wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.
by victoria comment

6/16/22

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

we’re headed way off the beaten path on this week’s wear this there. who else could use a little escapism this week? yeah, me, too! we’re headed to the canary islands, to a small but charming boutique hotel, punta paradiso in an area called Punta del Hidalgo, located on the northern coast of Tenerife — a stone´s throw from the sea and a few minutes walk from mountainous terrain. i’ve never heard of it before, either, but it sure looks worth visiting. it’s in a small coastal fishing village that’s much more than that — known for its beautiful natural seawater pools and a surfers’ paradise with good waves, and real getting-way-from-it-all vibes. punta paradiso is a modernist, minimalist resort where the natural beauty of its landscape does all the showing off. we’re packing light and very casually but with more than a few chic outfit options. i’ve included a fun two-piece crop top and midi skirt and a couple of tank tops to mix and match with both the skirt and some white denim shorts. add to that some great off-white slides, a straw bucket hat, and tote bag, and naturally a very cute two-piece swimsuit (i had to order this one for myself — the danger in writing these posts!), and some oversized sunglasses. i think we’ll read one of joan didion’s best this week, The Year of Magical Thinking. it’s a very powerful book about her attempt to make sense of her ideas about death, illness, marriage and children, memory, and ultimately about life itself.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: anthropologie Faithfull Two Piece Crop Top and Midi Skirt; madewell Wyeth Tali Straw Hat; clare v. Chez Moi Chez Toi clutch; madewell Gold-Plated Shell Pendant Necklace; DESIGNED IN PARIS Checkered Tank Top; cos HEAVYWEIGHT COTTON TANK TOP in brown; madewell Perfect Mid-Length Jean Short in Tile White; Caterina Bertini Raffia Tote; free people Botanical Garden Camera Strap; print fresh baheera short sleep set; read this there The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion; free people Inner Relm Confidence Surf Shorts and sweet soul bikini top; Raie Eyewear Lucky Dice Sunglasses; gorjana Reese Pearl Huggie earrings; STAUD Nina Ruched Sandals.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

wear this there: punta paradiso canary islands.

• photography courtesy of punta paradiso and @punta_paradiso.

color story: summertime accouterment.
by victoria comment

6/14/22

color story: summertime accouterment.

it’s monday as i write this and ugh, why are mondays so loathsome? personally, i think we all work too hard and should instead take up the European habit of having longer lunch breaks, and decent holidays away from the workday grind. so for this week’s color story, i thought i’d round up some summertime accouterment to hopefully put your mind in the mood for long, leisurely days at the beach, your own backyard, or a nearby shady park. summer was made for picnics and spending more time dining al fresco in our own cozy gardens, so i’ve found some colorfully fun outdoor gear — serving pieces, table linens, beach towels, and umbrellas to enhance your time spent outside this summer. now, go ahead — work on getting some extra time off for play! i hope this post helps you get in the mood for the warm weather season.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

clockwise, l to r: bellerose dina striped beach towel in green; HENRY HOLLAND STUDIO Set of four marble-effect earthenware bowls; checked table cloth from all roads; Dusen Dusen Patterned Beach Towels from design within reach; beach changing rooms via collagerie; petite pommes Inflatable Pool Green water from smallable; petite pommes peach daisy swim rings; BUSINESS & PLEASURE CO. Beach Towel in Red from smallable; Audrey Rose Design Shop cotton towels; state the label tulip glasses in blue; design within reach Mikkel Throw blanket; PAUL SMITH Artist stripe cotton-terry beach towel; state the label tulip glasses in pink. below: vintage beach towel framed art print from super marché.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

clockwise, l to r: merchant home set of four straight edge plate from garmentory; petite pommes CLASSIC FLOAT in PEACH DAISY; surfboards by PAUL FERRARIS PHOTOGRAPHY; SENSI STUDIO Set of four Corales de la Isla dessert plates; Garza Marfa ORANGE STRIPE DESERT BLANKET from esqueleto; hawkins new york stonewashed linen napkins from food52; vintage green radio via design objectory; anthropologie Parasol Stripe Travel Beach Blanket; sun graphic via golden west; business and pleasure Vintage-Inspired Striped Canvas Coolers from food52; Afroart Cushion Cover FROM ARKET; anthropologie Heritage Mise En Place Bowls; zara STRIPED BLANKET WITH PICASSO EMBROIDERY; Premium Beach Umbrella Panel Cinque with Fringe from chairish. below: ceramic bowls from lrnce; sun graphics from sun and toast.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

color story: summertime accouterment.

• 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.

good reads: bellerose journal.
by victoria comment

6/13/22

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

this is one of those times when i don’t even know how i landed here, but i’m thrilled to have recently discovered the bellerose journal. bellerose is a beautiful homeware and clothing shop based out of Belgium (with a lovely little shop in le marais in paris that i realized i had been to after seeing photos on their site – doh!). i don’t know who designs their gorgeous journal for bellerose but i imagine it’s a collaborative effort and i do recognize one of their very talented photographers coke bartrina as he’s someone i’ve been following on instagram for a good while now. the photography is what grabbed me — it’s just so sublime and very natural and not overly styled which is what i’m really drawn to these days. the journal features everything from current events and wonderfully personal travel guides to cooking recipes and features some very inspiring spaces of independent artists and style makers. there’s also a music section and some great playlists they’ve created for us to listen to on spotify — so thoughtful! anyway, i’m just smitten with the design of the journal, as well as their collections, and i thought you might be too. enjoy and follow along on instagram as well.

