I was catching up on The Bold Italic and read about History of San Francisco Streets, a digital map project that offers a little bit of history on some of the streets that I travel daily. I had no idea, for example, that Gough Street was named after a local milkman, or that Guerrero was a prominent figure in Yerba Buena (as the city was known during Mexican rule) and was murdered in 1851 on Mission Street by a man on horseback who struck him with a slingshot. Something to think about the next time I’m waiting in line at Tartine!
If you’re in the East Bay this weekend, come join us at Convert Saturday, May 18th from 1-4! One of our favorite people, the super cool Katie Cornell (who also happens to be the Events Editor at Via Magazine and What’s In Store Editor at DiabloMag.com) will be hosting. We can’t wait to sip cocktails with her and find the perfect eco-friendly outfit! And while I don’t have any vacations booked yet, but I can definitely pretend with one of these!
Have you seen Tomboy Style? Freelance writer and all-around cool girl Lizzie Garrett mixes inspiring vintage photos, well-curated product roundups, and interesting Q&As with kindred tomboy spirits to great effect. I always find out about something cool after each visit, and feel less guilty about my collection of men’s shirts.
Have you heard of The Skimm?? It’s basically your super witty/incredibly informed best friend telling you what you need to know about the top news stories every morning, complete with all the dirt like background issues and “The Why” it’s important. I look forward to it everyday (it’s helped so much in cutting down my morning intake-) and love how funny, bright and concise it is. Definitely one of my new favorite reads!
It’s getting warm (!!!) in the Bay Area, which has me craving all kinds of summertime treats – burgers hot from the grill, fish tacos, popsicles, and a good iced coffee. I’ve resolved to make this the summer that I finally try cold-brewing coffee, but there are so many cool (and local!) companies doing it, that I might opt for those instead: Jittery John’s is based in San Francisco and does pop-ups in Dolores Park so you can enjoy some coffee with your Bi-Rite ice cream; Milton & Small is an Oakland-based brand that delivery around the Bay Area; Slingshot offers both ready-to-drink and concentrate versions around the South; and Brooklyn-based Grady’s Cold Brew is a New Orleans-style coffee with chicory – yum. If you want to try cold-brewing at home, here’s a recipe from Bon Appetit.