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Arcana welcomes you to a community lounge in the heart of San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO — Located in the heart of the Mission District, the Arcana Urban Greenhouse invites passers-by to enter this elegant space. Bursting with artful greenery, grab a glass of wine or a cup of yerba mate and take a seat on the comfy green sofa as you settle into what many call a home away from home.

“Everyone should have access to a beautiful place, good music, good food, good wine,” said Arcana founder and curator Naz Khorram. “Basically an extended version of my own living room in my own personal home was what I was really looking for.

Whether you want to become a plant parent or add to your existing collection, Arcana offers hundreds of carefully selected options to fill your space.

“We select each plant carefully, choosing plants and pots that go together to create the kind of mood you can imagine in your space,” explained Anna Trautman, plant specialist and interior landscaper. “It’s a place where you can actually see living beings as an art form. It’s also a place of community.”

Plant shop and tea room by day and wine bar-restaurant by night, Arcana serves as an oasis that connects the community through sustainable offerings.

“From our plant-based foods to our natural wine to tea, everything is pretty environmentally focused and inspired,” said Andy Garcia, operations coordinator.

For Arcana founder Khorram, the boutique’s location and welcoming vibe strikes close to home.

“It’s a very immigrant-dominated neighborhood, which is why I really connected with it,” they said. “I’m queer, I moved here when I was 18, and I specifically wanted to come to San Francisco because as a very young Iranian from that culture, people weren’t open-minded to this subject.”

Khorram displays the rainbow flag inside Arcana as a symbol of the love and community they feel in San Francisco, with the intention of sharing positivity and light with all who visit. .

“I just wanted a big flag to be hoisted as a sign for all the other 18-year-olds moving to this town from their own country and their own background to feel what I felt, ‘Oh, this is a place safe to go,” Khorram says.

For more information on Arcana, go here.

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