Category Archive: [SPOTTED] Bay Area & California

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 / Sonoma, CA / Scribe Winery

A couple of weeks ago I was out in Sonoma for an event and made a pit stop at Scribe Winery. It was midweek and sunny and I couldn’t think of a better place to… Continue reading

Spotted / Oakland, CA / The Cook & Her Farmer

While exploring Old Oakland several weeks ago, I popped into Swan’s Marketplace to explore some lunch options. I noticed all the bright red chairs on one side, so decided to check out that spot and… Continue reading

Spotted / Oakland, CA / The FloraCultural Society

Earlier this week I featured photos of Crown Nine’s cool new digs and today I’d love to show you who moved into their pretty old alley space. This is now home to Anna Campbell’s gorgeous brick and mortar—also known… Continue reading

Spotted / Oakland, CA / Crown Nine

I hadn’t stopped by Kate Ellen’s Crown Nine in Old Oakland since she moved out of her old space some time ago, so I popped in to say hello and took some fresh new photos for… Continue reading

Spotted / Ojai, CA / Summer Camp

Hands down, the coolest shop in town. Owners, Rachel and Mike, have converted a former gas station into a unique shop filling it with outdoorsy, camp-inspired gifts and vintage wares, as well as… Continue reading

Spotted / Ojai, CA / Ojai Rancho Inn

This week I’m posting photos from a recent road trip to Ojai, a small town just east of Santa Barbara. It was a long drive from SF, but it turned out to be the… Continue reading

Spotted / Oakland, CA / Alchemy Bottle Shop

Thanks to sweet Isadora of Re:Located Living, I just discovered the most heavenly and most beautiful bottle shop around. Alchemy recently opened up in the Grand Lake area of Oakland and stocks a great selection of… Continue reading