From spoons to salt

The spoon chandelier I spotted in Hipsterville over the weekend and featured in an earlier post reminded me of a trip I made to Poland over the holidays. I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Krakow, the second largest city in Poland and the country’s old capital. Unlike Warsaw, Krakow was spared from heavy destruction during World War II because the head of the Nazi government loved it so much. I can understand why — the abundant charm throughout the city is illuminating even in the dark winter days. Continue reading

Let’s spoon

San Francisco has changed significantly since I moved here almost 20 years ago. This is especially true for a neighborhood known as the Mission. Once a predominantly Latin community, the Mission is now a mecca for the City’s young, urban subculture, more commonly known as “hipsters.” Seeing hipsters loose on the streets of this neighborhood is similar to seeing new freshman students at your university when you’re a senior: you just feel old. Seeing hipsters shop at the stores you perused when it was still said Latin community because the merchandise is now considered vintage makes you feel dead. Continue reading