SF LIFE: Girl Bosses, Arts Season, Veggies, Hiking
The Girl Bosses are in town – tomorrow Create & Cultivate is hosting a one-day conference for all lady creatives, would-be bosses and career-minded hustlers! It’s arts season and oh so many ways to stimulate our minds with exhibits and more. Lovers of veggies must head to the Vegetarian food festival and symposium tomorrow – don’t you feel healthier already? And there is a new(ish) 17-mile cross-town hike all mapped out and ready for you to take a fall hike in our fabulous city by the bay!
Sept. 21. Create & Cultivate
Create & Cultivate is a popular L.A. based media platform and tomorrow is their one-day, panel-packed, rah-rah event in our city. C & C is all about inspiring, educating and enlightening women about a variety of things. How to build a lifestyle brand, raise money for a new business venture, and more. Sound like it’s for the young uns? NOPE, we Tomatoes still have a lot of wisdom to share and this event will keep us on the forefront and current!
Mentoring sessions and networking opportunities will rock. Panelists include some really great Girl Bosses. Giuliana Ranci, founder of Fountain of Truth Beauty is one of the headliners sharing how she “made it”. There are two tracks for attendees, one geared to entrepreneurship, career advancement and growth and the second about content creation and marketing. Get your creative juices flowing at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast and end with an adult beverage at their happy hour. www.createcultivate.com
We always have great opportunities to stimulate our creative nature but fall brings us even more unusual exhibits to help us “get cultured”.
The “Winners Pitch” Approach for Job Seekers over 50
If you are job seeking, you know the frustration of applying online and sending your credentials into the internet ether, often with no reply. Well what is you could attract interviews without ever applying for a job? Listen in to this week’s Happy Hour Podcast with Grace Totoro, the creator of The Winners Pitch™ a three-phase approach to attracting interviews and others without applying for a job. Listen in here or wherever you listen to podcasts.
The Body Electric at Yerba Buena
In this West Coast debut, 45 artists working in mediums ranging from photography and sculpture to video and virtual reality will explore how the advent of technology has shaped our collective understanding of our bodies, with particular emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and class. Now through the New Year at Yerba Buena Center.
Now to Oct. 19. Where Figure Becomes Ground
L.A.based photographer and artist Matt Lipps challenges clichés found in both men’s and women’s magazines through a series of works featuring cut-out imagery from iconic 1990s fashion campaigns as well as documentary photographs. Jessica Silverman Gallery, 488 Ellis St. (Tenderloin), jessicasilvermangallery.com
The Mending Project
Here’s a great one for you Tomatoes! Have an article of clothing in need of mending? Visual artist Lee Mingwei has imagined a space where you can bring your threads for repair and sit down with a volunteer “mender” for a talk while she creatively mends your item.
Garments will remain in the installation space as part of the artwork until the closing reception, when visitors can retrieve their things. Cool – you can be a part of art at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. As long as you can part with your item for that long. montalvoarts.org
Sept. 21. Vegetarian Festival
By now we all know that most of our meals should contain a ton of veggies. Learn more about how to proceed with a veg diet and why this is so good for our earth at the food fest this weekend. From 11 – 6 tomorrow at the gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts see why veggies rock. Just looking at the presenters and their glowing youthful skin may have you converted.
Chef Tirzah Love, the private chef for the Sacramento Kings is presenting and I want what she is serving. Dr. Michael Greger will inform us on “How Not To Die”, the role of diet in preventing, arresting and reversing our top 15 killers. There is a film screening and discussion, vocalists, bands and exhibitors where you can taste delicious plant-based goodies. Try a yoga or Pilates class, and practice your om in vedic meditation. This fest is good for the whole YOU! www.cavegfoodfest.com
Fellow hiking lover Tomatoes, here’s a trail you will want to try when you have a spare 9 hours or so. Completed in mid-July, the Crosstown Trail is a hiking and biking pathway that connects the city’s southeast and northeast green spaces, via a rather lengthy diagonal! Running from Candlestick Point to Lands’ End, it connects many parks, business districts, residential areas and public transit This trail can also be biked and on a separate trail – safe for all.
Apparently the first 9 miles are spent combing over concrete past neighbors toting laundry baskets over congested crosswalks but getting to John McClean and Glen Canyon Park with the views, may be worth the trek. The middle of the hike offers an ebb and flow of elevation, relieving the lower body! A good time to grab a bite in the outer sunset. The final 5k serves up the most worthwhile views of the trek and more greenery. Then grab an app-based ride back to the car! Lots of places to nosh during the trail to keep that energy up! Turn by turn directions can be found here. http://www.crosstowntrail.org