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Artistically Inclined

Walking home yesterday I stumbled across  a charming little art gallery on Valencia Street, SF: Incline Gallery.

A unique setting of ramps and volume with plenty of natural light, the space that encapsulates this contemporary art gallery works towards cultivating local, community growth among visual and performative  artists.

Lovingly and delicately curated, I highly suggest popping into Incline Gallery. You are sure to find tranquility amidst busy urban living…

 

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Snap Shots

Instagram Whore: guilty as charged. I have taken over 1,000 pictures using my iPhone, many of which have been uploaded onto my Instagram account and I’d like to share them here, with you. Many of these pictures where taken in San Francisco or Marin County, with a few exceptions!

Don’t you fret, I’ll make sure to let you know where these images are set…

Happy Browsing! XoXo, Sc

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Craftsman & Wolves

You can never have too many coffee shops. Especially when the treats inside are as yummy as ever! Craftsman & Wolves on Valencia in the Mission District is an elegant nod to baked goods with the most unique and sophisticated flair. Flavorful breakfast pastries, cakes, confections, confitures, desserts, lunch and other sweet or savory delights can be had at this cool, chic location. I enjoy a mug of their Formosa Oolong Tea with either their Hazelnut Cake or Cocoa Carrot Muffin (and for savory goodies, The Rebel Within is truly all the hype…) In hindsight, nothing you eat here would ever do you or your taste buds wrong… Everything is decadent and perfectly luscious!

Cheers! SC

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Interstellar Transmissions

Out and about in the San Francisco Mission District on a frenzied Saturday night, I was stoked to see this MAGICAL live music Party Bus!!!! Interstellar Transmissions provide a unique musical experience for the party goer. Aboard a revamped school bus, musicians Gavin McGowen, Nathan Wilson, Coda and Ishani Ishaya travel from state to state, city to city entertaining those who seek a one-of-a-kind, non-traditional, live music escapade! Peep the pics to be blown away by Interstellar Transmissions’ far out, far fetched idea! RADICAL !!!!

xxxx SC

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Food Truck Heaven

Off The Grid is an innovative Food Truck phenomenon! An organization that hosts various Food Trucks and Food Carts at various venues across the Bay Area, Off The Grid  is unstoppable! My first experience with OTG was 2 years ago when it was just getting started… It began as a weekly trend, meeting at Fort Mason every Friday from 5pm to 10pm. A fun, festive, community oriented gathering, Off The Grid was the perfect first date, girls night out or relaxed family dinner! With so many delicious, delectable treats to choose from it could only grow… Fast forward, and now it is no surprise that the movement has flourished and is becoming a booming entity. Off The Grid has Food Truck frenzy all over the Bay Area, including markets at Fort Mason Center, UN Plaza, North Berkeley, South Berkeley, Hayward, Alameda, Presidio and Larkspur.

I recently met up with my foodie girlfriend Isabel for a yummy lunch at the OTG Larkspur at the Marin Country Mart. A fun, inexpensive dining experience, Food Trucks offer quality food for street food prices. Most trucks are organic and natural, made with fresh, local ingredients. Both Isabel and I went with a tasty pulled pork belly sandwich piled high with coleslaw and potato chips. Known as the Barbacoa Sandwich from Sanguchon SF, this Food Truck features flavorful Peruvian sandwiches. We were not disappointed in the slightest. In fact, we ate them with such gusto that we didn’t even steal a chance for a picture… Oh well, you’ll have to pick a time of day or night to check out Off The Grid and treat yourself to delectable foodie goodies ;)

Bon Appétit, xxoo SC

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Bon Voyager

I stumbled upon a wonderfully crafted store yesterday while walking the streets of San Francisco. After a delicious early afternoon in Hayes Valley, my bf and I made our way back to the Mission District– we were both headed for Dolores Park to bask in the warmth and glory of the sun! Before, however, we perused Valencia… the stores there are divine! Each shop has a one-of-a-kind flair that is too stylish for words… Hipster Funk, Stoner Chic, Boho Sophistication that is just the right combination of rebel, edgy and classic. Voyager Shop really stood out. A retail collaboration among SF based Revolver, Spartan and Needles/Pens, this space is carefully curated featuring clothes, accessories, books, art and more! An exceptional variety is offered at Voyager Shop and aside from spectacular fashion and culture finds, the space is a designers dream. I’ve included some pictures of the store so you can get a taste… If you ever find yourself in SF or the Mission, I highly recommend you stop by Voyager Shop, I can only imagine you will LOVE it! xxoo, SC

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Pictures From Around The SF Bay!

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Enfant Terrible!

Isn’t it lovely when someone comes along and shakes things up!?!! Personally, I love it! Change is good.. it is the only constant and we must learn to embrace it and adapt…

A beautiful thing about fashion is it too is always changing– and as the lovely Heidi Klum of Project Runway states: One Day You’re In, The Next Day You’re OUT! 

However long your fashion stint may last, the power in the purpose of design is its ability to interpret society and provide a mirror reflection of what is being lived and worn at the time. World class couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has embodied such talents and it is apparent in his eccentric, flamboyant, dramatic, and exquisitely crafted works. His artistry has had social and cultural implications as he has been among the few risqué fashion designers who has dared to use his profession as a means of making a bold social statement. Breaking boundaries and paving the way for many current and future avant-garde designers, an openly gay Gaultier has used the expansiveness of fashion creativity to bend the rules both forwards and backwards, playing with sexual nuances while tackling issues of gender and transgender orientations, androgyny, multiculturalism and even the darker elements of the sexual revolution.

At his recent exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between 1970-2010 were on display. As well as sketches, short films, fashion photographs, and archival documents, all spotlighting his collaborative works with filmmakers, choreographers and musicians. Lastly, the fabulous exhibit features the design of 30 animated mannequins who talk and sing colorful vignettes. 

Here are some snapshots from the show, xoxo, SC

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To Worry Is To Pray For Something You Don’t Want

I came across this gem while reading the book Yoga Bitch by Suzanne Morrison. I do not recall who she said was the original to have spoken these words, but nevertheless I am a fan of their simplicity and profundity. Allow me to explain. It is easy to say that when you worry it is a “wasted emotion,” as the old adage goes… But to think of it as a prayer? Well that takes worrying to a whole other level. A level where you realize thoughts and thought patterns have a deep affect on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I stress the connection of mind and body because yes, I am a yogi and believe in the union and yoking of all things in this world and the next, but also because what we manifest in thought has come that much closer to being set into action. We function on a mode of operation that logically and systematically asks of us to move in a specific way. This can make us freak out. Adding stress and suffering to our already hectic lives… We worry because we think we have to. We think because it’s what we know to do. And sometimes we can not avoid thinking, nor chaos, but we can have mastery over our thoughts, the tone and feeling behind each idea, word, image, phrase that goes in and out of our mind… To transition into a place of thinking in light, from a place of serenity and positivity is all it takes. Not so effortless, I know. And that is usually where the work comes in. For some it is easier, but for all it is the same, a dance between worrying for what we want and what we don’t want. Instead, is it possible to get worked up over moments of joy and happiness? Let us move forward from fear and darkness into a place of warmth, where we expel energy that is clean, productive, authentic, and positive! Let us pray for what we want and hope that the life we have will manifest these creations which we are so blessed to have access to, the access of our hearts and minds and souls!

Free Your Mind

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Women: You will LOVE this picture

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AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH!??!!?? I mean are we really still having to defend the RIGHT to make choices that take into consideration our OWN minds, bodies, and hearts!?!!!! And yet again, why are men making policies that effect my physical and emotional health and well being?….. Time for some status-quo shake up!

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