Julia Millay Walsh | November 28, 2011 11:00 amNow that the tryptophan haze has worn off, it's time to strap an evergreen to your car's rooftop and deck the halls. To kick off the decorating, cruise down to Palo Alto this Thursday for the ACME Party Box Co. (855 El Camino Real, Suite 102, Palo Alto; 650-618-4682) Woodland Holiday Open House this Thursday.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 21, 2011 4:30 pmIf you're looking for a nontraditional way to spend your Thanksgiving this year, or you just want to make post-pumpkin-pie plans, San Francisco has a lot to offer in terms of alternative engagements. From a sunrise festival to a wee-hour dance party, here are a few turkey-free fetes happening in SF on Thanksgiving day.Occupy Alcatraz
On Thanksgiving day in 1969, Alcatraz Island was the scene of another "Occupy" sit-in: a troop of Native Americans gained control of the island and demanded the land be returned to them, proclaiming that it belonged to their tribes, according to the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. The event, which lasted 19 months, brought attention to American Indian civil rights issues.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 17, 2011 3:35 pmWhether you're needing a fashion fix, looking to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, or wanting to brush elbows with the art world's hippest crowd, there's a grand plan on the agenda for you in San Francisco this weekend. Come check out what's happening.
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Julia Millay Walsh | November 15, 2011 2:30 pmSharpen your hair-styling skills this Thursday night, Nov. 17, at Mission boutique Mira Mira (3292 22nd St., 415-648-6513). From 6 to 9 p.m., local style blogger Jennie Lodge of Going West will be bringing her lock-interlacing skills to the shop for a good, old-fashioned ladies' night!Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 11, 2011 11:03 amDIFFA's Dining by Design, an over-the-top celebration of all things tabletop — aka the governors ball of the interior design industry — is coming to the San Francisco Design Center next week! One of the biggest events of the season (and one of my favorites), Dining by Design brings together established and budding designers and artists to create extraordinary and inspiring dining installations. Thursday, Nov.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 9, 2011 10:45 amCalling all snow bunnies! The Lombardi Sports (1600 Jackson St., 415-771-0600) annual snow sale kicks off tomorrow and will run through Sunday! All of the store's 2012 snow gear will be on sale, including skis and snowboards, with up to 70 percent off top brands like Armada, Moment, Lib-Tech, K2, Capita, Holden, 686, Spyder, Orage, Quiksilver, Roxy, Oakley, Smith, DC, ThirtyTwo, Holden, Patagonia, Icebreaker, Arc'teryx, and more.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 4, 2011 8:15 amChristmas is two months away, so it's about time you started polishing up your gingerbread-cookie-decorating skills. By the time the holiday rolls around, you'll be the new Martha Stewart! What better way to ease yourself into domestic prowess than with a cocktail in hand?Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 3, 2011 8:15 amAny time you see the name Wilkes Bashford on an invite, you know you're in for a posh party. This weekend, the renowned Union Square specialty clothing store is hosting its annual trunk show at winery collective Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley (6711 Washington St., Yountville, 707-944-0889), and you're invited! The event, which runs from 11 a.m.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 2, 2011 1:45 pmCelebrated local interior designer, popular blogger, and self-professed tartan-lover Scot Meacham Wood is kicking off the holiday in style tomorrow — is there any other way? — with "Designing Your Holidays," an evening of inspirational ideas and holiday merriment for celebrations from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, at the Kravet showroom at the SF Design Center (101 Henry Adams St.).
Beginning at 6 p.m., the designer will take us through several demonstrations of festive style, including "First Impressions — Creating Breathtaking Invitations," "Concocting Custom Cocktails," "Creating the Perfect Table," "Wreaths and Garlands 101," "Nibbles — The Perfect Cocktail Party Menu," "Take Away — Custom Parting Gifts," and more! Space is limited, so RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat!Read More
Lizzie Fuhr | November 1, 2011 12:30 pmIf you're trying to get your fix of some quality music this Fall, November will be an absolute treat. It's a jam-packed month of sweet sounds in San Francisco. Whether you're into '90s alternative rock, the indie scene, or even modern funk, we've got you covered.Read More