ampersand sf.

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i was out hunting for fresh flowers this morning, and it seems my echo park neighborhood may be lacking for a small, local florist. a floral boutique is much needed, and if it’s here and i missed it, please do let me know where to find it. i know silver lake has the bosky dell and clementine floralworks but i couldn’t find a sweet corner shop carrying great flowers.... 
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spotted: alabama on alabama.

spotted: heath ceramics + alabama chanin / sfgirlbybay

here’s a peek into a beautiful new show that just debuted in san francisco. longtime friends natalie chanin (renowned textile artist + founder and designer of alabama chanin) and heath ceramics have collaborated to host a month-long exhibit and pop-up shop entitled alabama on alabama at heath’s factory building in the city’s mission district. the lively collection... 
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spotted: jessie black.

spotted: jessie black / sfgirlbybay

it’s leslie from spotted sf and today i’m taking you inside the softest and most sumptuous shop in all of san francisco. and by that, i mean plenty of cashmere and other lovely, luxurious textures. this is jessie black—the boutique name and the proprietress—and you’ll find this gem in the city’s presidio heights neighborhood along sacramento street. the... 
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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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sunday in the city.

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happy anniversary to me! today marks 20 years i’ve lived in beautiful san francisco. sometimes it feels like forever that i’ve lived here and other days, it feels as though i’ve just arrived. i’m still wowed by views of the golden gate bridge, and i constantly turn a corner and see something incredible i’ve never seen before — a secret garden,... 
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