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'Painted Nails': A San Francisco Salon Owner Shares Her Story of Miscarriages + Safe Cosmetics Advocacy in New Documentary

A new documentary tells the story of San Francisco nail salon owner Van Hoang, whose multiple miscarriages and asthma, due to prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals in nail care products, ultimately put her on a quest to bring safe cosmetics to all.  

Can The Perennial Really Be the Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World?

When one hears of the mission behind The Perennial—essentially to be The Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World—it’s easy to write it off as the kind of startup hyperbole that's become so prevalent in San Francisco. Seriously, if we had a dollar for every industrious foodie or techie who swears her idea will change the world, we could buy stock in Apple and move to Hawaii. But skeptics as we are, we love to root for our home team. And the folks at The Perennial seem to have the stuff to pull it off.

The deYoung Museum Pays Exuberant Tribute to Oscar de la Renta in New Retrospective

"A garden is probably the most spiritual and purest of joys. It's a communion with nature and beauty in the most simple and fundamental form," said Oscar de la Renta, shortly before he passed, in 2014. Himself a talented gardener, the designer was beloved for his exceptional floral prints. Now open at the de Young Museum, Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective, is a full-bloom tribute to the dazzling career of a man who truly celebrated life.

The Best Spots to Slurp Oysters in San Francisco (From Cheap to Luxe)

We San Franciscans love...no, looove...our oysters. We like them with happy hour prices and drinks specials that are gentle on our wallets, but we're also willing to shell out for the really good stuff. Here are our favorite local places to throw back a dozen.

Sweat SF: Chassé and Fist Pump Your Way to Sveltedom With the Company

We are firm believers in the power of singing and dancing in the morning. Yeah, we're those people, which is why when we were invited to a morning cardio-dance class at the new Company in the Presidio, we jumped at the chance. Literally!

What to Buy at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in March

Spring is upon us, and that means the markets have gone green. Here's your monthly guide to shopping fresh produce at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Weekend Guide: 50-Cent Dance Classes + 'Wicked' Returns to SF

Whether you're eating your heart out, sipping fine liquor, or dancing to the beat of your own drum, this weekend is a sure fire way to get your blood pumping. Don't wait, go and get'em tiger!

Foodie Agenda: Frito Pie Churros at Staff Meal + Wine Tasting at Crissy Field

Plan your meals, snacks, and tastings for the next handful of days with Foodie Agenda.

Secret Recipe: Sink Your Teeth Into 1760's Classic Pork Sisig

Leaving Sausalito's acclaimed Sushi Ran for San Francisco's struggling 1760 was the best decision Chef Carl Foronda ever made. Well, it was the best decision for 1760, anyway, which is having a revival thanks to Foronda's global flavors. And we're not compaining...have you tried the pork sisig yet?

Get Your Athleisure on at Sweatbar's Cow Hollow Pop-Up

In a city where gym clothes are acceptable streetwear, fashionable women can't get enough of the trend-turned-staple that is athleisure—activewear geared toward taking you from barre to bar in style. Now you can shop splashily printed leggings and sports bras to your hearts' content at Sweatbar's pop-up shop in Cow Hollow.

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