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Sidewalk Chic: Maritime Muse on Market

Name: Katy O'Bryan

Age: 25

Occupation: Shopgirl at Anthropologie

Lives in: The Sunset

Wearing: Tabitha cardigan, Velvet shirt, Twinkle Skirt, Vera scarf, belt from Anthropologie, Camper flats

Your three key wardrobe essentials: A scarf, this necklace that my sister made for me and a hair clip for my pomp.

What most inspires your style? This is going to sound weird, but movies from the '70s for their vintage style...especially if they have Charles Bronson in them.

Favorite place to shop in SF: Besides Anthropologie, I love going to Al's Attire.

Eat It: Taste of the Nation and 331 Cortland

Notable Wine Importer Kermit Lynch at Absinthe

Kermit Lynch, notable wine importer, author and—yes—musician, will team up with chef Jamie Lauren for a special four-course wine dinner at Absinthe on May 6. No word on the menu yet, but the evening begins with a Champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m., and tickets for the intimate soiree are $150. To RSVP, call 415-551-1453 or email Vanessa Harris at

DIY Show-and-Tell at 18 Reasons

Jay Nicolas Sario on Touchy-Feely Strangers, Project Runway + Discarded to Divine

Over coffee at Four Barrel just hours before the Project Runway season finale, we found San Francisco’s Jay Nicolas Sario to be both exceedingly down-to-earth as he talked about his time in the reality television spotlight and genuinely upbeat, despite being the last designer cut from the show before the selection of the final trio. These days, the NoPa resident tells us he’s continuing his nine-year run in visual merchandising for Gap while working on his spring 2011 collection, which he hopes to show in the Bay Area next fall, and lending his time to charitable causes such as tomorrow night’s Discarded to Divine fashion event and auction highlighting recycled fashions in support of the St.

What If I Love My Boyfriend But Hate His Family?

I love my boyfriend but hate his family. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend holidays with his family for the rest of my life. I can’t stand their values and don’t want my children around them. They’re from the “wrong side of the tracks” and even have a family member in prison. I feel like a snob about this. Help.

Wind Sports: Now's the Time to Catch Some Air


THE EXPERT: Richard Jepsen, lead instructor at OCSC Sailing School: “Sailing has the social construct of a picnic with friends.”

WHY DO IT: Because it combines the exhilaration of conquering the sea with the sights and sounds of a relaxing day at the beach. Who wouldn’t sign up for that?

Dan Hoyle's 'The Real Americans:' Where What's Real is Relative

To connect with his country, actor Dan Hoyle got driving.

Oak NYC Thinks SF Is A.OK

Despite all the amazing boutiques and emerging fashion designers our fair city has to offer, we still can't help but feel a tinge of envy when visiting the Big Apple...largely as a result of stepping into Oak NYC.

We've been diehard fans of the insanely hip boutique for quite some time, so needless to say we were over the moon when they launched a diffusion line of edgy basics, aptly named A.OK, with all pieces retailing under $100.

So where are we going with all this woe-is-me, we-want-Oak NYC babble? To The Seventh Heart.

Yes, Oak is launching their very first A.OK pop-up shop in the Market St. boutique this Thursday, bringing their largely unisex go-to wares along with them.

Little Paper Planes: Solving Mother's Day Present Dilemmas

I was born on mothers day—and so am excused from the holiday with little more than a phone call.

This is what I joke about every mothers day when I send out my gift—which I alway try to make truly original and lovely and unexpected, because really, there is no way you are going to make up for all the trauma you caused your mother.

One of my favorite resources is Little Paper Planes a San Francisco–based online publishing company that carries small, mostly-as-of-yet undiscovered independent artists and designers, some straight out of art school. Read more...

Spend the Night with ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ Director, ‘City of God’ Producer Walter Salles

Brazilian-born filmmaker Walter Salles, whose past selections to the San Francisco Film Festival have included the melancholy romantic thriller Foreign Land (1995), which he directed, and the uncompromising drama Suely in the Sky (2007), which he produced, will be honored Wednesday night with the festival’s Founder’s Directing Award.

The Big Sweet 2010: We Need You!

Have you eaten enough Secret Breakfast to get drunk? Been guilty of hoarding the maple caramels from Sweet Revolution? Thrown yourself a party as an excuse to have more than one of the Sweet S'More cupcakes from Kara's? Gone to Zuni just to get the espresso granita (extra whipped cream)?

Then we need your help.

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