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Girl, it was so good to finally see you!
Like everyone who was set to attend "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" in March, my ticket went unused. COVID-19 made sure of that—as every museum, restaurant, bar and boutique in town closed, and we all hunkered down at home. This week for the first time, the de Young Museum welcomes back visitors (with limited capacity and strict safety guidelines). At last, culture can officially be had again.
The good, the bad, and the OMFG of it all
I live alone. Full stop. No significant other, no roommate, no kids, no pets. Since San Francisco imposed its first shelter-in-place order back on March 17, the only living things to see the inside of my 700-square-foot Mission apartment are a new pothos plant (named Tony in honor of Dr. Fauci) and the occasional supermarket bouquet.
Put your money where your heart is.
Protest. Donate. Sign petitions. Listen and learn. Yes, yes, yes and yes. Another way to make a difference and support the Bay Area black community: Buy from black-owned businesses.
Here, get to know five of our favorite Bay Area fashion brands run by black women.
Goop is heading to the Bay Area. Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand — known for products like rose quartz face rollers and advice on “how to be a super attractor” — has a pair of debuts destined for the bay this November. The In Goop Health wellness summit is coming to Craneway Pavilion in Richmond November 16, and Paltrow and co. will open their first permanent San Francisco Goop Lab boutique on Fillmore Street in November.
Featured in the Fashion Incubator San Francisco Magazine, where I serve as Editor: Sheltering In Place Has Forced Most Of Us To Slow Down, Take A Beat And Reflect. This Is Certainly The Case For Bayview Resident Charleston Pierce, A Go-Getter Of The Highest Order With His Own Business As A Fashion Show Producer...
I like ice cream.
But do I scream for mint-chocolate chip like I do, say, for french fries or Rachel Comey booties?
During my 22 years as a San Franciscan, I’ve visited two temples, Sherith Israel and Emanu-El, five times. Two were for the bar mitzvahs of friends’ kids, and two were for regular temple biz (i.e., prayer and repenting sin). The other visit was a long-ago singles event that my roommate nudged — nay, forced — me to attend.
In other words, religious, I am not.
A carb-loving, stressed-out writer puts herself through San Francisco’s hottest wellness trends. (Yes, there are tears.)
The In Goop Health (IGH) summit took place on Saturday, November 16 at Richmond's Craneway Pavilion. About 600 attendees spent the day immersed in a 3-D version of Gwyneth Paltrow's (brain) lifestyle brand. Translation: all speaker panels, workshops and experiences were rooted in wellness, health, natural beauty and self-care. I was there. And I have thoughts.
Ladies, your throne away from home awaits.Finally, San Francisco queens, dames, broads, and bosses will be able to experience The Wing,