Dandelion Chocolate

While waiting for a piece of the best toast ever at The Mill here in San Francisco, I spotted {and treated myself to} a few bars of Dandelion Chocolate. Yum!  I was thrilled when I found out the bean-to-bar chocolate makers are opening their first retail space in the Mission next week. Housed in the same former garage as Craftsman and Wolves and Abbot’s Cellar, the retail space will open a cafe side later this year, serving hot chocolate, coffee, and chocolate pastries.

If you aren’t in the Bay Area or don’t feel like spending three hours in this enticing food mecca, you can also order a few bars directly from Dandelion here.

{image by Molly DeCoudreaux}

Freda Salvador at La Boutique

Come join us at La Boutique in SF’s charming Jackson Square for what promises to be an amazing night….fall trunk show, a gorgeous mood board created by Pilgrim and Pyles, yummy Salvadorian food {think pupusas and yucca fries!}, and a chance to win a pair of their shoes!  It’s this Thursday, September 20th, from 6-8 pm.  We hope to see you there!  xx

{image courtesy of Freda Salvador/La Boutique}


My mom and I had a fun day of shopping in the city this past weekend, complete with a very ladylike lunch at the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus.  Days later, I am still thinking about the insanely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth warm popovers with strawberry butter that they serve with every lunch.  If a trip to Neiman’s isn’t in the cards for you anytime soon, here’s the recipe to make them at home!

{image from here}