Well, folks, I am off to San Francisco this weekend! I'm flying to the West Coast for a few photo shoots and the West Coast Rue launch party (if you're in San Fran or the surrounding areas - feel free to stop by Sunday night!). The gals are also throwing me a lil' soiree for my 25th on Saturday night. I am thinking this fabulously fantastic weekend will be like New York Round 2, only half the time away from home and half the stress + running around. Sounds good to me!
In the few hours we have free Sunday, I hope to swing by Sue Fisher King, Anthem, and Past Perfect. All three stores were featured in Rue's premiere issue on page 33; the piece was entitled "Rue Shops San Francisco with Grant K. Gibson." Want to know a secret? Most of the photos you see here were left on the cutting room floor - and you are seeing them here first! Just somethin' to say, I like you. ; )
THE STORE: SUE FISHER KING: 3067 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
WHY: "With a huge collection of Astier de Vilatte china, table linens from Liberty of London, and an endlessly accommodating staff, designer Grant K. Gibson considered SFK his favorite store in town."-Rue Magazine
WHY: "Textured throws, gleaming bar accessories, and posh coffee table books." - Rue Magazine
THE STORE: PAST PERFECT: 2224 Union Street, San Francisco
WHY: "A cooperative of multiple antique dealers, its shelves offer up the one-of-a-kind vintage items... dinettes mingle with gilt Venetian mirrors and rustic Americana." - Rue Magazine
To read more about these fabulous home goods stores, click on over to page 33 in Rue and read up.
I'll be back on Tuesday to show off anything I snatch up on my trip!
Vivian Chen photography for Rue Magazine