“As a San Francisco native, I’ve always had a passion for technology and design,” Lily Kwong says of the impetus behind her new line of iPad and iPhone cases for Cellairis, LK Collection ($169-$2,000; lilykwong.com).
“We’re so attached to our cell phones today—they can’t be boring!” Finished in 18k gold, ostrich, pony hair and Swarovski crystals, the coverings are far from your standard Apple Store wares, thanks in part to her cousin, designer Joseph Altuzarra. “He was sweet enough to let me dig through his boxes of zippers, buttons and fabric swatches for inspiration early on,” she says. Here, the Miami resident, who returns to Mill Valley several times a year, shares her favorite hometown pit stops. • The vanilla-honey-lavender ice cream at Fairfax Scoop. 63 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax, 415-453-3130. • Tennessee Valley Beach to get my fix. • My first internship was at Fraenkel Gallery at the 49 Geary Art Galleries, my favorite. 49 Geary St., #450, S.F., 415-981-2661. • Pizzeria Delfina is the best! 3621 18th St., S.F., 415-552-4055. • The iconic Paramount Theatre in Oakland. paramounttheatre.com.
Edited by Kelsey McKinnon