SF Buzz: A New Decor Biz Opens Up & More

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As the adage goes, news travels fast. And, in a city as socially connected as S.F., "fast" doesn't even cut it – try lightning speed. That's why we local editors work 'round the clock to keep our eyes on the prize and ears to the ground, to bring forth the buzziest and freshest headlines in and around our city. This week, from a bang-up makeover for your abode to a Silicon Valley secession, here's everything you need to know to stay afloat.
Kids, they say the darndest things! So, what better way to celebrate their off-the-cuff quips in a culinary epicenter like S.F., than with The Bold Italic's runaway hit series on four-year-old kids-slash-foodies? The latest installment: A visit to AQ by lil' Jacob (who just so happens to be the nephew of R29 editor, Jeanine Celeste Pang). Be prepared for cuteness overkill. (The Bold Italic)
Modcloth is already our best friend when it comes to swindling amazing, vintage-inspired wares, but the e-shop also knows how to whip up a boozy holiday milkshake, or three. That's right, these amazing concoctions are bringing all the boys elves to the yard. (Modcloth)
While we love following crazy-inspiring pinboards (especially these seasonal wonders), sometimes, we just get a kick out of all the silliness Pinsters are totally guilty of sharing. Jezebel, in all its sarcastic glory, rounded up the “important life lessons” it learned from the site this year. (Jezebel)
Condé Nast Traveler has come out and said what we’ve all been thinking: Tourists, don’t be so cliché. In fact, the ever-knowing pub has outlined what to skip — like Haight Ashbury — and to head to places like The Mill instead. We’d heed that advice any day. (Conde Nast Traveler)
Whoa — can Silicon Valley become its own state? According to Tim Draper of Skype fame, the answer is yes. He’d like to divide California into six parts, with the techie valley staking it's claim as numero uno. No doubt, this might take awhile to digest. (Valley Wag)
The Mission may get a lot of attention for its bustling eateries and start-ups galore, but the hood’s fashion sense is finally getting its own hey day, via The New York Times. The paper recently profiled its love for local thrifting versatile and recyclable wares. Yup, now that it's a bona fide trend, Macklemore should make a song about that. Oh wait… (The New York Times)
You know what they say: “New Year, New You.” And, what better way to transform your life than upgrading the digs that surround you? Here to lend a hand is the new interior design service, Decorist. Word on the street? The personalized-home rejuvenation won’t break the bank, which is good news any day of the year. (Racked SF)

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