Come for the well-priced and centrally-located rooms, stay because Sheila Ash is one of the most authentic pieces of old school San Francisco available to the public outside of a museum — with way more fashion sense.
Vintage, quirky, elegant, intelligent, and a downright good time, Sheila is the Brooklyn-born event planner, vintage clothes stylist and free spirit behind Noe’s Nest BNB.
In a city currently selling out of $8 lattes to people happily tapping away at their iPhones for more than 20 minutes in line because of a seemingly never-ending tech boom, this place is a brilliant look into the quirky charm of the old San Francisco.
The walls are covered with images from decades of local charity and fashion events, newspaper clippings from devastating earthquakes and dozens of unique art pieces collected from Sheila’s own travels around the world.
Mornings start at 8am with homemade community breakfast, and afternoons fade fast in the neighborhood’s most celebrated garden, the butterfly lounge out back.
If an authentic San Francisco experience is what you’re after, skip the walking tours and book a night at Noe’s Nest!
Here’s a look:
Many thanks to Sheila for being a chic badass and having me over to snap these images!