at the beginning of our san francisco trip we met derek & lauren (owners of the curiosity shoppe) at a great organic vegan mexican restaurant gracias madre. they gave us the sweetest japanese baby craft book- thank you! after lunch we stopped by their shop and i bought a case for my sunglasses and checked out the forage bow-tie show. then we went around the corner to gravel & gold. the small street between valencia and mission (is it lexington or san carlos?) is one of my favorites in the city. maybe it’s because the houses remind me of brooklyn and the yards are overflowing with wild plants. josh and i both fell in love with the plaid chair at gravel & gold, but (sadly for us) it’s sold as a set with a couch and we don’t have space for a couch too. i did buy a top made out of the most amazingly soft linen/cotton and a loaf of bread.