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Welcome to Perfect Saturday, a weekly Racked feature in which we outline the best places to spend the afternoon in a particular neighborhood, starting with brunch and ending—who knows!
Do Sacramento Street's design crawl and find some gems along the way; photo via Hudson Grace
It's likely that not much is on the agenda for a lazy, day-after-V-Day Saturday. Sleeping way in sure sounds good to us—especially if a little brunch with girlfriends at B. Patisserie and a leisurely stroll down Sacramento Street are what follow. It's the perfect excuse to gab with the girls and give (or get) the full, juicy scoop on tonight's escapades while also keeping an eye out for accessories to freshen up your home. Think of it as a cultural trip—like one to the museums except better because you can actually touch and buy and bring the beauties home.
Drive (or walk) to the corner of California and Divisadero, and find the sun-drenched B. Patisserie a few storefronts west of Divis at 2821 California Street. Our sister site at Eater just recently spoke with owner Belinda Leong about passing the one-year mark. In the interview, Leong talks about taking a while to figure out demand and not selling out of pastries by early afternoon. Although she seems to have it dialed, err on the side of caution and try to arrive ahead of the brunch rush. Kouign amanns are a must order, but you really can't go wrong with any of the other pastries. And find design inspiration from the light-filled, marble-topped bakery space for your shopping ahead. [Photo by Aubrie Pick, via Eater]
After a good carbo-load on pastries and finding your caffeine buzz from coffee, walk the two blocks to March (3075 Sacramento Street) to eye the gorgeous Agas and cookware. After envisioning a total redo of your own, Aga-less kitchen, settle on some delicious almond butter to take home (and to prepare on your non-Aga stove). [Photo via March]
A hop, skip, and a jump next door to March is The Future Perfect (3085 Sacramento Street). Here, we're obsessed with the Sputnik-esque lighting chandeliers. And a well-kept secret is the store's jewelry selection. If you didn't get exactly what you wanted for V-Day, then treat yourself to these edgy drop earrings. [Photo via The Future Perfect/Instagram]
Cross the street and continue down Sacramento a block and a half until you come across Anthem (3274 Sacramento Street). This store may feel more on the traditional end of the spectrum, but the in-house line of candles are always great hostess gifts. Buy a few and keep them stocked for any last-minute dinner parties that land on your agenda. [Photo via Anthem]
Another block and it's another store. Hudson Grace (3350 Sacramento Street) is an oasis of truly exquisite decor for those who love to entertain. From colorful linen napkins to matte gold flatware, this place really has it all. There's also tons of HG-exclusives and vintage in the mix. [Photo via Hudson Grace]
The final shop along the stretch is Anyon Atelier (3452 Sacramento Street). For the eyes and mind that feel a bit of strain from design-overload, this is the clean ending to the delicious feast. There's no clutter here, and the light hardwood floors give the store a relaxed, beachy vibe. But do prepare to fall head over heels for the large-scale prints that hang on the walls—especially this one by French surf photographer Cesar Anselle Hansen.
The icing on the cake of a splendid Saturday spent with gal pals is a stop into Nail Pretty (3315 Sacramento Street). It may not look like much from the outside, but it is hands-down the best $12 (it used to be $10!) manicure in the city. It's probably best to make the appointment by calling 415-673-9818 ahead of sitting down to brunch, but walk-ins are also welcome. [Photo via Nail Pretty]
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