#LoveMyCity with Shinola

This week I’ve teamed up with the fine folks at Shinola to share why I #LoveMyCity by the Bay, San Francisco. I could name a hundred reasons but I point out just a few and… Continue reading

Spotted / Healdsburg, CA / SHED

Eat. Cook. Farm. Gather. Shop. All the incredible experiences you’ll find at Healdsburg SHED in Sonoma’s wine region. It is the mecca of all things farm-to-table in the area. Located in the heart… Continue reading

Spotted / Healdsburg, CA / Copain Wines

Sharing a visit to Copain overlooking the picturesque Russian River Valley in the Sonoma wine region. The proximity of so much beauty to the city never ceases to amaze me. A reservation-only property… Continue reading

Meet the Maker: Carole Neilson Ceramics

I bought my first set of Carole Neilson’s espresso cups a few years ago when I discovered them at a shop in the Mission. Her organic forms combined with the smoky glazing add a bit of… Continue reading

Spotted / Oakland, CA / Fentons

To kick off the start of summer I’m taking you inside Fentons, the oldest creamery west of the Mississippi. Located in Oakland’s Piedmont area, this institution has been family-owned since 1894 and continues… Continue reading

Spotted SF / SOMA / SF Mint

If ever you wondered what the San Francisco Mint (or the Old U.S. Mint) looks like, I’m giving you a sneak peek inside. Constructed in 1874 to serve the gold mines of the… Continue reading

Spotted / South Lake Tahoe, CA / The Coachman

A cool new spot to stay on your next South Lake Tahoe getaway. Just a four-hour road trip from San Francisco, the new Coachman Hotel is a renovated 1960s motel that offers simple, yet stylish… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / Suppenküche

An authentic little German restaurant in the heart of Hayes Valley, Suppenküche serves simple, flavorful and traditional Bavarian food and beer for dinner and brunch. Think schnitzels, bratwurst and other meat and comfort dishes… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Joshu+Vela

Stylish, practical, lasting and locally made. Meet Joshu+Vela, designers of utility bags and accessories crafted with your use in mind. Inspired by his travels and work with major design companies, founder Noah Guy… Continue reading