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Exploratorium Science of Cocktails Brings a Chemical Bond

“Bond was right, ‘shaken’ won!” exclaimed physicist Paul Doherty, the mad scientist responsible for many of The Exploratorium’s most beloved learning exhibits. “We even corroborated it with a double-blind.”  Even though the medium was triple-distilled vodka and not blinding bathtub gin, analytic rigor was a crucial component of this particular investigation of the best way…

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At your fingertips: Design Within Reach, Store Re-Opening

Oscar Wilde once said, “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” Last night, the new and highly-revamped, Design Within Reach store was unveiled and it proved just that. It was a curated evening, like an art show in a gallery. Potential clients and lifestyle-enthusiasts were treated to a decorative…

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Ferragamo Celebrates New San Francisco Store Location

Last night, San Francisco feted the latest high fashion address to set up shop on Post Street. Salvatore Ferragamo opened its new, two story location in downtown Union Square, kicking off the city’s 2014 Mid-Winter Gala festivities, complete with cocktail reception and attire. Mid-Winter Gala Co-Chairs Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina, Kathryn Lasater and Allison Speer…

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Balm Voyage!

San Francisco ladies got their glamour on in the Mission last night for theBalm Cosmetics’ grand opening soiree. Under a sparkly chandelier, the glitzy guests pored over the delicious make-up products with cheeky names like “Shady Lady” shadow, “Put a Lid on It” eyelid primer, and “DownBoy” blush. Fabulous founder Marissa Shipman was all too…

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Temporary Contemporary lifts the FOG

There was a lot of dough on display at the FOG Design+Art Fair at Fort Mason, and some of it was being hand-cut on a butcher block. Chef Michael Tusk, the Michelin-starred genius of gluten at Quince and Cotogna restuarants, was given a prominent place at the entrance to roll out his new handmade pasta…