Spotted / Oakland, CA / Oakland Supply Co.

Oakland Supply Co. is a relatively new concept shop brought to you by the folks at Oaklandish, a civic pride-oriented apparel company that has been spreading the local love in the community through public art and… Continue reading

Spotted / Oakland, CA / Blue Bottle

I make it a point to visit Oakland regularly and this time I finally had a chance to pop into the newer Blue Bottle near Temescal. And what a unique space it is! The cafe has… Continue reading

Spotted / Los Angeles, CA / Poketo

I’ve seen Poketo all over everyone’s Instagrams and I’ve dreamt of visiting for so long. I finally had a chance to during my recent getaway weekend. This concept shop is full of fun,… Continue reading

Spotted / Los Angeles, CA / Alchemy Works

Walking into Alchemy Works was immediate love at first sight. I literally gasped upon arrival and felt as if I was looking into my own space with the bright whites and warm woods, industrial furnishings, handsome… Continue reading

On sfgirlbybay Today: General Store Venice

San Francisco’s General Store has a sunnier sister shop down south and I’m featuring it today on sfgirlbybay. Check out the post and get a peek of this Venice Beach gem here. * All images by… Continue reading

Spotted / Los Angeles, CA / L.A. Chapter

One of my favorite Brooklyn restaurants, Five Leaves, now has a sweet sister out west called L.A. Chapter. Located in the lobby of the Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A., this brasserie, bar and… Continue reading

Spotted / Los Angeles, CA / Ace Hotel

While out in Los Angeles a couple of weekends ago, I discovered a number of wonderful spots which I’ll be sharing all week long on the site. I’d love to begin with the fun… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Presidio Heights / Spruce

I’ve been pacing Sacramento Street since my elementary school days and I’ve loved seeing how it’s evolved since. Back then there were only a handful of shops and dining spots and now it’s filled… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Pacific Heights / Mudpie

Mudpie is one of my favorite shops in my neighborhood and though you’d think it was a children’s store, it has evolved into so much more. Which is why I stopped by to… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Gravel & Gold

This colorful little gem in the Mission is owned by a collective of creative women who stock their handmade wares, as well as those of many other local and independent artists and makers. You’ll find a selection… Continue reading

On sfgirlbybay today: Ampersand

Sending out some local love and introducing you to a new floral shop called Ampersand that just opened up in San Francisco this past weekend. Today on sfgirlbybay I take you inside this darling… Continue reading

Spotted / West Iceland / Hotel Budir

My final Iceland post is the charming hotel I stayed in during my visit to the Snaefellsnes region in western Iceland. Hotel Budir is a gorgeous and remote countryside inn on a vast lava field that… Continue reading