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SHOPPING PAOLOCL0036170 Fun, funky, hip and handcrafted Italian shoes are the draw at this store; choose from a selection of European-style boots, dress shoes and sneakers that are sure to set your feet in motion. 524 Hayes St., 415.552.4580.


H GHIRARDELLI SQUARECL003419 The renovated former chocolate factory site is now home to boutiques and restaurants. Three chocolate shops ensure sweet-tooth satisfaction. Boutiques include Helpers Bazaar, Gigi + Rose, Jackson & Polk and ElizabethW. Fine dining options include McCormick & Kuleto’s, San Francisco Brewing Co. and The Pub. 900 North Point St., 415.775.5500.

H ANCHORAGE SQUARECL002368 This is the biking, touring, shopping and dining hub of Fisherman’s Wharf, with more than 35 activities, stores and restaurants to explore. Validated parking is available at Anchorage Square Garage on Beach Street. 500 Beach St., 415.673.7762.

JAPANTOWN CENTERCL0034195 A five-acre center in Japantown with more than 30 shops featuring Japanese antiques, jewelry, books, apparel and arts, plus 19 restaurants, Kabuki Springs & Spa and the Sundance Cinemas Kabuki. 1610 Geary Blvd., 415.567.4573

CROCKER GALLERIACL003419 This three-story, open-air shopping and dining complex located at the intersection of the Financial District and Union Square houses a mix of distinctive local retailers on its first two levels and a selection of restaurants on its top floor. Covered by a glass, arched roof that was modeled after the Galleria Milan, it has free Wi-Fi throughout. 50 Post St., 415.393.1500.

STONESTOWN GALLERIACL0034197 The enclosed mall on the southwest side of the city is anchored by Macy’s, Nordstroms, and numerous specialty retailers. 3251 20th Ave., 415.759.2626.

H EMBARCADERO CENTERCL0034192 The office towers stretching west from the foot of Sacramento Street, known as 1, 2, 3 and 4 Embarcadero, also house more than 100 retailers, 30 restaurants and a movie theater. Restaurants include Sens for Mediterranean favorites and Osha Thai for some of the best curry around. 415.772.0700.

H UNION STREET NEIGHBORHOODCL0058267 Located in historic Cow Hollow, wellheeled Union Street is home to more than 250 shops, galleries and boutiques, as well as restaurants, street cafes, salons and day spas. It closes to traffic throughout the year to host a variety of family-oriented festivals. Union Street, from Van Ness to Steiner sts., 415.441.7055. WESTFIELD SAN FRANCISCO CENTRECL003419 This nine-story shopping mall features Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and more than 200 shops and restaurants, including the fine-dining Restaurant Collection Under the Dome. 865 Market St., 415.495.5656.

SPAS H REJUVÉ WELLNESS CENTER AND SPA This spa uses scientific data and real-time skin analytics to customize facials and massages for each individual client. Its location in the Westin St. Francis Hotel makes it a perfect place for tired travelers and conference attendees to escape for restorative therapies. The spa also houses the San Francisco Institute for Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine, where medical professionals and surgeons perform cutting-edge cosmetic procedures, from facelifts and tummy tucks to stem cell and hormone treatments. 421 Post St., Floor 14, 415.993.2232.

SPECIALTY FOODS CALIFORNIA CAVIAR COMPANY Founded by “The Caviar Queen” Deborah Keane, California Caviar Company partners with the nation’s top farmers, importers, purveyors and chefs to source an impressive collection of sustainably-harvested caviar from around the world. 302 Caledonia St. #6, Sausalito, 415.332.0822. DANDELION CHOCOLATECL0045097 Dandelion is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The tasting bars are a labor of love, and consecutive Good Food Awards serve as proof of concept. They are made of two ingredients, beans and sugar, and do not contain the fillers like vanilla, cocoa butter or lecithin found in most formulas, even premium bars. The beans are meticulously sourced from farms that are selected for quality and commitment to the environment and to the workers. The Mission District factory features

a cafe that serves hot and cold chocolate beverages and mochas as well as a bakery. 740 Valencia St., 415.349.0942. 1 Ferry Bldg. MIETTECL003054 French for little crumb, Miette is a charming, cheerful and modern pastry shop that offers a seasonal selection of cakes and cupcakes, tarts, cookies, confections, cake stands and other vintage dessert ware at its Ferry building location. The Hayes Valley shop is filled with old-fashioned candy, confections from around the world, treats made by local artisans and made-toorder organic cotton candy. 1 Ferry Building Marketplace, 415.837.0300. 449 Octavia St., 415.626.6221. Jack London Square, 85 Webster St., Oakland, 415.663.1300. RECCHIUTI CONFECTIONSCL003617 Michael Recchiuti founded his company based on the idea that once you introduce people to truly exquisite chocolates, they’ll be won over instantly and forever. Amen. His chocolates come in unusual and wonderful flavors, and they are absolutely beautiful to look at. Be sure to try a fleur de sel caramel—burnt caramel and sea salt in dark chocolate. 1 Ferry Building Marketplace, 415.834.9494. SPICE ACECL004208 Considered by some to be one of the best spice shops in the world, this locally owned store on Steiner Street has more than 400 of the finest spices, herbs, blends, salts, peppers, chiles and extracts from around the globe. Tasting jars offer a chance to experience every spice. Try the customer favorites: Pacific Heights spice blend,



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