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

Spotted SF / SOMA / SF Mint

If ever you wondered what the San Francisco Mint (or the Old U.S. Mint) looks like, I’m giving you a sneak peek inside. Constructed in 1874 to serve the gold mines of the… Continue reading

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 SF / Hayes Valley / Suppenküche

An authentic little German restaurant in the heart of Hayes Valley, Suppenküche serves simple, flavorful and traditional Bavarian food and beer for dinner and brunch. Think schnitzels, bratwurst and other meat and comfort dishes… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Joshu+Vela

Stylish, practical, lasting and locally made. Meet Joshu+Vela, designers of utility bags and accessories crafted with your use in mind. Inspired by his travels and work with major design companies, founder Noah Guy… 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

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / J. Rachman

I’m quite certain I met the cheeriest, most dapper and most exquisite hoarder in all of SF. He is Jonathan Rachman and he and his shop are such a delight! His trove of treasures… 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 SF / Jackson Square / Shinola

Detroit-based Shinola has a new standalone store here in SF and it is all kinds of lovely. With a focus on high quality and all American-made, they employ talent from Detroit (world class for manufacturing)… Continue reading