Blog

Fall in Love with NEMA Living

It’s easy to find yourself falling in love with City living when you make NEMA San Francisco your home. NEMA offers 30,000 square feet of beautifully designed indoor and outdoor amenities for productivity, wellness, and leisure. Although we could go on and on, here are 5 reasons we heart NEMA.

Read More

Year of the Ox on Parade

Gung Hay Fat Choy! For many Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is a time of renewal and family, with activities meant to discard the misfortunes and negatives of the past to make room and welcome prosperity, good luck and health for the coming year. The Southwest Airlines ® Chinese New Year Festival and Parade celebrations in San Francisco are some of the largest in the world, just minutes from NEMA. This year’s celebration will look a little different with a new element to usher in the lunar year.

Read More

Love Your Heart during American Heart Month

February focuses on the heart. It is National Heart Month and a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. One of the most important things you can do to protect your heart is eating healthy. A great way to manage your healthy lifestyle is to take full advantage of your beautiful NEMA San Francisco kitchen and make your meals at home.

Read More

Valentine's Day at The Market

All you need is love…and a Luv Banh MI. If flowers, food, and bubbly is the way to your honey's heart, you are in luck! The Market at 1355 Market Street is mere steps from your door at NEMA San Francisco and will delivery many of your favorites including pizza, tacos, and other grill items along with gift baskets and groceries.

Read More

Outdoor Fit City Spots

NEMA San Francisco is positioned at the intersection of SOMA, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, and The Mission neighborhoods—each offering a unique appeal and distinct character. Along with retail, dining and entertainment, San Francisco offers up undeniable spots to get outside and get fit. Take your run off the treadmill and head to the streets. We’ve rounded up City spots to stretch your legs and get your heart pumping all within a short trip from your NEMA San Francisco location. Remember to maintain a safe social distance, wear a mask, and pack a few layers for the bayside breeze.

Read More

New Year at the Asian Art Museum

Our neighbor, the Asian Art Museum, has hit the New Year running with an amazing assortment of current and upcoming exhibits for you to enjoy. Due to Covid restrictions, the museum currently has online exhibits (#MuseumFromHome) and a number of “Explore Outside” exhibits. Here is a list of current online and outside exhibits:

Read More

New Year, New Colors from Pantone

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. This year and only the second time in over 20 years, Pantone has selected two colors as their Color of the Year.

Read More

Tidy Your Space with Help from Marie Kondo

As we start a new year, it fills us with an urge to clean out, organize, and declutter our homes. Most tidying methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items.

Read More

Candy Cane Craze

Peppermint is giving cinnamon a run for its money as the stand-out spice of the season this year and even has a special day dedicated to the flavor. National Candy Cane Day is coming up on December 26th and the perfect day to celebrate the sweet and striped shepherd’s hooks found abundantly during the holidays.

Read More

The Market Shares Top Picks This Season

Things couldn’t be more convenient when The Market at 1355 Market Street is mere steps from your door at NEMA San Francisco. From bubbly to Zin’s our neighbors at The Market gave us a few popular picks and pairings for this holiday season. They advised that wine is subjective but offered a few suggestions for your holiday table.

Read More

10 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

The holiday season is an important time to think of others less fortunate than yourself. If you’re new to doing charity work, picking an organization can appear more complicated than you’d expect, so we’ve collected these 10 significant ways you can give back during the holiday season.

Read More

Shop Small – Local Shops to Get on Your List

‘Tis the season for spreading good cheer and happiness! This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy to ourselves and those we love. Shop small and support your favorite small businesses online all holiday season long. We’ve rounded up a few nearby shops to get on your holiday retail shopping list for products or gift cards.

Read More

10 Spots to Be Thankful For in San Francisco

Autumn marks a sweet spot for outdoor City adventures. We’ve rounded up a few dreamy San Francisco spots worth a visit this fall, all within a short proximity from your NEMA San Francisco location. Remember to maintain a safe social distance, wear a mask, and pack a few layers for the bayside breeze.

Read More

Holiday Shopping at HEAD WEST Marketplace at the Ferry Building

Shop in style, taste a tart, indulge in a sundae, or try a new canned cocktail! HEAD WEST Marketplace will return to the Back Plaza at the San Francisco Ferry Building on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm, just two miles from your door at NEMA San Francisco. The marketplace is an ideal spot to start your holiday shopping as they bring the best of Bay Area makers, crafters, designers, artists + vintage merchants together in one local, outdoor retail marketplace.

Read More

Adorn Those Doors – Make a Holiday Wreath at Home

Making a stunning holiday wreath is simple, just gather the right supplies, seasonal embellishments, and a large dose of holiday spirit. Peruse these inspiration wreath ideas and your NEMA San Francisco spaces will be full of holiday cheer in no time.

Read More

A Thanksgiving Day Feast, San Francisco Style

Whether you want to craft your entire meal from scratch in your NEMA kitchen, need some inspiration, want to pick up a pre-made meal and sides or simply want to dine out – we’ve got you covered this Thanksgiving. Scroll through these easy options and get planning!

Read More

Mid-Market 6x6 Mall Update – IKEA is on its way

Have you heard the news? Next fall IKEA is coming to downtown San Francisco’s 6x6 mall on Market Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. According to a sfist.com article: the plan is for an urban version of an IKEA store that's about 20-percent of the size of their regular, sprawling suburban complexes.

Read More

Orpheum Theatre Murals of Hope

Minutes from NEMA, the Orpheum Theatre has been named a San Francisco Historical Landmark. Built in 1926 as a showcase for theatre magnate Alexander Pantages, the Orpheum has featured vaudeville, silent films, motion pictures, musical comedy and other theatrical entertainment.

Read More

Pamper in Place

Oh, how we’ve missed a day at the spa. The idea of luxurious pampering appeals to both a healthy lifestyle and gives us time to disconnect. We’re rejoicing over the recent opening of a few of our favorite self-care spots! Relax, rejuvenate, and pamper yourself with a mani, massage and style out from our now-open neighbors.

Read More

SkyBridge on Stevenson

SkyBridge on Stevenson is a community-led effort to revitalize the 500 block of Stevenson Street (between 6th & 7th streets in SOMA Pilipinas) into a vibrant hub of arts, commerce, and activity. This is a multi-year project that involves murals, pop-up events, and new custom lighting and streetscaping installations, all just over half a mile from NEMA San Francisco.

Read More