Not a bad trick to have up your sleeve when you're part of San Francisco's innovative Workshop Residence program, a recently-opened incubator for artists and designers that's looking to readdress ideas of what a luxury product can be, and transform local patterns of manufacturing. Working...

Four years in San Francisco and I'm still discovering local treasures. Case in point: Carrots in the Financial District. It's a lovely boutique with clothing, accessories and housewares carrying lines like Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Yigal Azrouel, ACNE and more. Jessica M. introduced me...

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square ($24), tonight's unsung hero, has a lot in common with MAC Lady Danger and NARS Heat Wave, but while it hangs out in the same bright reddish orange circles, it sports sportier, travel-friendly attire. Whenever I don't want to deal with lip liners...

From arrival — where a friendly doorman in traditional uniform made conversation about the weather as he welcomed me to the hotel — to the copy of the San Francisco Chronicle waiting outside my door the following morning — the whole stay was like a step back in time. I mean, sure, there's...

Colors like the upwardly mobile subject of today's Unsung Heroes post, MAC Cremesheen Glass in Deelight ($18.50). I've kept this creamy, mid-tone neutral pink close for a few months. We met through the MAC Girl Next Door Kit and quickly hit it off, thanks to Deelight's pigmented, hydrating...

That's today's Unsung Hero, MAC Care Blends Essential Oils in Grapefruit + Chamomile. Pretty good on its own as a soothing super moisturizer, this $19.50 potion is even more potent when mixed, like with concealers, for the ultimate in dark-circle destruction. Combined with MAC Pro Longwear...

Next year it's high tea at the Palace Hotel, which is my hands down favorite hotel in all of San Francisco (it was featured in the movie The Game with Michael Douglas. When he fell through the glass ceiling in the end, that was the Garden Court, which is where I shall be dining) Happy...

We went to San Francisco (the city) today for a business meeting, but afterwards, we literally ran to the stores to check out what they had before they closed for the day. I'm actually surprised that stores are open today, January 1! :) *Oh, Happy New Year to you all by the way :)* Wet day...

Sorry for the lack of blog posts-- as some of you may already know, I am living in the boonies here in San Francisco and have yet to get internet access via my computer. In the meantime though, I've been tweeting regularly through my phone-- so if you have twitter, do follow me at...

Guess what! I put this up as part of my "unsung heroes" list because, I realized, I have been reaching out for this sample whenever I wear hardcore waterproof makeup and this literally melts off my makeup! I'm usually a liner and mascara girl so I tested this product using my most...

 

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