No.3 Grand Opening
Jewels for days was our thought when we decided to throw a bash with the new glam joint No.3. The little sister of shopping holy grails ACRE/SF and Acrimony, this store launch is absolutely a can't-miss shindig. Joining the crew will be designer Gabriela Artigas, creator of fascinating pieces that we can't wait to share with you! While you force yourself to keep calm on the bauble front, you can amuse yourself with an aura reading by Yosh Han and some bites and sips, thanks to T.W. Pitchers and Fivetenburger. It's sure to fill up quick with accessory lovers like yourself, so be sure to RSVP pronto!
When: Wednesday, June 26, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: No.3, 1987 Hyde Street (at Union Street); 415-525-4683.
NWBLK Mens Fashion Pop-Up
Boys, we feel that perhaps we have been selfish by holding all of the fashionable events in our girlie grasps. Well, The NWBLK wants to give the guys something to cheer about, too. Dejenos Jugar Calle, N.I.C.E. Collective, and Basil Racuk deliver a San Francisco Design Week chock-full of handsomely constructed masculine designs that don't skimp on style — prepare to find a replacement for your well-loved North Face jacket. And ladies, we have hardly forgotten you: There will also be a brand-spankin'-new collection from S.F. and Project Runway fave, Melissa Fleis, for the taking.
When: Tuesday, June 25 to Friday June 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The NWBLK, 1999 Bryant Street (at 18th Street); 415-621-2344.
San Francisco Pride
Every year our colorful city hosts a blow-out celebration in the name of S.F. Pride, and with DOMA and Prop 8 kicked to the curb, there's no better time to get wild for the cause. This year, get with the theme of "Embrace, Encourage, Empower" and make an appearance to watch the floats pass by, while you show your support for the LGBT community! Someone had your sweet tooth in mind when planning this year's parade, because two awesome sponsors are Three Twins Ice Cream and Whole Foods Market, fusing together to bring you a dream-come-true ice-cream truck, which will follow the parade route! We all scream for
When: Sunday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Market Street (at Beale Street); No phone.
Metier Relaunch Pop-Up
"Honey, I'm home!" is what we hear as Metier relaunches its incredible website full of dazzling jewels. This time around, you will be like deer in the headlights, as you lay eyes on designs that will blow your current accessories out of the water. Allow yourself to daydream over some ring candy or treat yourself to a pair of carefully crafted chandelier earrings (because, you know, we all need a little sparkle amidst a rainy week).
When: Friday, June 28, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday June 30, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 380 Ivy Street (at Octavia Street); 415-637-3033.
Third Annual FOGG Fest
It's no secret we love our little green patches of Mother Nature sprinkled about this urban jungle. So, let's show a little bit of appreciation for our leafy friends and join FOGG and the Golden Gate Parks Conservancy in its third annual fête. Throw your hands in the air for an open bar, smoldering s'mores, yummy bites, and music by Sonny & The Sunsets. Come prepared for a cool silent auction with prizes like a stylish trip to the ball park and Warby Parker sunglasses for two, or the Hipster Special: a Timbuk2 bag and factory tour finishing with coffee at The Mill.
When: Thursday, June 27, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: West Bluff Amphitheater, Crissy Field (near Marina Drive); 415-561-3000.
San Francisco's Big Gay Birthday Party
Our lady San Francisco is infamous for being a fabulous party animal, and for her 237th birthday party, The Bold Italic will be throwing a big gay celebration in her honor. There couldn't be a more appropriate time to praise the city that gives us so much joy but during S.F.'s Pride's kick off! The evening will be hosted at The Old Mint building, where local record spinners such as DJ Carnita, DJ Brown Amy, and DJ Jenna Riot, accompanied by some of our most beloved drag queens. We suggest you take home some memories from the night's Snap Fiesta Photo Booth, because it looks like this one's going to be killer.
When: Friday, June 28, 8 p.m. to midnight.
Where: The Old Mint, Mint Plaza (between Market and Mission streets); 415-537-1105.
School Of Style Pop-Up
Put your keen sense of style to work and learn how it can make some extra cash with The School of Style's two-day workshop. Allow for introductions to the industry, its secrets, and how to make your personal style into a career. The instructors will shed some light on all corners of the industry that we know can be totally like a scene from The Devil Wears Prada.
When: Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Hotel Zetta, 55 5th Street (between Market and Mission streets); 415-543-8555.
Gallery of Jewels Endless Love Bridal Event
Calling all brides-to-be! You are most likely in a current state of bliss, as you float about with your head filled with visions of centerpieces and bridesmaid frocks. The Gallery Of Jewels Bridal event will only add to the blissful state you're in! Gaze over the diamonds, while you find the perfect jewels to make your big day just that much brighter. To keep every bride and groom unique, this year's event will bring out the handmade, local, and above all, special pieces for everyone. Meet some of the designers behind your favorite rings, and learn the story behind each. With gems like these, the possibility of going bridezilla will be at an all-time low.
When: Friday, June 28 through July 14, hours vary per location
Where: Union Square Gallery, 427 Post Street (between Powell and Mason streets); 415-617-0007, Fillmore Street Gallery, 2115 Fillmore Street (at California street); 415-771-5099, 24th Street Gallery, 4082 24th Street (at Castro Street); 415-285-0626.
Photo: Via Metier