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Black Heart Procession at Bottom of the Hill

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Gloomy San Diego-based indie band the Black Heart Procession played at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, January 9. San Franciscans Loquat and Merced-based El Olio Wolof opened the show.

Black Heart Procession

Merola Opera Cocktail Reception

Merola Opera Program held a cocktail reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Louis  Le Roux to kick off the spring gala, Une Soiree Francaise on March 15. More than 60 Merola patrons gathered for French wines, food and remarks given by the new French Consul General to San Francisco, Pierre-Francois Mourier, and Gala Chair Blanche Germain Streeter.  SF Opera Center director and mezzo-soprano Sheri Greenwald performed songs by Faure, Debussy and other French composers.

Metier and Vintage


Monica, 24, sales associate
Lives in: Inner Sunset
Wearing: Mayle cardigan, Graham and Spencer top that I’m wearing as a dress, vintage boots
My style icon: my friends
Most recent fashion find: A black and white vintage tassle sweater. It’s amazing.

*Title supplied by subject to describe her look.

The Before and After

I like to track progress. That’s why I’m a fan of before-and-after shots. Here’s one for Waterbar:

First you see the sketch of the light fixture in the rendering from my visit in October (read more about it here)…

… and voila! Here it is—all blown glass and wire.

Stay tuned. Waterbar’s opening date is slated for January 29.

399 The Embarcadero

Going Deep on North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty
North Dallas Forty; courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Jeans Team Presented by Club Loaded

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Berlin, Germany-based techno group Jeans Team played for revelers at bi-monthly club Loaded at the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, January 9.

Jeans Team

Jeans Team


Eye Candy

Courtesy of 3Lab

Reusing Old Buttons

I’ve written about how my inner crafter comes out from watching Project Runway. I’ve reconstructed all of my ill-fitting and ordinary tees and have moved on to adorning tank tops with use of old materials: buttons. I’ve long had a love of vintage buttons and like to replace boring ones on jackets and cardigans with glass and wood ones.
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