Eva in her namesake jewelry at Claudine in San Francisco.
Jewelry designer and ripped T-shirt obsessive Eva Zuckerman swooped into San Francisco on her way to Big Sur, bedecked in the latest of her Eva Fehren bling, baubles on every knuckle and ear. A new sapphire and black metal X-ring she showed me was so mesmerizing it was painful to pull off the finger (well, not literally). We had lunch and talked about everything.
What are her Northern California haunts? Read on:
Lunch: At Claudine, “when I visit Barneys. Amazing charcuterie and wine.”
Shop: “The jewelry floor of San Francisco’s Barneys is very special. The selection is incredible. And it’s a very welcoming environment, open and lofty. It sells some of our biggest pieces.”
In Fiore: “I love so many things at this hidden gem of a store, but I think the Veloutée Lip Balm the best thing I found there. It smells so delicious.”
Wasteland: “I’ve always been kind of a naysayer when it comes to vintage shopping, but I fell in love with Wasteland. I have an obsession with destroyed, old, beat-up T-shirts. When I was a kid, I would steal my dad’s T-shirts when he had thoroughly broken them in, and now as an adult I’m always on the hunt for that perfectly worn-in, almost ruined T-shirt. I found so many at Wasteland, including an Ann Demeulemeester top I wear all the time. Here is one of my favorites.”
Dinner: Waiheke Island Yacht Club: “It’s a Kiwi pop-up restaurant [from the America's Cup] that stuck around. I love industrial spaces, and I loved having an intimate dinner in what felt like an abandoned warehouse.”
App: “Whenever I go out of town, I use my friend’s app. Citymaps helps me figure out where to eat, shop, etc., when I’m out of my element in a new place!”
Getaway: Big Sur. “I was captivated by the views, hanging over the edge of the earth.”
Ventana in Big Sur. “Love the naked Japanese soaking tubs.”
Big Sur Bakery: “We had the roasted chicken and farro salad.”
“We checked out this store called Phoenix when we were in Big Sur. It was beautiful…very boho and fun. I fell in love with this tree made out of yarn and these neon hand-painted skulls.”
Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Goodman