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Out and About Sourcing in San Francisco

Living in the city has its perks – one of them being that everything is right at our fingertips. When sourcing for clients, I try to shop as locally as possible. I love supporting small businesses and what they bring to San Francisco. As a designer, I’m constantly on the go in my daily routine and no day is the same. I find myself venturing out to source for clients around town on most weekdays – picking up props, selecting flowers, or finding the perfect furniture. It’s essential to have Uber at my fingertips to make my everyday routine easy and hassle free. I’ve been asked quite a bit lately what some of my favorite spots are around the city, so I’m taking you on a little ride through my day sourcing for a client.


First stop, picking up flowers. There are times when I can’t make it to the flower market in the morning, so I go to my neighborhood flower shop that is always bursting at the seams with stunning blooms. They do an incredible job at Bloomers. Something that I love about this flower shop, is that they also have an amazing selection of baskets, vases and planets that I can source for clients.


Next, I headed to Hayes Valley to a hidden gem – Tazi Designs. Located on Linden, this store is filled to the brim with stunning merchandise from Morocco. It’s a store you could easily miss when walking around Hayes Valley, but it’s not to be missed.


Located right next door to Tazi Designs is Blue Bottle. Who doesn’t need a little pick me up to help get them through a day of sourcing around town? This is especially true on a warm day. It’s always important to take a break and figure out where to head next.


Last stop of the day is the brand new Cisco Home on Sacramento Street. We use Cisco all the time for projects and now that it is located just a few blocks from our office, it makes it even more convenient to go check out the pieces and fabrics in person.

Since each day I have a different schedule each day and I’m heading out to source all around the city, it makes it vital to have all of my go-to shops at my fingertips. With Uber, I’m able to save all of these spots in my saved places. Instead of having to go look up their address each time I set out for my day, they are right there for me to use when calling my next ride.

I’m thankful that I can enjoy myself while sourcing thanks to Uber and not have to worry about looking for parking in each location – something every San Franciscan is challenged with!

This post is a partnership with Uber. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street


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