Tag Archive: shop

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / Birch

Simple, unique and elegant displays adorn this sleek little space in Hayes Valley. I especially love how the shop owner layers in textures of feathers, twigs and other natural elements to enhance the… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Potrero Hill / Big Daddy’s Antiques

I’ve admired the collections offered by this dealer ever since I first visited the Alameda Flea Market a few years ago. And it just so happens that my sweet neighbor is the stylist… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Dogpatch / Little Nib

A tiny little spot where you can pick up pre-packaged gift boxes of Mr. Recchiuti’s famous chocolate confections—located right next door to his sweet and savory cafe, Chocolate Lab. If you have particular… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / Fatted Calf

Recently discovered this fantastic shop full of sausages, pates, salumi, hormone-free meats, seasonings and other gourmet items. They also prepare sandwiches for takeout. Everything is prepared in small batches to ensure quality and… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Pt. Reyes Station / Cowgirl Creamery

My father-in-law is a big fan of cheese so we took a road trip out to one of my favorite spots along the coast: Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station. This converted hay… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Pt. Reyes Station / Toby’s Feed Barn

Best spot in this tiny town to pick up the essentials: fresh produce, gourmet goodies, coffee, gifts, flowers, and other home items—especially during their farmers market on Saturday mornings. There’s even an art… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / 826 Valencia

Not only is this pirate shop filled with cubbies full of nifty treasures and nautical knick-knacks, the organization behind it offers a range of free programs to help young students develop their creative… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / Gourmet & More

This little shop offers many fantastic French treats and pantry items, but the real gems are the walk-in cheese fridge and the charming patio out back where you can enjoy your tasty purchases.… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Russian Hill / Biondivino

Specializing primarily in Italian wines with a few other selections from other European regions + an entire section of French champagnes. Recently returning from Tuscany, I love knowing I have a shop nearby… Continue reading