wear this there: sala equis.
by Michaela d'Artois comment


inspiring outdoor spanish architecture. / sfgirlbybay

madrid has long held a lot of enchantment for me: the evening festivities, gatherings over tapas, day-to-day life taking place within the backdrop of spanish architecture. it seems anything could happen with a few glasses of sangria and the right destination. sala equis is better than any locale i could of dreamt up for such adventures! originally an adult cinema, its structures allow for any romantic to let their mind wander. a stop for all things entertainment — one can enjoy a gastronomic meal, live music and dancing that ensues, movie screenings and a good cocktail. the underground feel only adds to the allure of sala equis. wear your best modern take on the pinstripe suit, and a comfortable pair of heels, you never know where the night might take you. this week we are listening to goop’s new podcast, the oprah episode gives us all the feels.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité woman.

sala equis outdoor theater. / sfgirlbybay

outfit inspired by sala equis. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: topshop striped double breasted blazer; marais jardin heel in navy; topshop striped cropped trousers; free people St. Brigits Muscle Tee; free people Resin Hoop Set; goop the podcast; mejuri organic ring; hurraw! organic grapefruit lip balm; Kara Panel Pail bag in Pink; glossier lidstar in slip; crap eyewear the velvet mirror.

outdoor movies at sala equis. / sfgirlbybay

neon pink wall light at sala equis. / sfgirlbybay

neon wall light at sala equis. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor spanish courtyard at sala equis. / sfgirlbybay

spanish outdoor movie theater: sala equis in madrid. / sfgirlbybay

green velvet inside sala equis in madrid. / sfgirlbybay

green velvet curtains inside sala equis. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor seating at sala equis in madrid. / sfgirlbybay

green vines growing in indoor outdoor space at sala equis in madrid. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Alicia Macías for yatzer.

mixbook: a photo book giveaway.
by victoria comment


mixbook photobook. / sfgirlbybay

i love instagram, i really do. but sometimes it’s so fleeting — we put our heart into the photographs we post only for them to be seen briefly (if at all with the algorithm these days). that’s why after a momentous trip i like to catalog my captures for posterity — even if it’s just my own or that of friends and family. so i very often create photo books and that’s exactly what i’ve done with mixbook. my trips to france have been life-changing and i’ve grown to love the country more and more, so when mixbook invited me to try out their online custom photo goods i jumped at the chance to create a beautiful hardbound and personal photo book of my journey through france.

my trip to paris captured in a mixbook photobook. / sfgirlbybay

travel photos inside a mixbook photobook created online. / sfgirlbybay

my photo book turned out so beautifully and is a perfect sentimental memento of my travels in france. and a really lovely gift for my travel mates, too. would you like to create your own unique photo book? well, mixbook is very generously inviting 3 lucky winners to create a photo book of your own with a $100 shop credit. simply hop on over to my instagram and follow both @sfgirlbybay and @mixbook and be sure to tag a friend on my instagram photo for a chance to win. thanks for the memories, mixbook!

photobook of photos from paris. / sfgirlbybay

photobook created using travel photos. / sfgirlbybay

photobook created using mixbook online. / sfgirlbybay

hardcover mixbook photobook. / sfgirlbybay

mixbook photobook created online. / sfgirlbybay

photobook created online using mixbook. / sfgirlbybay

close-up of mixbook photobook created online. / sfgirlbybay

collage of photos for photobook created using mixbook. / sfgirlbybay

photos from my trip to paris inside a mixbook photobook. / sfgirlbybay

travel photos inside a mixbook photo book created online. / sfgirlbybay

photography by sfgirlbybay.

• This is a sponsored post in partnership with mixbook and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

dried but not forgotten.
by victoria comment


large dried palm leaf. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve noticed a new trend in floral arranging lately and it entails dried, and well, dead floral elements of nature. but if you’re anything like me you may tend to find these imperfect former beauties rather stunning. flowers, abandoned branches, and foliage turn a new corner and are reborn so to speak, giving them a new life of celebratory decay — faded, sentimental and often very romantic. a very wabi-sabi kind of vibe. i’ve taken to saving my dried out bouquets and randomly collecting brittle palm fronds and pampas grass in the park on my walks with lucy. if you see someone in L.A. carting away the pleated carcass of a former palm tree, that’ll be me — no shame, no gain. and hey — they’re free! foraging at its finest.

bedroom with neutral bedding and decor. / sfgirlbyaby

dried floral inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bottles with dried florals. / sfgirlbybay

dreid protea flower. / sfgirlbybay

dried floral arrangement inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

dried palm leaf as decor. / sfgirlbybay

dried palm fronds as decor. / sfgirlbybay

girl in white dress in front of dried palm leaves. / sfgirlbybay

dried palm leaves. / sfgirlbybay

dried floral arrangement in minimalist living space. / sfgirlbybay

dried flowers in small vintage glass bottles. / sfgirlbybay

dried branches and flowers in glass vases. / sfgirlbybay

dried palm leaf as decor. / sfgirlbybay

dried floral arrangement in ceramic jug. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: studio 903; @forestbound; @lotfilotfi; the socialite family; dried protea via @lupineandluna; the socialite family; @saarmanche; @the_corner_palm; the socialite family; @ginnybranch; turbulances deco; beach riot; Suzy Parker, Harper’s Bazaar, March 1959, photo by Richard Avedon; dry palm tree leaf on canvas; @swsco; @eefjedeconinck; @saarmanche; @meghanmehan photography via @magnoliarouge; @b.r.a.e.r; in/out design blog; the socialite family; archite space; the socialite family.