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In honor of opening St. Frank’s inaugural boutique, Christina Bryant shares some of her favorite Pacific Heights hot spots.

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Christina Bryant at St. Frank’s stunning new flagship 

Betty Lin showcases some of my favorite fashion splurges, along with obscure international designers. The current piece I’m eyeing is a Suno blouse (green floral print flutter-sleeve tunic, $425). They have things you haven’t really seen anywhere else.” 3625 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 415.345.8688

Presidio of San Francisco is just a few blocks away, and it’s home to amazing natural and historical highlights of the city, plus a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay.” 415.561.4323

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“The bustling bar scene at Spruce is the perfect place for an after-work drink and a bite of their famous burger.” 3640 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 415.931.5100

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“To transport you to your ideal kitchen with to-die-for ceramics, go to March. If you think of traditional spatterware, it’s blue and white, but they have a really cool black-and-white version.” 3075 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 415.931.7433

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“From Matouk bed linens to Coral & Tusk pillows to my favorite dinnerware, Astier de Villatte, Sue Fisher King is the spot. They also have the best collection of ornaments at Christmas.” 3067 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 415.922.7276

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Visiting Africa before starting a prestigious museum job planted the seeds for Christina Bryant’s passion project: St. Frank, which sells worldly handmade decor to “the millennial who considers themselves a global citizen, prefers ethical artisan products and travels off the beaten path,” according to Bryant. The online business turned brick-and-mortar in late 2015 with a Sacramento Street shop, where rotating room vignettes feature vintage Malian indigo pillows, Moroccan cactus silk rugs and Mexican Day of the Dead skulls amid crown molding, custom light fixtures and art curated by SwayStudio. Beyond Bryant’s extensive travels—one international trip per quarter to convene with artisan partners—she’s inspired by art, books and like-minded creatives. Case in point: a forthcoming apparel collaboration with jewelry brand Lizzie Fortunato. Says Bryant, “I love change and never thought I’d find a place I wanted to live [permanently], but I could live here forever—it feels like home.” Here, a selection of Bryant’s most-frequented local haunts. 3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 415.800.8935