SF Design and Fresh Raspberry Scones

Here's what I have been up to...
making delicious raspberry ricotta scones 
that you freeze raw and bake when needed
so you can always serve a fresh warm scone!
The recipe is from
Smitten Kitchen.
I used half raspberries and half blueberries 
and sprinkled powdered sugar on mine
Also, let's face it--
they are great with a little pat of butter.  
Or, for dessert with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
After a scone (with butter), 
Chief and I like to walk down to the Marina.
I spent some time at Witford in the 
SF Design Center
looking at Lee Industries furniture for clients
...this sofa is a comfortable, classic.

I love the stitching and details on this pretty leather chair.
Another client is getting this custom chair 
in a cool Greek Key tone on tone fabric
which I will show you when its ready.

Palechek has some classics that even 
look good from the back.

What's not to love?
Fun light fixtures also from Palechek.
Coup is across the street and I want to do a whole post about this.
When Netta was here we walked to the 
love this ceiling detail.

in Union Square has started and I don't think 
Macy's has ever looked and smelled prettier!

My mom and sister come tomorrow 
for a visit and I'm going to have warm scones 
for them for breakfast!


  1. Don't you love those Palacek lights? I am thinking about them for Tahoe! I love that Lee chair as well you can't go wrong with that!! Glad you made it to Coup! Let's get together in a couple of weeks! I need to head up there when I get back from Tahoe.

  2. ok either you need to move to Houston or I need to move there. I officially want to be your neighbor. then maybe i'll learn how to cook and entertain like you without becoming an anxious mess. you make it seem effortless :) I think someone should give you a book deal...just saying :)

    1. Are you kidding me, Nancy??? You are a marathon runner, great writer and have three little boys???
      YOU are amazing!

  3. Those scones look heavenly...Don't you love Smitten Kitchen? I will definitely try them, raspberries being one of my weaknesses. Chief is getting to be a little man about town, he's so adorable! Love seeing what you've been up to and look forward to your finished projects reveal. Have a wonderful time with your mom and sister, I know you will have the best time with so many fun things to see and do!
    xoxo Gail

  4. Yum, those scones look and sound delicious. Enjoy your visit with your mom and sister!

  5. Chief is just the cutest!

    xo Lily

  6. The scones sound delicious Mary Ann and so does your walk with your cute pup. Have fun this weekend!

  7. Lovely finds and those scones look amazing!! Yumm!

  8. I love a good scone - or as my husband would say, "stone." He always pronounces it wrong cause it makes me laugh.

  9. Mary Ann, those scones oh how yummy. I love all of the wonderful furnishings you are scouting out for clients! A big thumbs up!

    The Arts by Karena

  10. Looks like you're really enjoying SF. Off to check out that scone recipe!

  11. Could Chief be any cuter? Have a wonderful visit with your mom and sister. They will love the scones!

  12. How I loved the Macy's Flower Show. I love traveling along with you around SF. I will not be trying to make scones, I know my limits.

  13. Yum.....raspberry scones!! Love those chairs and use Lee sofas and upholstery a lot, great quality, made in the USA and sell priced! Fun lighting by Palechek....hoping you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

  14. I love the lighting. And the scones! LOL! Have a great Friday and weekend.

  15. The sconces look yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe Mary ann and for taking us on your 'walks', its always fun and you see so many beautiful things too!

  16. Your scones look wonderful! Nothing better than a warm scone! I love Palechek, always have! En joy your visit with your mom and sister!

  17. Mary Ann, Love scones! Great idea having them frozen. Looks like you are enjoying SF! Hope you have fun with your mom and sis!

    x Kim

  18. MAry Ann - fresh warm sconces sound so good to me! can you send me some.. ha! Love seeing what you have at the SF deign center. Hope you have a great visit with you mom and sister. enjoy!!

  19. I'm hosting our women's group next Saturday morning and those scones look just perfect! Thanks for the great timing; and enjoy the visit!

  20. You are the winner of the diffuser at Uptown Acorn.... please contact me!

  21. Nice. I love scones. You are such a gracious hostess.

    I like Lee upholstery....wish I was a dealer. :-) You too?

  22. I love those lights....and the ceiling is amazing!


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