friday finds.
by victoria comment

7/24/20

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

is it friday, already? yes it would appear to be, just in time for this week’s friday finds. this time i’m rounding up some lovely work from a few favorite designers and blogs that i love showcasing from time to time. we’re so fortunate to have the internet for that purpose — without it we’d miss an awful lot of inspiration! have a relaxing weekend, everyone, and stay safe out there.

xo, victoria

  1. this is no ordinary kitchen cutout (or pass-thru) designed by dor design house from Bri Ussery, the Austin-based creative behind East Co. boutique. i love the unexpected shape and the peek through at the lovely art collection.
  2. this modern Mediterranean home designed by three birds renovations was recently featured on coco kelly and i love every inch of it. i’m very into these plush, modular sofas lately and this one is beautiful. love the photo print, too!
  3. this is an Arigato wall Lamp from grupa featured on @heimatbaum’s lovely home. i love the sleek modern lamp paired with the rustic bookshelf ‘box’. a great idea for a DIY fruit crate, too.
  4. this is another wonderful lighting situation designed by hunter & folk, and oh how i love that chair. the entire look is gorgeous — i do love a vintage-modern pairing and the antique credenza looks so good here.
  5. here i go again crushing on @misterjasongrant but i just love this mismatched mix of textiles, throws and bedding in his bedroom. and who doesn’t love a kangaroo print? smashing look, all of it.
  6. you know i have a weakness for oversized paper lanterns and this one looks perfect in this rather wabi-sabi dining space belonging to simone polk dahl featured on my Scandinavian home. it almost feels like it lives as much outside and on the inside and i’ll bet it looks beautiful at night.
  7. isn’t this just the most the ideal reading spot? featured on camille styles i love the lush banana palm, the view, and that most exquisite woven lounge chair.
  8. CB2’s new outdoor Trieste Bistro table is so stunning it looks almost too nice for outdoors! made of a faux white marble matte finish and a truly unique shape — i really don’t see why it couldn’t be used both inside and out.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: tokki.
by victoria comment

7/23/20

wear this there: tokki japanese restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

i should be in paris shopping for super marché right now, alas, we are not currently allowed to cross the proverbial pond. but when we are, i’d love to check out the rather wabi-sabi vibe at tokki — a Japanese eatery with a very alluring aesthetic in paris. its ambiance is casually and effortlessly chic, in the way Parisians know how to pull off oh-so-well. once you’ve had your fill of baguettes and croissants while wandering the streets of the city of lights, tokki’s extensive menu will feel super fresh — think bento boxes, vegetarian dishes, green tea, and their vert tiramisu. we’re going to go Parisian chic, a kind of uniform they’ve mastered — a simple white blouse, but with very on-trend puffy white sleeves, some faded blue jeans, some stylish sandals and we’re also going to layer up our favorite gold necklaces, another look i’m loving right now. if you haven’t visited paris in a while, we suggest toting along Cereal City Guide: Paris by rosa park, stashed in this super summery bucket bag. bon appétit and bon voyage!

*quick note: wear this there will be running on thursdays from now on!

wear this there: tokki japanese restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: tokki japanese restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Citizens of Humanity Ines Pleat Half Sleeve Shirt; madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Danny Wash; ATP Atelier White Ceci flat sandals in Ice White; club monaco Castaner Sansa Hat; 4-pack of Grayson non-surgical Masks; free people Matera Modern Sunglasses; The Marc Jacobs compact Wallet; read this there Cereal City Guide: Paris by rosa park; true botanicals Stress Relief essential oil; free people Santeria Bucket Bag; Isabel Marant Ring Necklace; Brinker & Eliza Sunshine & Lemonade Necklace

inspiring dining room at tokki. / sfgirlbybay

inside tokki japense eatery in paris. / sfgirlbybay

pink walls and red dining chairs inside tokki. / sfgirlbybay

chalkboard menu and white-washed wood inside tokki restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: tokki in paris. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of tokki restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

japanese restaurant in paris: tokki. / sfgirlbybay

red dining chairs with white-washed wood inside tokki. / sfgirlbybay

wood crate shelving inside tokki restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of lsl architects.

