Fellas, fellas, fellas…You've probably just spent four days holed up in a bar or glued to the couch in March Madness heaven. You no doubt loved every second of it and are already fired up for the Sweet 16 on Thursday. Like an addict, you are hooked. Making matters worse, your girlfriend, fiancée, or wife is starting to feel neglected. She is fed up with buddies, booze, and basketball being your priorities.
America has chocolate chip cookies. The French have macarons. So beloved is this petite meringue sandwich, in fact, that the man behind the esteemed Relais Desserts organization, Pierre Herme, declared March 20 "Jour de Macaron" (Macaron Day). All of his sixty-some patisseries across France put aside the tarts and entremets, serving strictly macarons for one day only.
The Island President and Sound of Noise
If you missed the SF Green Film Fest, here's your second chance to catch the amazing documentary about the recently ousted Maldives president who was doing his part to save his country from the inevitable perils of global warming. Or, opt for the "musical" comedy Sound of Noise—a mix of urban symphony, police procedural, and love story.
When: Tues. 3/20 and Fri. 3/23 – Thurs. 3/29
Where: SF Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post St.
In the early ’90s, I wrote for Vogue. But as a freelancer based in San Francisco, I didn’t have to worry much about being fashionable. The only thing I had to dress up was my telephone voice. “This is Laura Fraser with Vooooo-gue,” I’d say, making calls from my kitchen table while wearing sweatpants, a Ramones T-shirt, and cowboy boots. My highlights in those days looked like a starfish had landed on my head. “If they could see you now,” my then-boyfriend would snicker.
H&M visual merchandiser, Mark Jssn, was analyzing the (super sold out) Marni for H&M window displays when we stopped him on Powell St. Mark moved up to SF five years ago, from San Jose, and says he loves the city for, "the diversity of people and because SF is so laid back." And we love Mark's look for the nicely mixed (loose/tight) proportions and (high/low) brands.
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