South of San Francisco’s Mission District, tucked up on the side of Bernal Hill, lies the hidden gem of a neighborhood Bernal Heights. Don’t let it’s steep streets and sweet residential vibe fool the eye. Bernal boasts a lively shopping district along Cortland Avenue, complete with gift and book shops, bars and my personal favorite, jewelry galleries.
Inclusions Gallery is the neighborhood spot for jewelry and gifts. At first glance, the jewelry lover in me was drawn to the necklaces and rings on display by Deborah Caperton and Owen McInerney. But after meeting the owner and curator Lisa Moro, I learned so much more about this shop and it’s mission. Lisa takes great care to pair this strong selection of artisan jewels with her rotating selection of artist exhibitions.
One thing you’ll quickly learn about Lisa: she loves her neighborhood. Over the years she has watched Cortland Ave bloom. She gushes over her neighboring businesses and delights in finding up-and-coming local artists to feature in shop. This month, Inclusions hosts the 5th Annual Showcase of Bernal Heights residents. The exhibition features original works from over 25 local artists. An artist reception takes place this Sunday, November 3rd from 4-6pm.
This holiday I’ve joined forces with Inclusions Gallery to bring my latest designs up on the Hill. Take a trip to Cortland Avenue. You’ll be glad you discovered this gem.