Art

Artist Spotlight: Inès Longevial

For this artist spotlight, I’m highlighting the paintings of Inès Longevial. Her color choices are refreshing and break apart her images in unique ways. The raw emotion and seduction radiate through the canvas directly into my soul, making me empathize with the subject. The use of negative space is beautiful and works wonders opening up the space and creating new forms. If you’d like you see more of her work visit her site here, and for more of an in-depth dive into her subject matter and inspiration check out this interview.  

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Fashion, Vintage

Old Man Style

“Imma take your grandpa’s style, imma take your grandpa’s style,
No, for real. Ask your grandpa. Can I have his hand-me-downs?”

Thank you Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for calling out this old man / oversized clothes look that I rock during the winter months. I love this style even though it makes me look hipster AF. I’m not going to deny it any longer, I rock thrifted clothes, order avocado toast, and spend way too much time lusting over Urban Outfitters housewares – I’m a hipster and its okay. As long as you own it right?

Anyways on a recent chilly afternoon I was wearing one of my favorite vintage cardigans. It was owned by my grandpa, so its an extra special sweater for me. Paired with skinny jeans and a pink beanie, my SF winter look is complete.

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San Francisco

SF January Events

I’ve finally come up with my top SF events to share this month. From what I’ve gathered this is going to be one hell of a month for local foodies and comedy fans out there!

 

East Cut Art Fair| Fri Jan 12th-14th

Looking for some serious art for your home? This is the event for you! It’s a boutique pop-up art fair with contemporary pieces curated by professional Bay Area gallery directors. Even if you’re not looking to buy, it would be the perfect place to gather inspiration and see whats current in the art scene. Prices start around $500 for smaller works by local artists and can go up to $20,000 for pieces by artists with more notable recognition.

Treasure Island Flea | Sat Jan 27th-28th

In case you aren’t already familiar with Treasure Island Flea, its a “modern urban market” that hosts 400+ vendors that sell vintage items, original artwork, and everything in-between. Hosted on the sunny man-made island next to SF, this monthly sale isn’t your typical “hard to find good stuff” flea market. There are many treasures to be discovered and this month’s theme is Valentines Day, so instead of just buying for yourself how ’bout you pick something up for that special someone ;D For your culinary delight, fancy boozey drinks and food trucks lined up as far as the eye can see.

 

Opening Day Berkeley Restaurant Week | Sat Jan 18th-28th

Bay area foodies get excited! Berkeley’s Restaurant Week is coming up fast, and its time to start booking those reservations 🙂 All participating restaurants will be offering prix-fixe lunch menus at $20 and prix-fixe dinners at $25 or $35. This is the best time to try out new Berkeley eateries at a value, so take advantage! There’s a long list of restaurants joining in on the fun, and the ones I’m excited to try out are Gather, Maker’s CommonLes Arceaux, and Saha  – all spots known for their use of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.

Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off | Sat Jan 20th

For those of you sticking to your New Years diet, look away now! SoMa StrEat Foods is throwing a Mac and Cheese party where 15 food trucks will battle it out, serving this classic comfort food in the most mouthwatering ways you could ever imagine. $5 gives you general admission but for $32 bucks you get  admission & all you can drink craft beer. In a city that charges 9 big ones for a quality brewskey can you think of a better deal? Tickets for the first day of this cheesy fanfare are already gone so act fast or forever live in regret, never to know who took the crown of Ultimate Mac and Cheese champ.

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