Chloé Harris Hennen
For all its longtime neighborhood shortcomings—take, for example, poor taste (the area's small businesses have names like Hand Job, Slurp, and Spunk) and a serious lack of real food—the Castro is celebrating a new day under the rainbow.
Satirical videos of San Francisco abound. And yeah, they're good for a share and a quick LOL on Facebook. But none are so fabulous, so classic, so quaint, so nostalgic as this video posted today by YouTuber Jeff Altman of his grandfather's 1958 visit to SF. It has loads of landmarks to love, including Chinatown (hey, sailors), curvy Lombard Street in bloom, and a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge in vintage style.
A new exhibition, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History, is the best reason to visit the San Francisco Public Library this May.
One-hundred years ago, an architect by the name of Bernard Maybeck (you may have heard of him) designed the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo and World Fair. Today, it is on the market, so to speak, with SF Rec and Park requesting proposals for longterm tenants who could transform the landmark for private-public use.
FiDi-based startup Lyon + Post is making a big promise to fashion mavens: Never enter a fitting a room again. Simply shop online, and try clothes on (at home!) before you buy. Hallelujah.
The trash situation at Dolores Park is 7,000-gallon-per-weekend problem, with 65-percent of those left-behind craft beer bottles, Bi-Rite sandwich wrappers, and rum-drenched young coconuts being perfectly recyclable and compostible. SF Rec and Park is fighting back, with an "Eco Pop-Up" pilot program launching in Dolores Park this Saturday.
What does 400,000 square feet, located a stone's throw from Zynga and Adobe HQ, go for in San Francisco's out of control real estate market? Well, if today's projections about the asking price for Airbnb's gigantic Brannan Street HQ are anywhere close, the address could bring upwards of $280 million. OMG.
We're always proud to claim design luminary Yves Behar as San Francisco's own, and the curly-haired superstar has outdone himself once again: Just feast your eyes upon his futuristic design for the Alchemy Lounge, a pop-up cocktail bar at Milan's Teatro Versace.
Listen up, Cali girls and guys: We're in a drought. From hell. And while bathing less is one solution, there are other ways to do your part (without stinking) in the style and beauty departments. Here are some tips from a few SF experts.
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