“Today’s man is more discerning than ever, his lifestyle is his own and his style should always make its mark.” Motivational man speak by David Alfonso, the creator of hair product line Hanz de Fuko. At a time when male grooming is booming in SF and beards are aplenty, Hanz de Fuko was ahead of the game with the launch of sexy, 100% organic styling solutions five years ago.
Today, August 3
Family-owned Louis' Restaurant reopens after a complete renovation and is taking menu suggestions on their Facebook page. This Sutro Heights landmark has been serving good-eats for the past 74 years and really rallied up thousands of San Franciscans when the National Park Service nearly ended the restaurant's lease back in February. 902 Point Lobos Ave.
Saturday, August 6
Turtle Island String Quartet at Yoshi’s
Called the future of classical music, Turtle Island String Quartet lends a fresh slant to the standard chamber sound. Melding the bright virtuosity of classical with contemporary music styles, Turtle Island Quartet has won two Grammys for Best Classical Crossover Album. They've also been endorsed by Yo-Yo Ma, who calls it “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground - a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”
August 7. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore Street. Tickets are $28 at 415-655-5600.
San Francisco Opera at Stern Grove
1. Juicy Couture Hat
Shield your face from harmful UV rays with this Lurex woven raffia floppy hat. Subtle metallic thread and crochet detailing complete the boho-chic vibe. $78 at Bloomingdale's.
2. Heimstone Jumpsuit
Romp from dawn to dusk in this no-fuss jumper. It doubles as a beach cover-up and a standalone summer ensemble. $429 at Elizabeth Charles, 2056 Fillmore St. (at California), 415-440-2100
Last weekend I went to a party with some friends, and the next day my boyfriend asked how it was. I hadn't mentioned the party to him, but it turns out he read it in my calendar! He told me that he knew my password and had been reading my email for months. I was floored and pissed. He said it was no big deal, that he was just seeing if I was being straight with him. He also said he didn’t have any secrets and offered to let me read his email anytime I wanted. I'm seriously thinking of ending the relationship over this but am not sure if I'm overreacting. Is this common?
Head south to Carmel this month to catch one of the America's most revered living composers, Philip Glass, and his crew of artistes for the inaugural Days and Nights Festival. It's a heady mix of music, theater, film, dance, poetry–all led by ringmaster Glass as a way to explore the evolution of the arts across space and time.
Sade: sexy, soulful, smooth. This is the woman responsible for staging romantic date nights and fulfilling love fantasies. One could even say she's every man's ticket to the bedroom. And it all started with her '80s hit "Smooth Operator." She's since become the most successful solo female artist in British history.
Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchips and @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.
You know how it feels when you have a little surge of pride—pride that comes from knowing someone cool? I'm feeling that now because I know Potrero Hill-based artist and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and just spotted her work in the Times (a few days late).
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