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i always feel like the best way to get to know someone is to see where they live – a home can tell so much about a person. we’re going to be exploring more homes of fp girls here on the blog and i thought i’d start with my own.

i’ve been living in old city, philadelphia for about a year now since moving back east from san francisco. old city is my favorite part of philly because its rather small and my closest friends live in about a two block radius – as well as my favorite coffee shop, record store and bar. i don’t spend much time at home but i view my place as a safe haven when i need to relax, listen to music and be alone with my thoughts.

this buddha is one of my most treasured possessions – i got it from my dad, who used to collect them.  the beatles white album is my favorite record of all time, and i found this original copy at a thrift store in ocean beach san diego.



this is actually a lamp that is currently being used as a hat rack :)


more of my favorite things… jewelry box that holds some rings and trinkets that are very special to me.  i still ask my eight ball for advice when i can’t make decisions.  a lucky candle, favorite photo and drawing i did of jimi hendrix.



i needed a place to hang my necklaces so i put a few nails in the wall.



the majority of my closet is free people – not because i work here, it was always that way :)


i saw someone with this cardboard sign on haight street in san fran and i thought it was awesome.


photos of places i’ve been and my favorite grateful dead poster.


the majority of the artwork i have hanging right now is concert-related.


this little antique mirror table unfortunately does not belong to me, but i love it so much.  i use it to store random little trinkets, photos and concert tickets. and i always have candles burning!


my fridge – my favorite quote of all time is in the center.


another quote i love, from a jimi hendrix song.  the postcard at top right was sent to me when i got the job at free people and i thought it was the sweetest thing ever. and fun fact about me – i’m a certified bartender in san francisco :)


and last but certainly not least – this is my cat, jam <3

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g! -September 28, 2010, 2:54PM

i love these entries and am obsessed with the selby and d*sponge’s sneak peaks- so i’m really looking forward to seeing inside the homes of the fp girls :)

sk -September 28, 2010, 3:49PM

Very cool – love your apt!!!

taylor -September 28, 2010, 5:59PM

love ur place’s vibe and ur cat & cat’s name is very cute ;)

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Boho Diva -September 28, 2010, 7:18PM

Your home looks very warm and inviting. I love your artwork! Very similar to the vibe I have going at my house!

Caley Dennis -September 28, 2010, 10:03PM

This is what I am really looking forward to about eventually having my own house! It’s an extension of yourself, really. There is so much room for self expression, especially for creative people!

kate -September 28, 2010, 10:58PM

do you still use your stereo? i love that dove pendant. and even before i started working at free people, i would always make sure that i had on at least 3 fp pieces before i went out.

rebel belle vintage -September 29, 2010, 12:15AM

Definitely a Free People home! Very bohemian, but still all your own. I love the artwork and your closet looks like a lot of fun.

Grace -September 29, 2010, 3:27AM

This place seems so conducive to creativity!

And thanks for the wonderful collaboration you are doing with fashion bloggers. It’s inspiring. :)

Love Grace.

Angela -September 29, 2010, 8:36AM

Thanks for sharing, I could not help but squint my eyes and notice we have some of the same books on our shelves, I believe I saw Into the Wild, as well as one of my favorites, Elizabeth Wurtzel.

Anastasiya -September 29, 2010, 10:35AM

Hey Julia,
This is Stacey :)
Your apartment is so, so beautiful. I shouldn’t be surprised because it makes total sense, your essence shines through every picture. Captivating and just the kind of place I would want to call home.

fp julia -September 29, 2010, 12:50PM

thanks everyone :)
@ angela – you are correct :) two of my faves
@ stacey – you are so sweet! we miss you!

alex -February 8, 2011, 2:44AM

my cat looks just like this!! his name is bruce. hah

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