PopSugar SF | November 28, 2011 1:02 pmWorld-renowned entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has stationed its iconic blue and yellow tents in Lot A of AT&T Park, bringing TOTEM, one of its newest visual and acrobatic feasts for the eyes, to San Francisco. Whether you've yet to attend one of these touring shows or have seen many in the past, I assure you, you've never seen anything quite like this. Inducing continuous bafflement, the fascinating acrobatic feats in this extravaganza will give you the greatest appreciation for the potential of the human form.Read More
PopSugar SF | October 6, 2011 11:59 pmKick off Fall with a VIP experience at the Treasure Island Music Festival and a brand-new wardrobe from ALLSAINTS.
One lucky winner will receive two VIP tickets to the Treasure Island Music Festival with transportation to and from the festival and a $1,000 shopping spree at the ALLSAINTS Union Square store.
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PopSugar SF | April 25, 2011 10:45 amWho doesn't love a girls’ night out? PopSugar and PopSugar San Francisco are hosting an exclusive screening of Something Borrowed on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the AMC Loews Metreon 16.Read More
Colleen Barrett | December 10, 2010 7:41 amNamed after the highway running through Burgundy, France, RN74 (301 Mission St., 415-543-7474) is like the love child of French rustic and city polish. Candlelight glows from within its sleek but plush interior, transforming the bottom floor of the Millennium Tower into a scaled-down French train station that's been set for dinner.
Wine may be the main course — a European train station schedule flips letters to highlight last-bottle deals throughout the night — but updated, American takes on provincial French favorites have eyes on center stage.Read More
Colleen Barrett | December 1, 2010 8:16 amThe average gift shop is a cubbyhole of cuteness that's useless. A good one should make you covet something you don't need, but an extraordinary one is disarming. It convinces you life would be easier, sleeker, and more civilized if only you took the object of your affection home.Read More
Colleen Barrett | November 18, 2010 9:17 amIn a city that chooses cutting-edge over custom, the nearly 20-year-old Slow Club (2501 Mariposa St., 415-241-9390) shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, if you stumbled upon its vintage-looking exterior in the Mission's most eastern stretch, you'd be forgiven for assuming it's new.
Concrete floors and walls cement its industrial feel, but candlelight exudes warmth — a welcomed sight on the otherwise desolate corner of Mariposa (between 17th and 18th) and Hampshire.Read More
Colleen Barrett | November 11, 2010 10:27 amWhen friends and family start having babies, a whole new shopping genre opens up; unfortunately, there's no secret baby district you haven't heard of yet. So while you may need to leave your 'hood, you shouldn't have to go far with these aww-inspiring shops around town.
Fiddlesticks (540 Hayes St., 415-565-0508) in Hayes Valley should be a first stop for the childless and clueless.Read More
Colleen Barrett | November 3, 2010 9:26 pmStep off Valencia's crowded sidewalk and into this mechanic's garage turned wine bar. Heart (1270 Valencia St., 415-285-1200) has one ambition in life: leave the pretension of wine tasting behind and invite the convivial bar spirit in.
This being the Mission — and the owner (Jeff Segal) being a 26-year-old who dreams in red, white, and rosé — its heart is more visceral than Valentine.Read More
Colleen Barrett | November 3, 2010 6:56 pmGo digging for flea market finds and handmade crafts at Gravel & Gold (3266 21st St. 415-552-0112), a '70s-inspired California dream of a store. The small but spacious shop is like a glamorous cabin in the woods moved to the corner of 21st and Lexington (between Valencia and Mission). Its three lady owners personally source the captivating mix of vintage and new clothes, kitchen- and homewares, and rare but inspired books (think '70s self-help), then tell each maker's story in a handwritten note on display.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 3, 2010 6:42 pmRussian Hill may not be known for the worldly cuisine and tourist amusements of its neighbors, but looking down on the bay from such very high heights, the area does have one very worthy claim to fame: boutiques. Clever curators seem to flock to the neighborhood, and it's become a destination for one-of-a-kind antiques, darling housewares, and unique apparel and jewelry. Here are a five posh boutiques that shan't be missed in Russian Hill.Read More