This is a big week for my inner Francophile. For one, tomorrow is Bastille Day—one of France's most important National Holidays and always a big, boozy fête. Two, the second half of the Tour de France kicks off tomorrow, and the drama is high as to who will take it—comeback story Lance Armstrong or Alberto Contador (his feisty teammate) or someone else altogether.
Good reads from our feeds...
The Wall Street Journal shows that it’s down with what the kids are wearing these days in a story exploring the trials of manorexics encumbered by their skinny jeans.
Jezebel reminds us that we’d forgotten to pen our, oh by the way, you’ve got man boobs manifesto with its linkage to recent Ask Men feature 10 Subtle Ways to Tell Her She’s Getting Fat (hint, they aren’t subtle).
No need to speculate anymore. Another Planet just announced the official lineup for the 3rd Annual Treasure Island Music Festival on October 17-18th. Once again, it's got a little something-something for everyone. Day one serves up dance/electro highlighted by MGMT + Passion Pit and day two caters to the indie/rock crowd with our faves The Walkmen + Grizzly Bear.
The Victorian architecture and Castro locale of this week's Craigslist deal seem in many ways to make it the quintessential SF pad. Luckily, the only atypical aspect of the apartment is the price. Clocking in at just shy of $1600, this charming one bedroom is quite a steal. Its Storrie and 18th St location is a short walk to all the action on Castro but set in a quiet residential area that is just off the beaten path. Bay windows overlooking the street offer another classic touch, but the private outdoor area in back is an uncharacteristic aspect of city living that we'd happily accept.
Tout le San Francisco turned out at the SF Conservatory of Music Spring Gala (ably led by Gala co-chairwomen Tamara Fritz and Jan Buckley) to honor one of everybody’s favorite San Franciscans: Gordon Getty.
Philanthropist, vintner, composer and Broadway show-tune aficionado, Getty and his wife, Ann Getty, are longtime and generous supporters of the arts through their Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
Photography by Jen Siska.
Given that Sean George is a self-confessed “great admirer of women,” it comes as no surprise that a girl named Claire is to blame for the biotech executive’s lack of sleep. “I work a lot, so I don’t get much sleep to begin with, but with my 2-year-old daughter (shown here), I get even less,” says George, COO of Silicon Valley darling, Navigenics. The company provides genetics screening and prevention guidance for 28 common chronic conditions, including diabetes, breast cancer and heart disease—all you need is a dab of saliva and $999. “Our customers are interested in long-term health, and I’d say that having Claire definitely makes me think more about sticking around for another 50 years.”
I am so, so sad to hear that the Broken Record, which had quickly become one of my most favorite spots, is calling it quits tonight. I don't have all the details about the sudden closure (although something on their Twitter feed hints at a BBQ reconnaisance mission, which could mean good news for us further down the road) but I do know that you have one more night—tonight—to get in while the getting is good. Need further impetus? Click here to read more.
Kappou Gomi is not what you expect it to be. At least, not if what you are expecting is another one of the many Japanese restaurants that dot Geary Boulevard, each serving identical sushi, tempura and bento boxes. A sign in the front window makes it clear that this is NOT the spot for spider rolls and teriyaki—this place is authentic, to use the buzzword that has recently replaced artisanal.
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