Storenvy Pop-Up Shop
Nothing breaks up an expansive five-day stretch like giving your credit card a few good swipes on a Wednesday. Join the oh-so-creative Storenvy, for its pop-up shop to take your mind off of the stresses of anything that isn't shopping. These unique pieces are handcrafted by artisans from your very own community, such as Stop Shop and Roll, [Blank] Shoppe, and Yes & Yes Designs. You'll leave feeling the weight lifted off your shoulders just knowing you've supported these rad businesses, and found some sweet new picks for your wardrobe.
When: Wednesday, June 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Crocker Galleria, 50 Post Street (between Kearny and Montgomery streets); 415-393-1505.
Converse Represent Free Concert Series
If anyone knows how to make an entrance to remember, it's Converse. So, as it gears up to open shop in San Francisco, it's only natural that a five-day party would be in order! Converse Represents will be taking over Slim's and throwing down with some of some poppin' musical talents — including Hot Chip, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The She's, and Quicksand! All you've got to do is throw on your chucks, cross your fingers, and enter to win tickets to any of these killer concerts.
When: Sunday, June 23, to Friday, June 28, 6 p.m. to midnight
Where: Slim's, 333 11th Street (between Harrison and Folsom streets); 415-255-0333.
Lancôme X Alber Elbaz Soirée
A hot collaboration like this one only comes around once every so often, but when it does, it sends us through a loop trying to justify reasons for needing an entirely new makeup collection. This time around, Vogue joins Lancôme and the Lanvin's creative director Alber Elbaz, to announce the designer's makeup collection with the cosmetic brand. Choose one of the locations, and with a simple RSVP, you can find your place alongside bloggers like Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34, and Erin Hagstrom of Calivintage, to view models clad in the hottest of the collection's looks. Experience Elbaz's genius firsthand, and scoop up some chic new eyeshadow shades for fall!
When: Saturday, June 22, to Thursday, June 27, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, 2400 Forest Avenue (at N. Winchester Boulevard) San Jose; 408-248-2180, Macy's 170 O'Farrell Street (between Powell and Stockton streets); 415-397-3333.
Fashion Friday On The Plaza
We are really getting behind this fashion truck movement, and what can we say, we are girls on the go! If you have yet to experience this cool new shopping trend, step away from your online shopping habits for a hot minute and enjoy some even hotter pieces from the traveling shops. Wine in hand, you may get pretty with the mobile beauty parlor, pose for a few photobooth pics, and leave anything but empty-handed — all thanks to the rad peeps at Popuphood. This fashionable caravan will continue its road trip through S.F., and then make its way down south — so don't miss out!
When: Friday, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Frank Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (between San Pablo Avenue and 15th Street), Oakland; No Phone.
Summer Solstice Twilight Walk And Wine In The Redwoods
Psst, we've found a way to celebrate the longest day of the year in true romantic form! At the Summer Solstice Twilight Walk, you can weave your way through the redwoods with your loved one (or a complimentary glass of wine in hand). This twinkling, starry jaunt will get you that much closer to nature. Shake the views of the concrete jungle, and replace them with that of 100-year-old-redwoods and foliage that you hardly even knew was in such close proximity to the city.
When: Friday, June 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Avenue (at Lincoln Way); 415-661-1316.
Photo: Via Calivintage