Category Archive: [SPOTTED] Bay Area & California

Spotted / Fairfax, CA / The Garage

I recently discovered The Garage in Fairfax, a quaint little town just a short drive from San Francisco. This former vacant car repair shop now serves as a retail space for vintage and… Continue reading

Spotted / Marshall, CA / Hog Island Oyster Farm

A popular stop in beautiful Tomales Bay for oyster and shellfish all-year round. You can enjoy these onsite by reserving a picnic table in advance and shucking-your-own or by bellying up to the… Continue reading

Spotted / Marshall, CA / Fly Fisherman’s Cottage @ Nick’s Cove

Yesterday I posted photos of all the great features at Nick’s Cove and today I’m giving you a peek inside the cottage I stayed in for the weekend. There are twelve cottages to choose… Continue reading

Spotted / Marshall, CA / Nick’s Cove

I’ve been taking a few out-of-town trips these past few weeks and will be sharing some great spots along my travels, including this quaint little gem up the coast just north of San… Continue reading

Good Reads 01: Tiny Atlas Quarterly

(clockwise from top-left) Photos by Tara Donne, Erin Kunkel, Amanda Marsalis and Matthew Monteith Before I started Spotted SF I spent most of my days traveling for work, then would spend any additional… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Neighbor

Say hello to your new Neighbor in Oakland. This beautifully stocked home goods and furnishings shop is filled with so many goodies to love, including many of my own favorites, like Fog Linen… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Berkeley / Tail of the Yak

Here is a precious little shop that  specializes in all sorts of pretty. The selections are absolutely exquisite and ever-changing—ranging from antique to new, and from the globally sourced to the locally made.… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Berkeley / Nest

A long-time favorite SF shop of mine also has a beautiful Berkeley location. Shop owners, Judy and Marcella, continue to gather the loveliest collection of new gift items, as well as treasured old… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Oak Common

Recently discovered this great men and women’s boutique in the Grand Lake area of Oakland. The atmosphere and style—from the space to the selections—just feels cool, comfy and cozy. Makes me want to… Continue reading