Jack Nicholson once said, "With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60."
Now, we're not saying you should wear your sunglasses 24-7 (like Jack), but we definitely support the idea that the right pair of shades can really make a look. The trick is finding that perfect pair -- a comfortable fit and classic style that's neither too trendy nor dated.
Jessica Martinez's vibrant Cinco de Mayo look caught our eye at a rooftop fiesta on Russian Hill. First, we were taken with her brilliant green tank. Then, we noticed the lovely red flower againt her dark hair. Finally, we fell in love with her kitschy tassel necklace and blue toe-nail polish. The whole look was fun, simple, and the perfect mix of traditional-meets-modern for a sunny, SF-style Cinco de Mayo.
We're guessing your calender looks a little something like this: Kentucky Derby party this weekend, Mother's Day next weekend, wedding after wedding, and, heck, let's throw in a graduation and birthday or two...Whew!
Even if you're not the mother, bride or graduate, you're still going to need a few key dresses to get you through this celebratory season. We're thinking bright colors, floral prints, and modern-classic silhouettes should do just the trick. Here are our picks to help you look your (festive) best all summer long.
Meet Chase Hoblitzell, art installer for Ship/Art by day, and badass vintage baseball player by night.
Chase plays left field and shortstop for the Berkeley Monarchs in the Bay Area Vintage Base Ball league. We caught up with him, decked out in his legit old-school baseball gear, before heading off to a game in San Jose.
Six years ago, Bay Area native, David Caler, opened Bae (pronounced beh) Home & Design with co-owner, Matt Bissinger, in Presidio Heights. The vision was simple: to create a home decor shop that sells items of both luxury and purpose. The two believe that having a beautiful home is about seamlessly blending your get-away-from-it-all sanctuary with your favorite entertaining space.
Much of Bae's merchandise is local or imported from Europe, and combines old-world elegance with modern, eclectic charm. While their furniture selection is next-to-none, we love Bae for their smaller accents and unique gift solutions for Mother's Day, graduations, bridal showers and "just because." Here are our picks for perfect spring gifting.
Meet Gabriel (Gabe) Johnson, born in Spanish Harlem, raised in Boston and, as of six years ago, a proud resident of San Francisco.
Gabe works as an adman, writing slick copy for the local boutique agency, Engine Company 1. When he's not busy getting wordy, he's involved in the local art and music scenes or in the kitchen, cookin' up something tasty.
Gabe kind of does it all, and he looks damn good while doing it. From nautical stripes to frayed-edge shorts, check out what he's wearing this spring.
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