Going Local

Going Local :: San Francisco, California

I recently got back from a trip to the West Coast. I've been to San Francisco a few times so for this trip I decided to stay just over the Golden Gate Bridge at Ft. Baker/Cavallo Point. What a great way to actually see the city. The views of the skyline from the north are gorgeous. I was so happy as I have a love of historic places and our lodging was a turn of the century house. Most of the hotel rooms are former officer's quarters as the whole resort is built into a NPS military site. Here's an overview of my trip and the locally made items you can find in the city by the bay.

Trip Overview-

Day 1 : Marin Headlands, Point Bonita Lighthouse, Sausalito, Heath Ceramics Warehouse

Day 2: San Francisco- via the Sausalito Ferry. Plus, The Real SF Tour- an 8 hour walking and mass transit tour that takes all over the city

Day 3: Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Pt. Reyes Station

Day 4: Design District to check out furniture stores, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park and Cliff House

Going Local :: San Francisco

I have highlighted items from artists based in San Francisco. Each item was chosen specifically to represent an area or place within the city or bay area. 

1. Ferry Building : foodie hotspot + artisan wares ::: white linen apron via Studio Patro

2. Alamo Square : iconic image of victorian homes with the skyline in the background ::: letterpress print via in haus press

3. Ft. Baker : turn of the century architecture makes you feel like you stepped back into 1901 ::: industrial metal cage light via Ind Lights

4. Mission District : inspired by the vibrant murals of Clarion alley ::: native quilt pillow via shapes & colors textiles

5. Golden Gate Park : larger than Central Park in NYC + bison and windmills ::: grassy knoll soap via soap

6. Haight-Ashbury : makes me think of flower power and the late 1960's ::: bright pink scarf via c. banning accessories

7. The Bay : what makes San Francisco ::: skyline on walnut via DMWR

8. Design District/Potrero Hill : a warehouse area with lots of furniture stores ::: walnut media console via jeremiah collection

9. Silicon Valley : apple, google, etc ::: iPhone 6 cherry wood stand via your nest inspired

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