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Gab Fest with Proenza Schouler

Fresh off of New York Fashion Week, the genius boys behind Proenza Schouler (a.k.a. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez) breezed through San Francisco recently for a private trunk show and cocktail party at Neiman Marcus and, of course, a gab fest with 7x7. With leather gloves, sleek jumpsuits and zippered pencil skirts from their Spring 2009 collection in tow, the playful Manhattan-based duo shared their thoughts on diving into accessory design, getting inspired, and dressing their mothers.

Museum Artifacts: The Moss Room and the Academy Cafe

Yes, I’ll be headed to the amazing, new California Academy of Sciences to marvel at the albino alligator and the suspended blue whale skeleton and the high-tech hand-driers in the bathrooms (a true force of nature).

But I’m to be honest, I think I’ll just let my kids look at the fish while I eat.

Charles Phan stands by the living wall that runs between
his restaurant and Loretta Keller's.

Getting Lucky in Union Square

Do Italians make better lovers? Are the French more daring? Are Americans oversexed? Are San Franciscans’ proclivities off the charts?
I know, I know, you can’t stereotype a nation. But I’ve always wanted to know: Why do stereotypes exist if not to play with them?
So if you’ve wanted to experiment with international lovers, just head to Union Square. There’s no time like the present to shag a foreigner. The dollar is plunging and the tourists are shopping.
You can spot them juggling Saks and Macy’s and Banana Republic bags and sporting that dreamy look in their eyes that says, “I can’t believe the deal I got on this iPod.”

The Humanitarian Way to Burn Fat

Enjoy being outdoors? Need some motivation to turn off Top Design and actually do something? Want to provide people in Africa with clean, safe drinking water? Blue Planet Run is the humanitarian way to burn some fat.

Tours of Four Barrel, Demolicious '08 and Half-Priced Frisee Wines

This Week's Top Eat + Drink Events Around the Bay

photography by Stefanie Michejda

1. Firing on all cylinders

Macy's Passport 2008

Comedian Dame Edna, No Doubt drummer Adrian Young, the Jabbawockeez dance crew and designer Tommy Hilfiger were just a few of the headliners who entertained a pack crowd at the Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion on Sept. 18 at the 26th annual Macy’s Passport HIV/AIDS fundraising gala. While long and lean models shared the catwalk with a host of dazzling entertainers (a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, salsa dancing couples and SF Cheer’s acrobatic troupes, to name a few) the main attraction, of course, was the fashion. Timeless fall staples—from evening gowns and trench coats to crisp suits and denim—dominated this year’s catwalk. Here, a few highlights from the fall collections at Macy’s.

More Photos from Treasure Island

Day 2

Check out photos from Day 1 and videos from the festival

City Barn, Country Barn

Red Barn's offerings: From lemon cucumbers to peppers.

The Wine Baron's Ball

COPIA Toasts the late Robert Mondavi and Napa Valley Vintners

Cups, and wallets, ranneth over at the St. Regis Hotel on Saturday where COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts held its inaugural Wine Baron's Ball and Auction.

The evening honored the late Robert Mondavi, vintner and maverick innovator, who is credited with firmly establishing Napa Valley wines on the map of world-class wine-makers and in the tasting notes of oenophiles, everywhere.

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