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Come Sail Away, Nautical Bracelets Have Headway

What's the next best thing to having your own boat? OK, a friend with a boat. Thirdly, it's channeling cruise with a cool dose of nautical chic. Campy friendships bracelets have experienced an apparent wind and roped, corded, and anchored bracelets are aloft.

Swanson Vineyards Modern House Wines are Ripe for the Gifting

When in doubt, give the gift of gluttony. It's party season and that means weddings, housewarmings, graduations, birthdays, and Giants games, are in full effect. And really, do we need an occasion to celebrate? San Franciscans love to party and we love our wine. Enter the perfect priced party prop: Swanson Vineyards' Modern House Wines. At $25 a pop, these conversation pieces will surely impress the party, and the host will love it most. 

Madewell To Open SF Store in July

At least three years. That's how long I've been waiting for Madewell to open in SF. When I met J.Crew's younger, mismatched sister, I was instantly drawn to the forward denim, off-beat tops, funky prints, playful jewelry and experimental accessories. The time has come...

Life Is a Wave So Help Save Some Waves

Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world...whether you swim it, surf it, boogie it, or simply admire it, the ocean is certainly something to be saved. With its yearly fundraiser, the Save the Waves Coalition is bringing its massive pool party to 111 Minna this Friday.

Gucci Celebrates its 90th Circa 1921

Gucci has a lot to celebrate — 90 years worth. This year marks the Italian luxury house's 90th anniversary and creative director Frida Giannini has designed an exclusive collection to celebrate. The '1921 Collection' is comprised of men's and women's ready to wear, accessories, jewelry and watches and will be available at exclusive Gucci stores, including our own Stockton Street store.

The Dailey Method vs. Burn vs. Mighty Pilates: A Toning Trifecta

The Daily Method vs. Burn vs. Migty Pilates

Just when I thought I had the perfect sculpting workout regime, I get Burned. Burn, the city's newest pilates-fusion workout brings cardio into San Francisco's search for the ultimate toning workout. And when a workout is called Burn, how can a fitness junkie not try it?

La Boutique Brings Shourouk Chic to SF

Craving some Paris chic? And India and Tunisia? Breeze by North Beach's La Boutique to get a slice of European style and spotlight accessory designer Shourouk. The elegant boutique carries hard-to-find designers like Vanessa Bruno, Cacharel and Jerome Dreyfuss, and also Paris-based mixed media magnifico Shourouk.

A Tarantino/Coen Tribute Royale at Spoke Art Gallery

A fan fury is on its way into town. As if one art tribute to a cult director(s) isn't enough, take two. The Spoke Art Gallery is bringing its traveling tribute to two cinematic greats — Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Brothers — to us.

Jeffrey Campbell + Convert = An Exclusive Eco Equation

If there were a time to venture to Berkeley, it would be now. 1809B Fourth Street to be exact. Amidst the promenade, lives sustainable clothing and accessory boutique, Convert. They do innovative eco things and the latest involves LA-based shoe designer Jeffrey Campbell and dead-stock fabrics.

The 100th Bay to Breakers: Style For (7.46) Miles

I know I wasn't the only one checking my weather app to the latest hour Saturday night. But the early rise of the 100th Bay to Breakers made way for a celebratory sunshiney day. Win. While most witness the cheesy, outrageous, and risque on annual race day, I was on the prowl for some style shenanigans...

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