Neighborhood watch: Hayes Valley

by coco

Less than 15 years ago, there was no such thing as Hayes Valley.  There was the Fell St. Exit and there was darkness. Down comes the exit, fast forward a few years (and a lot of construction) and we have Octavia Blvd!  Then the park, Blue Bottle Coffee in Linden Alley, chic little shops paying over priced leases (location location!), Bar Jules, a star in it’s own right…and next thing you know, BAM! Hayes Valley. The new “it” SF neighborhood was born.

Here are a few pics of my favorite sights in the neighborhood right now. From top left: John Coltrane mural on Nabilas Store Front. (which happens to have been painted by my very talented boyfriend! See his website here.) Door, Peace Industry Rugs. Bar Jules street front.  Wall, Bar Jules interior. View from park. Sculpture in park. Colorful building (and view from my office window!). Blossoms. I ❤ Boston Terriers!

Happy Friday my friends! It’s sunny, it’s not freezing, life is good. One more day here at work and then off to what promises to be a wonderful weekend.xo, coco