Spotted SF: Pacific Heights.
by Leslie Santarina comment


spotted sf: pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

hi everyone! it’s leslie from spotted sf and this year victoria and i decided to continue the tradition of sharing our beloved san francisco with you. one thing we really enjoy about sf is how easy it is to walk around and spot fun gems throughout the city. to kick off 2016 i decided i’d start with my current neighborhood: pacific heights (or pac heights, as we like to call it). i’ve lived in many parts of the city these thirty+ years and this area has been home for the last five. it’s full of old victorian, edwardian and other period style homes and offers panoramic views of the bay and the golden gate bridge. the main pedestrian strip is fillmore street and it’s lined with cafes, restaurants and lots of chic boutiques. below are just some of the places i’ve come to adore. by no means is this a comprehensive guide to the neighborhood—there’s still plenty more i’ve yet to discover! for now i hope you enjoy this preview of pac heights and i look forward to sharing more sf neighborhood finds with you. and feel free to share some of yours, too.

b. patiserrie interior in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

all the sweets at b. patiserrie and sandwiches at sister shop, b. on the go. the kouign amman and grilled cheese are a must.

tea and ceramics at song in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

sit, sip and stay a while for tea and ceramics at song.

spotted sf: jane in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

breakfast, lunch, baked goods and coffee at jane. try the crazy cookie.

nest home decor shop in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

all things lovely and worldly for the home at nest.

spotted sf: mudpie in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

mudpie for truly darling children’s clothing and accessories + gifts and vintage furnishings for us big kids, too.

spotted sf: jonathan adler store in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

bright colors and bold designs at jonathan adler.

spotted sf: freda salvador in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

freda salvador for the coolest, comfiest and chicest shoes in town.

jessie black store in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

plenty of cashmere and elegant home goods at jessie black.

international orange spa in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

the spa services and beauty products at international orange. it’s a little urban sanctuary in the midst of the city and the facials are heavenly.

decorative homes in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

my most favorite thing about this neighborhood are the decorative homes perched along the steep hills with sweeping views of the bay…

bougainvillea wrapped home in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

…including this one with bear hugs full of bougainvillea (union x baker street)…

spotted sf: storm trooper on guard (washington x fillmore street) in pacific heights / sfgirlbybay

…and especially this one with the stormtrooper on guard at the window. the decor changes with the season (washington x fillmore street).

• all photography by leslie santarina.

7 responses to “Spotted SF: Pacific Heights.”

  1. Love this! Thanks Leslie for sharing. I just moved back to SF after a 3 year hiatus, and I’m finding myself completely stumped about where to go/what to do/explore in the city. Your instagram has definitely provided lots of guidance :)

    • Thanks Aimee and welcome back to SF! So much to explore and I hope you’re enjoying life in this city again.

  2. Such a great post! I love, love Leslie’s Instagram and am always so inspired by the serene snaps of the city she’s able to capture. Jane is always so packed when I go! Leslie, what’s your secret?!

    I’ve been in the Bay for 3 years and still haven’t gotten tired of SF architecture. Thanks for this, can’t wait for future posts!

    • Thanks so much Logan! Agree – Jane is always packed, but the secret: go on a Monday during the day! I work downtown FT throughout the week so am never in Pac Heights, but I happened to be home on a Monday and walked in before lunch. It was practically empty!!

  3. I adore this post! Not only do the vintage treasures at Mudpie make me swoon, along with Jessie Black’s beautiful goods for the home, but I love your pictures of the classic homes of Pac Heights. I used to live in the neighborhood and one of my favorite things to do was to walk and admire all of the beautiful, unique architecture. What a gift!

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