Thursday Night: The Mission & NoPa

Before the rain started coming down on San Francisco again this Friday, we were blessed with a few days of gorgeous weather that made me want to do nothing but be at the park enjoying rosé. I spent the last moments of the gorgeous, summer-like weather in the Mission and NoPa, checking out the Reformation opening celebration and attending the Divisadero Art Walk with my friend Taryn (who runs this super cool website

Prior to attending the Reformation opening, I stopped by my favorite SF thrift store, No Shop and grabbed a quick chai from Samovar down the street. Though I’ve passed Samovar plenty of times, this was my first time ordering anything. In the past year I’ve started to really get into chai and can see why people are obsessed with Samovar’s!

I don’t think words can accurately describe how excited I was to learn that Reformation is opening in SF (though my bank account is definitely way less excited). Those who were around me when I learned of the opening can attest that I quite literally started jumping for joy. Reformation is a big proponent of sustainable and eco-friendly fashion and also makes the most beautiful clothing. It’s good for the environment and looks good on you! Their SF store is fully decked out with all the technology – everything from touchscreen monitors where you can order items and sizes to your dressing room to sound systems in every fitting room so you can play whatever music you want to try out clothes to.

Post-Reformation we stopped by the Divisadero Art Walk, which is now back after taking a year-long hiatus. We worked our way up Divisadero from Haight to Golden Gate and checked out tons of shops, bars, and boutiques along the way. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Divisadero filled with so many people, and I absolutely loved it. Even though I live in the city, it rarely feels like a true city with all the hustle and bustle. The art walk was a perfect mixture of a big city feel and small neighborhood vibes.


Towards the end of the night, I finally got to try out Rice Paper Scissors, a Vietnamese pop-up that takes place at the Mojo Bicycle Cafe on Divisadero every Thursday. Thought it brands itself as a Vietnamese eatery, they offer other Asian items on the menu as well, like the Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup. My favorite dish was the grilled pork banh mi which was savory, slightly sweet, moist, and spicy.

Seriously looking forward to the sun coming back and can’t wait for all the warm nights that are to come. In the meantime, I’ll be spending all my money at Reformation…


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