friday finds.

wicker wrap-around bench in rachel comey la store. / sfgirlbybay

when it comes to good design, i’m very interested in the simple little details. the nook that calls you to come visit, the staircase that beckons you to climb. maybe it’s a mirror with a truly beautiful shape. this week’s friday finds bring you a few inspiring details i just love. here’s to the little things this weekend, guys. oh, and it’s the rose bowl flea market this sunday — the perfect place to treasure hunt for all things unique. xo, victoria

  1. this wicker bench designed by elizabeth roberts in the L.A. rachel comey store is just brilliant!
  2. this swing chair via petite passport just makes this room rock.
  3. i’m on the hunt for one of these lovely vintage shaped mirrors.
  4. there’s some wonderful textures floating about this pretty sitting room, via rue.
  5. i think if all you had was a beautiful bed, you might sleep the sleep of angels.
  6. this is such a pretty little corner — so inviting. all little nooks should have this much attention paid to them.

built-in bench and hanging wicker chair. / sfgirlbybay

gorgeous vintage gold framed mirror. / sfgirlbybay

modern area rug and moroccan floor cushion. / sfgirlbybay

white bedroom with painted floors and tan sheets with purple velvet bedspread. / sfgirlbybay

rattan and wrought iron minimalist home furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: brasserie barbès.

brasserie barbès chic interior. / sfgirlbybay

what’s more magical than paris this time of year? the lights lining the champs-élysée, and parisian lovers nestled deep in each café’s corner. in case you’re wondering which café exactly you should be nestling in, we are swooning over the city’s chicest spot, brasserie barbès. the four-story croissant destination is unlike any other, and its interiors are just what you would want from the city of love. after a two-year renovation, it’s finally welcoming patrons back in for a warm latte, and maybe even some escargot. our wear this there includes an easy-on-the-eyes palette, and our read this there is david sedaris’s paris-based novel, me talk pretty one day.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

dining room of brasserie barbès. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: brasserie barbès. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara masculine coat; pixie market marcy high waisted crop flared jeans; zara high heel velvet ankle boot; HannahK Sunrise Earrings from beklina; read this there me talk pretty one day by david sedaris; nuxe reve de miel ultra-nourishing lip balm; Anthropologie Gigi Petite Bucket Bag; top shelf style’s the rosa bandana by vanessa mooney; asos turtleneck with contrast trim.

inspiring interior decor of brasserie barbès. / sfgirlbybay

boldly painted bar at brasserie barbès. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of brasserie barbès in Paris. / sfgirlbybay

brasserie barbès in Paris. / sfgirlbybay

industrial lighting and butcher block counter at brasserie barbès. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via brasserie barbès.

casa hemingway.

ernest hemingway's home. / sfgirlbybay

still pinching myself i got to experience cuba all over again. the last trip was twelve years ago and this time with victoria. i’ve been loving her recap and can’t wait to see what she’ll be sharing next. one of the top places i visited was ernest hemingway’s house just outside of havana. located ten miles east of the city on a hilltop in the small working-class town of san francisco de paula, finca la vigía (the “lookout house”) was the author’s home from 1939 to 1960.

ernest hemingway's home in cuba. / sfgirlbybay

ernest hemingway's home outside of havana. / sfgirlbybay

papa hemingway chose this house to escape from the city to write and live amongst the people he fished with. the property includes a single level main house, a guest house, a tower room, pool, tennis court and his fishing boat, pilar.

casa hemingway outside of havana. / sfgirlbybay

casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

it was here he wrote three of his most notable novels: for whom the bell tolls, the old man and the sea and a moveable feast. he first lived here with his third wife, martha gelhorn, and finally with his last wife, mary hemingway, along with many cats.

casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

each room is handsomely decorated with plenty of books and memorabilia from his many travels. above is the living room in the main house. below is his bedroom.

memorabilia inside casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

bedroom with blue blanket in casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

small bathroom in casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

a modest bathroom (with a peculiar jarred specimen).

the study in casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

his study.

pink bedroom in casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

the pink room.

pink walls in casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

mint walls in casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

and the tower room with a panoramic view of havana faraway. his wife created this space so hemingway would be inspired to write, but he much preferred his study. this became a favorite spot for all his cats.

casa hemingway / sfgirlbybay

today the property is a museum and remains as hemingway left it. it is open all week and costs about $5 to visit.

• all photography by leslie santarina.


GREEN & BLACK’S chocolate libraries.


for me, lazy days with a good book are made even better when I have a little treat to nibble on between pages. so when i was invited to try GREEN & BLACK’S new chocolate libraries, i knew exactly where i’d be displaying them to share their pretty packaging with you — on my beloved built-in bookcases, of course!


now that the weather is getting colder, i can’t think of a more luxurious way to spend an evening than curled up on the sofa with a  book i just can’t put down, a glass of vino, and a delicious serving of the finest chocolate at my fingertips! especially when said chocolate has been expertly crafted with the finest ingredients and comes in packaging as lovely as this. GREEN & BLACK’S line includes pure dark and pure milk chocolates in an assortment of delicious flavors made with ethically sourced cocoa — and contains no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

whether you’re looking for a delicious treat for yourself or a unique hostess gift for the holidays, GREEN & BLACK’S beautifully designed libraries are spot-on for any chocolate-lovers (and bookworms!) on your holiday shopping list. and the best part is, you don’t have to brave the holiday crowds to order them — simply log on to their website or place your order on amazon. happy holidays!


• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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

win a $1,000 gift voucher from armadillo & co.

bohemian modern dining room with rug from armadillo & co. / sfgirlbybay

everything about Armadillo&Co rugs is exceptional. from the beautiful designs right down to how they are manufactured — all of armadillo&co’s products are 100% handmade, using Fair Trade practices with natural and sustainable fibers. founders, Jodie Fried and Sally Pottharst, created Armadillo&Co in 2009 — born from their desire to combine aesthetics and ethics with a clear focus on social responsibility. What they couldn’t find, they decided to make, with the intention to make a positive impact within weavers’ communities and Armadillo&Co quickly became a reality. they invited me to partner with them, and i selected their beautiful Dandelion rug from their perennial collection. i’ve been eying this type of woven, round rug for ages but have never been able to find a great source for them, so i was thrilled to at long last complete my dining room look. adding the Dandelion rug really defined the area, and it finally looks the way i’d always hoped it would!

win a $1000 voucher towards rugs from armadillo & co. / sfgirlbybay

they like to say Armadillo&Co rugs “lie lightly on this earth”: the company provides employment and helps sustain an industry of ancient craftsmanship, supports education and local schools in their weavers’ villages, and builds brighter futures for children in underprivileged communities. to celebrate that kind of impactful sustainability we’re giving away a $1000 voucher to shop Armadillo&Co.

round dandelion rug from armadillo & co. / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a $1,000 gift voucher from Armadillo&Co, simply:

• Just comment below sharing your favorite rug from their collection and follow Armadillo & Co. on instagram.

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circular woven dandelion rug from armadillo & co. / sfgirlbybay

woven dandelion rug from armadillo & co. / sfgirlbybay


• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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