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

good reads: the bellerose blog journal / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of bellerose journal.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/10/22

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

weekend greetings, friends. well, as i write this i’m still lingering over the last of covid, but when this post hits on friday i sure hope i’m testing negative again! i feel pretty good, but very easily fatigued. anyway, it will be one more weekend of rest and reading. i just finished the lincoln highway by amor towles and i have to say i didn’t want it to end. i highly recommend it! i’ve also been binge-watching the staircase on hbo, and holy moly. what a crazy true-crime-based mini-series. have a great weekend filled with whatever you’re reading and watching, or just playing outside — where i long to be soon!

xo, victoria

  1. images from l.a.’s flamingo estate never disappoint, and this one of the living room by photographer @matthieusalvaing shot for @vogueliving is no exception. i love the decor (that chair!), the organic farm, and the whole living concept behind what founder Richard Christiansen does there.
  2. the home of architect Philippe Thelin and decorator Thierry Gonzal is simply stunning. the creative duo’s showroom in lyon, France, Mis’en scène, looks equally inspiring and i’ve added it to my must-visit list. if it’s anything like their museum-esque home i can’t wait to see their one-of-a-kind collections.
  3. like this quirky kitchen as much as i do? well, this could be your lucky day as it’s listed for sale on inigo, along with the entire and very charming U.K. home, of course. i really love that offbeat chartreuse green kitchen cabinetry and the huge bouquet of dried flowers hanging above. lovely ideas abound in this old home.
  4. what is it about laundry lines i find so captivating? i mean it’s kind of rather personal what one chooses to hang out on public display, and in europe it’s often just plain beautiful. take these green trousers — random, i know, but i love this image in Puglia from @emapalmisano. you might like @clotheslinepoetry’s feed if you get excited about clotheslines, too.
  5. i love open kitchen shelving, especially when it tells an interesting story. much like clotheslines, open shelving can tell you a little bit about the owner — their tastes, favorite collectibles, and their personality, and in this case perhaps a very colorful one. it’s the kitchen belonging to Pavillon Southway Studio as visited by @pauline_chardin (i know, i’m a little obsessed with her lately).
  6. this is very pretty open shelving, as well, albeit a little more monochromatic but still very nicely styled. it’s more from Dimora delle Balze, the Hotel resort in Sicily i featured in wear this there recently and i’d really love to see it in person one day.
  7. if you’ve not checked out cassandra lavalle’s website update (formerly coco kelley) as of yet, you’re in for a treat. and this tour of Mallorca townhome is a perfect example of the kind of inspiration you’ll find there. can’t you just picture yourself having a long leisurely luncheon of tapas al fresco here? yeah, me too.
  8. sibella court is another favorite stylist of mine and she’s always bringing us loads of grand inspiration. this virtual visit she took us on to Lotte’s Hjem, a 150-year-old, garden-surrounded weatherboard cottage in Pambula, New South Wales, Australia is a good one — and guess what? we can stay there, too on airbnb.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon.
by victoria comment

6/9/22

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

i’ve visited Lisbon twice now, but thus far, my heart has only grown fonder for it as i stumble across more and more design gems — the city is just full of food served with a friendly dose of charm. the sweet little neighborhood coffee shop a luz ideal is no different and is immediately going on our must-visit places when we do finally make a return to Portugal. its owner teresa, and her architect husband are responsible for this adorable spot. its dreamy floor tiles remind us of old-world lisbon, while the kitschy, upbeat decor brings us back to the now. oh, and in case you were wondering what a luz ideal means, it directly translates to the ideal light — so let’s stop in for a morning cup of coffee, and some sweet treats in our very best summer ensemble. we’re going colorfully casual today, in a sweet pink gingham top, paired with a flouncy checked skirt (that also doubles as a dress when you hike it up!) with a pretty retro-styled cardigan thrown chicly over our shoulders in case there’s a wee a chill in the air. add to that a sassy foldable sunhat and tote bag, strappy sandals, and a favorite pair of sunglasses. i’ve also packed us a fun film camera to capture this cute cafe and the sightseeing beyond. nothing seems more fitting for a morning spent here than an excellent read so i suggest normal people by sally rooney — one of my very favorites and now a mini-series on hulu (but do read the book first!). sally rooney’s perfectly spare prose tells a story that explores the subtleties of ireland’s class system, the electricity and comlications of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: maisonette Folklore Las Niñas top in pink check; lorna murray milan hat from maisonette; free people Lausanne Convertible Maxi Skirt; anthropologie Matisse Lay Up Gladiator Sandals; Gucci Vernis À Ongles Nail Polish in Melinda Green; Banbe Kendall Sunglasses from anthropologie; read this there normal people by sally rooney; Retrospekt 35MM Film Camera; casetify + designlovefest pink and green checked iphone case; anthropologie Shades Of Sea Glassy Stone Triple Drop Earrings; Hermina Athens Hercules Crystal Necklace; clare v. Michel Emerald tote bag; the great Diamond Bobble Cardigan.

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal café lisbon, portugal / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of a luz ideal and @aluzideal.