It was at Coachella that longtime friends Theresa Lee, 33, and Jeanie Chen, 32, had a daydream of designing handbags. Just a few months later, in the winter of 2013, they rolled out their first design—a Céline-esque clutch big enough to hold an iPad, called the City Envelope.
Local designer Viola Sutanto is redefining how to give great gifts with her eco-friendly gift-wrapping line, Chewing the Cud.
The chipper line features everything you need to gift well — witty letterpress cards, reusable wrapping cloths, stamps, and even custom stationary.
New this fall, keep an eye out for fresh bucket bags (available in two sizes) that are great for stowing away knick-knacks, packing picnics, and as gifts for expecting moms or brides. Also, get your hands on Limitee, a limited edition gift decorating kit with an array of embellishments (stickers, tags, etc.), housed in a wooden cigar box. It's the hip scrapbooker's dream kit.
It's time for another foodie giveaway from our friends over at sister company, Chronicle Books. This time, it involves cheese. Just use the comments to let us know your favorite cheese and wine pairing for dinner party guests, and two lucky winners will receive the following: Cheese and Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing and Enjoying, The Cheese Course, and the brand new Cheese Plate iPhone app!
People, in the immortal words of Samuel L. Jackson in Jurassic Park: "Hold onto your butts". We've got up for grabs two pairs of tickets to see possibly the coolest movie of the year, TRON Legacy in 3D and Dolby Digital Surround Sound! They're for the midnight screening of Friday the 17th (so you can see it before all your pals).
You know the jist: Jeff Bridges is stuck in a trippy digital world, his abandoned son goes in to save him, all to Daft Punk's otherworldly soundtrack. Get ready to have your minds blown!
We want to treat our fellow Giants fans right during these pulse-quickening times, so we've got a little giveaway to get your hands on, courtesy of smartphone fanciers Coveroo. We'll pick 7 people to give Giants-themed phone covers to so you can sport your team spirit all over town (and protect your precious phone)!
Just email us who your favorite player is and why by Monday the 25th, then we'll email YOU a special code you can use to get your free cover.
You’ll have to wait until April for Spa Week, the national event that prompts over 800 spas nationwide to gift beauty indulgers with $50 treatments for one week only. In the meantime, you can prep for what’s ahead by setting yourself up with a chance to win seven hours of bliss at Oakland day spa Body by Melissa.
As part of Spa Week’s first annual wellness giveaway, the package will be bestowed upon one lucky winner from the Bay Area.
The seriously envy-inducing prize includes:
- 90-minute full body lymphatic drainage treatment with massage
To celebrate the launch of the brand new Larkspur Collection websites, the luxe hotel group is giving away a trip to each of its eight hotels. Winners will receive deluxe accommodation for two nights in a Larkspur Collection hotel, a $150 Southwest Airlines gift card, dinner for two at the hotel's restaurant, a bottle of sparkling wine, and early check-in and late check-out.