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Sleigh bells ring, are you drinking?

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By Molly Freedenberg

Oh, it sure is party season. How do I know? The costumes and formalwear strewn across my floor, the open bottle of hangover-fighting Vitamin B on my nightstand, and the sense of anticipation I get just looking at the calendar. Now, I know San Francisco is a party town, and there's really no season that isn't chock full of events worth attending. So what makes this one special? Its my favorite party season. I love the rain and the cold. I love Christmas in all of the ways it's taken seriously (Dickens Fair) and not so seriously (Santacon). Read more »

Gift List: Where to shop for the holidays

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To help with the holiday hullaballoo, the SFBG staff is revealing -- at last! -- its secret shopping secrets, to perhaps give you some gift inspiration. Our first installment: Senior Culture and Web Editor Marke B.'s giving pleasures. Read more »

Street Threads: What the heck are you wearing?

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Photos and text by Ariel Soto. Peep more Street Threads here.

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Arina, 9th Ave and Irving

Winter is making its way into the Bay, and it seems that every gal in San Francisco has gotten herself a pair of flashy, colorful tights. Read more »

Gitane: Sexy, sophisticated gypsy food. Really.

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By Molly Freedenberg

To take a page from Dani Leone's book, I have a new favorite restaurant. It's Gitane, opened by the same people who brought us Cafe Claude, and it's fantastic. Of course, I might be a bit biased. The name "Gitane" means "gypsy woman," and indeed, the restaurant's interior and menu was designed with gypsy culture in mind. Having been told my whole life that I'm descended from gypsies and horse thieves (on Mom's side, from the Slavias), I felt a kinship with this place before I'd set foot inside the deceptively small building. Read more »

I want to be a porn star when I grow up: Meet Lorelei Lee

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul hits the streets each week for our Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most. Read more »

Ex-Mormons and vodka milk: Meet Merkley???

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul continues his Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most. Read more »

Fashion Hause: Couture for change

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Style intern Chloe Schildhause talks trends and togs. Check out her latest installment here.

It’s been over a month since Obama-lovers and fashionistas gathered for “Fashioning Change: Barack Obama Fashion Show Fundraiser,” so it seems silly to talk about the event itself – especially since Obama won.

But it’s certainly not too late to highlight the diverse fashion designers who got involved with the cause. Read more »

Fashion Hause: fAction for a good cause

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Style intern Chloe Schildhause talks trends and togs. Check out her latest installment here.

“We see fashion as art. Read more »

Neon circus: Randy Colosky's day-glo animal kingdom

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By Brandon Bussolini

Neon colors and animal themes are on a short list of art/design memes just past their prime, waiting for eager replacements. Read more »

Fashion Hause: Be a man

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Style intern Chloe Schildhause talks trends and togs. Check out her most recent installment here.

Diane Keaton’s style in Woody Allen’s Manhattan is beyond inspiring. Her tailored blazers, high-waisted wide leg dress pants and her insistence on not wearing a bra are fashion philosophies worth living by.

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