Sunday, November 11, 2012

Love Thy Neighbor



A new neighbor

HUDSON GRACE
is open for business
 in perfect time for the holidays
3350 Sacrament Street 
San Francisco

Be prepared to fill some crisp shopping bags 
in this jewel box space designed by 
Michael Bodziner
of Gensler - San Francisco
Conceived by proprietors
Gary McNatton and Monelle Totah
  Style Prevails
at
HUDSON GRACE

SIMPLICITY- ELEGANCE- GOOD TASTE



"Give them what they never knew they wanted"
Diana Vreeland

... like disposable 'cloth' cocktail napkins

or an orange cowhide rug


Natural Wax Tapers

 Rugged Storage

Refined Details

Found Objects


Scented candles 
Displayed under sparkling bell jars 
  No overwhelming fragrance
upon entering this magic world of beautiful things

The devil is in the details
Caligraphy labels identify the enormous varieties of scents

I couldn't resist 
SOLIS REX
from 
Cire Trudon
the world's oldest candlemaker,  established in 1643

LOUIS LOUIS
The Sun King

Close your eyes- 
take a breath
Be transported to the Hall of Mirrors at the 
Chateau de Versailles
The scent of old wooden floors and dripping candle wax 

How much is that doggie in the window ?
Priceless...

 so bring along all your credit cards


www.hudsongracesf.com
HUDSON GRACE
A house A home

Shopped out ???


GARIBALDI'S
a neighborhood favorite
is around the corner

Established 1990
by Proprietors
 John Hurley and Justin Hafen




Garibaldi's has become a San Francisco destination 



 White linens-white dinner plates-fine stemware
sparkle in this beautifully lit chic interior

and the menu...
YUM!



If you are reading this journal entry 
you are probably in a warm, safe,  comfortable spot



PLEASE 

don't forget the horrific damage caused by 
Hurricane Sandy and
the Nor'easter that followed closely on it's heels


Many are still shivering without power or heat

Volunteers are pitching in as they can 

homes have been destroyed


 and lives devastated

Let them know we more fortunate have not forgotten them

 LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

Let your simple act of kindness show your  style 
and
be your way of saying all the complicated things 
you feel when you recognize such agony

DONATE IN ANY WAY YOU CAN

HELP CHILDREN IN NEED- Save the Children and World Vision
FOOD & SHELTER-Salvation Army and American Red Cross
CARE FOR ANIMALS-The Humane Society of the United States
GIVE BLOOD-The American Red Cross
JOIN THE CLEAN-UP- Team Rubicon and Samaritan's Purse

All can be found on line for more information

Thank you for caring

Rela

4 comments:

Gabrielle | Savvy Home said...

I'm definitely hitting Hudson Grace and Garibaldi's next time I'm in San Francisco! Thank you for the great suggestions, hope you're well! X

Denise said...

Thank you for including The Humane Society on your list. I have a friend there now helping with the rescue. When an owner and her pet are reunited, even if all else is lost, everything is righted in that moment. Your blog touches the heart as well as the design soul. Denise

Jennifer Mckingley said...

I love everything in Hudson Grace, it's simply amazing.

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This is Belgium said...

great to learn about your belgian connection!