Designing spaces for Mike and Molly was a joy. They knew what they wanted and we combined some beautiful ideas into their timeless space. They are so good at what they do that Hawks became a classic from day one. Michelin has their number and its always a special occasion seeing what they are putting together each night. Even with their more casual Provisions and Public House the quality of what they put on the plate is local fresh and seasonal as well as delicious. They are an incredible couple and their professional team reflects their family attitude in both fine and casual dining settings. Its a winning combination of talent and great ingredients with an incredible team.
Owning the Gypsy Cafe for the last 11 years was a designers dream. I got to put all of my favorite things into my sweet cafe and it was my second home. Not to be forgotten now that we have had to close the doors, I am still proud of this space as it was always a joyful experience for both customers and my wonderful gypsy family. I am heading back into design of other restaurants and projects but my heart is still missing our crew and friends. Keep in touch if you need anything I might be able to help you with or just to say hi.
In 1994 Shawn opened her first store in North Beach on Union St. in San Francisco. Designing and building custom furniture out of architectural salvage she added retail to her bustling restaurant design portfolio. For the holidays while hoping to find new kitchen staff to keep the Gypsy open she ran a holiday General Store and Pie Bar to keep Main Street lively. Sadly no workers were found to keep our Gypsy open so we closed permanently December 24 2022. Miss you already.
I heard Keith Greeninger a few years back and always wanted to do a show. And what a show it was. Keith brought along Joel Rafael who played some sweet Woody Guthrie tunes and then Keith sang his heart out from his new cd Human Citizen. It was an amazing evening of music and the as always the local crowd was captivated. The Gypsy was a very sweet venue for small live music events and over the years we have had some great shows with some great local talent.