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3 Million Reasons to Smile: Tipping Point

Cake may have been touted as the marquee headliner last week at Bimbo’s 365 Club where Tipping Point held it’s third fundraiser.

However the band’s well-deserved thunder was stolen by the stalwart supporters of Tipping Point who, in a matter of minutes, raised mega-millions.

To be exact? Three-million smackers!

Ready or Knot Wedding Challenge: Emily Wade

Club One and 7x7 magazine have teamed up for the first ever Ready or Knot Wedding Challenge. Three trainers, three winners and the fierce goal of looking hot for the big day. Let the games begin.

Bride-to-be #2: Emily Wade

Wedding: August 2009

Trainer: Specialized Personal Trainer and Weight Management Consultant Timothy Plantikow from Club One Yerba Buena

Sidewalk Chic: Perfect Fit in Union Square

Name: Robert Shabazz

Age: 21

Occupation: Student at Academy of Art University

Spotted: Laeken sample sale at Shotwell, 7:47 p.m.

Wearing: Vintage raspberry velvet blazer and bowtie, tailored shirt and slacks, wingtips by Seven

How do you define your style? "Classically formal with a slightly modern, edgy twist. I like to look professional and well put-together, while still being fun and young."

What's Up with Beer & Grill?

While walking on Fulton down the hill towards Masonic the other day, this sign caught my eye. Sort of a cheeky play on the old "Bar and Grill" cliche. It was about 4 PM, though, and the place was closed. I looked inside and there appeared to be an excellent beer selection, unremarkable interior furnishings, good light—in short a good place to drink beer and eat pub food.

I went home and googled it to find out what the deal was and found . . . nothing. Nothing on Yelp, either. In fact, googling the phone number listed on the sign (415-221-7777) and "beer" yielded only three results, a company called Gourmet International which is listed as a software company. I tried the number and got no answer. Will keep checking on this odd place, but if you've been there, let me know.

Dust Off Your Bicycle for Bike-In Movies & Bike to Work Day

With the temperature forecast to warm up this week, two great bike events are going on that combine film, entertainment and bicycles. And if you don't already know how much fun bikes can be, you will after this week.

How to Be a Better Diner, Part 5: Think Of Your Table As Real Estate

Welcome to our third guest blogger series written by Ella Lawrence, who works as both a freelance writer and a server at a popular restaurant in San Francisco. Lawrence has been published in Travel & Leisure, Time Out, and the San Francisco Chronicle and has her own blog, Restaurant Girl Speaks. This is part five of a six-part series in which she dishes out the tips on how to be a better diner, something about which she has a lot to say. Listen up.

Wanderlust Redefines the Summer Festival Experience

Throw all those preconceived notions of summer festivals out the window. Forget the aggro mosh pits, scary camping conditions, and mid-afternoon burnout you normally suffer by day 2. A new kind of summer festival is headed your way, and it’ll replace that post-event exhaustion with a rejuvenated after-show glow.

Decorating Assistance that Doesn't Cost a Dime

We don't want to bring up the dreaded E(conomy)-word, but with the high cost of decorating a home, many interior designers have been feeling the pinch lately. In order to bridge the gap between DIYing (Decorating It Yourself) and having it professionally done for a hefty sum, a few enterprising souls are forging ahead by creating new online decorative services. Local web start-up Sproost takes you through a series of quizzes to determine your style type, then lets you browse through furniture and design elements that match your preferences. We had some problems getting the site to load at first, but overall found it to be a fun and free tool in helping decide if you lean more toward Hollywood Couture or Arts and Crafts interiors.

Pangea Organics: This Face Mask Grows Basil

We love any beauty product that does double duty, so we were immediately sucked in when we heard Pangea Organics offered a face mask that would not only spruce up our skin, but also arrives in plantable packaging that grows into Genovese Sweet Basil.

Made with natural ingredients such as Japanese matcha tea, acai and goji berry that promise to revitalize with antioxidants while polishing the skin, the Facial Mask comes wrapped in rugged paper packaging that you soak, then plant in soil. The seeds inside the packing should turn into sauce-worthy basil within just a few weeks.

Up on SFMOMA's Roof

 

Peaceful, it was not up on the roof Friday at the patron’s party celebrating the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s wondrous new Rooftop Sculpture Garden.

Rather, the spirit inspired by this garden of sculptural delights was fantastical, exciting, beautiful, sky-blue and scintillating.

Or as SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra succinctly stated: “It’s pretty terrific!”

SFMOMA Board Chairman Charles Schwab was appropriately wowed, too.

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