San Francisco

San Francisco steeps.

In San Francisco, a city where everyone is working on the next big thing, and with plenty of coffee houses to fuel those working minds, a tea shop on Valencia Street in the Mission district stands still amidst the buzz: the newest addition to the city’s Samovar Tea family.

Kiln envy.

The original mid-century modern pottery house, Heath Ceramics, hasn’t strayed far from its roots over the past 66 years.

Turn style.

SUMMER CYCLES: San Francisco’s Mosi Bicycles rode onto the scene in 2011, introducing updated classic European models as an extension of personal style. The brand is concerned with looking good from handlebar to pedal as much as getting from A to B.

The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond.

At first glance, this is a sapphire and diamond sautoir, a long necklace displaying an ornament where the strands unite. It was created by Italian jeweller Bulgari in 1969, and given as a gift from Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor.

Yachting's prestigious prize.

When the yachts take to the water for the 34th America’s Cup, it will be a sight unlike any yacht race (let alone any America’s Cup race) in  history.

Le Labo’s City Exclusives collection.

Le Labo’s nine City Exclusive scents pay tribute to specific cities where Le Labo shops are found, and are only available in the city they’re named for—until now. Le Labo has released the full City Exclusives collection online and in its various boutiques worldwide, so you can stock up on your favourite scent without the added airfare.

Zen and bathing.

In Japan, where public baths are everywhere, communal bathing is a pleasurable everyday ritual. Visitors who stay at hot springs resorts can experience a mental and physical cleanse while immersing themselves (literally) in Japanese culture.