Minted is one of those creative companies we're so proud is based in the Bay Area. Their paper and online stationary, invites, and art is not only chic, but it champions independent artists and designers around the world, an initiative that's been part of the strategy, and ultimately the success, for CEO and founder Mariam Naficy.
We love ice cream, and lord knows we adore our gays, so we're thrilled to welcome Big Gay Ice Cream cofounder Bryan Petroff to San Francisco this weekend as he parades through town on tour for their debut cookbook, Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream (Anthony Bourdain wrote the foreword—swoon!).
It's the freakin weekend, baby.
Our fondness for Hunter Pence is clear (exhibit A: our day-in-the-life profile on him here), but he's put us over the edge with his latest Instagram activity—he's taken to celebrating International Dance Day, and there is booty shaking involved. Lucky us.
Academy Award-winning actress and lifestyle entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow was recently tapped to be the creative director of makeup for local skincare line Juice Beauty, and she showed her passion for the brand last week at an Earth Day event.
It's no secret that parking on Valencia street is precious, but if it's to be replaced with a fire pit for roasting marshmallows? Methinks it's worth it. The folks at Dandelion Chocolate are trying to make it happen—and you can help.
The power of a hot workout outfit cannot be overstated—the right top can both inspire minutes more gym time and double up for a night out. So when local e-tailer The Sweatbar launched last week with activewear as fit for a run down the Embarcadero as a dance-off at Harlot, we were on board to get physical. Eat your heart out, Olivia Newton John.
Coffee and ice cream—a combination that's classic, delicious, Italian, and coming to Sightglass Coffee via their Affogato Bar, opening on May 1 at the flagship 7th Street SoMa location. We're buzzing, to say the least.
The weekend starts here.
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