Spotted SF / North Beach / Public Barber Salon

I have yet to get a cut and color at this place, but I stumbled on this space as I was re-discovering Grant Ave on my daily wander. I glanced through the window… Continue reading

Spotted SF / North Beach / Aria Antiques

I randomly found this store over 10 years ago and ended up leaving with a few vintage keys for an art display in my home. I hadn’t returned since, as the place seemed… Continue reading

Spotted SF / North Beach / Al’s Attire

Specializing in custom suits, jackets, hats, shoes, bags and other accessories. This was my first visit to the store and as I perused all the offerings, I was blown away by the craftmanship… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Chinatown / Golden Gate Fortune Cookies

Walk down this alley until you get a whiff of sweetness coming from this tiny factory, which has been making fortune cookies for SF and around the world since 1962. A few dollars… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Sparrow

This was the first place listed on my wanderlist as I was planning my trip to Montreal. And as I was wandering through this neighborhood a couple days earlier, I stopped in for… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Les Touilleurs

Sure you pay a few more bucks than most kitchen stores, but you’re getting well designed, quality pieces that will last over time. I especially love their selection of wooden kitchen items –… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Soupsoupe

Years ago during one of my first few visits to Montreal, my dear friend took me to this quaint little gem tucked along the cobbly streets of the Plateau. I recall the daily… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Sardine

My good friend decided to take me here one morning, as she knew I’d appreciate the charm and design of the space. And it happened to be where she recently met her beau… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Savoie Fils

I was strolling through the Mile End when I saw the big letters “SF”. Being from San Francisco and all, I had to stop in. Turns out “SF” stands for Savoie Fils and… Continue reading