SF LIFE: Makeup, Bras, Rosé, Pool Time
Most of us women of a certain age have been through countless bottles of foundation, wands of mascara, tubes of lipstick. You get the picture. Well if you are a make up fanatic, get ready for The Makeup Show at the Grand Hyatt this weekend. A local, creative, artistic Tomato and cancer survivor has created a luxurious and functional line of “underpinnings” for post cancer patients, but everyone loves them. It’s always rosé season if you ask me and now there is an adorable pop up space to sip and savor the pink drink. When the weather gets hot and Karl leaves us alone and you must have a pool in which to dip, check out the places we’ve found.
Lingerie for Breast Cancer Patients
Keira Kotler is the Marin-based founder of the newly launched Everviolet, a unique brand of lingerie and loungewear created expressly for women in treatment for breast cancer. Of course, her inspiration for the business came after her own diagnosis. She is now thriving more than six years after her successful treatment. She is a marketing professional and talented fine artist who started Everviolet because she could not find any lingerie that was comfortable and attractive.
She found the scratchy fabric and rough threads of the merchandise meant for breast cancer patients, irritating in so many ways. So she decided to do something about this, interviewing hundreds of breast cancer patients and survivors about fit, price points and types of clothing needed. Her soft, lux and supportive bras are always wire free and she has taken care to design them to avoid incisions and nerve damage sites. Cotton, tencel and stretch lace make up the bulk of the merchandise (all sourced in the USA). A portion of the proceeds goes to support her breast surgeon’s research foundation as well. And yes, even women who are not patients – love them! Everviolet.com
The Rosé Garden
Ahh the deliciousness of rosé, you’ve heard it from us before. Now through Labor Day from noon to 9 p.m. head to the Marina and sip away at the Usual winery’s pop up Rosé Garden. Usual wines are produced in our own bay area and contain no added sugars or sulfites. Their premise is that excellent wine should be enjoyed more often, and to the last drop. So they deliver their wine in generous single-serve glass bottles, and they are decorative as well, adding a touch of elegance to your dining table.
Since there are no additives and no sweeteners, and no stale, re-corked bottles you get to enjoy a fresh glass of rosé every time. The pop up is at 2076 Chestnut Street- where you will find the sun streaming in and tropical plants to give you that oxygen boost. Individual sized bottles are $8 or order a bucket of 4 for $30. Great to sip while listening to our podcast. Cheers! Usualwines.com
If you’re sometimes overwhelmed by technology, join the club. Unless you’re under the age of 18, keeping up with everything that’s out there, can be daunting, not to mention keeping all of your technology up and running too . Wouldn’t it be great to have someone to call when you need tech help (besides your savvy tech friend)? Well listen in to our conversation with Liz Hamburg, founder of Candoo Tech, providing in-home and remote tech support and training specifically designed for older adults. And if you have aging parents, keeping them connected, and safer with technology can be a lifesaver. Listen in here or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Aug. 17-18. The Makeup Show at Grand Hyatt
Get ready fellow beauty lovers and makeup enthusiasts. Now is the chance to attend a professional beauty experience and it’s open to all. Learn from legendary artists making an impact on the beauty industry. Watch a Master Artist in Action as he takes on the elements of art in makeup. You will learn the fundamentals of makeup as well as have the opportunity to see the creation of the fantastical faces found on the fashion week runways.
On Sunday you might be interested in the panel, Girl Interrupting, featuring female makeup artists working in the bay area. They will be chatting about the importance of women standing strong and taking their place in the beauty industry. Of course, there are hands on workshops as well – a great time to learn about color and application. Shopping is also encouraged, and with a discount! Themakeupshow.com
Everyone in the Pool
SF summer is mostly known as Fogust, but for those occasions when you want to take a dip in an outdoor pool – here are a few options.
Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at UCSF Mission Bay. This rooftop pool comes with an incredible view, so the 80-degree water won’t be the only reason to visit. A $20-day pass will get you access to the 25-yard lap pool, though be sure to check the schedule as certain hours are reserved for swim classes. Don’t expect lounge chairs to get your suntan on, but there are a few sets of tables and chairs surrounding the pool. Campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/fitnessrecreation.
Crunch gym at Yerba Buena. The sunny outdoor pool at Crunch is reason enough to join the gym, at least for the warm months. If you don’t want to swing for the membership, simply sign up for a three-day guest pass to use the pool. Once you’ve used the guest pass, if you still don’t want to commit, just use Classpass to book some “gym time” and use the pool during your allotted time. Lounge chairs are limited, so get there early for a spot. crunch.com/locations/yerba-buena.
Mission Community Pool. The 4,565-square-foot Mission Pool is the only city-run outdoor swimming spot, so it’s no surprise it can get packed. There is a $6 entry fee for adults and you must bring exact change in cash. It’s also one of the few pools that have recreational swim hours and not just lap swim, but always check the schedule as certain times are reserved for swim lessons. Sfrecpark.org