“Everyone should have access to a beautiful place, good music, good food and good wine,” said Arcana founder and curator Naz Khorram. “Basically, an expanded version of my own living room in my personal home was what I was really striving for.”
Whether you are becoming a plant parent or looking to expand your existing collection, Arcana offers hundreds of carefully curated options to fill your space.
“We hand select each individual plant and choose plants and pots that work together to create the kind of atmosphere you can imagine in your space,” explained plant specialist and interior designer Anna Trautman. “It’s a place where you actually see living beings as an art form. It’s also a community place.”
Plant shop and teahouse by day and wine bar-restaurant by night, Arcana serves as an oasis that connects the community through sustainable offerings.
“Everything from our plant-based foods to our natural wine to our tea is quite eco-focused and inspired,” said operations coordinator Andy Garcia.
For Arcana’s founder, Khorram, the location and welcoming vibe of the store evokes the proximity to his homeland.
“It’s a very immigrant-dominated neighborhood, so I really connected to it,” they said. “I’m queer, I moved here when I was 18, and I really wanted to come to San Francisco because, as a very young Iranian who came from that culture, people weren’t open to it.”
Khorram displays the rainbow flag at the Arcana as a symbol of the love and community they feel in San Francisco with the intention of sharing positivity and light with all visitors.
“I just wanted to put up a big flag as a sign for all the other 18 year olds who are moving to this city from their own countries and backgrounds to feel what I was feeling: ‘Oh this is a safe place to go’ “Khorram said.
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