a perfect day at peet’s.

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long time san francisco locals, peet’s coffee & tea recently invited me to try out their new iced blended javiva made with fresh brewed coffee, so i thought i’d make an extra special day of it. peet’s has several locations all over the bay area (alfred peet opened the very first shop in berkeley in 1966!), but my very favorite cafe is their spot on fillmore... 
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see san francisco. it’s finally here.

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well i should say, it’s almost here! my very first book, see san francisco published by chronicle books is available for pre-order right now (and here in the UK), and books will be winging their way to stores on april 28th! this book has been a long-awaited labor of love for me. i started working on the book well over a year and half ago and it feels surreal and exciting... 
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new in the neighborhood: epicurean trader.

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i adore these kinds of love stories. or, perhaps you’d just call it a success story, but either way it’s a good one. holly mcdell and her partner mat pond moved to san francisco seven years ago, rather spontaneously. they were sitting in a bar one Sunday night in Sydney, and Mat said he felt like a change. holly replied “Here’s a cocktail napkin. Write... 
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welcome to wilma’s world.

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yesterday i had the most delightful pleasure of visiting Wilma’s World — which in reality is actually ceramicist rae dunn’s beautiful, light-filled studio in west berkeley. wilma is rae’s sweet pup — a jack russell terrier, and she’s inspired rae’s first book, Wilma’s World: Good Advice from a Good Dog. When Rae and Wilma met... 
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Friday Finds

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Top to bottom, left to right: Susana Vento works her styling magic at Folklore, London. I’ve got my sights set on this DIY eye print kitchen towel. This porcelain mug by Hasami will become your morning staple. Your family in customizable pillow form — isn’t it the cutest? One of my favorite neighborhood coffee shops, beautifully captured. Happy Friday, Annie P.S.... 
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