The Square - The Official Blog of Union Square San Francisco
The Square is where you can find in-depth coverage of all of the fabulous shops, restaurants, shows, nightclubs, events and services in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco. Think of it as our features section. Wondering what to do on your visit to Union Square, what the top clubs are, where the top holiday celebrations are, where to shop for the hottest trends? We’ve got you covered. Union Square is not only the shopping and style center of SF, it’s also home to some of the most celebrated restaurants, prestigious theatres and hippest bars in the Bay Area, so check it out from an insider’s perspective. We post every Friday about the must-hit shops, restaurants, shows and trends that make us special!
*Guest post by Jae Payne, Creative Manager of London Sole.
If you're a local you already know, and if you’re visiting you’ll quickly learn that San Francisco isn’t always heel friendly. Moving here from Los Angeles, I learned this lesson the hard way on my first weekend out with friends. First, I’ll admit that I completely lived up to my LA stereotype. I was too reliant on my car, my comfortable box with wheels equipped with a closet (a.k.a., my trunk). My first weekend out I had to walk over 15 blocks to a BART station, then get off and walk three blocks to the correct MUNI stop. Then, once I arrived to the right neighborhood I had to walk another ten blocks just to get to my friend’s house. After the first five blocks, I began to regret wearing my cute heeled boots and by the end of my commute I was ready to leap out of them. I was accustomed to my closet car, so of course I didn’t even think to bring a backup pair of shoes to store in my purse. When I arrived I thought, at least I made it, but that wasn’t even the end. Shortly after my friends said, “Let’s just walk to dinner, it’s not that far.” The phrase “It’s not that far” became a theme that night and many nights thereafter. Walking is a way of life in San Francisco and having shoes that won’t slow you down while still looking cute is a must.
Walgreens opened its 10th flagship store in the world and first in Northern California this week right in the heart of Union Square on Powell St. Why get excited about a Walgreens? Besides the fact that it’s 18,000 square feet of beauty, bath, home, health and other products and open from 7:00 am to midnight every day, we’ve assembled our top 10 reasons to check it out:
Does your mom deserve more than a generic card and flowers? We think so! Check out our list of stylish, fun, luxurious and unique gifts all available right here in Union Square. In fact, we suggest you make a day of it, come join us for a fabulous lunch and let mom do the shopping herself. Here are some of our top picks for the well-deserving moms in your life.