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The Nob Hill Gazette's Eligibles List

Just in time for V-Day, The Nob Hill Gazette released its annual "Single and Smashing" Eligibles List, which is providing more than enough Friday afternoon entertainment.  Here's a sampling of some of the gem descriptions:

Arjun Gupta; Telesoft venture capitalist & mountain climber, frequents Aspen & the world

Alex Marr; neo-Orwellian musician; digs Kierkegaard, windy walks on CA’s eastern coast [side note: where is this?], raspberry waffle cakes & naps in his music studio

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Indie Fest is here, the Oscars are just around the corner, and the rainy days of winter are upon us – simply put, it's a good time to be at the movies. As always, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation at an indie theater near you.

15% Off Place Settings at Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics just put out a beautifully designed place setting called the Olima Basic Set.  To celebrate the launch, Heath is offering up to 15% off the regular price for the next week.  To take advantage of the discount, simply type in SETS at checkout.  All sets include a Redwood Dinner Plate 10.75", a Sage Salad Plate 8.25" and a Birch/Matte Brown Cereal Bowl 6.5".  All dishes are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe.  And as with all Heath Ceramics products, they're made right in Sausalito.

Live the Good Life at the Infinity

On Saturday the Embarcadero-side Infinity Tower II will be open for all potential buyers to see, with a move-ins scheduled for Spring.  The second tower has similar floorplans to the first, but the developers say the second tower has nicer interior finishes.  Finishes like quartzite countertops, brushed stainless steel plumbing fixtures, limestone flooring (in the bathroom), Kohler bathroom fixtures, Studio Becker cabinets and Bosch appliances.  Each unit has jaw-dropping and completely unobstructed views of the bay, which is one of the many reasons San Francisco is buzzing about the latest tower.  The floorplans are unique in that 4 out of 6 of them have the curved walls of the building, a factor that has many buyers flocking to the towers sales office to put down a down payment.  Anot

Live in Spain for Free? Sign us up...

First, there was Australia's Best Job in the World offering (speaking of which, you can still apply to be an island caretaker in the Great Barrier Reef through Feb. 22!). Now, as if you needed another reason to quit your job--or revel in your recently unemployed state--Spain has to come along and drop a doozy on you, as well. Are you ready for this? Take a deep breath and listen here.

Where to Shop this Weekend: 440 Brannan, The Mission and Temple

As the balmy weather we’d just gotten used to makes a hasty retreat and subjects us to several consecutive days of (gasp!) sub-60-degree temperatures, it’s a prime time to take cover indoors. Luckily, that’s where the best sales and fashion events are this weekend.

Here what’s on our radar:

The Eater Wrap: The Bloody Shutter Tally, Inside Heaven's Dog and an Unfortunate Top Chef Episode

Welcome to our exciting new partnership with Eater. For this weekly Friday column, Eater editor Paolo Lucchesi gives his opinionated report on all the restaurant news that's fit to print, including chef gossip, a bit of PlumpJackin', hot openings, sad closings, and even some Top Chef updates.

1) As the calendar changes, the final tally of all the restaurant closures in the month of January topped 25, so to commemorate the fallen, it was time to take one last look back at those that passed away. Godspeed.

25 Random Things About Jerry Brown

He’s happening, he’s hip (heck, he’s on Facebook) and wethinks (that is, until he officially declares), he wants to be your next Governor of the (once) great state of California.

Giving us a peek behind the curtain, CA State Attorney General Jerry Brown (who served as Governor of California from 1975-1983) recently filled out the 25 Random Things About Me survey that is viral-ing 'round the walls of Facebook fanatics everywhere.

Herewith our Top 7 personal favorites:

3. In 1958, I took vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Later, Pope John XXIII dispensed me from these obligations.

8. I dislike shopping.

7 Things Janelle Loevner, Owner of Anthem, Can’t Live Without

Janelle Loevner, owner of the new luxury home boutique Anthem, on posh Sacramento Street, dishes with us on the seven items the former residential architect and Pac Heights resident just can’t live without.

 

Kickin' It: Where to Find Custom-Painted Shoes

Custom-painted shoes have long been style mainstays among fashion-forward sneakerheads, but lately we’ve been noticing them pop up everywhere from Derek Holbrook’s feet during an exclusive San Francisco society luncheon to online e-tailer Zazzle.

If the idea of owning one-of-a-kind kicks puts a spring in your step, here’s how to get your toes into a pair:

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