Elizabeth Street Trunk Show at Two Birds
It might seem like a curious pairing, but lipstick and doughnuts might just be the perfect odd couple. Two Birds and Elizabeth Street Cosmetics think so too, and will have you convinced with its clothing-and-beauty-charged trunk show this Saturday. While you settle on that perfect look to brighten your winter days, enjoy baked bits of heaven by Bespoke Doughnuts. These gourmet rounds are the creations of Reilly Meehan, a chef at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco, so you know they'll be phenomenal. And, a sweet 15% off your Two Birds purchase will be offered, so stock up on the good stuff while you can!
When: Saturday, October 26, 3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Two Birds, 1309 Castro Street (between Jersey and 24th streets); 415-285-1840.
CLIF Builder’s Workout With Ron Mathews
After a wild Friday night, you may want to veg out for the weekend, but getting your butt kicked is the best way to reenergize — trust us. Join celebrity trainer Ron Mathews (trainer to Orlando Bloom, Jenifer Garner, and Eva Mendez), along with CLIF Builder to the challenge of a 45-minute outdoor workout! The best part? It's free to join, and you get all kinds of CLIF Builder swag for sweating it out.
When: Saturday, October 26, 10 to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Little Marina Green, 200 Marina Boulevard (at Webster Street); No phone.
Intermix and Stevie Howell Art Event
Anything that combines art and shopping is an immediate must on our to-do list, so join us in supporting local textile designer Stevie Howell at Intermix this Thursday. There, you can explore the artist's digitally printed, stunning scarves. This is a limited-time offer, so come sip some champagne and get wrapped up in these truly wearable works of art!
When: Thursday, October 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Intermix, 2409 Larkspur Circle (between Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Old Quarry Road); 415-461-0118.
Girard Family Pop-Up at Reliquary
If you think your line of kin is cool, just wait until you meet the Girard family during their pop-up event at Reliquary. Descendants of world-famous architect Alexander Girard, this clan is made up of Aleishall Girard Maxon, a jewelry designer creating bright, eclectic pom-pom accessories; Alexander Kori Girard, an L.A.-based fine artist; and Marshall Girard, father and creator of an evil eye collection made from found objects. Together, they will be taking over the Reliquary space to showcase and sell their mixed mediums for our pleasure!
When: Friday, October 15, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Reliquary, 537 Octavia Street (between Hayes and Grove streets); 415-431-4000.
Yacht Block, Marine Microhood Party
We have to admit, we love the Marina for many reasons. If you need one more, The Bold Italic and CMYK City will be swooping through this neighborhood on yet another one of its microhood festivities. Beloved neighborhood spots like American Cupcake, Lightning Tavern, Covet Boutique, and Conifer will be welcoming you to their 'hood for some killer eats, drinks, and shopping discounts galore.
When: Thursday, October 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 2149 Union Street (between Octavia and Fillmore streets); No phone.
Square Local Commerce Makers Market
We can never find enough local makers and shakers that are taking it to the next level in the small-business realm, but Square is doing a bang-up job of boosting the scene. Aside from platforming some of its favorite Bay-based brands, Square and Foggy Notion, an Inner Richmond-based organic and handmade goods company, would like to show off its new HQ for the Maker's Market, this Friday.
When: Friday, October 25, 3 to 9 p.m.
Where: Square HQ, 1455 Market Street (between 9th and 10th); No phone.
Scoop Store Opening Party
Any place that offers us the crème de la crème of designer wears is a sanctuary for us, which is why we are so happy to welcome the new Scoop NYC store to Grant Avenue. Though it's been on the block for a few weeks now, the grand opening festivities shall take place Thursday, and will be hosted by some of our very favorite ladies around town: Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34 and Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam. While you shop your heart out and mingle with other style enthusiasts, 10% of the evening's proceeds will go to Aim High, a charity dedicated to providing higher education.
When: Thursday, October 24, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Scoop NYC, 21 Grant Avenue (between O'Farrell and Geary streets); No phone.
Anna Sui Perfume Launch
Anna Sui stole our hearts long ago, with her eccentric, nomadic-slash-urban wares that fit perfectly on the city streets (and in our closets!). This time around, she will have us swooning again — for her latest fragrance, Le Vie de Boheme. The woman herself will be paying our Powell Street Sephora a visit to launch her latest scent — so get in line to meet the designer and snag a new fragrance for winter.
When: Saturday, October 26, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Sephora, 33 Powell Street (between Eddy and Ellis streets); 415-362-9360.