Little Gems

“Little Gems” are those places that I’ve either stumbled upon, almost hidden from the flow of mass commerce or act as anchors to a local community. They are small businesses that have a vested interest in the neighborhood and struggle (for the most part) to hold onto their niche. While I love beautiful merchandising, if I’m ignored, or worse - treated rudely, I’ll never go back. That said, businesses described herein have not been ranked and scored. This is not a competition. They are not the “best” nor are those omitted the “worse”, they are simply special enough for me to shine a light on. If you have suggestions please leave them in comments –

I love a new discovery.

September 5, 2017

Is “inspired” an overused word? Well, when my days are dull and creativity has dried up I noodle on over to Bell’occhio at 10 Brady and gather inspiration. This shop really has everything I look for in a...

August 12, 2017

When your head is splitting from too much business-speak, when “the bottom line” is laying at the bottom of your heart, or you are just plain tired, get a fix. Of art that is. Exuberant, expressive, playful art and fashion at Victo...

August 4, 2017

Bird and Beckett - Just good books, sweet jazz and real people

July 16, 2017

There is nothing better on a typical San Francisco afternoon, just when the fog starts to tease the air and the light is lowering on the Marin Headlands, then a nice cuppa tea. Maybe with a treat as well. I love to be cozy so when...

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