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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

We Wanna Be Friends With: Nick Balla + Cortney Burns of Bar Tartine

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.

Nick Balla and Cortney Burns are the co-chef couple masterminds behind the beloved Mission eatery Bar Tartine (sister restaurant to Tartine bakery).

We Wanna Be Friends With: Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics

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: Alan Beatts of Borderlands Books

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.

After an array of interesting jobs (night club promoter, DJ, and running a motorcycle shop) Alan Beatts founded Borderlands Books in Hayes in 1998.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Baker Justin Brown

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: Brit Morin of Brit + Co.

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.

You know those painfully perfect people who always have gorgeous clothes, fabulous apartments and can string together a couple hardware store items into a badass statement necklace? Well Brit Morin of Brit + Co. is one of those ladies.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Thomas McNaughton

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: Ike Shehadeh of Ike's Sandwiches

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: Sean P. Quigley of Paxton Gate

Sean P. Quigley of Paxton Gate Photo by Edward Saenz.

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.

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