Living in the Bay Area is pretty great, but during this holidays it's especially magical.  So apologies to readers who don't live here, as this month's edit has a bit of a local slant.  Tuck it away and plan a visit.  

the madrona hotel


| image courtesy of the madrona |

My New Year's Eve plans to hide away at The Madrona to ring in the new year.  

woman making pottery

The two day wheel throwing class I'm taking this weekend at Clay by the Bay.

Shopping for the perfect books for my special people at City Lights Bookstore.  And picking up a few for myself.  

rose uniacke mistletoe

| image courtesy of rose uniacke |

Giant branches of mistletoe as holiday decor. We got ours at the San Francisco Flower Market.


velvet bar chair

This Velvet Bar Chair that's in the shop right now. 

The full sized gingerbread house inside the Fairmont Hotel.  

The reindeer at the California Academy of Sciences.

Christmas drinks at The Tonga Room.

Christmas PJs and cozy cashmere socks.  

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Laurie Furber