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Four Outstanding Collections from the California College of the Arts Annual Fashion Show

Four Outstanding Collections from the California College of the Arts Annual Fashion Show

Student fashion shows always strike an emotional chord with the crowd. Perhaps it’s the optimistic spirit of new beginnings and the students’ unmasked enthusiasm, yet to be replaced with cynicism. Or the young supporters in the audience, dressed in the latest trends and cheering on…

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East Bay Gems: Downtown Oakland

East Bay Gems: Downtown Oakland

Of all Oakland neighborhoods undergoing a lifestyle revival, the downtown area is, perhaps, the most atmospheric. By cleverly utilizing the historic buildings and romantic, slightly seedy vibe, the establishments around Broadway and West Grand are constantly upping their game with a sexy mix of old-school…

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A Look at First-rate Bulka Bakery at Haight’s Second Act Marketplace

A Look at First-rate Bulka Bakery at Haight’s Second Act Marketplace

In a curious turn of events, Haight’s Second Act Marketplace, which serves as a collective home to five local food and beverage business, is shaping to be a prime destination for elevated Russian cuisine. As of last month, the already popular Anda Piroshki (selling the Russian…

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Farm to Fork Pop-Up Dinner DocuSeries Kicks Off with Chef Tu David Phu

Farm to Fork Pop-Up Dinner DocuSeries Kicks Off with Chef Tu David Phu

Some chefs craft their path by climbing the ranks at one particular restaurant, while others are involved in a number of projects simultaneously, cooking up a storm all over town. Chef Tu David Phu is one extremely busy representative of the latter group; having worked…

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Oakland’s Itani Ramen is Now Officially Open

Oakland’s Itani Ramen is Now Officially Open

After a successful pop-up run, chef Kyle Itani opened, as of yesterday, a permanent Itani Ramen, focusing on regional Japanese cuisine fueled by sake, shochu (a traditional distilled alcohol) and draft beers. Itani and Executive Chef Brian Ikenoyama, are joining an already impressive group of…

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Eat, Drink & Cinco de Mayo: Five Local Winners

Eat, Drink & Cinco de Mayo: Five Local Winners

Let’s be honest—no one really needs Cinco de Mayo to enjoy excellent Bay Area Mexican food. That can be done all year long. And yet, just as with St. Patrick’s Day, celebrating a fellow country’s important occasion just makes the food taste better. If you…

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Local Biz Spotlight: Whitechapel

Local Biz Spotlight: Whitechapel

In the heart of the Tenderloin, Whitechapel, the sophisticated, dark underground gin bar, quickly became a popular hot spot for a night out. Since the opening last fall, Whitechapel has been a successful collaboration of San Francisco visionaries: the owners are Martin Cate (Smuggler’s Cove)…

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Five SF Restaurants That Embody Springtime Vibes

Five SF Restaurants That Embody Springtime Vibes

Technically, spring has been around for some time now, but it’s only in recent weeks that we truly feel it in the air. Sunnier, better times are upon us, and until the fog turns our summer into a “pack your suitcases to find a warm…

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Best Brunches: The East Bay

Best Brunches: The East Bay

Amazing brunches aren’t limited to San Francisco’s big city charms anymore. The foodie revival of Oakland and Berkeley have brought plenty of new decadent restaurants to the other side of the Bay Bridge in recent years, and brunch—still the most Instagrammed meal, is booming everywhere…

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Neighborhood Gems: Temescal

Neighborhood Gems: Temescal

Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood is a jewel box packed with adorable souvenirs, delicious bites and friendly vibes. It’s easy to get lost among its abundance of dining and shopping options. Temescal is hardly a secret, but for a true neighborhood gem, look no further. Preserved Described…

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Local Biz Spotlight: Jake Clothing by Jake Wall of ‘Project Runway’

Local Biz Spotlight: Jake Clothing by Jake Wall of ‘Project Runway’

All of San Francisco’s athleisure-loving appeal is fast forgotten once you step into JAKE, the newly boutique-meets-showroom on Jackson Square; all white marble, bright lights and boldly decorated fitting rooms. The opening itself saw more heels and fitted dresses than all of SF’s yearly events…

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5 Highlights from Oscar de la Renta’s Retrospective at the De Young Museum

5 Highlights from Oscar de la Renta’s Retrospective at the De Young Museum

The de Young Museum is on a steady climb up the fashion ladder. After a peek into the world of Balenciaga in 2011 and Bulgari in 2013, and following last year’s High Style exhibition, which came to San Francisco from the Brooklyn Museum, the de…

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