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Property Porn: Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour Edition

Calling all design lovers and real estate junkies: The Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour returns on Saturday, May 14th, with five cool houses and the chance to meet the architects and homeowners. 

TED Talks Curator Chris Anderson to Promote New Book in the Bay Area

If anyone knows how to captivate an audience, it's Chris Anderson who, for the past 15 years as the curator of TED, has ushered some of the world’s best and brightest minds onto a stage set to send their insights into an online viral frenzy.

The Best Facials, Skincare, Cleansers, Masks + More

Our 2016 guide to the best of Bay Area skincare has all you need to put your best face forward, from an acne boot camp to energy healing facials and dermatologists to the rescue.

Poetry Readings, Quickfire Novels, Litquake in Palo Alto + More Delights for Bookworms This March

The Bay Area literati has a full plate this month with the arrival of Litquake Palo Alto, poetry readings, and more.

This Fantastical Digital Exhibit at Menlo Park's Pace Art + Technology Is a Total Trip

On the heels of its San Francisco teaser at last month's Fog Design + Art, TeamLab, an interdisciplinary artists group that hails from Japan, is unveiling 20 immersive digital works in a new exhibit, "Living Digital Space and Future Parks," at Pace Art + Technology’s Menlo Park pop-up gallery. 

Style Council 2015: Meet Linda Balti, Founder of Amour Vert

Anyone familiar with the many Breton stripes and classic color palette of eco-fashion brand Amour Vert knows well its French influence. Created by native Parisian and Palo Alto resident Linda Balti, along with her husband Christoph Frehsee, the San Francisco–based brand combines legendary Parisian taste with a Californian philosophy.

James Franco Is Teaching Film at His Alma Mater, Palo Alto High School

In another bizarre move that proves no one can predict the actions of James Franco, the actor will begin teaching film at his high school alma mater this month. 

A Sunny Art-Filled Staycation at Rosewood Sand Hill

Oh, we hear you: You live in San Francisco, a world-class destination, but often find yourself needing a quick luxury escape from the throngs of fleece-enrobed tourists and cruffin-Instagramming residents. Consider a staycation at the Rosewood Sand Hill resort in Palo Alto.

LadyMarry, Your Personal Online Wedding Planner

You've finally decided on a wedding date. Now, it’s time to think about the organization—specifically, the venue, the guest list, and the invitations, just to name a few daunting tasks. And don't forget to find the perfect dress, think about floral arrangement, and choose the best (yet most cost-effective) food and music. In the midst of various tasks to get to the "I do," you do not want to lost your mental health. Enter LadyMarry, your online wedding planner.

This Week in Fashion: An Exobiological Fashion Show, Decadestwo Flash Sale, Palo Alto's Citywide Yard Sale, Gangs Of SF Opens Shop + Designer Spring Sales

1. Nightlife on Other Planets Fashion Show at SF Unitarian Church (1187 Franklin St.), Friday Jun 3, 7:30pm-10pm, $10.

Local designer, Ilanio's new line debuts tonight with an exobiological fashion show, set to the dancey psych-rock of Jai Young Kim. Expect fetishy, synthetic materials, neon colors, and odd shapes. To get even crazier, the SF Unitarian Church will play runway. 

 

2. Cocktails and Clothing 4th Anniversary Party + Omala Bamboo Activewear Trunk Show at Informed Body (389 Grove St.), Friday June 3-4, see website for times, free-$45.

Informed Body is celebrating its 4th anniversary with a total wellness weekend. On Friday, shop the eco-bamboo activewear line, Omala, and sip on free cocktails. On Saturday, take in a pilates or yoga class ($30), and try a healthy food cleanse ($15) before more Omala shopping. Phone 415.626.1111 to RSVP. 

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