best of: friday finds.
by victoria comment

10/13/17

boho Home in Copenhagen. / sfgirlbybay
the leaves don’t change much around these parts of los angeles. eventually, they will but regardless, i can still feel fall in the air. you can see the changing seasons on pinterest too — the palette shifts from summer pastels and images pinned start getting plummy and golden-hued. it’s getting cozier and cozier everywhere i look, and i’m feeling those friday vibes where you’re ready to put on your softest sweater and just cruise slowly through the weekend. have a lazy one, everyone. xo, victoria

  1. a Fashion Designer’s beautiful boho Home in Copenhagen.
  2. swallows and damson’s instagram feed is most definitely one to follow if you’re into florals.
  3. a beautiful image of the winter light that’s soon coming our way by scott hardy.
  4. a bruce weber image for mui mui + luis barragan’s house — no other reason than i liked them together.
  5. goldenrod and royal purple make for the most perfect pairing.
  6. looking to warm up those hardwood floors this season? look no further than the rugs of sweden.
  7. and lastly, i bought some art supplies this week. i’ll let you know if anything comes of it. it’s been much too long since i got my art box out.

swallows and damson's on instagram. / sfgirlbybaywinter light on a red chair captured by scott hardy / sfgirlbybayinspirational fall imagery / sfgirlbybayinspirational fall home decor colors / sfgirlbybayrugs of sweden / sfgirlbybayart supplies / sfgirlbybay

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wear this there: hotel alexandra.
by Michaela d'Artois comment

10/13/17

hotel alexandra. / sfgirlbybay

boutique accommodations have a special place in our hearts, and when you find the perfect one it almost begins to feel like your home away from home. though it’s quite a stones throw from L.A. hotel alexandra in copenhagen looks exactly like the kind of place we would want to rest our heads, especially when captured so beautifully by haarkon. the entirety of the alexandra interiors are made up of danish designs and give us the feeling that this is what mad men may have looked like if it had a european spin-off. since the city is getting colder this time of wear, throw your favorite boyfriend jacket, loafers, and vintage-inspired denim into your away bag and get ready to explore the city by foot! bring along your new favorite novel, homecoming, for a powerful story of sisterhood that will surely give you all the feels.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité woman

hotel alexandra in copenhagen. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: hotel alexandra. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cos wool kimono coat with side tie; vérité signature tee; need supply 495 Jean in Dark Vintage; cos leather loafer; need supply Clyde Pinch Hat in Midnight; read this there: homecoming: a novel by yaa gyasi; away the bigger carry-on; & her stories multi-color scarf; kayu mini st. tropez tote; crap eyewear love tempo sunglasses; bones and feathers collective agate drop earrings.

bedroom at hotel alexandra. / sfgirlbybay decor details at hotel alexandra. / sfgirlbybay bedroom decor details at hotel alexandra. / sfgirlbybay inspiring decor at hotel alexandra. / sfgirlbybay black bookshelves at hotel alexandra. / sfgirlbybay bedroom decor inside hotel alexandra. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via haarkon

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on the road again.
by victoria comment

10/12/17

travel photo of copenhagen via coco kelley. / sfgirlbybay

i’m getting ready to get on the road again, so being the planner extraordinaire (or just plain old OCD) i’m making lists and packing for yet another trip. i don’t think i’ve ever traveled so much in one year, but i’m not complaining one bit, and i love that my job takes me to places i’ve never been before (or back to places i love!). this time i’m headed to copenhagen and it’s my first time, so i’m very excited. and if copenhagen is on anyone else’s list of go-to spots, i got an amazing number of recommendations on this instagram post, so have a look. it’s not my first time traveling though, so i’m getting really good at packing light, and packing smart! i thought i’d share some of my favorites with you, along with a few of my travel tips.

travel essentials. / sfgirlbybay

i always bring a sleep mask because number one, you can sleep on the plane and if you bring a pretty one like these silk masks, you won’t look too ridiculous  — and two, you never know how bright your hotel room might be and sleeping in is a luxury i like to indulge in on holiday. also – comfy socks to slip on during the flight (my feet always get cold and i need to be comfy and remove my shoes!).  i like to have a spray-on facial hydration to spritz (in the loo — not in the plane as they frown on that!) and aesop is my favorite scent. i like to peruse travel guides for wherever i’m headed to get me in the mood for my destination and this time it’s herb lester’s Copenhagen: The Good Life: A Guide to the Usual & Unusual.

what I pack when traveling. / sfgirlbybay

when i’m flying to europe, i’ve learned it’s nice to book an overnight flight because you can (hopefully) sleep the whole way there after dinner and an in-flight movie. i notice i wake up a lot less jetlagged if i do this — and i’ve been known to take a Benadryl or Tylenol PM to help me sleep. if you’ve got something stronger, by all means — enjoy your zzzzz’s. a travel pillow and comfy throw are imperative since one’s never sure if the airline will provide you with one these days. i also bring my kindle because it’s extra small and i can read or watch my own movies and tv shows (don’t forget your euro plug adapters for when you arrive). i also bring dark sunglasses and noise-canceling headphones that say “don’t talk to me” just in case i don’t fall in love with my seatmate — never hurts to be prepared should you choose to just shut down for the flight. plus, i make a travel music mix on my iphone for chill air time. i also pack an empty water bottle to fill up before boarding (but after TSA) –  i like memo bottles cuz they’re flat and easy to pack in my carry-on. and don’t forget a clear carry-on bag for your makeup (also TSA mandatory). oh, and don’t forget your travel toothbrush and toothpaste because there’s nothing worse than jetlag with bad breath.

my travel essentials. / sfgirlbybay

let’s see what else can i share? i always take a snapshot of my credit cards and my passport just in case of an emergency (like a lost or stolen wallet – heaven forbid!). i found out you can order euros or any other foreign currency through your bank and pick the cash up prior to leaving for the best exchange rate. also — call your bank and credit card companies to let them know you’re traveling overseas because sometimes if they note irregular usage they’ll freeze your card and having had that happen it is no good! i try and pack light (but admit to over packing in the past and have unhappily lugged suitcases up many a staircase to prove it). i like the extra light (under 10 lbs.) 21″ suitcases with spinner trolley wheels. also, a lot of hotels have blowdryers so call and check before you pack your own — i’m trying out this compact flat iron, so i’ll let you know how i like it. i pack silk pj’s because they roll up to nothing — oh and rolling your clothes as opposed to folding really does allow you to bring more because they take up much less room (i challenge myself to roll my clothes as tight as possible). i also bring a couple of baggu nylon totebags for shopping at farmers and flea markets. and sneakers! i know we wanna look glam but i logged 21,000 steps in one day the last time i was in paris, so my favorite comfy but still pretty cute sneakers are Keds Kickstart Leather Fashion Sneaker. i have two pair and i swear by them (plus you can wash them!). i’m also trying out these cute dansko clogs — because well, it is denmark afterall. okay — that’s all i can think of right now! follow my instagram for loads of copenhagen coming your way!

i wish you were here print. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: copenhagen by coco kelley; wish you were here via rocheen.