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4 Local Beauty Brands Empower Women to Create + Customize Products

For those of us who are a little bit Goldilocks about our skincare products—too greasy, too drying, just right—now is the moment we've been waiting for: Check out four Bay Area start-ups that are democratizing the beauty industry by customizing skincare regimens and even giving consumers a chance to co-create products ranging face masks, body lotions, and the ever-elusive perfect eye cream. 

Sneak Peek: Goldenvoice to Open Underground Music Venue Social Hall SF

An underground venue, long home to quieter private events, is emerging from the shadows as Social Hall SF. Look for public concerts and big events this fall.

Special Event: 7x7 Big Eat Supper Series (Come and Get It!)

Each year, Bay Area foodies voraciously chow their way through 7x7's Big Eat: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die. This September, join us for The 7x7 Big Eat Cocktail Supper Series, a weeklong tasting event where you can sample from our list of SF's must-eats, plus meet and mingle with top chefs from the city's most buzzed-about restaurants.

Style Council 2015: Meet Lauren + Josh Podoll, Fashion Designers

It’s no coincidence that Josh and Lauren Podoll, the husband-and-wife team behind the eco-chic label The Podolls, first met at a San Francisco boutique dedicated to the art of handcrafted apparel (the North Beach denim institution AB Fits).

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.

Property Porn: Rich Hippies Will Love This $4.5M Ashbury Heights Home

Modern hippies, marijuana smoke, and fabulous historic homes comingle in Ashbury Heights, where this 1908 Mission Revival home, priced just under $5 million, is a little bit Grateful Dead and little bit royal court. 

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Russian Hill

With the same stunning views as its ritzier neighbor Nob Hill, Russian Hill has a pace and vibe all its own: still posh, but the kind of place where everyone knows your name and where the cable car still has some seats available.

Shop Talk: Timbuk2's Femme Collection + Makers Market Opens at Westfield

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

Weekend Guide: Power Yoga + Mouthwatering Brunches

Lace up your tennis shoes, because these must-do events will definitely help you pass your walking goal.

5 Awesome Kickstarters to Support This Month

Feeling guilty about spending more than you should have at that artisan bakery this week? Give back by putting your money toward one of these cool Bay Area crowdfunding campaigns, including one super-awesome drought-busting showerhead.

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