If you want to have a successful night out in this town, you need a plan—and it better be a good one. Since it's not always easy to strike that perfect balance between pre-dinner drink, food and a show, we bring you the Triple Threat series — a block-by-block guide to nights out that only require one parking space. Today: a fun crawl through Laurel Heights.
Fans of straight-forward style with subtle made-you-look details have a new reason to be over the moon on Sacramento Street.
Opened this month by former Banana Republic retail architect Christina Spaulding, Luna boutique stocks its racks with a mix of smaller labels and well-known names offering relaxed, sophisticated women’s apparel, including Heather, Autumn Cashmere, Prairie Underground, Cynthia Vincent, Velvet, Paul & Joe and Myne. There are also a few offerings from local sources such as women’s apparel by Turk + Taylor and jewelry from Circadian Studios and Ingrid Wheeler.
Presidio Heights has a new go-to shop for bespoke baubles, thanks to the opening of the second San Francisco store and working atelier of Mabel Chong. Larger than the diminutive original location in Noe Valley, the local designer’s new Sacramento Street home showcases her handmade necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets amid furnishings collected by Chong's husband, Mark Welte.
Pop in to see Chong’s latest work: black diamond-and-18K-gold stardust bead earrings and long, asymmetrical necklaces that can be worn plain or layered for added drama. And if a piece of furniture catches your eye, don’t be shy. Chong has plans to put price tags on the store’s art and furnishings, too.