26: Victoria Smith


In this episode, I talk to photographer and design blogger Victoria Smith about fitness, friendship, driving fast, wearing kaftans, and our shared love of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Victoria, a former art buyer in the advertising business, is the editor of the visually stunning and wildly popular sfgirlbybay, one of California’s leading interior design blogs, with a faithful international following that includes social media butterflies, top magazine editors, designophiles, and industry professionals.

“I love getting into people’s homes and sharing that personal side of them. I’m always on the hunt.”

—Victoria Smith

Victoria recently released a drool-worthy guidebook entitled See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay and now calls L.A. her new (beautifully appointed) home.

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Photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles. Flea market finds. A photo spread from Victoria’s “love letter to San Francisco.” All courtesy SFGirlbyBay. Portrait of Victoria by Sarah Deragon.

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)
Neighbor, Neighbor – ZZ Top
Get Out of My House – The Streets
Aperol Sunset – Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco
Avalon – Roxy Music
Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

Reading List
See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay, by Victoria Smith
A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel, by John Irving
The Razor’s Edge, by W. Somerset Maugham

Watch List
The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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