Ciel Creative Space
For details and address, inquire at cielcreativespace.com
Ciel Creative Space feels very Berkeley — a welcome indicator that things are falling back into place. In fact, the former warehouse — transformed and reimagined as a creative studio, coworking space, event venue, gallery, cafe and boutique — seeks to be more than just a hub for artsy types. It aims to serve as a therapeutic sanctuary, a “space to be human,” and an example of the power of urban acupuncture. Founded by Cecilia Caparas Apelin and Alexis Laurent, Ciel has nine studios for photo and video shoots, a sound stage, and creative suites for team collaboration in a villagelike collective that offers more than 40,000 square feet of studio and workspace, spanning a full city block. Curious but not feeling creative? Stop in for a coffee at the onsite cafe, browse the gallery of works by local artists or do some shopping at its Lumière boutique.
Anyon Interior Design & Atelier
3384 Sacramento Street, San Francisco | anyondesign.com
Anyon Interior Design has settled into a spacious new home at the corner of Sacramento and Walnut streets, adding to the list of reasons you should schedule a stroll through Presidio Heights soon. The window-lined 1907 Edwardian storefront that formerly housed Marilyn Jaeger Skincare Studio now provides an elegant backdrop for interior designer Lindsay Anyon Brier’s atelier, punctuated by a clean, minimalist vibe with its white walls, bleached oak flooring and a stunning marble fireplace procured on a recent trip to London. Whether you’re a designer on the hunt or looking to brighten your own space, you’ll find a thoughtful selection of art, furnishings, accessories and gloriously heavy art and design coffee-table books. Visitors may find themselves lingering in this space filled with possibilities — soaking up the dreamy color images by French photographer César Ancelle Hansen and a selection of spherical vases by Montana ceramicist Giselle Hicks.
The Perfect Provenance
1300 First Street, Suite 352, Napa | theperfectprovenance.com
The Perfect Provenance — or TPP — is now bringing its eclectic selection of clothing, accessories, home decor and gifts to Napa. The new wine country location is the third for the luxury lifestyle store, which has boutiques in Tiburon and Greenwich, Connecticut, and has received multiple “best of” awards, including a Marin Independent Journal Readers’ Choice Award. With its constant stream of new arrivals and curated collections, the shop focuses on quality — from menswear by Hartford Paris and Benson & Cherry and women’s designer pieces by Vanessa Bruno and Ba&sh Paris to home decor from Kartell, Baobab and LSA International. Founded five years ago by Lisa Lori, TPP also makes a point of giving back by carrying the Smile Collection (including the new Smile California tees) with proceeds benefiting the international children’s charity Operation Smile.
Barrio Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street, Suite J101, San Francisco | barriosf.com
While some of us can’t help but associate Ghirardelli Square with dessert, it’s now also a destination for savory and spicy Mexican fare and agave delights. Billy Riordan and Tim Milojevich’s new Barrio Ghirardelli Square is an impressive (and bigger) sister to Barrio North Beach, which they launched in 2018. Offering views of Aquatic Park, a large outdoor patio, private dining room and art galore — including murals by Chris Peralta and Max Ehrman (who painted a prismatic ode to the crab, Barrio’s “spirit animal”) — the new hot-spot features an expansive menu that is almost exclusively gluten-free, filled with recipes inspired by the Yucatán and Jalisco. Start with the ensalada del Barrio, nachos or streetstyle queka (quesadilla) with house-made heirloom blue tortillas, then tuck into a taco platter featuring cochinita pibil (bananaleaf- roasted marinated pork), beef birria or vegan chorizo. Chances are, you’ll probably end up passing on that dessert.