Oh, the Inner Sunset, with its cute shops, close proximity to Golden Gate Park, and friendly community – how could we stay away? On Thursday, July 10th, The Bold Italic, along with Google Shopping Express and Chevrolet, hosted the second annual Inner Sunset Microhood. More than 1,200 people showed up to shop, eat, drink, and enjoy this fantastic neighborhood.
Chevrolet was on site with its new Chevy Volt and Spark electric vehicles. Visitors got to test their electric vehicle knowledge with a fun quiz game, and the winners got free empanadas from El Sur food truck!
Urban Bazaar featured a DIY mini succulent garden demonstration with local succulent enthusiast Tex Dworkin of Do Good Biz Succulents. Shoppers had a great time getting their hands dirty while enjoying some lemonade from Hubert's.
Cary Lane recently opened its third location in the Inner Sunset. Out back in the boutique's garden, Spicy Vines was serving spiced wine cocktails and, as the evening got a bit chillier, hot wine to keep guests warm. The de Young Museum was also on site in the garden with a prize wheel and to let us all know about its latest exhibitions and happenings.
La Boulange de Sunset kept the free samples rolling out all night! Guests were treated to treats like free macarons and tartlettes, samples of the cafe's new caramel latte, and an amazing happy hour menu that included yummy sliders, pomme frites, beer, and wine.
Our friends at San Franpsycho hosted an art show featuring the work of Evan Porter Larsen and Charlie Ertola. One of our favorite breweries, Calicraft Brewing Co., was there to give out free beers to shoppers.
Every month, Storefront gives one lucky creative vendor a chance to win a booth at our Microhood events. This month’s winner was MXM Jewelry, who was on site selling beautiful pieces. The Storefront crew was also there providing information about how they help artists, designers, and brands to find and rent pop-up spaces in the city.
Blackthorn Tavern offered $1 off all drinks, and visitors who stuck around after the Microhood got to hear DJs spinning soul, funk, hip-hop, and more.
Family House, our nonprofit Microhood partner, was on site with a fun basketball game and the opportunity to learn more about the great work that it's doing. Family House provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Want to help them out? The organization is in need of "grab-n-go" snacks for families to take over to the hospital when they have early appointments or long waits in the waiting room. Donations can be dropped off in the Inner Sunset at 1234 10th Avenue.
Thanks to everyone who came out and all of the merchants who participated. Our next Microhood will be in Hayes Valley on August 14th. We'll see you there!