedish design shops, artilleriet.
  7. in need of extra plates and serving pieces this season? i love the look of mixing mismatched vintage pieces with my neutral everyday dishes. it gives the table an eclectic look with a traditional twist and i like mixing in my mum’s old dishes, too. hunt the flea markets or even etsy this weekend to add to your collection.
  8. i’m not even sure how i landed on this site, but aren’t these the cutest little reusable facial scrubs made from upcycled vintage beach towels? they’re from picnic wear and would make darling stocking stuffers. and call me crazy, but i think they might make for a pretty cute coaster idea, too. cheers!

friday finds and thanksgiving decorating ideas / sfgirlbybay

friday finds and thanksgiving decorating ideas / sfgirlbybay

friday finds and thanksgiving decorating ideas / sfgirlbybay

friday finds and thanksgiving decorating ideas / sfgirlbybay

friday finds and thanksgiving decorating ideas / sfgirlbybay

friday finds and thanksgiving decorating ideas / sfgirlbybay

friday finds and thanksgiving decorating ideas / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.
by victoria comment

11/18/21

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.

today we’re headed to chilly new york city, where, in my humble opinion they have some of the coziest restaurants around so not to worry about the cold and Smith & Mills is one of the coziest. located in a converted carriage house with kind of a steampunk vibe and reverence for industrial chic design — vintage vibes abound, from those plush leather booths to the cafe tables and schoolhouse chairs. owners Akiva Elstein and Matthew Abramcyk have created an inviting environment where soft lights envelope aging materials, from walls wrapped in molded plaster to a bar and doors fabricated from centuries-old wood, even to a turn-of-the-century elevator cabin. it’s the perfect spot for a classic cocktail — might i suggest a manhattan? we’re gonna get our new york best on with a very funky but feminine slip dress paired with a faux fur vest and cozy wrap coat. add to that a soft beanie, cool checked tights, and some punk-ish lace-up black boots. if you’re at the bar on your own, and there’s no shame in that, might i suggest carrying a copy of Matrix by Lauren Groff. Cast out of the royal court by, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, 17-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. Lauren Groff’s new novel is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world and i’ve heard nothing but reviews.

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.

wear this there: COS LACE V-NECK MIDI SLIP DRESS; cos navy blue TEXTURED KNITTED BEANIE HAT; MANGO Lapels faux fur gilet; Tova Dawn Medallion Pendant Necklace; MANGO Wide lapel wool-blend coat; sézane MANE RING; warby parker Welty Eastern Bluebird Fade glasses; TOM FORD Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Double Indemnity; read this there Matrix by Lauren Groff; Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Wristlet; free people We The Free Snapped Keyring; Frye Veronica Combat boots; Anthropologie Checkered Tights in navy.

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.

inspiring industrial vintage modern interior of smith & mills restaurant in manhattan, new york. / sfgirlbybay

industrial interior of smith & mills restaurant with vintage modern decor in manhattan. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.

vintage modern exterior of smith & mills restaurant in new york city. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern decor inside new york city's smith & mills restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: smith & mills nyc.

• photography via @smithandmills.