On The Cusp Pop-Up Shop
There are almost too many cool brands out there. Just culling from New York and Cali, On The Cusp is the perfect chance to scope some of these killer designers all at once. Shop indie names, such as Vogue photographer Nikola Tamindzic, menswear designer Leon, Cereal magazine, and more. The array of art and avant-garde designs is a lot to take in, so bring your wallet, and maybe a friend to help you focus.
When: Saturday, March 22, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Black & Brown, 850 The Alameda (between Sunol Street and Cleaves Avenue), San Jose; 408-298-1970.
Whiskey Women Event With Author Fred Minnick
Journalist and whiskey connoisseur Fred Minnick appreciates two things in his latest tome: ladies and whiskey. Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch and Irish Whiskey is set to launch over tastes of Sia scotch. The evening is one (free!) reminder that girls run the world. And, we can definitely drink to that.
When: Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Where: Elixir Cocktail Club, 3200 16th Street (at Guerrero Street); 415-552-1633.
Elizabeth Street Cosmetics Spring Fling
Spring blooms bring new makeup shades, and there's no better way to bid adieu to winter than rocking them, hard. Elizabeth Street Cosmetics will be hosting a trunk show with friends Stork's Skin Therapy, Girl on a Motorcycle Leather, Crimson and Clover Vintage, and more. That's enough goods to keep you covered at least through summer.
When: Sunday, March 23, 3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Stork's Skincare Therapy, 3520 20th Street (between San Carlos and Mission streets); 415-864-0447.
Urban Outfitters Without Walls Launch Party
We are 100% about being active on the daily. Like, we're willing to walk to get a good cup of coffee. Seriously though, we were stoked to hear about Urban Outfitters' new activewear collection, Without Walls. Join in celebrating the newly minted designs with like-minded brands, such as Columbia and Vans. DJ Luis Angel Cancel will be spinning beats, while you get comfortable in your new sweat-appropriate finds.
When: Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m.
Where: Urban Outfitters, 80 Powell Street (at Ellis Street); 415-989-1515.
Barry's Sweat Series at Athleta
Speaking of how awesome we are at working out (hoping for a self-fulfilling prophecy here), we can't wait for Barry's Bootcamp to hit our city this season. To get you amped for its arrival, Barry's will be hosting a series of classes that will bring that celebrity workout straight to your core. This coming Saturday, it will be posted up at Athleta for a free one-hour workout, taught by Barry's very best. Watch out bikini season, we're coming for you.
When: Saturday, March 22, 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: Athleta, 2226 Fillmore Street (between Sacramento and Clay streets); 415-345-8501.
Macy's Secret Garden and Juicing Demonstration
Macy's flower show always proves to be a shiny, happy addition to our calendars. This year — in conjunction with The Secret Garden theme that will bring florals to every nook and cranny of the Union Square store — Macy's and Kaiser will host Can Can Cleanse founder Teresa Piro. With a full demo lined up, Piro will spill all her secrets including the concept behind her three-day juice cleanse.
When: Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m.
Where: Macy's Cellar Kitchen, Lower Level, 170 O'Farrell Street (between Powell and Stockton streets); 415-397-3333.
Interior Designer Trend Talk at BoConcept
We've all been there, you look around your city flat and wonder how it became such a disaster. That is exactly why Kristen Stenos took it upon herself to mesh two very necessary lines of work: life coach and interior designer. With her new book, the cheekily titled House-Coach.com, on hand, Stenos will be posted up at BoConcept to spill all kinds of insider tips. You better not miss this one, your living room depends on it.
When: Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m.
Where: BoConcept, 1 Rhode Island Street (at Divison Street); 415-371-0100.
SFIEC Spring Bridal Beauty 101
Hey all you beaming spring brides, we have just what you need to get some of that stress out of your way before your big day. SFIEC will be hosting its beauty experts — and you! — for a 101 in wedding-ready looks. Get set with hair and makeup tips to make your trip down the aisle even more eye-catching.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: SFIEC, 1067 Folson Street, Suite 200 (at Moss Street); 866-734-3244.
Reliquary Semi-Annual Sale
Blowout Sale? Count us in! If you spend your days drooling over Reliquary's picks, now is the time to pounce on those coveted items. The blow-out sale that rings in at up to 75% off will be beginning this Friday with cocktails, shopping, and festivities right in the heart of Hayes. Get there before the weekend ends to get first go of the goods.
When: Friday, March 21, 5 p.m. through Sunday, March 23, 12 to 6 p.m.
Where: Reliquary, 537 Octavia Street (between Ivy and Grove streets); 415-431-4000.
Amour Vert Spring Sample Sale
The eco-friendly, S.F. based fashion favorite Amour Vert really wants you to get some new clothes. The shop feels so strongly about it that it's offering up to 80% off during its spring sample sale. Once you recover from the unbelievable news, make sure to mark your calendars and ready your bank accounts. There's no better way to end your week than with a fresh wardrobe for the next one.
When: Friday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Amour Vert HQ, 1278 Minnesota Street, Suite A (between 23rd and 24th streets); 650-847-1708.
Alice + Olivia Anniversary Party
When it comes to snatching up sartorial splendors, we can always rely on our two-named bestie Alice + Olivia. To celebrate its two-year mark on the Fillmore strip, the shop will be celebrating with Champagne, and class-A tunes spun by DJ Monika Santucci. The always lovely Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam will be hosting the fête, so it’ll be your chance to talk her up about the latest trends. Once you've got your wish list in mind, the event's discount ($50 off $300 or more) will be extra enticing.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Alice + Olivia, 2259 Fillmore Street (at Clay Street); 415-813-2805.