Fans of The White Lotus really ought to head to Biordi Art Imports in North Beach.
Plus, Little Words Project is now selling its beaded bracelets with positive and playful messages at a shop on Fillmore Street and Pact opens a new brick-and-mortar in Palo Alto.
Already missing ”The White Lotus”? Hit up North Beach’s Biordi Art Imports, pronto.
Super sad you had to spend this past Sunday without Tanya, Harper, Lucia and the gang, not to mention that heavenly Sicilian backdrop? Wipe away those tears: HBO’s second season of The White Lotus may have ended but you can keep the Mike White vibe going at home with a trip to Biordi Art Imports to purchase your very own Testa di Moro. ICYMI: The creepy-cool ceramic heads/planters—and the 12th century legend surrounding them—figure prominently in the buzzy, Jennifer Coolidge–led whodunnit.
Since 1946, the North Beach shop has been importing fine Italian pottery from artists all over the country. There’s been a run on the “Head of the Moor” since The White Lotus started airing. Don’t worry, though, the shop has quite a selection (direct from Sicily) in various sizes, styles and price ranges. (We can’t wait to grab a mini version to place next to our Rhaenyra Targaryen Funko Pop.) // 412 Columbus Ave. (North Beach), biordi.com
Fillmore Street welcomes Little Words Project, a little gem of a shop.
Yeah, words matter—and the right ones make great jewelry. See for yourself at the just-opened (très pink) Little Words Project. Although the brand known for its beaded bracelets with positive messages has been around for 10 years, the San Francisco store is its first on the West Coast.
With so many messages to choose from (i.e., Good Energy, Mama, Ride Or Die, Be F*cking Nice, etc.), there’s a bracelet for every wrist. Still can’t find one that speaks to you? Customize your own. Also worthy of note: Each bracelet features a small gold charm with a tracking ID to register online. As the bracelet gets passed from friend to friend (that’s the point), everyone can see its journey.
And while especially heavenly for kids and teens, the truth is people of all ages love them. Anyone in the throes of last-minute shopping panic, relax and make your way to LWP. Of course, we recommend gifting the SF exclusives— rainbow-colored “415” and “The Bay” versions. Word. // 2208 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), littlewordprojects.com
Palo Alto just got a bit greener with eco-friendly Pact’s new brick-and-mortar.
The Bay Area loves its organic cotton basics. So, no surprise, Boulder-based retailer Pact just debuted its second IRL store in Palo Alto’s Town and Country Village. (Sibling number one opened in Hayes Valley a little more than a year ago.)
The 1,300 square-foot space is filled with its signature certified organic, Fair Trade and carbon-neutral essentials—think super soft sweats, tees, loungewear, undies sweaters, and more for the whole family (plus bedding and bath). Seasonal releases and special collections will also be available. On that note, we’re especially stoked about the current restock (it already sold out once) of the Grateful Dead x Pact collab. // Town and Country Village, 855 El Camino Real (Palo Alto), wearpact.com