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Bonobos' San Francisco Guideshop Now Open For Personal Shopping Business

Bonos Guideshop SF

Web-based Bonobos is the shopping destination for men seeking style with a classic and sometimes preppy twist, while also expecting top-notch customer service.

Four Dog-Friendly Hotels in Palm Springs

The best time to take your dog on a warm desert retreat to Palm Springs is right about now.

Luxe Stocking Stuffers From Bay Area Beauty Brands

This holiday, shop local for life's little luxuries. Bay-based beauty brands continue to do their part creating both effective and innovative skincare products. And, most of these products are organic and use natural ingredients wherever possible. Here are four luxurious gift ideas from some of the Bay's best beauty brands.

Pop-Up Pantry: Helping America Eat (Very) Well

Hoisin Ginger Braised Shortribs

America deserves an alternative to dinner at the strip mall. No one should have to book a special trip to experience world-class dining,” explains David Hauslaib, co-founder of Pop-Up Pantry. With upscale subscription services on the rise, one born out of LA is determined to bring gourmet meals to American doorsteps.

Three Happening Holiday Ice Rinks in LA

Believe it or not, it does get chilly in the winter in LA–at least at night. And LA makes a respectable winter wonderland effort with holiday themed events and decorated neighborhoods. If you haven't reached holiday bliss yet, a visit to one of the local pop up ice rinks will make you feel like a kid at Christmas again.

Move Over Victoria, Lula Lu Petite Lingerie is Just as Pretty

34B. The average bra size. Easy. Bosoms of the smaller variety—30AAA to 38A, to be exact—may want to head to Lula Lu, a Bay Area-based lingerie website created for the petite lady looking to fill her dainty lingerie drawer.

Sparkle That Never Fades: Ashley Morgan for Gump's

The holidays and sparkle go hand in hand. One of the city's inspiration destinations is Gump's, with its glittering windows and luxurious gifts. This season, a new collaboration brings even more shine to Gump's: An exclusive Ashley Morgan jewelry collection, replete with intricate pavé detailing and rare gemstones.

Jeffrey Campbell for Convert, Season Five

It's been a while since Jeffrey Campbell debuted his exclusive vegan shoe collection for Berkeley's Convert boutique. The collaboration continues, and expands, with a fifth season and 14 individualistic styles made from biodegradable fibers, synthetic leathers and dead-stock fabrics, only available at Convert.

Paper Culture: Extreme Green Stationery

As much as we all utilize Evite or Paperless Post, there is still nothing as charming as an old-fashioned paper invite. With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to get your festive cards ordered and organized. Local stationery company Paper Culture has every occasion covered, and they're as green as stationery gets.

P.L.A.Y: Redefining the Pet Bed Experience

Pet accessories have certainly evolved. For Bay Area pet owners with discerning tastes, an eco-friendly, ultra stylish brand has emerged: P.L.A.Y, Pet Lifestyle and You.

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