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UKO

I’m not so much a clothes horse as a shoe horse. Though most of the designs on UKO are fantastically modern, the Chi ankle boots hit me the hardest: This was another very fast delivery- and an exceptionally high-quality product. They look resilient, fit like a dream, and took less than a day to break […]

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minimal

minimal‘s site and products are exactly that: arguably understated, unarguably well-designed. I’m very happy with my new bowl set: they’re sturdy and weighted nicely, and the finish feels as sleek as the lines look. For elegant home goods, show minimal some love!

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Mariposa Baking Co.

An old favorite of mine, always a stopping point when I was near the Ferry Building, and a regular Friday night treat when I started working in walking distance, Mariposa by mail order lives up to its reputation in person: gluten free and so delicious that you’d never know it. We incidentally dove deep on […]

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Perdita

I’m not sure if you can strictly call it “discourse” when it occurs only between you and the singular other person you live with… but the discourse at home lately has been that I had no idea I had social anxiety until it went away. I’m almost never outside anymore, and when I am, peoples’ […]

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Bulo

I got my first vax in my new Bulo shoes! I already loved them, but now they’re lucky too. I bought the Kork-Ease Prairies in particular because of the way the side elastics are hidden. Comfortable and dignified. Show Bulo Shoes some love! They have a pretty wide variety of sizes.

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Wonderfest

Wonderfest has some fantastic videos of their older presentations on their YouTube channel. My personal favorite was “Astrobiology – Dr. Penelope Boston“, about the influence of our studies of extreme Earth climates on how we might perceive life on other planets. There’s nothing quite so enjoyable as watching someone highly educated get passionate about their […]

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Five Mountains

In a weird turn of events, I am trying to curb my caffeine intake at the same time that Boyfriend is trying to increase his. To borrow the concept of “from 0 to 60”, I was hitting 60 on the daily, and so was he, but only on work days. I’m now at about 45 […]

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China Girl and Other Stories

China Girl and Other Stories is local author Ho Lin‘s most current release. The very last story, “Charge”, is my favorite, beginning on a BART car and walking the reader through some very recognizable Bay Area relationships. China Girl on the whole is strong because of its relatability, but reading something that makes you think […]

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City Arts & Lectures

There are several ways to take in City Arts & Lectures‘ content, but their YouTube channel in particular is fantastic, offering the expected deep cuts from local and otherwise familiar faces. My favorite of these is Boys & Sex with Peggy Orenstein & Daniel Handler, who I studied in a “Women and Media” course and […]

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Ant-Man (2015)/Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Both Ant-Man movies spend a good amount of screen time in the Pym family’s Victorian, which is all royal purple and dark wood inside and out. There are also quick and Disney-money-beautiful shots of the Haight, the Presidio, and, in Wasp, a long sequence at Pier 39, as crowded as ever. Oh, and a guy […]