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Local Love: First Look at Alyssa Nicole's Fall 2011 Collection + Q&A With the Designer

Yesterday, Alyssa Casares, a local 19-year-old designer, launched the Fall 2011 collection of her clothing line, Alyssa Nicole. Alyssa's latest work is her most sophisticated and cohesive collection to date. Vibrant reds and blacks, are mixed with a range of textures -- playful red Swiss dot day dresses, and tightly tiered black evening wear -- all of which is perfect for fall.

Culinary Guide to Macworld

While other MacWorld attendees are crowding into Quizno's at lunchtime, you, armed with this list, will be enjoying a genuine San Francisco culinary experience. Here’s our list for the best places to lunch (and drinks) around Moscone Center.

Drop by Tropisueno, just a breath away from Moscone, to fill up on traditionally-prepared burritos, tortas and tamales during lunch, and for post-conference drinks (margaritas!) and snacks such as super-fresh ceviche and refreshing Mexican shrimp cocktails. (75 Yerba Buena Lane, 415-243-0299. Open for lunch & dinner.)

Tea For You: 7 Spots to Drink & Buy

If you're not a coffee drinker--and we all know this is quite the coffee drinkers' town--you probably love tea. Here are our favorite places to warm up and get a sip. Where do you go to drink and buy?

Etiquette Comes Alive at Yerba Buena

The world is your stage, or so the saying goes. Starting today, this cliche can become your reality with London-based experimental theater company Rotozaza. A performance piece for two, Etiquette can be played out between strangers or friends across a table at Samovar Tea Lounge in Yerba Buena Gardens. Turning the idea of audience participation on its head, Silvia Mercuriali and Anthony Hampton—the masterminds behind this offbeat experience—provide headphones which dictate instructions to layman-come-actor. 

Tea Mavericks Converge in the Bay Area Tonight

It's tea time. The tea industry is surging in America, and the experts want to know why. In honor of the nation's new-found appreciation for the brew, several of the world's tea and tech giants are converging in the Bay Area tonight at 5 pm to be featured on Samovar founder Jesse Jacobs' new video series "Tea With. . .", an entrepreneurial, inspirational show with bright businessmen who are trailblazers in their industries.

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