Twice a year Karen Appel and Jody Frank host a shopping event at the Regency Center on Van Ness featuring up-and-coming designers and artists. The last time I went I bought a set of beautiful pounded gold bangles and a necklace I’ve worn at least once a week for the past three years. I first heard about the event through my good friend Jess Chamberlain, a home writer for Sunset Magazine (and I just happened upon this photo of her on the Appel and Frank website). This year’s holiday event is on December 10th from 5-9pm. For more info and to RSVP for free admission go to www.appelandfrank.com.