Tag Archive: gifts

Spotted / Bay Area / Berkeley / Castle in the Air

This place is like a fairy tale come true with darling little creatures and treasures peeking out from all over. I could’ve spent hours admiring and trying to capture all the details of… Continue reading

Favorites @ Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco

I look forward to the Renegade Craft Fairs held summer and winter time each year. Last weekend’s event in San Francisco was held at Fort Mason and over 250 makers filled up the… Continue reading

Spotted / New York / Brooklyn / Kill Devil Hill

I love finding shops like Kill Devil Hill in Greenpoint: part antique and general store, a denim repair shop, and a tailor for custom aprons. So many nifty little goods to peruse and… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Pescadero / Arcangeli

Located in the heart of town is Arcangeli, a family-run specialty food market that has been around for over 70 years. A great variety of jams, marinades, oils, sauces and spreads to choose… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Castro / A&G Merch

I first discovered this fun home decor and furniture shop in Brooklyn, then heard of their second location in San Francisco. Their pieces range from rustic to modern (or what I like to… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Atomic Garden

This spot has been one of my Oakland favorites ever since my friends moved into the neighborhood several years back. I’d pop in before or after my visits with them. They have so… Continue reading

Spotted SF / North Beach / XOX Truffles

This is my all-time FAVORITE spot for truffles! I’ve been stopping in here for over a decade, occasionally picking up a few or a small box of them. Each piece is made the… Continue reading

Spotted / Bay Area / Mill Valley / Weathered Nest

Even after five years working with Cirque du Soleil, the sight of anything whimsy, circus or carnival-like still gets me super excited! I spotted this super darling and colorful shop as I was… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Pacific Heights / George

Growing up in this city, I’ve always loved this shop. I used to pop in at their original spot on California Street to pick up treats for many of my furry friends. Now… Continue reading