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The Wedding Proposal That Was A Piece of Cake

The Wedding Proposal That Was A Piece of Cake

The night Elizabeth Lorini and Nara Youn met, he fell asleep while watching movies in her dorm room with a group of friends and she filled his long hair with rows and rows of tiny braids. She was sure he’d be angry, but he wasn’t. He was back the next day (presumably after combing his hair).

Lucky Strike Debuts in San Francisco

Lucky Strike Opens in San Francisco

When Lucky Strike opens in SoMa this weekend, it may be the first time the words “stylish” and “bowling alley” are used in the same sentence. But this chic entertainment spot at 200 King St. is not your typical 10-pin, sweaty-shoe rental, 1950s artifact.

Three Can't-Miss SF Design Events Happening this Month!

Three Can't-Miss SF Design Events Happening this Month!

Rare Device moves to the up-and-coming Divisadero Corridor; a famed vintage store throws a glam party to celebrate an expansion; and a San Francisco furniture powerhouse puts its outdoor goods on sale just in time for summer—get ready for the top design events in the City by the Bay this month.

Love Can’t Wait For Lawmakers

When Zach Crawford and Matt Heron met at a Los Angeles birthday party it was love at first sight on both sides. “It’s hard to believe, but we both fell in love the instant we met—we just knew,” says Zach.

A Modern-Classic Wedding at the SF Asian Art Museum

Soomin Han says that her wedding proposal was a ridiculously romantic cliché—which is exactly what she wanted. Her then-boyfriend, Chung Ho Park, took her out to an elegant hotel restaurant where he had arranged to have a private room decorated with candles and flowers. In the glow of candlelight, as their song "Love You" by Korean pop singer Jungyup played, he offered her a glittering diamond ring. Was it the most original idea? Perhaps not. But, as Soomin says, "It was the perfect proposal."<--break->

A Dreamy Wedding in St. Helena

Wedding in St. Helena

To be honest, Laura Kogan (an elementary school teacher) wasn't sure about dating Tyler Knight (owner of a drug and alcohol treatment center). He had no such reservations. "Don't worry," he told her. "Once I'm your boyfriend, I'll be your boyfriend forever."

Estate Sale: The Curley Collection

Curley Estate Sale

Starting today, more than 500 artworks by Northern California artists will be sold in a massive estate sale. The works are from the collection of Charles H. Curley, a prolific collector of paintings, drawings, pottery and sculpture.

Estate Sale Wrap: Better Shop Around

Estate Sale Wrap: Better Shop Around

Bad weather may be putting a damper on estate sales this weekend, but that doesn't mean there isn't something out there for the determined shopper. From Petaluma to San Leandro, deal mongers will find some interesting goods.

An Elegant, Vintage-Inspired Wedding At a Classic Montecito Estate

When Natalie Harris and Matthew Wages met, there was a strong attraction. Still, as is the case with most good love stories, there were problems. For one thing, they were both dating other people. And while he was in his element foraging for wild mushrooms in the forest, she was more inclined to be searching for designer stilettos in a luxury department store. When the stars finally aligned and both were single, her sister texted him to tell him so. He replied that Natalie was too "high maintenance" for his taste. After a chance encounter at a pub, they quickly decided the hunt was over. "It was like an insta-relationship. Just add water," says Natalie. Three years later, they decided to wed.

Matt Treski & Heather Rimmey Win Tickets to the SF Wedding Fair with a Truly Cry-Worthy Proposal Story

When Matt Treski wrote and shared the romantic tale of how he asked Heather Rimmey to be marry him, we couldn’t believe the time, thought, and creativity he put into the question. Not only did his efforts win him a soon-to-be-wife, they have also garnered the San Francisco resident 10 tickets and VIP entry to the San Francisco Wedding Fair at the Four Seasons on January 22.

Here’s the story in Matt’s words:

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