Design Trends and Fun in San Francisco

Happy Summer!  I've been out and about in SF and want to show you some things on my radar...

First, on Friday, my friend Mindy and I toured the SF Decorator's Showcase (ends on Memorial Day).
Some highlights...
Designer: Martin Kobus Home
Photographer:  Russell Abrahams

In a tiny, neutral study, this papered ceiling really pops.
Blossoms floating in glass...

How about this Fortuny table skirt?
I'm stealing this idea of ferns and moss in the base of the tree...

Next stop...the new Minted store downtown...
It's fun to be able to see and touch items that before were only available on line...like

You can make an appointment for party planning.
There is a new, massive Apple store in Union Square with a two story fountain.
I like this herb planter idea at the downtown Anthro store (smells great too)...but does the flatware placement seem funny?
 It's a beautiful weekend here in SF.  Our daughter and her friend are visiting and we are  having lots of fun.   We went to the Oscar de la Renta exhibit yesterday and I'm taking them back to the Minted store and general walking around town.  What are you up to?


Great Finds for Summer While "Exercising" at World Market

So, I got a new Fitbit (steps tracker) for Mother's Day and I'm trying to get in 10,000 steps (about four miles) a day.  It was a bust for a couple days last week when I was down with a cold, but I'm doing better.

It's easy to log in steps when I am distracted...

Like when checking out this reversible indoor/outdoor rug at World Market (thinking: the smaller side would be cute in a mudroom or laundry room.  On sale).   There are lots more.
World Market is down a steep hill at Fisherman's Wharf...the walk back up is killer so I spent some steps in the big store (on flat ground).

How about this bench at the foot of a young girl/teen's bed?  Impact on sale at half price!  As I keep on steppin...
Want some instant Boho Chic?  Throw a quilt like this over the back of your sofa or picnic table.

At your next outdoor party, how about wrapping silverware (even plastic) in pretty paper napkins and serving them in this...  Or leaving your knives, forks and spoons on the counter or island for easy access.  It may only be available in the store.
This collapsible tote bag... really caught my eye.  Be fun for a boat or the beach.  At $20 you could bring it as a hostess gift
filled with chilled sparkling water or...
 Oh man...why do I weirdly love these little pitchers and egg cups so much?
I could use a new hat for our upcoming vacation... Good prices.  I can't seem to carry hats off though.  Need a second opinion.

 I'd like to fill this handwoven basket with goodies and have a delicious picnic by the Bay...
 So guess what really happened during all my "exercise" at World Market?  I lost my new Fitbit!!!
My telephone said it was updating so that meant it was in the store.  After an hour of searching for it (I was going crazy), I downloaded this app.  It tells you when you get warmer/closer to it.
Guess where it was?  Yep...inside one of these...     I had checked before but they must have been moved around.  I'm wearing it tighter now and with a toggle over the clasp.

 Have you considered getting a Fitbit?  I notice them on people's wrists everywhere now.
What do you think of this to hide the Fitbit?  It's on sale right now.