Dressing for winter in San Francisco is much more different than dressing for winter in Connecticut. It’s cold enough to dress in layers but not so cold you end up looking like the Abominable Snowman. (You East Coasters know what I’m talkin’ about!) Down vests are one of my favorites to wear here because I was never able to wear them on the East Coast. It’s either too hot or too cold! When Gap Factory gave me free reign in putting together a winter outfit, of course I chose to include a down vest! And a glittery skirt to keep the wintry vibes going (even though I’d wear one in the summer, ya know—gotta take advantage of the fact they are more seasonably appropriate this time of the year). Until recently, Gap Factory was kind of off my radar, but they’ve got great deals for everyone in the fam! You really gotta check it out.
When I lived in Connecticut, one of my favorite things to do in the winter was go sledding. Since we don’t get snow in San Francisco (which is probably a blessing considering the sizes of our hills!), I’ve created new winter traditions. One of which is tea tasting. I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker, but tea—tea is nice. It’s warm and soothing and grounding. There are tons of tea shops in San Francisco, but one that combines sustainably sourced tea with beautiful aesthetics is Song Tea & Ceramics. Peter, the owner, travels to China twice a year to source his tea and ceramics. I love talking to Peter because he gets a glimmer in his eyes when he talks about tea. You can tell he is truly dedicated to his craft.
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