There's no time like the holidays to really go the extra mile. Sure, the gift is important, but the card is where you can really get sentimental (or just be an endearing smart-ass). Top off each of your well-wrapped gifts with a lovely little note from Hello! Lucky.
The local team of artisan letterpressers really know how to kick up the kitsch when it comes to Christmas cards. Take a peek at our favorites and stop by their SoMa digs (977 Howard at 6th) or a local retailer to pick some up.
Whether you love or hate the new law, paying 10-cents for a shopping bag is now part of life in San Francisco.
The smart solution? Invest in a few awesome reusable bags that work for your lifestyle. From sturdy wool & recycled sailcloth carryalls (#3) to insulated, lightweight and packable grocery totes (#1), here are a few of our favorites.
If you've been holiday shopping near Union Square these past few weekends, you may have seen bagpiper Jim McElroy playing a mix of holiday carols and traditional Scottish music. He draws crowds with both his music and his presence -- his head-to-toe Scottish look is a sight to see, with every button and fold in perfect place.
And now, a little something for all of the aspiring chefs, interior decorators, gardeners and crafters in your life. Show them some holiday love with these fun finds from local boutiques.
This week, we headed to Union Square, thinking we'd find stylish holiday shoppers, or perhaps a festive ice skater. Instead we ended up spotting Tobi Becker, a young tourist visiting from Frankfurt. Leave it to Europeans to travel in style. We love the quilting on his leather jacket, and how his look flows from black to brown.
For unique gift ideas (ahem: impressive pieces for the design snobs in your life), we turned to Karikter in Union Square.
The local boutique also has a full online offering, featuring ordinary, useful products -- with a carefully designed twist. For example, the item pictured above is...oh, just your everyday pepper mill. (Yeah, that's the coolest pepper mill we've ever seen, too.) Color us impressed.
Looking for easy gifts for her? Flirty tights (#5), chunky knit scarves (#7) and detailed gloves (#4) will keep the ladies in your life stylish and warm all winter long. Winter accessories make the perfect stocking stuffers and better yet, our gift picks are all from local boutiques.
Last weekend, we called upon personal stylist and full-time mom, Kelly Werner, to show us a few holiday party looks. We photographed her with her greatest accessory -- her adorable son, Bey -- at their home in the Mission.
Festive company soirees, fancy cocktails with the girls, your revolt against the ugly Christmas sweater...the list goes on! We're guessing your December is booked with a number of party dress-appropriate events and, since we love any excuse to dress up, we thought we'd put together a few options for you.
From the hip lines at Acrimony, to the ultra-luxe collections at Elizabeth Charles, here are our picks for celebrating in style.
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