Heath Ceramics just breathed new life into an old linen supply and laundry facility and added itself to the Mission's ever-growing roster of locally grown talent. The new retail space on 18th and Florida is so much more than a boutique, with an in-store chef's kitchen that will house local food items and serve as a gathering spot for events, a dedicated gallery that will host rotating shows throughout the year, a factory viewing court, and a Blue Bottle Coffee cafe (the latter two opening soon).
A couple of Airstream trailers have been cruising through the city lately, but none have been full of soft and adorable Madewell denim, until now. SF is the 13th stop on Madewell’s Denim Roadtrip with Seattle being the finale on May 19th. This Wednesday, take a fun break and stop by the shiny vessel parked on the corners of Grant Ave & Geary Street from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Just in time for spring shopping, Crossroads unveils its big sister shop Fillmore & 5th where gently pre-owned high-end designer pieces at tempting prices are the name of the game.
If you need an incentive to make an eye appointment, here's one. Fashion's recent love affair with vintage-inspired frames, both prescription and non, have people experimenting for the better. A handsome frame can add a personal touch to any look. Sunglasses are always in vogue, but we're finding that boys do make passes at girls who wear glasses. Have a gander at the city's new and tried and true optical shops.
Everyone talks about how inspiring San Francisco is, but not everyone walks the walk. Kelly Crispen, Proprietress of Elizabeth Street Cosmetics, took that inspiration and turned it into a beauty business where lip balm, lip gloss and lipsticks are named after the streets of San Francisco; they're also paraben-free and loaded with natural antioxidants.
The Detox Market began with Valerie Grandury, a breast cancer survivor looking to wipe her health slate clean with a vegan diet and non-toxic skincare. She found a partner in fellow toxin-free advocate, Romain Gaillard, who helped Valerie source additional natural products for her clientele. A pop-up shop of detox-inspired products on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach was born, a Beverly Hills outpost followed, and now San Franciscans in search of a “dream team of organic and natural products” can be found on Valencia Street.
There are many quick mood fixers in San Francisco: Biking, Golden Gate sunsets, a day at the de Young, a sweet treat from Tartine Bakery, the Polish martini at Blondie's. Likewise, a trip to SOMA's HD Buttercup always revives the spirit. If you need a lift, peruse HD Buttercup's new addition: the Millworks shop-in-shop, inspired by happy-go-lucky LA-based textile designer Andrea Bernstein.