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Book Release Party

Something Like the EndWinner of the Fall 2017 Black River Chapbook Competition Join us Saturday, March 9th at 7pm at Gold Leaf for a reading from local author and my dear friend, Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier. Small Bites & Prosecco with be served. Laced with foreboding and propulsive menace, Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier’s new collection of short fiction reverberates with the clang of alarm bells. Confronted by inescapable dark in the face of a certain end or its apocalyptic aftermath, the characters in these six stories must come to terms with the lonely, inevitable questions that surround something as small and powerful as death, as big and catastrophic as the end of the world. Grim and haunting in one turn, uncanny and wildly strange in...

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South Park Summer Walkabout

Join us Saturday, July 22 from 6-10 at Gold Leaf in the heart of South Park.  The Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival.  Explore the independent boutiques, cafes and taverns.      

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Gold Leaf Featured in Sunset Magazine

We're thrilled to be featured in Sunset Magazine's April 2017 Issue! Read an excerpt below or purchase the magazine, now available in newsstands. Sonya Kemp was clicking through commercial real estate listings, fantasizing about owning her own shop, when the 1914 Burlingame Garage in South Park came up. "It has exposed beams, concrete floors, skylights, big windows, brick walls—there's no brick in San Diego!—and I couldn't pass it up," she says. Sonya and her husband, Kevin, opened Gold Leaf in the space in spring 2016 and stocked the shelves with an eclectic mix of things they love, from teak kitchen utensils to midcentury modern replica chairs from local furniture maker Four Studio. Estate sales and local options yield one-of-a-kind display pieces including an antique...

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