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Girl Power

Girl Power
When we retired from our corporate jobs and started Elsie Green,  JP and I envisioned a second act that would allow us to travel the world, spend our days together, be home for dinner with our family every night.  Mission accomplished, for the most part.  There have been many twists and turns in the road these last six years, but JP and I are living a quality of life that has less to do with money and more to do with experiences, relationships, and time well spent.   Continue reading

Tune In

Tune In
Take a breath and tune in. It's the weekend. Relax and soak in these last few days before Thanksgiving. We love staying focused and relaxed with music, so we made a playlist just for that. Take a listen this weekend and over the next few days. You'll love it. We promise. Continue reading

Winding Down

Winding Down
My sister and I have started a tradition.  Each summer for the past two years we have unplugged for a week and disappeared to a wellness retreat.  While it may seem extravagant to spend time and money on such an indulgence, we see it as an investment in things we value more than our money:  our health (both physical and mental) and our relationships. Continue reading

A Little Dose of Inspiration

A Little Dose of Inspiration
It's been a heavy week here in Northern California. Wine Country is near and dear to our hearts. Many of our friends and neighboring family in the north have been affected by the fires.   Continue reading

Trend Alert: Home Edition

Trend Alert: Home Edition
During our downtime we all try to sneak in some light reading. We love reading about home tours and all the love that goes into building them. We recently found this home tour about a coastal cabin in Maine. We spy stoneware galore and the most perfect copper touches. Isn't it amazing? Continue reading

Meet Victoria Smith, The Talented Founder Behind SF Girl by Bay

Meet Victoria Smith, The Talented Founder Behind SF Girl by Bay
Earlier this week we announced our dear friend Victoria Smith's new shop, Super Marché. We both snuck away to France last year and curated a beautiful bohemian line of one of a kind vintage treasures for your home. We are so honored to be a part of such a beautiful project! We wanted to share her story around SF Girl by Bay as well as her inspiration for this new adventure. Enjoy!!  Continue reading