Stacks of great books tucked in every corner, Murphy-inspired stools, thoughtful design that isn't also expensive design, a notable absence of guests cradling their favorite form of technology, conversations amongst strangers...@socialstudysf reminds me of the San Francisco of decades past.
I am honored to be celebrating 20 years (guys...TWENTY YEARS) of @tracidesjardins' excellence. This woman single handedly taught me what it means to be graceful, powerful, humorous, and definitively female. To celebrate this momentous occasion alongside the @lacocinasf crew is the icing on the cake.
I basically live on @aedanfermented products, so Mariko sent me the ultimate fermented care package. Love my @lacocinasf family ❤️
There is much to love about @grandcafe_mpls, not least of which is @jamieannmalone's impeccable attention to detail. My company (@annbkool + @afspaeth) and Jamie's thoughtful hospitality reminded me of how incredibly grateful I am for the many powerful and inspiring women in my life.
Sizzling, spicy stonepot from @namustonepot: the unofficial antidote to summer in SF. 🌬🌫🔥🌶
Incredible sushi, refreshingly generous hospitality, and a playlist that brought a shake to my hips and a smile to my lips...the inspiring bathroom quote sealed the deal. ❤️ @robinsanfrancisco
Grocery list by Dad. 🙄
Kiwi, black olive oil, lemon zest, crunchy salt. And...perhaps the best possible way of salvaging a chipped Heath plate?
I am immensely proud of the team @bellecourmn for earning four glowing stars from the inimitable @ricknelsonstrib. Creating numerous outstanding experiences for an esteemed critic is a huge accomplishment, no doubt. However, I am far more proud of the work and sacrifice that it took from every individual to express genuine hospitality through service, food, and acts of kindness to the thousands of other guests who have visited the restaurant and bakery since they opened in March. The sometimes painstaking work of running an extraordinary restaurant is held in millions of tiny decisions made by a whole bunch of people, many of whom are never seen by guests. These stars are built by countless moments of choosing to make the better decision rather than the easier one. They exist because of a collective emotional strength to push past failure and a guiding desire to make an impact, one smile and one moment of joy at a time. Bravo ❤️