All posts by Traci Teraoka

Owner of Poetica Art & Antiques, President of the Sacramento Street Merchants Association

Mostly British Film Festival

Get your tickets!

It’s time for the Annual  ‘Mostly British Film Festival’ 


This week-long film fest spotlights works from the U.K., Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa.  Check our Vogue Theater schedule or go to this link to see the full list of movies, dates and times.


Meet Santa, Get a photo!

For many families is been a tradition for decades and for some they are doing it the first time.  For just a few more weekends Santa Claus will be available for photos at Dottie Doolittle’s children’s boutique located at 3680 Sacramento St. x Spruce in Presidio Heights.

Saturdays and Sundays in December til Christmas Eve.  11-3pm

Meet Santa Claus on Sacramento St. Weekends in Dec til Christmas Eve!

Love is thicker than smoke

Last month’s massively destructive,  life changing fires in Santa Rosa, Napa and Sonoma affected people near and far. Many of our local businesses collected donations, gift cards and resources to send to shelters.  As we hear about ways to send relief – we will  find ways to help those impacted. Stay tuned.

At the time of the fires, feeling helpless with so much beyond our control,  I had a reminder of what it means to be “open for business.”   I met evacuees, displaced tourists and people who needed a break from the smoke and chaos.  While they were suspended from their normal life and unable to return home they chose to be out walking, eating and browsing through our shopping area because its a respite you can count on.   In fact, I met two young women who lost their mom during the fire. This gave me pause – its about much more than just shopping.  Its finding places to feel safe and connected.  Visiting small shops and finding people you can talk to and share stories with.   Going “out” despite the heartache and creating memories and experiences that give you a little joy or a moment of solace.  It was such an honor to be a small part of their experience.    This is what I love about being a small business owner.

Sacramento Street’s collection of stores, boutiques, salons and restaurants provide good experiences and hopefully great memories too.   We’re  a safe place to stroll by yourself or with your family and friends during the week or weekend.   Delicious food and coffee and plenty of opportunities for personal treats.

Come by and visit soon – our Annual Holiday Stroll is around the corner on Sat. Dec. 2nd.  Santa will be at Dottie Doolitte’s Children’s boutique every weekend after Thanksgiving til’ Christmas for photos.  Dogs can get their photos taken too.

Traci Teraoka,                                                                                                        President Sacramento Street Merchants Assoc.                                    Owner of Poetica Art & Antiques

November 2017

Spring has arrived on Sacramento Street!

Lots of new shops and galleries on Sacramento Street since the beginning of 2017. Rediscover Sacramento St. and see what’s new!

Formerly in the Jackson Square district Lebreton Gallery made the move to Sacramento St. and opened thier doors this year. Located at the corner of Sacramento St and Presidio.  Featuring a beautiful collection of art and furniture.



Monday-Saturday 10AM – 6PM


T + 1 415 291 8484

Figure of a Monkey. Giulia Mangani
Figure of a Monkey. Giulia Mangani














Small brag: Barack Obama dined at Spruce!

Thank you former President Obama and Elon Musk for dining at one of our great local restaurants during your presidency!     Did you know that the burger and fries at Spruce are OUT OF THIS WORLD.  (next time)

Good news for everyone else – you don’t have to have a motorcade and secret service to dine here!  Here are the links for Sacramento St.’s outstanding restaurants:  Spruce, Sociale, The Magic Flute, Garibaldis, NICO and Osteria.


Winter Sales!

Start at Sue Fisher King’s block at Sacramento St x Baker and head West towards Spruce.

Discover great sales tucked into our neighborhood shopping district!   Sue Fisher King, Anthem Interiors, Hudson Grace, Betty Lin,  Alys Grace, Jessie Black, Pascaline Paris, Susan and The Grocery Store, Goodbyes’ Consignment.

SFK Winter sale postcard
Sacramento St. stores are having great sales!
Shop Now! Hudson Grace's winter sale in On!
Shop Now! Hudson Grace’s winter sale in On!  Hudson Grace online click here

Welcome FOUND by maja

San Francisco’s new FOUND by maja home design store is nirvana for lovers of eclectic global style.(Courtesy Guillermo Gusils for FOUND by Maja)

FOUND by maja Home Store Opens in Presidio Heights

If minimalist, beige and kinda boring is your design aesthetic, stop reading now.  However, if you’re a lover of colorful, one-of-a-kind home furnishings and accessories, meet your favorite new hunting grounds: the just-opened FOUND by maja store on Sacramento Street. Owner, globetrotter and interior designer Maja Lithander Smith has curated and collaborated with some of her favorite designers and artisans around the world to bring her “eclectic style that fuses approachable elegance and refined exotic details” to your home. Some of our favorites include the silk Ikat pillows, custom Moroccan rugs and Vietnamese seagrass baskets. // 3484 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights),

(as seen in 7 x7 magazine)

New cafe! As Quoted

Sacramento St. has a great new cafe to check out!

As Quoted is a new Sacramento St. ‘farm to table’ cafe recently opened in the spring of 2016.   It has quickly become a haven for people who want ‘farm to table’, allergy sensitive, healthy menu options plus a great stop for a coffee, or a bite to eat.  Their approach to aesthetics, sourcing and preparation makes this little gem stand out.

Amongst their specialties: Tumeric latte, Rooibos chai latte,  gluten -free homemade muffins and bread and locally sourced Andytown Coffee Roasters plus a menu of select salads, open faced (gluten free) sandwiches and bone broth soup.

  • Featuring locally sourced food and coffee.
  • Locally owned and operated by sisters Andie and Kara Yamagami.
  • The Eat as Quoted website

Here is what people are saying in their blogs:                                               •San Francisco Eater:  As Quoted to Cater to the Mom Set and Allergy-Prone in Presidio Heights                                                                 •Goop’s Wellness post                                                                                                •San Francisco Eater: review

Located at: 3613 Sacramento St.  SF 94118  x  Locust St.                         Open:  M- F  7am – 7pm   & Sat. 7am – 2pm