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Fancy French Cologne: Today through 10/24, the lovely ladies behind SF's newest online boutique are offering 7x7 readers 15% off everything in store with discount code 7X7TREASUREHUNT. In this case, the treasures (Aryn K dresses, Tulle coats) are easy to find.
Welcome to "Transported", our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.
Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are duking it out on TV. Supervisors are fiercely campaigning and people are frenetically plastering windows with "yes" and "no" posters. Here are two ballot measures that will affect how you get around town (or in the case of the Sit/Lie Ordinance, don't). Get to know them.
1. Prop L: Sit/Lie Ordinance
Autumn is the perfect time for pies -- eating them, baking them, even throwing them. If you're of the baking (and eating) persuasion, try your hand at Mission Pie's 4th Annual Pie Contest this Sunday, October 17th.
You have until tomorrow (October 15th) to register the type of pie you're going to bring on game-day. But better make it good, this is judgement day in front of some serious heavyweights of pie-dom.
After months of buzz and a handful of construction photos, the Tenderloin's new rooftop oasis, 620 Jones, finally opens its doors tomorrow night for their grand opening. And rest assured, the creative team behind Mighty, Oola and Spundae knows how to throw a party.
While brunch, dinner and happy hour menus are still in the works, we definitely plan on taking full advantage of alfresco cocktails on their 8,000-square-foot terrace until then.
In which case, we'll need something fab to wear to what we expect to be our new go-to downtown spot:
Shoemaker extraordinaire Manolo Blahnik, described simply as the greatest shoe designer of all time by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, recently made a rare appearance at Neiman Marcus San Francisco. One of many local fans, Lillian Kwock—who stood near the front of the line at the department store's exclusive event—said, “I did a count last week. I have 39 pairs, not including these two that I just bought."
In town to promote his new book, Manolo’s New Shoes (released October 12), a follow-up to 2003's Manolo Blahnik Drawings, the famous designer chatted with journalists while the shoe salon buzzed with excitement and models floated around carrying platters adorned with snakeskin, pointed-toed kitten heels. In brief, here's what Mr. Blahnik had to say.
An alien tours the planet and heads home from vacation with important lessons about humanity, including the comedic possibilities of beatboxing and how to wear a fanny pack.
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