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The Power of Skin: Botnia Skincare’s Justine Kahn on Cultivating Your Own Ingredients in a Synthetic World

Whichever angle one chooses to look upon Botnia skin care line, it’s remarkable. From a local perspective, it’s unbeatable. With ingredients grown just over the bridge on a beyond-gorgeous microfarm in Sausalito and an accompanying spa in Pacific Heights, the roots of this company are deeply Bay Area. From a beauty perspective, the goods are […]

The Sound of Shelter in Place: Mill Valley’s Unanimous and Ominous “Howl”

With shelter in place orders stretching on for nearly two months now, our days have blurred together into a vast expanse of Zoom calls, screens, scrolling, and a grab-bag of hobbies that assist in passing the time. For most of us, time as a concept has shifted; 11am just might be a perfectly acceptable hour […]

From The Founder’s Desk: COVID-19 and Small Businesses in the Bay Area

It’s been a hard week. Amidst Google searches, breaking news, friends’ wanted (and sometimes unwanted) opinions, COVID-19 (or commonly Coronavirus) is on the minds and mouths of the Bay Area and the world alike.  I don’t write you this editor’s letter for clicks or traffic—a lot of businesses are using COVID-19 as a marketing ploy, […]

Snapshots from a San Francisco Skateboarder: In Conversation with James Ferrando

James Ferrando and I first meet at a neighborhood cafe in the Richmond—a space filled with warm wood tones and soft leather couches. Well, we plan to meet there. He is easily recognizable by his long curly hair and the skateboard resting under the table, and he is situated by the window, looking out onto […]

Epoque Evolution on Conscientious Fashion in San Francisco & Beyond

Epoque Evolution is the new sustainable brand in town changing the name of the sustainable game. Nancy Taylor and Hannah Franco, the women behind this new sustainable fashion brand are determined to provide consumers with chic sustainable clothing, but also along the way, educate fashion aficionados on the importance of sustainable fashion—a goal that is […]

Filipino Food of the Bay Area: Our Stories on Cooking, Recipes, And Being Together

Filipino food may be slowly gaining the status of a full-blown trend. In recent years, the late Anthony Bourdain has professed his love for the cuisine. Many Filipino spots from all over the country have amassed steady followings and critical acclaim—think Señor Sisig here in the Bay, Eggslut in LA, Maharlika in NYC, and Bad […]

The New Wave Non-Profit: City Surf Project’s Founder Talks Positive Change Through Surfing

The good folks at City Surf Project have waxed creative yet again, and just in time for the holidays. With an honorable mission of bringing the art and sport of surfing to underserved districts of San Francisco’s youth, CSP ceaselessly works to fund their outings and reach a larger number of kids and teens. In […]

The Major Spring 2018 Trends As Done by Local Brands

Fashion is alive and well in the Bay Area. The latest collections from a small selection of local designers and brands reflect some of the major spring and summer trends for 2018. Timbuk2 x Phoebe Dahl The Brand: Timbuk2 is a San Francisco staple, through and through. Everything from messenger bags to backpacks, wallets, satchels, […]

Chef Melissa King’s 5 Must-Eat Bites At The Ferry Building

The ferry building is a Bay Area icon, no doubt about it. Whether you’re a chef or just visiting San Francisco, you’ll enjoy wandering around and discovering the local vendors in the marketplace.   Also, you can’t beat the panoramic view of the Bay—it’s beautiful and reminds us why we love San Francisco. Top Chef […]

Rachelle Reichert’s Upcoming Exhibition Shows Us Just How Much We Need to Get Back on Mother Nature’s Good Side

We’re all firmly planted smack-dab in the middle of the “Digital Age”—and it’s costing our planet an arm and a leg. It’s no secret that technology has accelerated the human experience faster than ever before, and some of us have found ourselves increasingly impatient. (When it takes more than a few seconds for Netflix to […]

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