Insider’s Guide to San Francisco
Melissa Joy Manning
The Stats: Born in San Francisco; Currently living in NYC
Best place to buy jewelry/watches: “Our new store, Melissa Joy Manning in Berkeley!”
Best aspect of San Francisco: “The food”
Melissa Joy Manning began creating her first ceramic bead necklace when she was in pre-school, a necklace that her mother still treasures to this day. From then on, she knew that it had to be her calling. She studied traditional silversmithing at the Instituto de Allende in Mexico and European design principles at the University of Barcelona. Before studying abroad, she majored in art history in the University of California and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in jewelry design and sculpture from San Francisco State University.
Find out Melissa’s favorite haute spots in San Francisco at Haute Secrets.