the stylists: lynda gardener.
by victoria comment

11/2/21

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

i’ve long been a big fan of melbourne, australia-based stylist, interior designer, hotelier, author, and all-around genius entrepreneur lynda gardener. you may have been, too without even knowing it, because lynda’s work has appeared in some of our favorite design magazines going back a full decade — from real living to vogue living and vtwonen her distinct and very eclectic style is one i have begun to instantly recognize and sure enough, when i check the credits, it’s the uniquely inspiring style of lynda gardener (not to mention her fashion sense, which is also quite fabulous). her new book Curate, co-created with journalist and stylist Ali Heath, reveals how to create a home that is as truly individual and personal as the images i’m sharing with you today. Lynda also currently owns and runs five boutique accommodation properties where we can stay (and host events), so i’m adding those to my must-visit travel destinations. as a lover of the vintage-modern aesthetic i so admire her work — have a gander and you’ll see what i mean, and be sure to follow lynda on instagram for much more authentic inspiration.

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern style from melbourne-based lynda gardener / 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.

’tis the season for holiday baking.
by victoria comment

11/1/21

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

once we head into November it seems like we all begin spending much more time in the kitchen. as the weather cools our thoughts turn to cooking up warming homemade soups and hearty baked breads. holiday dinners are on the horizon, and cookie-making is upon us, too. i’m honestly a much better cook than i am a baker (all that science!), but i can pull off a few cookie recipes, and one in particular that my mum passed on to me from her mother. it’s her shortbread cookies and i even have her recipe box with the original handwritten recipe card, faded and splotched with all the ingredients that go into these melt-in-your-mouth shortbread. i’ve given my version an update — once they come out of the oven i add a tiny bit of broken chocolate and a sprinkle of maldon sea salt — a fun, modern twist on the traditional family recipe if i do say so myself. i like to get together with a friend or two every year, get our cutest aprons on, and have a bit of a cookie bake-off — perfect for gifting and holiday party hostess gifts. i thought i’d round up a few of my favorite cooking and baking accouterments for you since that season is impending and i like to get the kitchen cleaned up and organized for fall cooking — check what spices i might be missing, add some vessels like weck jars for storing (and giving) small baked goods, and perhaps add a few new cookie-cutters and baking tins. i hope this gets you in the mood for some cozy holiday baking.

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: kitchen sink via interior design home; terrain Gold Measuring Cups; my mum’s recipe box; kohl’s Nordic Ware Brilliance Bundt Pan; kitchen shelf with vintage portrait by crafti fair; Nordic Ware Anniversary Loaf Pan from williams sonoma; terrain Marble & Glass Serving Cloche; Ellwood Set of 4 wood Measuring Cups; williams sonoma Bread Baker’s Dream 4-Piece Set; Nordic Ware Gold Nonstick Baking Sheet Sets from food52; white kitchen by marnie hawson photography; tea drawer via heather bullard; Anthropologie Cottage Egg Crate; the future kept Wildflower Linen Tea Towel; chase vintage French Reclaimed Bread Boards; h & m Linen-blend black Apron; Aguas Por Favor art piece by RF Alvarez from uprise art.

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: rustic kitchen from the book the Scandinavian home: Interiors inspired by light by niki brantmark; elsie green VINTAGE MEZZALUNA choppers; crate & barrel Berry Garcia Colander by Leanne Ford; Art by RF Alvarez via the curio shop; weck jars; Anthropologie Set of 10 Neat Method Spice Jars; kitchen shelving from from justina blakeney’s new bohemians book; anthropologie Terrazzo Rolling Pin and Stand; Modern Minimalist Pantry and Organization Labels from the dwelling company; cb2 KEEP IT EXACT WALNUT WOOD MEASURING SPOONS; beth katz’s kitchen via jenni kayne; Le Creuset Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baking dish; Anthropologie Set of 10 Neat Method Spice Jars; Anthropologie Forest Floor Cake Stand; terrain Copper Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons; marble tabletop via elle decor; crate & barrel Range Large mixing Bowls by Leanne Ford; kitchen sink via Scandinavian love song; anthropologie zuri apron.

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / sfgirlbybay

kitchen gear for seasonal holiday baking / 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.