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Posts Tagged ‘ SHOPPING ’

BIG THINGS AHEAD: LEAH & RELIQUARY

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July 18, 2011

leah is seriously my hero- she’s traveled the world scouring fleamarkets for the ultimate colorful, handmade, and antique treasures and recently opened her new hayes valley boutique, reliquary, stocked with all of her best finds. the result is a lovingly selected and arranged space made up mostly of vintage finds and a few contemporary collections- epice scarves,...
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press time!

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May 19, 2011

jamie & erin at the adventure store invited me to the opening of press: works on paper, their friends’ paper shop over on 22nd and dolores on friday. we got there a bit late (1st stop was the oakland museum’s hay fever!), but the crowd was still packed into the space even at 9:30!...
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pop up/workshop success!!!

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May 2, 2011

the BIG THINGS pop up and shop and bookbinding workshop this weekend was a total success!!! thanks to write ups from tons of local sites (refinery29, 7×7, fecal face, the sf bay guardian, sf station +++), we had an amazing turnout of people of all ages! it was a gorgeous day for limeade and...
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SFMOMA jewelry trunk show!

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April 14, 2011

this saturday, april 16th, SFMOMA is hosting its annual jewelry trunk show! it’s always fun to peruse the gift shop at the end of a museum visit, so this time it’ll be extra exciting to be able to meet some of the artists and jewelers. i mentioned meeting jamie at anica the other day, who...
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spring things!

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April 11, 2011

the BIG THINGS SHOP is bursting at the seams with brand new goodies for spring! we’re excited to be working with lots of great artists and artisans from around the world. so much more is coming, so check back soon…but for now……..we’re super excited about these traditionally block-printed and appliqued pillowcases from the artisans of tilonia help...
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adventure time

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April 4, 2011

if i ever end up on russian hill (it’s very rare), i make a point of stopping into one of my favorite sf boutiques, anica. this time around i met jamie, who mans the store on sundays, and her friend, erin, of the adventure school, in town from seattle. they recognized me from the...
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los angeles: part 2

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February 2, 2011

it’s quite odd to be thinking about being in LA a few weeks ago when your front porch is completely buried in a snowdrift! i’m writing from chicago and figured if i’m snowed in, i might as well think of somewhere warm…so here goes part 2 of our trip to la. (don’t miss part...
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los angeles: part 1

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January 22, 2011

ever since i was kid, i harbored this midwestern dream of moving to southern california, becoming a marine biologist (save the whales!) having a surfer boyfriend and just chilling on the beach. but since living in the bay area, i’ve developed a slightly more jaded view of all things so-cal: hollywood, smog, porn, fake...
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LA shopping rules

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January 7, 2011

i don’t want to hate on the bay area, but the shopping is infinitely better in LA. sorry folks, it’s the honest truth! take iko iko for example- an inconspicuous storefront across from an exotic fish aquarium stocked with wabi-sabi japanese housewares, locally made clothing, jewelry, ceramics, vintage books, fabric, and other covetable objects....
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rainy day holiday sale

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December 29, 2010

so our BT holiday sale last weekend was rained out by a nasty storm, but that didn’t stop us! we spent the day snacking on vegan cookies, tasty cheeses and hot cider and showing off our goods to visitors. paul & jessalyn debuted their hand-dyed shibori shirts under the moniker, food not faces; jen...
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