friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/21/19

european apartment with tall ceilings, mint paint and checkered flooring. / sfgirlbybay

as you may have seen on today’s earlier post, i am headed out on holiday next week. i am headed to sicily for a little belated birthday trip and meeting up with another friend with a big birthday and five other friends from all over the world. to be sure, i can-not-wait, and i’ve been fantasizing the entire scenario before i even leave. i’m like that — are you? you imagine yourself sunkissed and relaxed, looking chic (fingers crossed), doing the most fabulously lazy things. i’ve definitely visualized the whole trip, and this week’s friday finds take you to where my head’s at. we’ll be posting while i’m away and of course, be Instagramming the trip so if that doesn’t give you too much of the dreaded FOMO, do follow along! see you back here live and in person soon! until then, ciao!

xo, victoria

  1. we’ve booked all our stays on airbnb and found some wonderful old villas in palermo. think tall ceilings and checked tiled floors like this home. and when you split the cost, they’re the oh so very affordable way to stay!
  2. there is so much good design in italy (more beautiful floors, yes please) and i plan on soaking it all in. lots of exploring ancient italian architecture and old charming neighborhoods.
  3. we’re planning on lots of long leisurely cafe lunches full of fresh and local foods, like this pretty prosciutto & melon dish photographed so beautifully by lauren bramford. can’t you just taste it?
  4. lots of farmer and flea market shopping will be happening, too, of course. i’ll i need is a cute little bamboo market trolley like this one we have in the shop (if only it fit in my suitcase) and i’ll be good to shop for hours and hours. well, at least until siesta time.
  5. all of our airbnb’s have really charming guest rooms like this pretty one decorated very simply, but with such beautiful, elegant style. design inspiration abounds!
  6. our airbnb in Castellammare del Golfo has never-ending ocean views and an infinity pool so i expect to be seeing an image like this on constant repeat and i doubt i will ever tire of it!
  7. this little getaway spot shared by @teapotgr is in greece, but it has all the feel-good vacation vibes i’m hoping for, too. so very charming!
  8. cheerful colorful villas like this one photographed by robert polidori are everywhere in italy and i plan to find every single one they’ll allow me to see! this trip is all about seeing new things with a fresh eye and bringing back inspiration, and i can’t wait to share with all of you!

inspiring checkered flooring. / sfgirlbybay

prosciutto & melon dish photographed by lauren bramford. / sfgirlbybay

bamboo rolling basket cart via super marche. / sfgirlbybay

beachy bedroom with woven tote bag hung on wall / sfgirlbybay

ocean view through flowers. / sfgirlbybay

greece vacation home shared by @teapotgr on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

cheerful colorful villa photographed by robert polidori. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: sicily.
by victoria comment

6/21/19

plaza with fountain in sicily. / sfgirlbybay

for this week’s wear this there, i’m turning the tables a little bit and asking for your travel tips on Sicily! i’m headed to palermo for a few days, and then to Castellammare del Golfo and i’ve never been to this part of the italy before — the very bottom of the boot! i’m meeting up with six friends from all over the world and we have some amazing airbnb’s lined up — especially this amazing villa in Castellammare del Golfo (the beauty of traveling with six people is splitting the cost of a villa!)! it’s got me just aching to get on that plane and arrive already. i’m headed to france to shop for super marché after i leave italy, so i’m trying to pack light, which is always a challenge for me especially when i’m going to be traveling for two weeks, but i’m really tryin’! i’m keeping it pretty monochromatic so i can easily mix and match my pieces, and everything is either silky or very lightweight and can easily be rolled up into my suitcase (i find rolling your clothes really helps make more room). here’s a peek at what kinds of ensembles have been inspiring me for the trip and a few things i’m definitely bringing along! don’t forget to share your favorite places to eat, drink, see and shop in Sicily with me! ciao!

monochrome outfit inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: ELSA ESTURGIE ATTENTION TOP from the garmentory; cos flared shorts; fly london black wedge sandals; j.crew Classic-fit boy shirt in white cotton poplin; SeaVees® Sorrento striped sand shoe; melissa fleis drift top; OAK CROPPED KARATE PANT in BLACK; toast uk white poplin tunic; Gucci Black Pursuit Pool Slides.

staircase in sicily. / sfgirlbybay

black clothing inspired by sicily. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: tiina the store DOSA SUSAN SLIP MIDNIGHT; COS BIAS-CUT APPLIQUE SILK TOP; Herschel Supply Co. Fourteen Hip Pack in Black Light; NEED Agent Sunglasses in Smoke Dark; Beklina Voluminoso Tie Hat Black; GANNI Leather Buckle Sandal; j.crew Ruched halter one-piece swimsuit; j.crew Midi skirt with eyelet trim in organic cotton.

cafe in sicily. / sfgirlbybay

boats in port, sicily. / sfgirlbybay

a vintage filled parisian apartment.
by victoria comment

6/20/19

vintage lighting in paris apartment via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

leave it to the socialite family to find all the très chic parisan apartments! like this one in the paris neighborhood of Gare de l’Est where a young couple and their son have created a uniquely beautiful blended space, combining his family heirlooms and her knack for scoring classic vintage treasures, and all those fabulous lighting fixtures. i’m headed back to france in a few weeks to shop for super marché at the french flea markets (after my trip to italy next week!) so seeing places like this beautiful home filled with pretty vintage things always gets me excited for the hunt. for the full tour and more about resources, visit the socialite family.

paris apartment with vintage furnishings via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic vintage furnishings in paris apartment. / sfgirlbybay

paris apartment with vintage light fixture via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

pink and yellow velvet sofas in paris apartment via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

dining room in paris apartment with pink velvet chairs. / sfgirlbybay

pink velvet chairs in paris dining room. / sfgirlbybay

tall ornate vintage gold mirror. / sfgirlbybay

colorful kids bedroom in paris apartment via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

rattan wall mirrors in paris apartment via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

desk set with rattan mirrors on wall in paris apartment. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via the socialite family.