around L.A. / apolis.

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apolis : global citizen. this lifestyle brand created by brothers Shea and Raan Parton, seeks to harness the power of business to create social change. their collaborations with makers, designers and innovators across the globe has resulted in a fine collection of menswear, travel accessories and gifts which can be browsed at their flagship store in L.A.’s Arts District,... 
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wear this there: wrecking ball coffee.

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image by leslie santarina. We don’t know what’s more of a draw, the perk-me-up cup of jo, or the Instagram-worthy wallpaper, but Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters is high on our list of must-hit locations in San Francisco’s Marina District. The little sliver of heaven is the perfect place to test run that bunch outfit with a pre-breakfast latte, in this mustard... 
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wear this there: the apartment by the line.

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If there was ever one stop purveyor for all the covetables one could imagine, The Apartment at The Line is it (leslie dropped by there last week for us!). A showroom masked as the New York flat we’ve all wished for, they stock everything from apothecary goods to specialty wears, and home decor. Basically, it’s lifestyle porn everywhere you look. Influenced by the... 
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spotted: marisa mason.

spotted: marisa mason / sfgirlbybay

hey it’s leslie from spotted sf and today i’m taking you over to oakland’s historic district to one of my favorite spots called temescal alley. this tiny area once contained old horse stables and carriage homes, then several years ago they were converted into a mini village of shops. tucked among these is marisa mason’s darling jewelry boutique and work... 
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wear this there: 20th century cafe.

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aci contractors. Quickly charming us into its deliciously-stacked bagels, and thinly layered honey cakes, 20th Century Cafe is a quick San Francisco favorite. It isn’t just the food that gets us, the special-ordered European espresso machine, and marble cafe tables transports us to another time and place. Slip in for breakfast and a cappuccino doning your most ladylike... 
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