brigette romanek’s laurel canyon home.
by victoria comment

7/22/20

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

oh man, this house. heavy sigh! i could move in instantly and not change a single thing. it’s the incredibly beautiful home of Brigette Romanek the talented principal designer at her very own romanek design studio featured recently on jenni kayne’s blog rip & tan. located in laurel canyon, one of california’s rock ‘n roll enclaves, it’s a stunning, light-filled Spanish colonial home with loads of history. previous owners include a famous music producer and i have a feeling of these walls could talk, they’d probably tell a whole lotta good stories — much like the film laurel canyon, or the documentary echo in the canyon. but there’s not a hint of dark history showing in it now – brigette has created the most luminary, lovely light space and i am just so inspired by every inch of it. for more inspiration from Brigette (who exudes charm itself!), visit the jenni kayne feature, her website, her fun mood board, this interview with chairish, and her instagram account.

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

Brigette Romanek laurel canyon home / sfgirlbybay

• photography via romanek design studio; and jenni kayne.

good looking summertime gear.
by victoria comment

7/21/20

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

it looks as though we’ll be spending the summer sunbathing either at home, perhaps by the pool, or if you’re lucky to live near enough — somewhere safely distanced outdoors at a beautiful lake, park or beach. and for that, i think we can all feel grateful. it might be the summer you dive in quite literally and get that diy cowboy pool going — i highly recommend this very affordable option if you’ve got a good spot for it. or maybe you’d prefer an easier idea — the good old inflatable pool, but if you’ve seen mylle pools you already know these are not your boring blow-up pools of yesteryear. instead, they come in an array of colors and prints (note: they’re so popular they’ve been selling out, but restocking in august). but whatever you do to cool off this summer, let’s do it in style, shall we? i’ve rounded up some good-looking summertime gear for you, including a few fun vintage finds, like this fun and funky lounge chair below. have fun in the sun!

vintage lounge chair / sfgirlbybay

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

1. VB Vintage Palm Leaf sunhat; 2. h & m cotton beach towel; 3. free people Slowtide Turkish Towel; 4. serena & lily Teak Camp Stool; 5. the inside black & white pinstriped Cabana Chair.

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

6. Black Rock Beach Umbrella from sunday supply co.; 7. mylle inflatable pool; 8. desert collective co. Sago Palm Leaves; 9. serena & lily Palisades Chair; 10. Minna Pantelho Throw Rust + Cream; 11. meghan drago Vintage Folding Wicker Chair; 12. IXTAPA BLACK CHAIR from cb2; 13. Anthropologie Juana Hammock.

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

summertime beach and swimming gear / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @ad_spain; joovanka Vintage Aluminum Folding Chair; sunday supply co. beach umbrellas; @mirenalos; @nomibis; toast uk lookbook; @laurapshort; @bellzdesign; sunday supply co. beach umbrellas.

high desert home.
by victoria comment

7/20/20

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

i mentioned this home briefly on last friday’s finds, but i decided this high desert home very much deserved its own post. meet the MERCHANT HOUSE, located in Morongo Valley, california, it’s a holiday home you can rent to get away from it all, or perhaps as a photoshoot location — what a perfect place for a fashion spread, right? but merchant home extends way beyond rentals and into an art gallery, a vintage and handmade homewares shop and they’re on the road, too — you can rent their adorable 1960’s Bambi Airstream located at Joshua Tree Acres. i wonder when these people sleep! have a peek at the high desert home and when you’re ready to get the heck outta dodge, it’s ready and waiting for you.

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

merchant home rental in the high desert / sfgirlbybay

• photography by MERCHANT HOUSE.