Spotted / Oakville, CA / Turnbull Wine Cellars

I had my first taste of Turnbull wines dining at the historic Alfred’s Steakhouse and not too long after, I decided to pay the Napa winery a visit. Their cabernet sauvignon and rosé… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Western Addition / Jane the Bakery

Jane now has a third spot in the city and this is where all the bread-making magic happens. The new one is along Geary Blvd within walking distance of its first location on… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Financial District / The Sequoia

Introducing the newest addition to Chef Tyler Florence’s renowned Wayfare Tavern: The Sequoia. Located on the fourth floor, this one-of-a-kind cocktail and reception bar doubles as a private event space, as well as… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Chinatown / China Live

Welcome to the city’s latest epicurean venture, China Live. Founded by restaurateurs George Chen and Cindy Wong-Chen, this 30,000 square foot culinary and cultural hotspot in the midst of Chinatown provides unprecedented access… Continue reading

Spotted / Healdsburg, CA / J Bubble Room

Sharing a very special spot for bubbly and to celebrate many joyous occasions. J Vineyards & Winery in Healdsburg is one of the few and top producers of sparkling wines, as well as… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Potrero Hill / Intelligentsia Roasting Works

Inspired by the company’s growing customer base in the Bay Area, Intelligentsia recently expanded and reopened its San Francisco Roasting Works location in Potrero Hill. The rustic-modern facility, which it has occupied since… Continue reading

Spotted / West Marin / Food & Farm Tours

Perhaps my favorite region to explore within proximity of San Francisco is West Marin, and specifically, the area of Point Reyes. An hour drive from the city, you’ll encounter the most picturesque views and farmlands dotted… Continue reading

Spotted / Petaluma, CA / Truck & Barter

What began as a web shop is now this sweetest little general store in downtown Petaluma. It’s filled with beautifully designed and well-crafted goods for the home and the everyday. Owner and local native, Julia… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

This Wednesday, November 23rd at 11:00 AM, the St. Francis continues its holiday tradition revealing not one but TWO handcrafted castles in its Landmark Lobby. A couple of weeks ago I joined Executive… Continue reading