Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bella Notte, Blue Bottle & A Few French Treasures

 After reading Trish's post on Linens to Dye For I headed over to the Bella Notte sale on Friday.

Tomorrow I'll show you what I got!

I went to The Point on Sunday to grab a breakfast pizza and to visit some of my favorite dealers.

My first stop is always Coco and Fred's space.

I look forward to seeing the new and wondrous treasures they bring from France each month.

The two of them are always the best treasures but

it's impossible to leave their space empty handed.

I left with a couple of the wooden corkscrews and those horn handled knives!

And then yesterday I discovered that Blue Bottle Coffee Co. opened their headquarters and roasting facility practically in our backyard!

We made a mad dash over to Jack London Square to check it out!

This is BIG!

We had our first taste several years ago in a warehouse in San Francisco and have been hooked ever since...

We have an odd but convivial little coffee kiosk in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley: 315 Linden Street, SF, CA 94102. We have a small menu of espresso drinks, drip coffee, our New Orleans iced coffee, a few cookies from the cute girls at Miette Cakes, and biscotti from Pizzetta 211. We offer beans to sell, dropped off Tuesday morning, Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. We use Clover organic milk, and organic sugar. Please drop by. M-F 7-5 or 6; Sat, Sun 8-5 or 6.”

It hasn't been easy to find until now...

We used to stand in long lines at The Ferry Plaza & Temescal farmer's markets.

And then discovered we could get the drip coffee at our local organic marketplace but having their coffee empire literally right in our backyard is a major coup!!!

Besides hosting an on site roasting facility and a cafe, the warehouse is draped with a gigantic Blue Bottle logo and is part of the most recent revitalization effort of the Jack London Square area.

So good!

if you haven't entered my Giveaway for the DA VINCI dress from Shabby Apple!

Check out the new treasure at


Cashon&Co said...

This looks so fun! I think I am going to ring you on the phone. I seriously want to go up there for a visit. You always look like you are having the best time! And I think your photography skills have become to the point of professional now. :) I am enjoying your posts as I sit under a heating lamp getting my hair colored. Now THERE'S a picture for you!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Your day included so much fun...wish I had been with you. Can't wait to see the linens. I mention you in my post today.

Seawashed said...

Oh this makes me so excited! I have spent my lifetime going to Jack London Square. My parents loved taking me as a child and we've taken our children several times. I even rowed in a race (college crew team) there! I have never had this coffee(I don't drink coffee), but my hub and daughter's will enjoy trying it. When they tranfer to CSUSF I'm sure we will find ourselves at Blue Bottle Coffee Co. It's our kind of place.

Seawashed said...

Bella Notte linens have been on my favorite list for many years...I don't have any yet. Where was the sale?

La Brocanteuse said...

Lovely post, stunning images and I can smell the coffee!! hugs Colette ~ Afrique due Sud

savvycityfarmer said...

I'd just LOVE to share a cuppa' with ya ...

savvycityfarmer said...

p.s. I just found two matching king coverlets ... BN ... egg blue ...
at a garage sale

not kidding

Hamptontoes said...

I agree with Cashon & Company, you do look like you are always having fun. That enthusiasm is contagious!

Burlap Luxe said...

Wonderful, I so wish I were their!!
I soooo miss the Bay area!

I cannot wait to see what you took home with you:) I just know it will be fabulous.

How are you doing Therese I hope all is well and many inspiring eventful days before you!

Annabel Manners said...

Those images are so lovely and vivid... it makes me want to drop everything to shop for treasures and sip extraordinary coffee!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have the best places in your area and now, right in your backyard! May I come for a visit?!


The enchanted home said...

I only recently discovered Belle Notte linens and they are wonderful. I helped my sister choose a bedding ensemble and she just loves their product and has remarked how well they have held up....and worn. Can't wait to see how you made out! I loved this post..I can almost smell the coffee being grinded, yummy...being a serious coffeeaholic, I think I going to go brew my latest fave.....Peet's french roast, I am addicted!! Can't wait to see your bedding!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I have said it before and I will say it again...You are an amazing treasure hunter!!! Truely Amazing!
I am in anticipation as to what you purchased at Belle Notte. Linen, silk? What color? Oh Terri, hurry up and post about it. Can't wait!
And I'm glad you had your coffee fix...hmm, is that why you always have so much energy?
Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's post!

designchic said...

What a fun day...can't wait to see the linens!!