Where to Go? What to Eat? in San Francisco with Legion

This week, we asked Legion San Francisco owner Sydney Pfaff the local hotspots in her neighborhood.

LEGION is a shop and art gallery located in San Francisco. The shop features artful goods for your home and body, from candles to ceramics, art & design goods. Art shows hosted at the shop feature both up-and-coming and established artists. 

What do you love most about your area and how long have you been located there? 

Legion has been in Lower Nob Hill now for almost a year, prior to which we were in Chinatown for four and a half years. Sutter Street, our current street, is wonderful — lots of great neighboring businesses, particularly art galleries and amazing restaurants. I lived a block away from the space when I first moved here in 2003, so I have a soft spot for the area.

Is your area known for anything in particular?  

Our block is probably most notable for Liholiho! It’s one of the best (in my opinion) and most popular restaurants in the city. But we’re also super close to Union Square, so the area is constantly filled with both tourists and residents. 

Describe your favorite sights and activities in your area:

PHOTO FROM FLICKR

We’re in such a central location, so close to many different neighborhoods, and I’m fortunate enough to get to walk to and from work every day! There are a few galleries nearby that I love: Hashimoto ContemporarySpoke Art, and Chandran GalleryHuntington Parkis a great neighborhood park. I bring my two dogs to work every day, so we usually stop through their on our walk home.

What are your favorite places for food/drinks in your area?

Photo from Del Popolo

Del Popolois another one of my favorite restaurants — best pizza — and Royaleis one of my favorite little local bars. Other good spots that I frequent are Gen Gen Room(the downstairs bar at Liholiho), HogwashPCH, and Stookey’s Club Moderne.

Retail Spotlight: Park and Pond in San Francisco

Park and Pond-Shop-San Francisco-LocalPark and Pond opened in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood in August 2011. Founded by Bay Area natives and sisters, Jessica (pictured below) and Abbey Herman, Park and Pond is the source for awesome, creative, useful, and well-designed goods such as jewelry, stationery, gifts, home items, art, and bath and body products that have been produced within 100 miles of San Francisco. The store has been named the Best Place to Pick up a Hostess Gift and Best Homegoods by Bay Area A-List for three consecutive years!!! Pretty fantastic. Owner Jessica Herman, shares a few of her favorite things below.Park and Pond-Jessica-Shop-San Francisco-Local

1. What is your favorite color?
My favorite color has always been green. Followed closely by black.

2. Go to cocktail or beverage?
Go to cocktail is a dirty vodka martini.

3. Favorite dessert?
Favorite dessert is anything with chocolate!

4. Furthest place you’ve traveled?
Furthest place I’ve traveled would be to Cape Town, South Africa. And I absolutely loved it, and would definitely go back!

5.Three Destinations/Experiences on your bucket list? Japan, Cuba, and Burma

6. Favorite Etta + Billie product?
Favorite Etta + Billie product right now is the grapefruit cardamom body oil, but we just got the Vendetta IPA soap in, and it smells absolutely amazing!

Park and Pond-Etta-Billie-Soaps-Shop-San FranciscoFind out more about Park and Pond!
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Park and Pond
1422 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
OPEN: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 7pm & Sunday 12 – 5pm