Floral Grubb Gardens, San Francisco, CA
An area that Lynn has been wanting to go to for a very long time has been Building Resources. I was always hesitant to go here, only because it was so far removed from everything else. Off, lonely in Hunter’s point. When I learned that there was a Ritual Coffee nestled in the back of a garden, I was in. So here we are to bring you a day in Hunter’s Point.
First things first, before you go into the city on any trip check out this website FunCheapSF. Lynn and I will find almost every single event that we attend in SF through this site. On this particular weekend, we decided to visit the Etsy Pop Up Market, conveniently located down the street from Flora Grubb Gardens and Ritual Coffee. To start the morning, drive to Flora Grubb Gardens. Even from the outside, the beautiful walls covered in plants and the large glass window proudly displaying the name of the gardens fill you with a sense of awe. The garden is a strange mixture between antique hipster and modern design.
Old machines from a different era have been overtaken by plants. In this post apocalyptic battlefield, modern chairs and and tables cover the back patio, secluded from the rest of the garden. Walk through the vibrant decor back to the Ritual Coffee shop and have some of their fruit infused drinks, only available in the gardens. You can take your coffee and drink it either in the back patio or, if you are lucky, on one of the small tables set up in the bed of a truck in the heart of the gardens!
We moved on from Ritual, down to the Etsy Mart. This particular pop up shop was small, with only 30 or so vendors. As far as the craft fair scene is concerned, Lynn and I are pretty in the loop. We know the circuit of vendors/fairs and have met most of the vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Quite a few of the vendors we like were there, as well as plenty of new faces. It was nice to get to see new crafts, but as my friend Kevin Chieng said who went “Lynn’s DIY crafts could put these to shame.” That’s right! We took one last look, then took our leave.
Shoe Installation, Building Resources, San Francisco, CA
The last location on the list is Building Resources (You didn’t think I forgot about it did you?) This place is a glorified scrap yard, selling used and donated building materials. If you are looking for cheap materials for your next DIY project, this is the place! Currently, however, this site is hosting an interactive art exhibit. Upon the wall are a grid of pegs. Hanging on those pegs are shoes with letters seared into the heels. The words that were already written said “Legendary Efforts”. The shopkeeper told us that those words would soon be taken down. We decided to add our own words to the board. As cliche as it is, I had been thinking of Dead Poet’s Society that day so I went with “Carpe Diem”. This display is a ton of fun and I highly suggest checking it out. We had fun till the afternoon, so pick a place for lunch/dinner and you have a day in hunter’s point! Hope you enjoyed this post, and until next time, happy adventuring!
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