- What: Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates.
- Where: 401 Hayes Street, San Francisco.
- When: March 3, 2008.
- Why: Although we were sad to see Friend close, we were excited that the Hayes Valley corner spot was replaced with a chocolatier. The month-old Christopher Elbow shop is a modern space, with deep chocolate (of course!) and red accents. We love the simple yet eye-catching use of small, red glass tiles in the restroom especially in the nook where the sink lives.
The walls of the room were done up with a band of the same tiles (and same pink grout). We like how the iridescent pieces of glass are set against a subtle patterned wallpaper.
And, in case you're wondering: Our favorite Christopher Elbow sweet is the Caramel with Fleur de Sel. Yum.