brands, shops, and local businesses

I value authentic and unique experiences in the things I buy. Not only that, but an acknowledgement of the power these brands have on our current and future world in terms of labor, sustainability, and impact.

I love to try new products and businesses to experience their quality and service-levels. Here, you’ll find a short list with the best of the best, 10/10 brands and services in my experience. Note that local businesses are mostly based in the cities where I’ve lived.

Check it out below and let me know what you think.


Your Neighborhood Thrift Store

Literally, any thrift store. Buy vintage, used goods and help save our planet.

Cloud-Hidden Plants

This San Francisco, North Beach-based succulent shop takes their seedlings seriously. Stop bye and say hi, you won’t regret it!

More soon!



Well-known, but unstoppable, Patagonia refuses to back down when it comes to the environment and our planet. Support them.


Stylish, European-inspired sneakers, made in Brazil using ethical and sustainable practices.


These boots have saved the day more times than there are wet, pot-hole puddles on Italian streets.

Red Wings

Quality pays, and it shows. I love my Red Wings; Goodyear welt, and made to last.


Backpacks and accessories with functional design. I recommend the shop on Valencia Street in SF.

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Common Goal

Join the world of football in giving back 1% for vetted, worthy causes. Founded by Juan Mata and the admirable team at streetfootballworld, learn more here. ⚽️❤️🌍

The Bloom

The Bloom is a newsletter-based resource for the modern, global feminist. Weekly job opportunities, inspiring news, uplifting media, and more.

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