Out And About: Flora Grubb Gardens

This week's Out And About features 2 of my very favorite things:  coffee and plants.   They come together seamlessly at Flora Grubb, in San Francisco, creating an urban oasis for the coffee connoisseur and the horticulturalist.   Wanting to visit Flora Grubb Gardens for some time now, I finally went this past weekend.  Its artful botanical displays and vertical gardens were even cooler than I had imagined.  The interesting variety of plants and, of course, the coffee made for an inspiring experience. Take a look at some of the many photos (I went a little camera crazy) I took while I shopped:

Many thanks to Flora Grubb for creating such an inspiring and beautiful place to shop and to AM for taking me there this weekend!

AND,  many loving thoughts out to all to my friends and readers back East who have been hugely affected by the storm.

Out And About: In Hayes Valley, San Francisco.

Pop up retail, food trucks and coffee ritual sites make one the most captivating cities in the U.S., San Francisco,  even MORE interesting.  Where the central freeway once stood, green ways, benches and random shops abound, adding to the vibrant marketplace atmosphere. On a recent visit to SF my husband and I had a chance to catch up with a good friend who showed us all the hip and happening places in Hayes Valley.  Please join me on a mini tour:

Ritual Coffee, Aether Apparel, San Francisco Food Trucks