Sam Hamilton is the owner of March, a design-forward kitchen and home store in San Francisco. After working for Ralph Lauren in New York City for almost 10 years, Sam moved to San Francisco in pursuit of the city’s burgeoning food scene. She attended cooking school and interned at Chez Panisse, and later opened March with inspiration from mentors Ralph Lauren and Alice Waters.
March now carries wares from designers Michael Verheyden and Christiane Perrochon, slow cookers from Aga, and a new March Pantry line of spices, vinegars, and oils.
10 Things to Know About Sam Hamilton:
Cities I’ve lived in: New York, San Francisco, Paris (although this was a semester abroad in college so hardly counts), Marfa.
Biggest Design Influence: So many—just a few include Millicent Rogers, Bloomsbury Group, Andrée Putman, Ralph Lauren, Mark Cunningham.
Favorite Shop: The New Craftsman, Egg, La Fromagerie (all in London).
Favorite Artist: So many—Giorgio Morandi, Robert Irwin, Jan Van Eyck, Whistler, Agnes Martin, Adam Fuss.
Last Item I Bought for My House: Michaël Verheyden bathroom suite (jars, soap dish, etc.).
Previous Odd Job: Road manager for the Ralph by Ralph Lauren store on wheels, an 18-wheeler store I ran for Ralph Lauren years ago.
Favorite Item in My Closet: Right now, my newest RTH big shirt dress and a printed caftan.
Favorite Perfume: Carnal Flower, Frederic Malle.
Favorite Thing To Cook: Eggs, simple pasta, roast chicken.
Pets: Hero (my border terrier) and Milo (our Siberian cat).