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must shop // Schatzi in San Francisco

I consider myself to be a vintage shopping aficionado, especially in the way of home decor, which is probably why I’m so excited to share the news of Schatzi. Located in the Mission, here in San Francisco, Schatzi is truly my new favorite place to shop for quirky-cool accents for my home. Shopkeepers/owners Charles and Kelvin have the best aesthetic, self labeled as “rustic to refined – mid-century modern abuts folky primitive next to 1970s glamour.” The fact is that no matter your taste, I strongly believe you’ll find exactly what you need (read: want) at this gorgeous little boutique.
rustic and refined home decorFor me, vintage shopping is all about the details, something that positively abounds at Schatzi. I planned to spend about 30-45 minutes in the store… and ended up being there for 2 hours. I just kept discovering more and more the longer I looked. Charles and Kevin did a really great job of curating vignettes on their shelves, so it’s the perfect inspiration to re-create the looks in your own home. vintage glass and brass quirky vintage finds

Meet the newest addition to my apartment, this copper glass bar cart! I couldn’t possibly walk away from this beauty.

vintage copper glass bar cartvintage decantersI’ve always wanted a set of these vintage decanters. I just might head back to get them to complete my bar cart.

vintage vanity )with boob upholstery!)

Schatzi really has a great assortment of what I call ‘smalls.’ You know, all those special touches that turn a house into a home. If you’re looking for something special, this is the spot to find it.

vintage brass lobstersvintage findsBe sure to stop by and visit Schatzi: 1908 Mission Street San Francisco,CA 94103. Also, follow along on instagram for their latest finds.

photography by Jojotastic

there are TONS of columbus day sales going on... here are a few of my favorites

Confession: Columbus Day is one of my favorite non-holiday holidays. Why? Because of the sales, duh. It’s really the perfect time of year to stock up on some essentials, without worrying about them being out of season. Yes, I love a good end-of-summer sale, but chances are, you don’t want to buy a ton of dresses for next year… you wanna wear them NOW. Hence, Columbus Day sales. They are good this year, too. Here are some I plan to hit up:

(through Oct. 13)

there are TONS of columbus day sales going on... here are a few of my favoritesBesides these picks from Madewell, here are a few more things I plan to stock up on this weekend:

there are TONS of columbus day sales going on... here are a few of my favoritesHappy shopping!

enter to win 1 tote bag and 1 tea towel from Nell & Mary #giveaway

Don’t you just love pattern? Well, I do… so meet Nell & Mary, a Portland-based design studio with quite the passion for textiles! Between handmade and functional tote bags and boldly patterned pillows, everything from Nell & Mary feels like a mini work of art — especially the tea towels. I’m sort of obsessed with the Things Organized Neatly-esque prints on the tea towels. Also, they believe that good design is built on great materials, and even better craftsmanship, meaning that they source high-quality materials, and handcraft them in-house into well-designed home goods. Oh, and this is your lucky day: I partnered with Nell & Mary on a giveaway!

enter to win 1 tote bag and 1 tea towel from Nell & Mary #giveawayThe prize is pretty great: one oyster tea towel and one cascade two-tone tote bag! I like to think of it as the perfect prize for your home and for you.

enter to win 1 tote bag and 1 tea towel from Nell & Mary #giveawayIt’s easy to enter: follow both Nell & Mary and Jojotastic on Instagram. Then leave a comment here saying you did so (please note: comments left elsewhere won’t count, so please be sure to leave your comment below!). One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday September 30 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive one tea towel and one tote bag valued up to $105. Good luck!

enter to win 1 tote bag and 1 tea towel from Nell & Mary #giveaway enter to win 1 tote bag and 1 tea towel from Nell & Mary #giveaway

found on Etsy: Oh, Albatross

Etsy is such a troublemaker in my life. I’m just constantly finding things I ‘need,’ like this incredible bunting from Oh, Albatross. Made of vintage metal lithographed letters on rustic twine, this is exactly what I need to hang above my desk, don’t you think? Truth be told… I may have already ordered it.

found on Etsy: Oh, AlbatrossThey’ve also got some other beautiful objects as well… perfect for finishing up my San Francisco apartment. Hey, sorry I’m not sorry, but these pieces are totally in my shopping cart waiting for me to complete my purchase. Let’s hope shopkeeper Regina restocks soon, huh?

found on Etsy: Oh, Albatross found on Etsy: Oh, Albatross found on Etsy: Oh, Albatross
found on Etsy: Oh, Albatrosslinks: mid century metal file divider / vintage enamel camp cups / keep your chin up bunting / classic metal office clips / vintage industrial danger flagbe wild, be wonderful bunting

enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles www.jojotastic.com #giveaway

Candles are my jam. At any moment, I am burning at least one in my home. I just love the atmosphere they create. Today I am super excited to partner with one of my favorite candlemakers Candelles for an awesome giveaway: $100 worth of their hand-poured soy candles! And the timing is perfect, too: they just released some incredible fall fragrances. With options like salted caramel, magnolia and pistachio, and pomegranate cider, it’s tough to pick a favorite, amirite?

enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles www.jojotastic.com #giveawayEntering is easy: head over to Instagram to follow both Candelles and Jojotastic. Then leave a comment here saying you did so!

One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday August 26 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive one shopping credit valued at $100. Good luck!

enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles www.jojotastic.com #giveawayPS – Jojotastic readers get 20% off your order when you use code JOJOLOVESCANDELLES at the checkout. Head here to start shopping!

Pardon this interruption, but this one is is too cute not to share and most definitely for the parents out there… Today I want to share my amazingly talented friend’s Kickstarter campaign for her company Maker by Trade. I used to work with Kam long, long ago and she decided it’s high time to shake up the world of kids’ socks and take the gender out of it. Basically, once a month you can select the socks you want to receive and they will be delivered to you (with stickers, too!). Maybe your daughter is in a dinosaurs phase… or your son really loves hot air balloons. Maker by Trade believes it’s time to let kids be kids. Quite genius, eh?

maker by trade — support this awesome kickstarter for super adorable kids socks every month! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1289530454/maker-by-trade-small-socks maker by trade — support this awesome kickstarter for super adorable kids socks every month! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1289530454/maker-by-trade-small-socksSo head over to Kickstarter to support Kam — heck, I don’t even have kids (and won’t for many, many years, sorry Mom) and I decided I need tiny, adorable socks regardless!

must shop // Le Labo in Venice Beach

My trip recap to Venice Beach is still in the works, but I wanted to share an experience I had while wandering Abbott Kinney: the Le Labo shop. My very first job ever after college was designing packaging for candles, so I’m pretty well-versed in Le Labo’s incredible candles and fragrances. What I wasn’t prepared for, however, was the total WOW experience of being in the physical store. This boutique had all the makings of that modern day apothecary feel: amber tinted glass, black details, and gooorgeous labels. The shop itself is pretty cool: the bar in the front is a great place to customize your own scent, while the back has much more of a lounge vibe.

must shop // le labo in venice beachFor those not versed in Le Labo, they stand for ‘soulful fragrances’ and the power of the handmade. In fact, all candles are hand-poured, all of the fragrances are hand-formulated, and even the roses are hand-picked.

must shop // le labo in venice beachPlus, the store has it’s very own (and free) photobooth! My friend and I had a blast taking advantage of this find. Noodle even got a few shots.

must shop // le labo in venice beachIf you’re headed to Venice Beach, be sure to check out the shop at 1138 Abbott Kinney Blvd.

photography by Jojotastic