"Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase."―Erma Bombeck


Case Station Gets Cheeky for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Buy a new iPhone case and help support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Case Station's five fun, bosom-centric and artist-designed cases can be yours for $35 to $45—with all proceeds going directly to the nonprofit that's committed to achieving prevention and finding a cure. Now these are the kind of plastic boobs we can really get behind. The "Aware of Your Pair" campaign runs through the end of October. // Shop online at casestation.com

Fab footwear and awesome art—on the menu tonight at Freda Salvador's Artist & Maker event. (Courtesy of Freda Salvador)

Celebrate Freda Salvador's First Artist & Maker Series Tonight
Freda Salvador's Fillmore boutique. Be there from 6pm to 8pm this evening to celebrate the brand's premiere Artist & Maker event featuring SF artist Jenny Sharaf. A selection of her paintings, which "celebrate process while reflecting on art history, feminism and abstraction" will be on display and available for purchase. Of course, we recommend getting in some shoe shopping, as well. (These!) Can't make the event? No worries: Sharaf's pieces will live in the store through the end of the month. // 2416 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), fredasalvador.com


You will fall in love with facialist Kayla Franzblau...and your after-treatment skin.(Courtesy Kayla Franzblau)

We Just Found Your New Go-To Facialist in Cow Hollow

Need to get your rosacea under control, diminish the appearance of fine lines or simply swap dull skin for a radiant glow? Have we got an aesthetician for you: Meet Kayla Franzblau, owner of the one-year-old Kayla Jeanne Aesthetics, located on Union Street (near Laguna). The New York transplant—with, no surprise, the most gorgeous skin on the planet—worked with celebrity facialists Joanna Vargas and Ildi Pekar before moving out West.


Our advice: Make an appointment (60 or 75 minutes) and just let Kayla do her thing. She's known for working her magic with multiple hi-tech therapies: "I include infrared LED light, microcurrent lifting, medical-grade oxygen, and diamond microdermabrasion. These treatments work in combination with nano-technology to pump the product deep into the skin," she says. Facials cost between $115 and $205. Worth every penny. // 1905 Union St. (Cow Hollow), kaylajeanneaesthetics.com


Silicon Valley Fashion Week?! starts on 10/20—expect clothes, robots, drones and llamas. Pic from last year's event.(Courtesy of Betabrand)

Sit Front Row at Silicon Valley Fashion Week (in SF)

Every night at 7pm on October 20, 21 and 22, there will be models, catwalks and fashions at Gantry in San Francisco. But the real runway stars of Silicon Valley Fashion Week?! are sure to be the robots, drones and wacky inventions from some of the Bay Area's coolest tech companies and designers. The event—sponsored by Betabrand (everybody's favorite crowdfunded clothier and maker of the Poo Emoji Dress) and Zappos—is sure to be a hot ticket.


Along with the three shows (Step Into the Future, The Most Photographed Show on Earth and the Grand Finale + Costume Party) expect lots of fun, cocktails, Cirque de Soleil performers and a llama or two (yes, real llamas). Tix for one show are $20; $50 for all three shows. // Gantry is located at 1425 Market St. (Civic Center), For more info and to purchase tickets, go to betabrand.com