Spotted SF / North Beach / Little Vine

Inspired by the quaint little shops inhabiting every corner throughout Europe, this gem on Grant focuses on local and artisan products, including cheeses, meats, wines from small production & family-run wineries, and other… Continue reading

Spotted SF / North Beach / Mashka

The space is just as beautiful and unique as the jewelry designed here. I especially love the selections of stones chosen for each piece. Mashka 1400 Grant Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133 tel:… Continue reading

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