When I first moved into the city I was overly excited about grocery shopping. I'm talking about buying my bread and eggs at the corner store, simply because it made me feel like a true San Franciscan. Of course there is always the cheaper option of hiking down the hill to Safeway or Trader Joes, but it's just not the same. And even though the corner store doesn't always have those key ingredients you may need, it's all about improvising for the experience. If the grocer knows you by name this is even more telling that you are in fact a local.
* These photos do not do this Alice + Olivia sweater justice...it is covered in sequins!! *