Laurie Jo Miller Farr
With an emphasis on easy and fun, jewelry-maker and shop owner Sarah Shaw shares five tips for DIY enthusiasts thinking about handmade holiday gift ideas. If you can tie a knot, you can make some wildly successful, very affordable lasting creations that will be cherished by the recipient.
San Francisco’s museums, gardens, parks and neighborhoods reveal tales and secrets of past and present, waiting to be revealed by expert tour guides offering heaps of history and interesting anecdotes on fascinating winter walks and tours. Best of all, they’re free.
While you don’t want to place bets on a white Christmas in San Francisco, you cannot lose by betting on stocking stuffer ideas from independent retailers around the city. We’ve selected a few from Downtown to Dogpatch and from the Inner Sunset to the Inner Richmond.
We look at East Bay-based organizations that are more than deserving of a spotlight for all they do 365 days a year. During the holidays, the increased demand for food and distribution must be met by volunteers’ actions and generosity.
Shop local and make up your own themed gift baskets for the holidays.
Plan to enjoy more activities and events with friends and family around the holidays in 2014.
If you’re looking for something special to wear for festive December occasions and New Year’s parties to bid adieu to 2014, this list of independent dress shops around the Bay Area ensures that you won’t see your outfit coming and going.
Even before the New Year’s resolutions are drafted and “do more cultural activities” appears on the list again, consider these San Francisco art events and exhibits for December and beyond.
With a successful first year under their belts, owners Hope and Pete Colling are delighted to have brought their dream to life: a quaint little neighborhood shop where they mingle with customers and display their made-with-love items. Here are some Thanksgiving craft ideas from the experts.
Camping out at the mall through pre-dawn opening hours to snag the Black Friday discounts on blenders and televisions at the big box stores isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Do remember our small independent retailers and SFMade while you’re out there.