Saturday, November 7, 2009
Lola of North Beach – San Francisco
Wandering through this charming card and gift shop is a must-do when visiting San Francisco.
From Italian note cards to clever baby gifts (the first place I saw AB/CD onesies) to uniquely scented soy candles (Persian fig, for example), Lola of North Beach is a place to find something unique.
The owners of Lola are a lovely, stylish couple who come from the retail industry and know how to buy, design and run a shop. And now they have two – their first store opened in North Beach in 2002 and recently they opened a new store in Ghirardelli Square.
Lucky for all of us who don’t live in San Francisco, they now have an online store with a great selection of items that are packed and shipped in their trademark light green and brown paper with a free handwritten card as a gift card, if requested. As they say, if you are in the area, “stop by and say hi”…you will be glad to you did.
Lola of North Beach (1415 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133, www.lolaofnorthbeach.com, 415-781-1817)