joyride with joie de vivre: A Perfect Day in San Francisco.


in celebration of san francisco, and my imminent departure, i’ve partnered with joie de vivre hotels to share one perfect day in san francisco — the ultimate joyride, if you will. there’s so many perfect days in the city — it all really depends on the kind of day you choose to have — one in nature, a shopping spree, a day of gourmet gluttony —... 
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spotted: studiopatró.

spotted: studio patro / sfgirlbybay

leslie from spotted sf here and i’m delighted to share the beautiful work and design space of san francisco-based studiopatró, makers of these fine, individually handprinted, and naturally sustainable linen tea towels, napkins, aprons, and market bags. proprietress christina weber began her career as a fine art teacher, a graphic designer, as well as art... 
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marisa mason jewelry: a giveaway.


When it comes to throwing on baubles, we’re a sucker for gorgeous craft-made pieces by Marisa Mason, so it’s only fair we are over the moon to hear the brand is hosting a sample sale this coming weekend at its studio in Oakland, from 11 to 6 pm. To add to the excitement, SFGirlByBay is hosting a giveaway to our readers for a chance to win a $200 gift card to shop... 
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get baked in san francisco.


oh man, evil carbs be damned!! one look at mr holmes bakehouse and any thought of restraint must be tossed out the window! wouldn’t you agree? just look at this adorable larkin street bakery with its pithy “get baked in san francisco’ pink neon sign – genius! apparently, and i need to verify this stat, baker ry stephen’s specialty of the house... 
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a perfect day at peet’s.


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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