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We're sorry to have kept you waiting.  We had such a great time in Las Vegas at the World Market and with so many great new lines, pieces, and trends to deliver it may take a while to get caught up.

But let's start with our newest line Barclay Butera Lifestyle. 

Most of us have heard his name and seen his face but what's his story?  Well, as much as I would like to say that he told me his story in person most of what I know is from all of his press.  And what press he has!  He's known for his lasting style, his glamourous yet livable atmospheres that focus on heritage and tradition. and of course, his mantra (of sorts) which describes his design style best; "fashion for the home".


Butera got his start by working and helping his mother in her interior design business.  After graduating from law school he decided to go into interior design for himself.  His name and his style (and business) have taken off from there.


The Barclay Butera Lifestyle showroom at the World Market was filled with pieces from all 5 collections; Town, Plantation, City, Modern Beach and Country.  And we couldn't find a piece that we didn't want to take home with us.  Here are a few of our favorites...


(All of the upholstery pieces will be available to order in the full line of fabrics in a month or two ... fully customizable to make it an easy fit).


 And you can't show Barclay without a touch of  Barclay Blue.

We loved the red nailhead on this piece.

All of the accent pillows were done in Barclay fabrics.

 And our number #1 pick...

The Piper Chair

(we should have this in stock again soon).

Next time you come in ask for a tour of all of  the Barclay pieces.  We love seeing them again and again... from desks, dining, living to occassional.





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With full stomachs after enjoying breakfast at The Butler and the Chef we continued on our journey of scouting out the great stores of San Francisco. With notes on stores written years ago, some given to us by friends, other stores seen only in print and online, we google-mapped each location and started our journey. 

A few highlights...

Robin's new place of business... HD Buttercup in SOMA.  

Robin had the day off to tour with us but we were happily greeted by our old friend and past Nantucketeer, Neisa.

HD Buttercup's flagship store is in L.A. and they just opened their San Francisco location with Robin helping lead the team.  (As you can see, no heater here either).

Zonal on Hayes offers a lot to take in.  Local art, found objects and reclaimed pieces make this store intriguing and elaborate.  

We love how they group their antique collections together.

Our list then lead us to Cisco Home and Marc Jacobs... who could resist this window filled with colorful rainboots?

We then headed down a little alleyway to see if Nan's memory served her correctly in finding one of our old vendors.  She found it and then slipped through the secret door.  

We also found one of the locations of the famous Blue Bottle Coffee Company.

I wanted to try a cup for myself but didn't want to wait in line... it was just way too cold outside.

We did take the time to admire the neighborhood's sidewalk planters

and the dogs waiting for their owners to get their coffee.

On the way to the next stop we took in a few neighborhoods... never getting out of the car though.  Again, it was too cold!

And we just couldn't take a trip to the city without visiting Sue Fisher King.  We were there just in time for their January Sale and found some great deals!

There you have it.  The Research and Development part of our day was completed.  We then headed to Union Square to take in some sale shopping (boots, really).  



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