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Sound Bites: Songbird Studios’ Whitney Nichole

Sound Bites: Songbird Studios’ Whitney Nichole

Tech savvy and entrepreneurial spirit couldn’t come to mind quicker when profiling the San Francisco type. Singing talent? Probably not. And yet Whitney Nichole, the entrepreneur behind Songbird Studios, thinks otherwise. On June 24th, Nichole is heading to Noe Valley to open a second branch…

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Twice Buys More Than Clothes at New SF Pop-Up Location

Twice Buys More Than Clothes at New SF Pop-Up Location

Summer is the season of pop-ups, and San Francisco-based online reseller Twice is joining the party. For two weeks, from June 18th to June 30th, between 8am-8pm, Twice is setting up shop at a busy Castro intersection and inviting the locals to de-clutter by dropping…

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Three Twins Ice Cream Comes Out With Pride Flavors

Three Twins Ice Cream Comes Out With Pride Flavors

It is only fitting that a San Francisco-based ice cream brand is accompanied by the concept of Pride, one way or another. Three Twins, a Whole Foods favorite and a very local brand nevertheless, chooses to celebrate its city’s diverse heritage and founder Neal Gottlieb’s…

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West Coast Craft: Not-to-Miss Vendors

West Coast Craft: Not-to-Miss Vendors

With over 270 artists, designers and craftspeople presenting their unique goods at this weekends West Coast Craft at Fort Mason Center, it might be easy to miss something essential, so we put together a few of our favorites: Jewelry: Spark and Pepper Korea-born, San Francisco-based…

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Local Favorites: Blogger Alexandra Bigley

Local Favorites: Blogger Alexandra Bigley

It’s hard to imagine a more San Francisco-esque blogger than Bigley, a no-nonsense fashion lover who mixes girly dresses with sneakers on her blog SF Shop Girl, loves big sunglasses and quirky prints and occasionally throws sidewalk fashion sales with fellow fashionistas. Her small studio…

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7 Highlights of SF Design Week

7 Highlights of SF Design Week

San Francisco Design Week is fast approaching, and the event program is busier than ever. To make the choice easier and a bit faster, here are 7 not-to-be-missed highlights from the very rich week of workshops, parties and panels: 1. SFDW Opening Reception at Pier…

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May Food News: All You Need To Know

May Food News: All You Need To Know

New Restaurant: Belga The bar-restaurant with a Belgian-German cuisine opened in the Marina neighborhood, taking over Cafe Des Amis’ former spot. Helmed by chef Freedom Rains and offering a full bar, the dimly lit space is dinner only at this point, with plans to expand…

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Urban Outfitters Invites Local Businesses to MRKT Place on Friday

Urban Outfitters Invites Local Businesses to MRKT Place on Friday

On Friday, June 5th, the always-cool retailer Urban Outfitters will host a special marketplace at its Powell street location. Along with a festive discount – 10% off full-priced merchandise & 30% off sale items, the chain invited local vendors and small businesses to display and…

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Sound Bites: Rose Pistola’s Laurie Thomas Discusses Leaving Tech for Food

Sound Bites: Rose Pistola’s Laurie Thomas Discusses Leaving Tech for Food

Rose Pistola, the North Beach Italian eatery, is an institution in San Francisco – twenty years and counting. Behind it is owner Laurie Thomas, who also owns local staples, Rose’s Cafe and Terzo. Thomas wasn’t always into food. Before she went into the food business,…

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KQED’s Check, Please! Party to Include 40+ Restaurants

KQED’s Check, Please! Party to Include 40+ Restaurants

This year KQED’s much-loved Check Please! program turns 10. To celebrate, the annual Check, Please! Bay Area Taste & Sip event is going bigger than ever – with more than 40 restaurants, vendors and featured wineries taking over the San Francisco Design Galleria on June…

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Smitten Ice Cream to Open New Location in Pacific Heights

Smitten Ice Cream to Open New Location in Pacific Heights

On a day like today, when the weather’s nice, ice cream is definitely in order. Cold, creamy and forever childhood-evoking, good ice cream is always a welcome escape. Local brand Smitten Ice Cream is always there to help out with the experience. Their unique liquid…

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SFMOMA Picks Local Roaster Sightglass

SFMOMA Picks Local Roaster Sightglass

The independent SF-based coffee roaster Sightglass, opened its second location in the Mission, in February last year and rapidly positioned itself as a destination for coffee snobs. So with the announcement of a partnership with the highly anticipated reopening of SFMOMA, 2015 is proving to…

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