Michelle Sieling

SF Station Writer

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Spa Skin Care in A Doctorís Hands
By Michelle Sieling (Jan 23, 2007)
Some people donít like being touched by strangers. Well, that would include me. Iím not particularly fond of being accosted by lecherous men on a bus. But, when it comes to spa treatments, Iíll make an exception. Not the lecherous men part, but the touching part. You must trust the person giving you your spa facial, and after my first one about eight years ago, I put my faith in skin care specialists. My skin was clearer and softer than it had been in years, not to mention how relaxed the whole process made me feel. More »
Planting the seeds for your yoga growth
By Michelle Sieling (Nov 21, 2006)
If you live in San Francisco long enough, there are two things that you most likely will do: use the phrase "to be honest" and take at least one yoga class. And to be honest, yoga isn't my chosen form of exercise. I'd rather ride my bike to work and walk my dog to keep in shape. I still find yoga a little on the "crunchy" side for me. That being said, I do enjoy yoga when I can drag myself there. But I'm just a dabbler in the ancient practice, having taken only just more than a handful of classes. More »
So Easy Even a Chimp Can Do It
By Michelle Sieling (Nov 19, 2006)
Watching my eight-year old twin nephews bomb down the hill when I was getting my first snowboarding lesson on the bunny slope while in my twenties made me feel like throwing down my board and giving up. Why couldnít I get up on that mountain and fly down it as fearlessly as they did? More »
Theyíve got it
By Michelle Sieling (Oct 02, 2006)
I recently read that household dťcor design is the art of our time. Though thatís a bold statement, I agree with it to some extent. Iím obsessed with home dťcor. I bookmark websites like http://www.shelterrific.com and http://www.thecoolhunter.net/ for frequent visits, salivating over the rich colors and lines, even though I have no use for the household goods they link to as I live in an in-law about the size of a hotel room. More »
Iíll take at least two, if by sea
By Michelle Sieling (Sep 12, 2006)
If you walk into Art of Navigation: A Chandlery at Pier 38 near Townsend Street and are confused that you arenít in a marine supply center, you wonít be the first person to find yourself in that state of mind. These days, a "chandlery" is known more commonly as a marine supply store, but a "chandler" has been traditionally known as one who makes candles, which is what they do there. More »
Fashion Thatís Frankly Appealing
By Michelle Sieling (Aug 28, 2006)
Youíd have to admit that San Francisco isnít the fashion capital of the United States, but San Franciscans have their own great style and there are loads of local designers here currently creating unique clothes and accessories. Unfortunately, itís unlikely you have the time to track down all of them down in the cityís boutiques. Other than discovering these treasures in local shops, you have to rely heavily on annual holiday sample sales to see their latest wares. But thereís a company called Appel & Frank that brings them all in one place for you. More »
Shopping For The Gift That Gives Twice
By Michelle Sieling (Jul 17, 2006)
A couple weeks ago, as I walked down Castro Street, my eye was drawn to two skateboards in a shop window, one blue and one green, both with a simple white Hawaiian floral pattern. I stopped and scanned the front window display of a modern home wares and gifts store. I was hooked. Iíve been getting my hair cut at a salon near this store, Under One Roof on Castro Street near 18th Street, for the past year, but somehow I had passed by without ever noticing it before. Iím not sure how that is possible, but itís true. A place like this should not be ignored. More »
Putting your best face outdoors
By Michelle Sieling (May 30, 2006)
Most of us city dwellers like to escape the noise and the pollution of urban living from time to time. For those of us who donít want to fork over the money to spend the weekend at a B&B in Mendocino, we can take advantage of the hundreds of state, county and national parks throughout California. For this reason, youíd think that weíd have quite a few places in San Francisco to buy gear so that we could spend the night under the stars, but that isnít the case. For some odd reason, it seems like every camping supply store is either in Berkeley or the South Bay. More »
Thinking tailored shirts? Think Pink.
By Michelle Sieling (Apr 25, 2006)
Being partial to patronizing small local-owned businesses, I wasnít so sure about visiting the London-based Thomas Pink store on Post Street, makers of finely tailored menís shirts. However, I [i]had[/i] been told by one of my co-workers that it was one of the best places to go for this kind of thing. More »
Style that goes to your head
By Michelle Sieling (Mar 20, 2006)
Long gone are the days when proper ladies and gentlemen were never seen in public without a hat, but people today still like to put on a new bonnet at Easter. Until the other day, I didn't even know that there were "hat holidays", but Lis Smith of ADS Hats on Valencia in the Mission said that following Easter, the Kentucky Derby is the most popular day for hat purchases. But with a month and a half of rain in San Francisco, there hasn't been much use for a hat to keep the spring sun out of our eyes. More »
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