You may recognize Kelly Tunstall's artwork from her mermaid murals at Bar Crudo. Or maybe you've come across her work at a local gallery. I first saw her artwork years ago, at 111 Minna, and was instantly charmed. Her whimsical figures and enchanting use of color make her artwork distinct and easily lovable.
I later met Kelly at a party in the Mission, and went gaga over her green Dries Van Noten pumps. It's no surprise that the creator of such lovely pieces of art would have an incredible sense of style, too.
Since opening the first Gimme Shoes in 1984, co-owners Jared Warwick and Leigh Stackpole have and continue to feed the constant cravings of San Francisco's shoe obsessed (and they've converted a few along the way, too). We're certainly believers. Gimme is, without fail, well stocked with everything from intellectual British to funky-forward Euro footwear. Here are our seven summer favorites, for the boys.
When it comes to everyday footwear, what's a SF gal to do? We work, dine, bike, dance, drink, explore, and play -- and we need comfortable, beautiful footwear that supports such a charged lifestyle. Well, ladies, meet your new favorite wedges.
Last week, we spotted gorgeous shop girl Sommer Naffz dressed in summer blues, at Metier. For the past eight years, Sommer has called SF home. She loves walking and riding her bike around the city, cooking up incredible breakfast dishes, and traveling (she's currently in Wales!) – and she does it all with effortless style.
What a guy! Show your love and gratitude this Father's Day with these incredible Bay Area gifts. Ranging from East Bay wine to Mission District shirting, these local treasures are sure to bring smiles to every dad and father figure in your life.
Last weekend we spotted, Jun Chung, an edgy stylist at 111 Maiden Lane Salon, out for a walk in Union Square. Jun is originally from S. Korea, but has called San Francisco home for the past 15 years. By day, Jun gives great hair to the men and women of SF. By night, he's an aspiring home chef, and soon to be father of two (Jun's 6-year-old daughter, Zoe, made him the colorfully beaded keychain shown above, and he has a baby girl due this July!).
Outdoorsy. Techy. Handy. Smart. Local. With everything from locally designed tents (#7) to mutli-purpose iPhone stands (#2), the SF-based urban-outdoors brand, Alite, captures all of this and more. And with Father's Day just around the corner, say cheers to all of the dads in your life with a sweet gift from Alite. Here are our favorites.
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