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Nov-19-2009

Fall colors at the de Young



Fall colors in the Osher Sculpture Garden at the de Young | from de Young’s Tweetphoto

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Nov-19-2009

Colleen Mauer jewelry show at fleur*t tonight

fleur*t will host a solo trunk show tonight for jewelry designer Colleen Mauer. She’ll show her entire collection of hand-crafted necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.

The show will run from 5pm – 9pm tonight. Stop in to check out her designs and enjoy a drink and hors d’oeuvres.

Mauer calls fleur*t “one of the most elegantly lovely stores that I have found in San Francisco…surely a hidden treasure”. I agree!

fleur*t is located at 15 Clement Street near Arguello.

Sarah B.

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 11:12 am | Posted under Events, Shopping | 2 comments
Nov-18-2009

All aboard the Golden Gate Express Garden Railway!

The 2nd Annual Golden Gate Express Garden Railway debuts tomorrow at the Conservatory of Flowers.

This special exhibit is a celebration of San Francisco as a model train, cable car, streetcar and more wind their way through a lush landscape of Conservatory plants and zip past miniature versions of city landmarks.

And just to give it that extra west coast flavor, the exhibit has been creatively crafted from recycled and repurposed materials.

Corks, wine boxes, cheese graters, cutlery and more come together to make San Francisco’s gourmet haven, the Ferry Building, and the towering Transamerica Pyramid is studded with over 600 computer keys. One man’s trash is a Conservatory’s treasure, right? ;)

Debuting in this year’s exhibit are eight new landmarks including City Hall, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Castro Theater and more, all set amongst miniature gardens and parks to create a magical setting for this the holidays.

Also new this year also are some only-in-San Francisco special effects including the sounds of the city and the twice-daily arrival of the fog. Try to be there at 11:15am and 4:15pm each day to watch our famous fog roll in under the Golden Gate.

Our friends over at SFAppeal.com took the great photos below while they were getting a special preview of the exhibit. They’ve also got a great video of the exhibit in motion.

You can hop on board the Golden Gate Express beginning tomorrow through April 18, 2010 at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

This railway looks fantastic! I can’t wait to see it in person.

Sarah B.



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Nov-18-2009

Green Apple goes rogue with Palin book profits

You gotta love the guys at Green Apple. Yesterday they announced on their blog that they have special plans for the profits they make from the sale of Sarah Palin’s new book:

With all due to respect to the Republicans who were as overjoyed as I was (for different reasons, of course) by Sarah Palin’s nomination to the McCain ticket last year, Green Apple is donating 100% of the profits from sales of “Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue: An American Life” to the Alaska Wildlife Alliance.

Founded in 1978, the Alaska Wildlife Alliance is the only group in Alaska solely dedicated to the protection of Alaska’s wildlife.

Bravo, Green Apple, bravo.

Sarah B.

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 2:46 pm | Posted under Business, Politics | 2 comments
Nov-18-2009

We’re back!

Sorry, the blog was napping for a bit overnight without my permission. ;) Probably Chelsea catting around last night and up to mischief. But we’re back up now. Sorry if you had trouble!

Sarah B.

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Nov-18-2009

Knitting Circle at the Richmond Village Beacon

The Richmond Village Beacon is hosting a knitting circle every Wednesday night from 6:30pm – 8pm. The first meeting is on December 9.

All skill levels of crocheting, needlepoint and knitting are welcome. Bring any patterns, projects or stories to share with the group.

All meetings take place at the Beacon offices on the campus of George Washington High School. Enter on 30th Avenue between Balboa and Anza.

For more information, contact Mila Diaz at the Richmond Village Beacon at 570-8554 or ediaz@rvbeacon.org. The Beacon is part of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center.

Anyone read The Friday Night Knitting Club? I really liked that book.

Sarah B.

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 6:25 am | Posted under Art, Community | 1 comment
Nov-17-2009

Halfway Cafe gets thumbs up from Green Apple

As I’m not much of a foodie, I’ll gladly pass on Richmond District restaurant reviews from wherever I can get them. And where better than from folks who eat their lunch in the neighborhood every day?

The Green Apple’s blog has a nice review of the new Halfway Cafe, located at 200 6th Avenue. The cafe is run by two best friends who after thirty plus years in the restaurant business, came to San Francisco to open a sandwich shop.

“They serve all organic, fresh ingredients and Pierce Bros. Coffee which is 100% Organic, 100% Fair Trade, and Air Roasted for a smooth taste”, the Green Apple tells us. Head over to their blog to read more of their review of the Halfway Cafe.

As if a Green Apple endorsement weren’t awesome enough, Yelp reviewers are giving the cafe 5 stars so far!

And don’t miss Green Apple’s earlier post about their favorite sandwiches on Clement Street. Is yours on the list?

Sarah B.

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Nov-17-2009

Woody’s History Minute: Life Saving Station

Woody LaBounty of the Western Neighborhoods Project delights us with another interesting piece of neighborhood history, this time about the U.S. Life Saving Station that used to be at the edge of Golden Gate Park.

I’ve also seen a great picture of spectators that would gather on the beach when the station practiced their life saving drills; I’ll see if I can dig it up. See more of Woody’s History Minutes

Sarah B.



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