spotted: ampersand.

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

hey everyone—it’s leslie from spotted sf spreading the local love and bringing some gorgeous flowers your way today! adding to the spotted series is the new ampersand, a darling new floral shop that just opened its teal blue doors in the city this past weekend.

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

i first heard of ampersand through their instagram. it was here i saw photos of their beautiful bouquets and i’ve been following them since. i happened to be in the area and on a quest for sunflowers when they announced their opening, so i decided to pop on in.

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

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Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

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Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

owned by the sweetest and most cheeriest couple, emerson and benjamin recently decided to leave their desk jobs to start their new venture. in fact, neither one of them had a previous background in the floral industry. they both just had a knack for putting together beautiful things. they came upon an old garage down an alleyway, and after much painting and sledge hammering, they created the dreamy little space that it is today. it’s definitely a fresh and inviting addition to the neighborhood, and i especially love they have seating, too. they’re also for supporting local farmers, sourcing fresh and seasonal flowers, as well as repurposed vessels of all kinds for their arrangements.

if you happen to be in sf strolling around the mission, be sure to stop by and welcome these guys to the neighborhood!

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

Spotted: Ampersand San Francisco /sfgirlbybay

• all photography by leslie santarina.

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10 Responses to “spotted: ampersand.”
  1. wow, what an absolutely beautiful space!
    congratulations to emerson and benjamin…wishing i lived in SF so i could visit often :)

    • Leslie Santarina says:

      You have to see it in person! The space is as bright and as lovely as they are. I hope you do come out and visit SF sometime soon:)

  2. gorgeous and so cool that they didn’t have formal experience but just went for it!

  3. So beautifully captured Leslie! Love their story and the blooms are just gorgeous.

    • Leslie Santarina says:

      Thanks Lisa! They’re such a beautiful couple. I hope you visit their shop and meet them yourself. And do let me know when you’re in the city next!

  4. Kyra says:

    I love this little shop!! The gold branch light fixtures were created by Kyra Williams Designs, a San Francisco up and coming interior stylist :)

    • Leslie Santarina says:

      Good to know!! I was actually admiring the light fixtures in there. But the sun was shining through and none of my pics captured those well.

  5. Susan Krause says:

    Thank you for such a beautiful article! Benjamin and Emerson are my adorable nephews, they are such a beautiful couple and have worked so hard to make their dream come to life! No Aunt could be prouder! I urge all your readers to visit their shop and to help them to succeed in this venture, it is inspiring to see someone give up everything to follow their dream and to see a couple who truly love each other enough to follow that dream together. If you read this boys , Auntie Sue is watching and I love you both!!!

    • Leslie Santarina says:

      Auntie Sue – you are absolutely the sweetest! These guys are so lucky to have you. There is so much love and support between you all. They are going to do so well. I just know it!!

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