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We Wanna Be Friends With: Ali Wiezbowski of TopCoat

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Hat King Ben Goorin

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Tak Matsuba

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Chip Conley

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

When I was 26 (like, this past year), I was eating popcorn for lunch and working for this website. When Chip Conley was 26, he was on a mission to "create joy" and started what is now the second largest boutique hotel company in America, Joie de Vivre.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Benny Gold

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Jessamine McLellan of Hakkasan SF

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

The opening of Hakkasan San Francisco was met with serious excitement earlier this year. But along with a stellar interior design and tasty food, their cocktail menu and massive "U" shaped bar is a huge hit. The woman to thank? Beverage and Bar Manager Jessamine McLellan.

We Wanna Be Friends With: SF's Fabulous "Golden Girls"

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Eventbrite Co-Founder & President Julia Hartz

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Susan G. Koger, Modcloth Founder

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

In a city where internet booms and busts are a dime a dozen, it's awesome to come across a person with such an inspirational road to big-time success.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Designer Erica Tanov

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

Bay Area local Erica Tanov started her career in NYC designing silky slips and chemises in 1990, and moved back to Berkeley to open her first shop in 1994. What started as personal "rediscovering" of herself as a designer has turned into a budding lifestyle brand

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