Mike ‘N’ Muffins in San Fran

Soak up this perfect California (by way of Maine) view

Transport yourself out of the office this morning and into the Mission in San Fran: the sun is shining on your face, there’s a freshly baked muffin in your hand, and a cute boy, named Mike, is telling you about his fave romantic scene in a movie. Hello lady porn! Alexandra Thurmond swoons back from the Mission this morning.

Name: Michael Armenta

And what are we baking today? Banana muffins

Hometown: Kennebunk, Maine

Current Location: San Francisco

Day job: Co-founder and creative director of Taylor Stitch

We love our Wake Up Calls, what’s your morning routine like? I roll out of bed late, grab an americano at Four Barrel Coffee and head to my shop next door to start the day.

What are you currently listening to: Hair by Ty Segall and White Fence

We know nothing ’bout San Fran, where do you get the best dinner? Fresh catch at Outerlands in the Sunset District

Where is the most beautiful view in the city? Looking down the avenues in the Sunset towards the surf.

If you could cook for anyone, who would it be? Dinner for the Beatles

Do you have any hidden talents? Industrial design

Go-to karaoke song: “Maybellene” by Chuck Berry

Favorite romantic scene from a movie: Every scene in Beginners with Mélanie Laurent and Ewan McGregor

Best place you’ve ever traveled: Berlin or Paris

Where are you dying to go? Chile on a surf adventure!

The holidays are literally around the bend, what do you love most about them? Getting loose with my family thanks to a few cocktails

Favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Brussel sprouts au gratin

What’s your life motto? Everything in moderation, including moderation

Stay tuned for Mike’s muffins recipe later this week! How was your weekend? E-mail us pippa@sousstyle.com and gillian@sousstyle.com

Photography by Anna-Alexia Basile