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Frigidaire

As we close in on the end of the week, I’ve found a new way to waste time. You can thank me later. A friend just sent me a link to Fridgewatcher.com, a website that features nothing but pictures of refrigerators from around the world and their contents. You could submit a photo of your own fridge; there’s even a spot to leave a brief manifesto on the contents. I only wish the people submitting images were a bit better at IDing their items—the American fridges are easy, of course (though I must admit I had forgotten about the existence of Juicy Juice), but I’m stumped when it comes to the fridges of Sweden, Kenya, Amsterdam. What are all those mysterious condiments?

The Most Smashing Pumpkin-Infused Meal of My Life

photography by rickycphotography.com



Half Moon Bay has long been one of my preferred towns for a day or a weekend getaway. However, I always avoided this coastal town around Halloween because of the event that has helped put it on the map, The Annual Pumpkin Festival.  This year I took the plunge and embraced this pumpkin-loving fest full on, and I am so glad I did.


Melissa's Playlist 10.17.07


courtesy of The Coral

Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Gala

The Haight Ashbury Free Clinics 40th Anniversary Gala was held at the War Memorial Green Room and honored all eight SF mayors in office since 1967. Music producer Narada Michael Walden helped develop a commemorative CD, which is available (with proceeds going to the clinics) at events@hafci.org.

Shanghai Surprise


I'll take the SDs over the XLBs at Shanghai House.

Is Bigger Really Better?

Unlike the rest of the free emailing world, I actually save my spam. At least, until I can read through it to decipher what’s really spam sex vs. Sex with Emily sex.

I get a ton of emails from people asking me questions about topics that happen to comprise the stuff of popular spams these days (things like Viagra, penis size, sex-related surgery, enhancement drugs, etc.).

But in the last seven days, I also got emails with the following subject lines:

1. No medicine can satisfy your penis needs as ours can.
2. Change your life! Increase your phallus!
3. Ashamed of your size? Manster will help!
4. We are here for you and your penis!
5. Don't be an average man!

Look of the Week: MAC

Join us weekly as the Notori.us crew features a look that is meticulously styled, coiffed and made up to create a runway-ready look with fashion-forward selections straight from local boutiques in your neighborhood.

Caroline
For the day: Sofie D'Hoore brushed cotton skirt ($378); Sofie D'Hoore soft wool sweater ($348); Yoshi Kondo striped mariner jacket ($378); shoes are stylist's own.

Style Paris Party

Style Paris held a cocktail reception at its showroom where guests got to preview the StyleParis by Susan Sutherland 2007 holiday line. A percentage of the evening's proceeds went to Raphael House.

Cologne Schmidt Olivia Camilleri_guest Leslie Lum_Dikran Takvorian

Golden Hour



I took this shot outside of Golden Boy Pizza in North Beach. The photo is not the greatest—as I sort of just snapped it as I was walking by—but I like its Hopper-esque feel. And I like its evocation of counter dining—one of my favorite ways to eat. There’s nothing like a beer and a slice at a crowded counter late at night.

Golden Boy Pizza
542 Green Ave.
415-982-9738

Seek Nua Experiences



After several months of trying, I finally made it by my friend David White’s  new (less than a year old) restaurant and wine bar Nua.

First of all, chef Anna Bautista’s menu was really excellent: we dined happily on such things as grilled octopus and chickpea salad, piquillo peppers stuffed with brandade and sardines with an eggplant caponata.

But what I’ve always admired about David White is his palate and his enthusiasm for the often overlooked wines of the world. He has a nose for well-balanced, interesting and—most important—well-priced wines. His list is full of them.
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