Spotted / Mendocino, CA / Blue Door Inn

The rugged Mendocino coast has become a favorite of mine to explore this year. In the heart of town are charming little Victorian cottages sprinkled throughout, including this one from my most recent… Continue reading

Spotted / Larkspur, CA / Farmshop

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge or hop on the ferry from SF to enjoy some real California goodness at Farmshop Marin. Think seasonal, market-driven cuisine, infusing many of the best farmers and artisan… Continue reading

Spotted / Mendocino, CA / Mendocino Grove

A fun new way to experience the wondrous and rugged Northern California coast: a glamping trip to Mendocino Grove. The campsite is situated on a forested bluff overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean and surrounded… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Outer Richmond / Pearl

Beloved Pizzetta 211 has a sweet new sister spot serving seasonal, market-driven dinners and weekend brunches. Expect a seafood-focused menu complimented with meat, pasta and veggie dishes. Located just a few doors down… Continue reading

Spotted / Elk, CA / Harbor House Inn

Introducing the newly opened Harbor House Inn situated along the rustic Pacific Coast in Mendocino. After a three year restoration, Harbor House is ready to welcome guests to experience its beautifully appointed rooms… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Civic Center / August (1) Five

Celebrating a year in the city, August (1) Five is a modern Indian restaurant with a California-influenced menu of tasty small plates and shareable dishes. You won’t find any curries here, but instead… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mid-Market / Proper Hotel

Welcome to the Proper, the newest luxury hotel set in a historic flatiron in SF’s Mid Market neighborhood. Proper includes 131 guest rooms, meeting spaces, an exquisite restaurant and a stunning rooftop cocktail… Continue reading

Spotted / Berkeley, CA / Erica Tanov

There is a natural elegance and timeless beauty in every one of Erica Tanov’s designs, whether a dress, camisole, coat or her home line of bedding, linens, ceramics, textiles, wallpaper and furniture. I… Continue reading

Spotted / Berkeley, CA / Melissa Joy Manning

Inside the bejeweled world of Melissa Joy Manning. Located just off Berkeley’s Fourth Street you’ll find this gem filled with her creations, as well as other local jewelry artists and lovely objects for… Continue reading