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Introducing Alycia Moore Photography

What part of town is your business and what do like most about living and/or working there?

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I like that I am central to downtown but that it also has a nice suburban feel.

Tell us about your business—what do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for most, what differentiates you from other competitors, etc.

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I am a photographer and videographer with a specialty in weddings, portraits, families, and landscapes.

Walk us through your story—how did you get into your line of work, what made you get started, and how did you get to where you are now?

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I picked up an old film camera about 10 years ago and it’s been a love story every since!

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Rooted In Mud: Handmade Ceramic Goods From a Nob Hill Local

San Francisco Real Estate

What part of town is your business and what do like most about living and/or working there?

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Nob Hill. I love living in Nob Hill because there is such a strong sense of community. All of my neighbors are so friendly and always very social. My studio is in Nob Hill as well and its amazing to be able to walk there.

Tell us about your business—what do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for most, what differentiates you from other competitors, etc.

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I create hand-made ceramic goods. I specialize in lidded boxes made from a variety of clays and finished with a variety of glazes. My pieces are unique because of the handles I attach onto them with leather straps. I have been working on these deigns for the past two years and it’s exciting to watch them come to life and see the ideas change and develop.

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The Coolest #MadeInSanFrancisco Finds We’ve Seen on Instagram

There’s something to be said for shopping local, regardless of what you’re buying or how much you’re spending. When choosing to support local businesses, restaurants, artists, and creators, you’re not only get a more unique experience or product, but also the satisfaction of supporting your local neighborhood, community, and the city as a whole.

So the next time you’re looking for a decorative piece of artwork, handmade clothing, or just about any household item of sorts, why not see what some of San Francisco’s most creative minds have to offer? And to make it just a little bit easier, we’ll even get your search started for

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Winter Warm-Up: Blankets That Are Sure to Keep San Franciscans Nice & Toasty This January

If you already live in San Francisco or have spent any extended amount of time here whatsoever, chances are you know that January is usually the coldest month on the calendar (great way to kick off the new year, right?).

During a typical January day in San Francisco, the average high usually falls somewhere between 55 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit, which might not seem all that bad on the surface, but also consider that the average low tends to drop down into the mid-to-high 40s, which can certainly feel quite chilly, especially if you’re close to the waterfront.

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Our Short List of San Francisco’s Best Coffee Joints

Let’s face it—coffee is an essential part of the day for so many people who live in San Francisco, and luckily for those of us who can’t start the day without a good cup of Joe, there are more than a few great local coffee houses around town that help jump start our mornings and get the work day started off on the right foot.

In recent years, it seems like a wave of new coffee joints have sprouted up all over the city, especially in neighborhoods like the Financial District and South of Market. Other more established coffee shops in San Francisco that have been around for decades also help fill out various neighborhood landscapes and are always worth supporting whenever possible. But depending on where you live or work, sometimes grabbing a quick cup of coffee on-the-go is more about convenience than anything else, which is certainly understandable as well. But if you’re like us and love checking out new restaurants, bars, cafes, and coffee shops every now and again, here’s a short look at some of the many local spots that have quickly become several of our favorites.

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New South San Francisco TOD Looking to Include Additional 50 Units

According to a recent report from the San Francisco Business Times, a new transit-oriented development in the works is seeking approval to include an additional 50 units on top of what was originally planned, further adding to South Francisco’s latest building boom that includes several new housing projects already underway. Located at 150 Airport Boulevard and designed by DNA Design and Architecture, the new project was originally slated to include 107 units over five stories, but has since been expanded to potentially include parcels at 178 and 190 Airport Boulevard, stretching all the way up to Baden Avenue. 

Along with two levels of parking and the now-proposed 157 units, 150 Airport Boulevard will also include a range of common lifestyle amenities if approved, which would include a fitness center, storage for 180 bicycles, a sprawling rooftop deck, and a community clubhouse and garden. 

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Bay Area Home Sales Spike in November

The Bay Area saw a nice boost in home sales back in November, according to recently released data from the California Association of Realtors. Compared to November of 2015, home sales last month jumped by 10%, even despite falling by 6% from October to November. 

Home sales between $2 million and $3 million were especially hot, increasing by 38% compared to last year, and even homes priced between $1 million and $2 million saw a 26% increase from November 2015 to November 2016. 

The final median home price for the entire Bay Area was recorded at $785,000, which remained unchanged from the previous month, but is also up 8% compared to this time last year. Home prices in San Francisco specifically, however, actually saw a 1% drop from November 2015. 

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