Julia Millay Walsh | November 23, 2011 11:50 amExecutive Pastry Chef Jean-François Houdré of the Westin St. Francis (335 Powell St., 415-397-7000) unveiled his signature 15-foot, rotating holiday sugar castle in the hotel's main lobby this morning, and it will be on display through Jan. 3, 2012, for your eyes to see! The castle, which resembles a French château, was originally created in 2005 and grows larger and more spectacular every year.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 18, 2011 1:39 pmIf shopping for denim has ever driven you to drink, smoke, or buy a pair of these, kick off your shoes and get ready to dance on the table: a new retail concept in town is about to curb those blue-jean-shopping blues. A collaboration between Levi's and American Rag founder Mark Werts, Industrie Denim (300 Grant St., 415-397-3800) just opened Friday in Union Square, a mere two blocks from the Levi's flagship, and it's everything we've been waiting for!
With a mission to have the largest and best selection of denim, the shop currently carries about 80 labels, from Levi's to Current/Elliott to J Brand to Rag & Bone to Comme Des Garçons, and many, many more.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 17, 2011 12:30 pmUnion Square boutique Metier (355 Sutter St., 415-989-5395) is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with a little more than birthday cake: the hip shop launched its highly anticipated ecommerce site last night! Metier's urban chic collection of clothing, accessories, and jewelry from labels like Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Vanessa Bruno, and Golden Goose are now all available with the click of a button and the virtual swipe of a credit card — no need to hop on the dirty 30 to get there!
To celebrate this great milestone, Metier will be fêting the occasion Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 12, 2011 9:30 amThe name of Gallery of Jewels is not an unfamiliar one. Rather, it's one you should know. Opened 21 years ago, the gallery, a marketplace for artful jewelry, has had eight locations in its history.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | September 7, 2011 9:00 amThe time is near: the worldwide, afterhours shopping extravaganza Fashion's Night Out kicks off tomorrow! San Francisco is getting in on the action with live music, special giveaways, and celebrity guest appearances at boutiques, department stores, and luxury stores all around town. The fun begins at 5 p.m.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | August 25, 2011 3:35 pmYesterday, Alice Waters partnered with Levi's to host a special "school lunch" on Union Square's storied Maiden Lane. For a suggested $5 donation, guests received a delicious, organic, and locally sourced box lunch along with a savory cucumber lemonade. A just-launched collection of limited-edition t-shirts ($30 each), designed by famed creatives David Byrne, Sofia Coppola, Dave Eggers, and Maira Kalman, as well as Waters herself, was also on display.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | August 24, 2011 11:40 amLevi's is partnering with Alice Waters over on Maiden Lane to celebrate 40 years of Chez Panisse and the food activist's "delicious revolution," as it's been called. The brand is hosting a special "school lunch" today at 12:30 p.m. featuring organic and locally sourced box lunches.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | August 9, 2011 12:01 pmGet your fix of the latest beauty trends with our latest offers from Wild Orchid: $12.50 for an eyebrow wax (a $25 value), $19 for a spa manicure/pedicure (a $40 value), and $23 for one bundle of feather hair extensions (a $45 value).
Located in the heart of Union Square, Wild Orchid is a French contemporary-style boutique studio and a go-to destination for the hottest beauty trends. Seeking a manicure and pedicure that are as effective as they are relaxing?Read More
Nancy Einhart | January 28, 2011 7:45 amThis seasoned pro will make you glow. Olga Samson grew up in the pampering business: both her mom and cousin are spa-industry veterans. Now, she aims high(-end), bringing the best of what she learned during stints at Burke Williams and Intercontinental Hotels to design the ultimate spa experience.Read More
Nancy Einhart | January 12, 2011 10:13 amFree food isn't hard to find, but really, really good free food is far rarer. This Saturday, the only challenge will be saving room for everything featured at these two foodie-friendly events. On your market, get set, go.Read More