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Dining by Design

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS brought their Dining By Design tour presented by Elle Décor and GE Monogram to the SF Design Center on Tuesday, November 12 for the Table Hop and Tasting Gala and Wednesday, November 13 for the Dining for Design Gala.

Sex Toys and Security at SFO

By now you’ve learned the liquid travel limit and have your Ziploc handy. You’re not as annoyed that you have take off your shoes and overcoat, place your laptop in a bin and empty all of your pockets.

But what to do about your sex toys? It’s a completely different challenge but one that you can overcome. So don’t let this happen to you:

Diamonds and Waffles Party at Barney’s New York

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

On Tuesday, November 13 high-end jewelry designer Cathy Waterman presented the Diamonds and Waffles party at Barney’s New York. The breakfast event which benefited non-profit organization Children of Shelters featured Waterman’s opulent jewels and nibbles courtesy Boulettes Larder.

<em>Vanity Fair</em> and Ann Getty Host Party for Bob Colacello’s <em>Out</em>

To celebrate famed journalist and author Bob Colacello’s latest book Out based on his former column which documented the glamorous life of disco and decadence of the late ’70s Vanity Fair along with Ann Getty, Denise Hale and Jo Schuman threw a party at the Ralph Lauren store on Wednesday, November 7.

Bob Colacello                                Denise Hale, Jeannette Etheridge

Shop at Your Own Risk

Ladies, you might want to save some of that post-Thanksgiving day shopping energy for Goldenbleu’s holiday shopping event at E&O Trading Company from 5 to 8 p.m on November 29. I’ve been to their sample sales in the past, and trust me when I say you’ll come away with a luscious leather bag (or two) at a steep bargain—just prepare yourself beforehand for the all out retail madness. E&O Trading Company, Cinnabar Room, 314 Sutter St., 415-693-0303.

The Cult of Cristalette

Cris in Cristalette with a new design

Straight Up Fiasco

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Chicago-based hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco—who's known for his thoughtful lyrical style and innovative beats— played a private show sponsored by radio station KMEL at 1015 Folsom on Sunday, November 4.

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

The Music Makers

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Canadian instrumental post-rock outfit Do Make Say Think played a frenetic set at Mezzanine on Saturday, November 3.

Do Make Say Think

Do Make Say Think

Do Make Say Think

Look of the Week: Bloomingdale's

Join us weekly as the 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 stores in your neighborhood.


For the day: Theory charcoal vest ($225); Hugo Boss grey shirt ($175); Cool Hunting People black jeans ($188); Hugo Boss shoes ($295); black leather belt is stylist's own.

La Gitana at Laiola

Two Saturdays ago, the incessantly rainy one, I finally made it to Laiola, though it took a bus from Union Square and a splashy mad dash in the rain down five puddle-ridden blocks to get there. Owner Joe Hargrave greeted my dripping pate inside the door, pulling a clean napkin off the shelf so I could dry off. The restaurant was packed and filled with a warm, convivial hum. The napkin gesture alone might have been enough to at least place this joint on my good side. But there was more.

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