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Two Sense: We're Divorced But Still Living Together


My husband and I have been married five years and we’ve decided to divorce. Nothing terrible happened, we’ve just grown into best friends and roommates—same old story, we love each other but we’re no longer in love. In sitting down to discuss who will move out of our amazing two-bedroom Noe Valley apartment, we’ve realized that whoever leaves is going to lose out big-time in today’s rental market. So for now we’re staying under one roof.

Real Estate Report: Our Five Favorite San Francisco Listings of 2013

Originally published on California Home + Design

In no particular order, here are five favorite listings from 2013. Contrary to the current perception of an overheated San Francisco real estate market, not every house sold went through a wild bidding war, with one selling for $1.5M less than its original asking price and one still on the market.

Airbnb Packs Travel-Inspired Design Into New HQ

Originally published on California Home + Design

Airbnb, the community marketplace for homestay accommodations that is changing the face of travel, has joined the flock of startups in San Francisco’s techy SoMa ‘hood.

Street Style Report: A Sexy Tousled Look Near Union Square

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We spotted Todd Ballew, perhaps San Francisco's sexiest moonlighting plumber, sipping on a Bicycle Coffee outside Sugar Café.

Seven Favorite Things: MAAS & Stacks

The easiest way to refresh your closet for the new year is with a few key basics. This year, we're looking to MAAS & Stacks for their consistent flow of smart, minimalist finds. 

Look of the Week: NYE Shoes that Won't Kill Your Feet

Now that Christmas and Hanukkah are over, treat yourself to what you really want -- shoes! With New Year's Eve less than a week away, we're thinking a lavish evening pair that won't kill your feet sounds pretty great. Behold seven wonders that will take you from dinner to ball drop to dancing in high comfort and style. 

How Two Local Ladies Nailed Their Business

Janine + Aretha, Founders of Floss Gloss

This SF-based dynamic duo is taking the nail industry by storm. Floss Gloss, a nail polish company that started out as college friends having after school “nail time,” is now an ever expanding business that can now be found in the likes of Urban Outfitters, Birchbox, and over 50 stores worldwide.

The Very Best Outfits of Joy Venturini Bianchi

Socialite Joy Venturini Bianchi is ever the life of the party.

Behind the Lenses of SF's Best-Dressed Philanthropist

In 2012, after months of experiencing what felt like “having a heart attack but several times a day,” Joy Venturini Bianchi, the bespectacled grande dame of San Francisco’s philanthropic circles and the longtime director of Helpers, a local charity dedicated to the care of the developmentally disabled, was diagnosed with a rare stage IV cancer, which had spread to her stomach and colon. The doctors projected that she had two weeks to live.

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