“I wish everyone could have the luxury of realizing their dreams, if only for a short time,” Crenn says. She has a tattoo on her right forearm of a girl gazing up at a small, perennially fluttering winged pig, “When pigs fly,” says Crenn, explaining the image, “it’s all possible.”
Eel & Ermine is a great little shop in Laurel Heights that sells handmade, custom tailored clothing at amazingly reasonable prices. The year-old boutique is run by co-owners Evelyne Aikman and Elinor Diamond, two friends who decided to create the kind of store they would actually enjoy visiting.
Harley Farms Goat Dairy in Pescadero is one of my most favorite day trips to take from San Francisco. Just an hour's drive south of the city, down a gorgeous oceanfront stretch of Highway 1, the farm offers scheduled dairy tours, cheesemaking classes, and seasonal farm dinners. In addition, drop-in visitors are welcome daily to browse the farm's fantastic shop, sample and buy its award-winning cheeses, and even cuddle a goat or two.
Park Chalet and Beach Chalet are definitely not the tourist traps we've come to expect from oceanfront restaurants. As I found out with a recent visit, the Chalets attract a loyal following of locals with distinctive beers and tasty food (and great weeknight specials.)
Stella & Dot recently nabbed the No. 67 spot on Inc. Magazine's annual list of the top 500 quickly-growing companies. I especially loved Inc.'s accompanying interview with Jessica DiLullo Herrin, Stella & Dot's founder and CEO. I had a feeling that she was a very interesting person and decided to search around a bit for more info on her.
If you liked my interview with Covet Boutique's Adrienne Wiley, you should head on over to the Women's Initiative website, where she's recently been nominated for the 2010 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award!
Sally Fowler and Jessica Moment of Philanthropist Boutique aren't just amazing businesswomen-- they're also fun, down to earth, and impeccably dressed.
After our main interview, I pulled each aside for a quick outfit head-to-toe, and some personal questions about San Francisco, lifestyle and career.
Last month I met with Jessica Moment and Sally Fowler, the co-owners of Philanthropist, a gorgeous designer boutique in Presidio Heights. Philanthropist donates 100% of its profits-- yes, that's everything the shop makes beyond its operating costs-- to charities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I had *so* much fun talking with Adrienne Wiley last weekend, and I'm really excited to share these videos with you. Adrienne is the co-owner of Covet Boutique, a lovely shop in the Inner Richmond that sells locally handcrafted jewelry and other accessories.