Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Meeting Grant and Scot & Sue Fisher King

It's always great fun when a business trip can include a wonderful design-focused diversion. A few weeks ago I was in San Francisco for work and was very happy to have a chance to meet Grant Gibson and Scot Meacham Wood. As a long time fan of their work and their blogs, I really appreciated their willingness to take time out of their day to meet-up at Sue Fisher King and then on to a cafe for coffee and conversation. Charming, funny, interesting and a great pleasure to talk with - it was the highlight of my trip. Thanks Grant and Scot!
Sue Fisher King seems to top everyone's list for a must-visit while in San Francisco. Grant mentioned it in his piece in Rue magazine and the store has an impressive and beautifully selected range of linens, towels, bedding and other wonderful home accessories. I don't think I've ever seen a wider selection of cashmere throws in one place.


Genius packaging.
Love this fresh, light table setting. Some people are sticklers for white candles, but colored candles, like these blue ones, are really beautiful here.
Outside there's a display of Lavastone tables and samples of the range of saturated color options for both tabletops and counters.
This was my 4th trip to San Francisco but my first trip to Sue Fisher King. I really missed out those other 3 times!

12 comments:

Boxwood Terrace said...

What a fun trip! I love all the white tableware at SFK and the blue candles you mentioned.
Deborah

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh Michele.....I love Sue Fisher King. I lived a short walk from there just a decade ago. It was always a highlight of my weekend to grab a coffee and head over to this adorable little shop. In fact, the robe I wear every single day....came from there. So happy you got to go there and meet Grant and Scot!!!
xo E

Sanity Fair said...

Great travel tip! Thanks! I love that table setting - colored candles included. Grant Gibson has impeccable taste, so I'm not one bit surprised his recommendation turned out to be top notch.
-SF
P.S. I'm hosting a Marc Jacobs jewelry give away! I hope you'll stop by! http://sfair.blogspot.com/2010/10/marc-jacobs-give-away.html

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

I get so excited when I see rows of anything lined up in a rainbow - but then it is absolutely impossible to choose one color and I am always disappointed with my choice. It never looks as good as it does with the rest of the rainbow!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Oh my goodness, such a beautiful shop. The bowls on the tablescape are gorgeous! The throws and linens are so beautiful. The entire place looks perfect.
I will definitely go by when I get to San Francisco. Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice day.
Teresa

tartanscot said...

I"m SO glad we had a chance to sit and chat for a while on that lovely afternoon.

And I'll see you soon when I'm in DC in the new year!

cheers,
Scot

Design in the Woods said...

Lovely! Both the shop and your meet up with those wonderful designers. Jealous! I love those candles too.

quintessence said...

I have always wanted to go to Sue Fisher King's store - and your shots do not disappoint - looks like a beautiful space with fabulous merchandising!!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Hearing about and seeing the beautiful pictures of Sue Fisher King, makes me want to start planning a trip to SF!
Susan

Grant K. Gibson said...

Loved meeting you and spending time at Sue Fisher King! Do come back again to SF soon.

mydesignchic.com said...

I'm so glad to see the colored candles! I just bought these fabulous gold, twisty candles for the holidays, but I was wondering if they were a little much... I guess if Sue Fisher King can do it, so can I, right?

Reggie Darling said...

What a fun trip you have had. It is quite marvelous to meet fellow bloggers, don't you think? Sue Fisher King is a delightful resource. And who doesn't love SF?

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