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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.

Seven Local Startups Who Are Changing the Face of Beauty and Fashion

San Francisco is known for its technological advances much more than its fashion sense, but that doesn't mean the city isn't concerned with making fashion and beauty more accessible to women everywhere. There’s no place better equipped to give the fashion world a facelift with these revolutionary tech products that are changing the way women shop.

Inspiring Tablescapes From Wine Country’s Top Hosts

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Originally published on California Home + Design

Create holiday gatherings your guests will remember with these enlivening tablescapes from Wine Country’s top hosts using nature’s bounty, family heirlooms, and lots of unique personality.  

Street Style Report: Major Shoe Envy in Union Square

Last week, we spotted local fashion merchandiser Ariana Roviello, in a gorgeous pair of gold-strapped boots.

Open House Obsession: Renovated, With Wide-Open Views in Noe Valley

noe valley open house

Originally published on California Home + Design

Where: 545 Valley Street, Noe Valley

When: Saturday and Sunday, December 21 & 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Seven Favorite Things: Legit Gift Certificates for Christmas Gifting

Let's just clear this up right now -- there's absolutely nothing wrong with giving gift certificates. In fact, we're all about giving thoughtful, awesome local experiences. From cooking classes to spa treatments, check out our top picks for easy holiday gifting.

Look of the Week: Awesome Local Last-Minute Gifts

Still not done holiday shopping? Neither are we. Check out our Santa-approved, seriously cool local gifts for last-minute shoppers.

Real Estate Report: Tyler's Florence's Home in Mill Valley

Originally published on California Home + Design

OK, we can't guarantee you'll cook as well as celebrity chef Tyler Florence, but for once, a real chef's kitchen is on the market. 

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