a brief sojourn.

lush lanscape at laguna beach in california / sfgirlbybay

 

it’s been a very hectic few weeks, and the upcoming weeks are proving to be just about the same, so i’m slipping away for a quick couple of days. a mini holiday to laguna beach, california – a really beautiful surf town just a few hours south of los angeles. i’m only taking books, bathing suit, a beach towel, and some sunscreen. okay, maybe a sun dress and some flip flops. if you’ve got any recommendations for me on what to see, read, eat or shop, i’m all ears. but i’m planning on keeping it pretty low key – staying poolside with my book at a cute boutique hotel which i will be reporting back on soon, and most likely sharing on instagram. have a great weekend, everyone! xo victoria

 

hazy pink sky above laguna beach in california / sfgirlbybaycolorful hillside above the water in laguna beach california / sfgirlbybaystairs leading down to beach in laguna beach california / sfgirlbybay

 

• images, top to bottom: adam campbell; willivia; tim melideo photography; NATIVE FOX.

Around L.A. / Hemingway & Pickett.

Hemingway & Pickett store in echo park / sfgirlbybay

 

Toby Hemingway fondly remembers the large trucks that drove for the barbershop distribution company Hemingway & Pickett, that his great, great Grandfather began in 1888, and which remained in the family for three generations in Melbourne, Australia. In 2011, Toby revived the name and opened shop in Silver Lake selling well made, well designed, hand picked goods from Los Angeles, Australia and beyond. Hemingway & Pickett now finds its new home among good company on Echo Park Avenue and offers a refreshingly unique twist to the general store scene in L.A. curating with the goal to “improve and enlighten anyone’s life at home” with a touch more masculinity and quirk. And while you’re out, stop by their menswear shop, Hemingway & Sons on Silver Lake Boulevard.

 

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• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

 

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brightly styled.

colorful home bar in front of a white wall with potted plants / sfgirlbybay

 

photography by Duncan Innes for homestyle.

 

when it comes to styling, i’m really drawn to light and bright. which in this case is a great white ‘base’ if you will – whether it be white walls, floors or both paired with some whimsical bright pops of color – pillows, artwork, rugs or even a bunch of colorful flowers can really do a lot for a room without a lot of fuss or expense. hang a rug on a wall, or turn an old unloved piece of furniture into a bold statement piece by adding a bright coat of paint. or simply add a great piece of art! super simple additions can turn a blah room into boom!

 

white walls with enlarged wall print and colorful vases with flowers on white table below / sfgirlbybay

 

lily.

 

white room with dark wood floors and mint light fixture above white Acapulco chair with bright floral throw pillow / sfgirlbybay

 

decor 8.

 

white room with pastel wall tapestries and eclectic vintage decor / sfgirlbybay

 

nicole franzen photography.

 

white wall with colorful mid-century modern coat rack / sfgirlbybay

 

dream green diy.

 

white kitchen with mint green smeg refrigerator and colroful dishware on open shelves / sfgirlbybay

 

sugar & cloth.

 

colorful woven wall tapestries hung above a rustic wood table and dark green chair / sfgirlbybay

 

nicole franzen photography.

 

white walls in modern bohemian room with fireplace and bright blue moroccan rug and colorful art leaned on mantel above / sfgirlbybay

 

apartment therapy.

 

white bedroom with colorful art leaned on shelves above bed with black and white and teal geometric bedding and orange lucite bedside table / sfgirlbybay

 

design attractor.

 

light and bright modern decor in white spaces / sfgirlbybay

 

clockwise l to r: nicole franzen photography.; petitevanou.; coco kelley.

 

pale pink bedroom with green floor length mirror and black clothing rack with hats hung above and mid-century modern dresser and mirror / sfgirlbybay

 

style me pretty.

 

room with white floors and walls and colorful kilim rug / sfgirlbybay

 

matilda johnson.

 

modern room with herringbone wood floors, white leather floor pouf, mid-century modern chair and colorful lemon woven rug hung on the wall / sfgirlbybay

 

wood wool stool.

 

a collection of white spaces with pops of colorful decor / sfgirlbybay

 

clockwise l to r: tia borgsmidt photography for bolig liv.; peek inside.; Isabellas.

victorian vibes.

colorful floral throw pillows in victorian meets mid-century modern cottage / sfgirlbybay

 

isn’t this just the coziest cottage? featured on mi casa, it’s chock full of a mix and unmatched bunch of vintage treasures but in the light, bright and very serene setting it doesn’t feel cluttered or overwhelming. it’s mid-century modern meets victorian – a unique pairing that surprisingly works quite well!

 

victorian style cottage with mid-century modern furnishings / sfgirlbybay white cabinet decorated with books, vines and branches / sfgirlbybay white staircase with globe light fixture and black and white art on wall / sfgirlbybay white hallway with railing in victorian meets mid-century modern cottage / sfgirlbybay white bedroom with mid-century modern meets vicotrian decor / sfgirlbybay modern victorian kitchen decor via mi casa magazine / sfgirlbybay mid-century modern meets victorian kitchen decor via mi casa / sfgirlbybay

 

• photography via micasa“>mi casa.

 

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