When you’re a mom-to-be, you may not be able to indulge like you once could (we’ll miss you, wine), but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a new set of luxuries. Storq founder Courtney Klein guides us around town and gives the low-down on her favorite San Francisco spots for expecting mamas.
Best Place for a Treat. Sweet or savory, my go-to spot for a preggo treat. Almost impossible choice to be made between concord grape soft serve or just out of the oven country bread. 595 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Best Place to Reboot. For days when your “natural glow” is just not cutting it, Ayla carries clean, pregnancy safe beauty brands like Kosås and Olio E Osso. 1825 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Best Place for the Minis. A handpicked selection of the best kids’ stuff from around the globe. Pro-tip: stock up on Grimms blocks. Kid tested. Mother approved. 1306 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Best Place to Shop. You know that one stylish thing you put on with a little black (Storq) dress that makes it look like you tried? This store is packed full of those things. 4035 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Black Bird Bookstore
Best Place for the Minis. Beautifully curated book shop with half (!) the titles inside dedicated to little readers. Once the babe arrives, head back for Saturday story time and a visit to the tree house. 4033 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Best Place to Eat Well. Delicious food that makes it easy to be a healthy eater. Pat yourself on the back after your meal. 400 Grove St, C1, San Francisco, CA 94102
Best Place to Relax. Pillows make their mom-to-be massage extra luxurious. And be sure to make time before or after your massage to enjoy the outdoor sun deck. 2044 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Japanese Tea Garden
Best Place to Breathe. Zen out while you wait for your babe’s arrival with a cup of tea and long walk around the garden. 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
Best Place for Sun. The super short trip from the parking lot to the beach makes this a particularly great option to get in some solid beach days at the tail end of pregnancy.
Yoga Tree Valencia
Best Place for Fitness. Instructor Jane Austin’s prenatal yoga class has an almost cult like following of mamas-to-be in SF. The truth is, it’s totally deserved! 1234 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Photography: Torrey Fox for Mini Magazine