Category Archive: [SPOTTED] Bay Area & California

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 / Concord, CA / Elsie Green

For all you prop stylists and lovers of French antiques and decor, a visit to Elsie Green is a must. I recently discovered this gem and I can’t enough. There is so much goodness to… Continue reading

Earth Day: Gold Country with Toyota

April 22nd: The day we celebrate Mother Earth and encourage all to be friendlier to the environment. Something we should continuously do throughout the year, but it’s terrific we have a day that… Continue reading

Spotted / Oakland, CA / Juhu Beach Club

A festive and very flavorful spot is Juhu Beach Club—serving spicy Indian street food along North Oakland’s Telegraph Ave. I’ve been twice already and perhaps heading back again when I’m in the neighborhood this… Continue reading

Studio Arhoj @ Umami Mart

Japanese kitchen, barware and drinks specialist, Umami Mart in Downtown Oakland, is currently hosting a holiday pop-up featuring ceramics, wooden containers, prints and other holiday items by Studio Arhoj. This is the first U.S. pop-up for… Continue reading

Local Farm Tours with CUESA

After numerous visits to local farms with CUESA, I thought I’d share some photos from the most recent trip. Especially since fall in northern California is really our official summer when much of the best produce… Continue reading

Spotted / Emeryville, CA / Handcraft Studio School

If you’re looking to learn a new craft (or hone an existing one) and want to know where many of the best Bay Area makers are teaching, you’ll find plenty at Handcraft Studio School… Continue reading

On SF Girl By Bay Today: Sarah Kersten

Taking you inside one of my favorite local ceramist’s studio on SF Girl By Bay today. For a peek inside Sarah Kersten’s space, visit here. *All images by me, Leslie.

Inside the Artist Studio: Lisa Solomon

I recently caught up with local artist, designer, illustrator and educator Lisa Solomon and had a fun opportunity to visit her home and studio. She has lived in the East Bay for over 20 years and currently… Continue reading