Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

This Wednesday, November 23rd at 11:00 AM, the St. Francis continues its holiday tradition revealing not one but TWO handcrafted castles in its Landmark Lobby. A couple of weeks ago I joined Executive… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Design District / Cisco Home

Furnishings you can feel good about. Inside the Design District’s Cisco Home where everything is handcrafted in California using sustainable materials and building methods. Take a peek inside the SF showroom here today.… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Chinatown / Mister Jiu’s

Located along historic Waverly Place, Mister Jiu’s introduces fresh, new California-style Cantonese cooking to SF’s Chinatown. Chef Brandon Jew, who has a decade of cooking around the globe, is back in his hometown creating… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Dandelion

Not only does Dandelion produce some of the best small-batch chocolate in the city, they’re also one of the few spots where you can go behind-the-scenes to see how it’s all made. The… Continue reading

#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 you… 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