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Sweat SF: The Ultimate Fitness Fusion in Hayes Valley

Elevate Group Fitness incorporates elements of yoga, resistance training, barre and pilates with their signature “ele_Fusion Method.” With a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, you’ll get a full body burn in the 55-minute sweat sesh.

'Champion' at SFJAZZ: Disco Suits, Platform Shoes, Rage and Regret

If a hunky black baritone—shirtless and stalking the stage in a shiny green bell-bottomed suit with big lapels and sparkly platform shoes is not your idea of a night at the opera—we get it. It wasn’t ours either. But that’s exactly what happens at the beginning of the second act of Champion, now playing at SFJAZZ. 

#SFPortal Connects Locals With Strangers Around the Globe

"What would make today a good day for you?" That is the question curious visitors to this fancy gold shipping container, now at Proxy in Hayes Valley, are asking complete strangers from around the world in a groundbreaking public art project. 

Photos: SF Dogma 2012 Presented by the SF SPCA and 7x7

On September 30, the SF SPCA and 7x7 turned Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley into San Francisco's center of petcentricity for the second annual SF Dogma—one of the city's liveliest street fairs where hundreds of supporters came out to meet local artisans, merchants, and proprietors of all things pet-related. It was a gorgeous, warm and sunny day for petlovers to meetup, catchup—and possibly pickup a new furry friend!

Seven Favorite Things: Badass Adventure Gear from Triple Aught Design

Gear up for your fall adventures with locally-designed, high-performance equipment from Triple Aught Design

Headquartered in the Dogpatch (right next to Serpentine), TAD was founded in 1997, by Patrick Ma, a modern explorer on a mission to create stylish, hyper-functional adventure gear for himself and other modern explorers.

Seven Favorite Things: Dish Boutique

When Dish Boutique relocated from Berkeley to Hayes Valley, it was one of the early, bound-for-hipdome shops that helped establish Hayes as the shopping hub it is today. Dish continues to feed fashion-frenzied SF shoppers with an artfully curated selection and mindful personal service.

The online store launched last December and, while it's certainly still growing -- from Yosh (#3) local fragrances, to super sale Loeffler Randalls (#5, #7) -- we found a lot to love. In no particular order, here are our favorites.

Hayes Valley's Two Sisters—More Than A Bar With Books

Hayes Valley's Two Sisters—More Than A Bar With Books

Although the name of Hayes Valley's new Two Sisters Bar and Books sounds like a place for solo drinkers to dig into a Hemmingway novel and a stiff martini, it's actually a spot you should go to for an impromptu bite with a few friends.

Seven Favorite Things: Welcome Stranger & Azalea Menswear

What started out years ago as co-owners Catherine Chow and Corina Nurimba's baby, Azalea is now part one of a local fashion trifecta. Last year, Welcome Stranger and Rand + Statler rounded out the mix, offering a 100% menswear outpost and a higher-end niche, respectively. While the Hayes Valley brick and mortars are each their charming own (full of ripe, full-flavor brands, anchored by a wealth of denim), online, select goods from each boutique are available through Azalea's e-store.

Last May, Welcome Stranger, became the first of the three to launch a house brand that's produced right here in San Francisco. Among our favorites this week were three items from Welcome Stranger's in-house line (#2, #3, #6), and a pair of everyday Zig Zag chukkas (#1), going fast at $20 a pair.

Seven Favorite Things: Azalea Women's Collection

This week, Azalea, a Hayes Valley stronghold, celebrates 10 years in SF. With a freshly remodeled space, and a collection chock-full of edgy brands like Acne and In God We Trust, there's much to celebrate. This week, our seven picks hail from the Azalea women's collection, and can be worn together for a complete look.

SF Street Style: Classic Red, White, Blue + A Custom 2-Speed on Van Ness

SF Street Style: Classic Red, White, Blue + A Custom 2-Speed on Van Ness

I see a lot of great bike fashion around SF, but the problem is, it's always zooming by. Well, last weekend, we were lucky enough to catch Gavin Grant as he stopped for a red light on Van Ness. I really like how crisp and clean his look is, and it's also refreshing to see a looser fit done right.

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