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Impossible-to-Kill Plants for Your Office

Beyond adding life to any drab workstation, office plants, according to recent studies, provide a range of wellness benefits including improved air qualitystress reduction, and increased productivity. We hit local nurseries to round up the best cubicle-proof plants. 

Property Porn: Nob Hill Penthouse Offers the Epitome of Outdoor Living

Dream of being King or Queen of San Francisco? This Nob Hill penthouse will give you the next best thing to a golden throne.

Shop Talk: Shop With Joy Venturini Bianchi, Sales, Parties + More

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

Judge These Wines by the Labels, Says SF Startup Bare Bottle

We've been taught never to judge a book by its cover, a wine by its label. And with wines, anyhow, fancy labels often signal overcompensation for what's inside. But now, San Francisco startup Bare Bottle is bringing the worlds of winemaking and design together to package premium wines in high style.

AAU Kids Design Fabulous Juanita MORE! Totes for San Francisco Pride

San Francisco activist, drag diva extraordinaire, and former 7x7 cover girl Juanita MORE! has teamed with students at the Academy of Art University on a collection of one-of-a-kind tote bags just in time for Pride week.

Whoopi Goldberg's Berkeley Home on the Market for $1.275M

Whoopi Goldberg, actress, talk show host, and comedienne extraordinaire, is selling her New Orleans-inspired Berkeley house for $1.275 million.

Property Porn: Napa Vineyard Getaway for $5.9 Million

Dreaming of a place to store your massive wine collection, plus vineyards and fruit orchards for days? Welcome home.

Don't Shop Here: Sell Instead at The Twice Pop Up This Weekend

We all have it. It seeps in through the cracks and multiplies. It takes on a life of it’s own. We’re talking about CLUTTER. It’s an epidemic. To combat it, we read Marie Kondo, clean out our closets, make shame-filled trips to Crossroads, and drop bags off at Goodwill (or lord help us, the street.)  We want our lives to be better! Cleaner! Why does this have to suck? Starting this weekend, and for the next two doesn’t.

Shop Talk: Swap-O-Rama-Rama in Oakland + Pier 1 SoMa Closing Sale

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

The Cognoscente: Hanging with Oakland Designer Marisa Haskell

With fans that range from local style mavens to supermodels (ahem, Linda Evangelista), Santa Barbara-raised designer Marisa Haskell of Marisa Mason Jewelry is as fashion-forward as she is down-to-earth. From her studio in Temescal Alley, she turns out bronze and brass pieces with leather, bead, and crystal ornamentations made entirely by hand.

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