SF LIFE: Love Earth Fest, Calligraphy, Toltec Teachings, Shop Small

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SF LIFE: Love Earth Fest, Calligraphy, Toltec Teachings, Shop Small

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Tomatoes!  We are so thankful for your presence in our lives as we feel connected when we share our events with you. May you and your families enjoy a peaceful day giving thanks. Join the one million women organization for a global event to help save the planet. Take a virtual calligraphy class for all those holiday gift cards coming up. Hear from Toltec masters, an online event presented by a local independent bookstore and we found some local pop ups for you to start your holiday shopping. Yes, it’s definitely time so let’s think small and buy local. If you’ve ever lost a pet, listen in to this week’s podcast. And join us for a special 3T Holiday event.


The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour

Have you ever lost a pet? For those who have, the grief is palpable and often debilitating. This week’s guest Reagan Pasternak, actress and now author, chats about her new book, Griffin’s Heart, Mourning Your Pet with No Apologies. After the loss of her soul pet, Griffin, Reagan’s heart was breaking. To cope she wrote this book which is part memoir and part interactive guide. LISTEN IN.


Dec. 4. Love Earth Festival

SF LIFE: Love Earth Fest, Calligraphy, Toltec Teachings, Shop Small

To say it’s been a testing year would be an understatement. Many are probably feeling pretty depleted and worn out. So, on Friday December 4th, 1 Million Women is holding their annual Love Earth Festival. This is an Australian organization for the betterment of our planet and our climate. It will be an hour and a half of togetherness, inspiration, empowerment and music to make us all feel uplifted! And the organization will share a clear path forward on climate action

In this online global event, there will be inspiration and optimism as it will be led by a special tomato, the incredible climate negotiator Christiana Figueres, and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. Then our souls will be nourished with live performances from local Australian musicians and performers. This is a wonderful way to connect with tomatoes on the other side of the world. The mission of the organization is to empower women and girls around the world to act on climate change.  Tickets are free, but donations are accepted and welcomed.


Dec. 9. Join us on Zoom

The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour Salon

Join us for an evening with organization expert and “the most organized man in America,” Andrew Mellen who will share tips, hacks, and strategies for high-impact, low-cost gift giving and celebrations. This will be a fun and fast-paced evening as we explore lots of ways to feel connected to each other, even while video chatting or staying 6’ away! GET THE DETAILS.


Dec. 12. Take a Calligraphy Class

SF LIFE: Love Earth Fest, Calligraphy, Toltec Teachings, Shop Small

Tis the season of sending cards and handmade ones are always extra special. Learn the faux modern calligraphy technique while making greeting cards! Join gather virtually on Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at 2pm for a 90-minute class for beginners eager to learn faux modern calligraphy with Rachel Jacques of Bright Line Studio! They will go over the basics of forming letters then finish up with phrases & quote design for your cards!

A kit will be shipped to attendees that includes: An alphabet workbook with links to instructional videos, extra practice papers, 3 Tombow pens, 1 pencil, and a fine point pen, Stationery cards and envelopes. Bright Line Studio is a boutique design and calligraphy studio based in San Francisco. Be sure to sign up soon, spaces will fill up fast! Faux Modern Calligraphy Workshop $55 ($35 class + $20 kit)
Saturday, December 12th, 2:00pm-3:30pm PST. Sign up by December 3rd to get your kit in time!


Nov. 22. East West Books Virtual Workshop

SF LIFE: Love Earth Fest, Calligraphy, Toltec Teachings, Shop Small
Many of you have perhaps read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, it’s a favorite of mine on my bookshelf.  Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. One of his other beloved books is The Mastery of Love and don Miguel Ruiz’s sons don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose Ruiz, will be leading a workshop in harmonic relationships through the mastery of love based on the book.

The brothers will take you through the steps needed to heal emotional wounds created by victimization, perfectionism, role-playing, overcontrol, and self-rejection. They will help you find the power of love within, thereby recovering your freedom, inner truth, and joy. Presented virtually through East West Books in Mountain View, CA, tickets are $35, and the event is Sunday November 22, 11 – 2 (PT). http://Eastwestbooks.org    

Shop Local

SF LIFE: Love Earth Fest, Calligraphy, Toltec Teachings, Shop Small

Don’t wait until the last minute to buy those gifts friends. Instead head to the many pop ups landing in the city and shop local to send gifts early. Clothing from sustainable San Francisco brand Umber & Ochre can be found at a new pop-up called Perish_ables. The Western Addition space is airy, open and gallery-like…all the better for keeping Covid at bay.

 A selection of feel-good, cozy and giftable styles and home goods line the space. Find the label’s signature reversible henleys and pants for guys; wool and embroidered block-printed dresses and tops for the ladies; best-selling button-up shirts and jackets for all; plus, scarves, hand-hammered brass pieces, pillows, and bedding.  Noon–5pm Tuesday through Sunday, Monday by appointment; 1421 Fulton St. (Western Addition), umberandochre.com

Presidio Heights’ The Barcode is hosting a holiday pop-up as well featuring goodies for sale from local businesses, including jewelry from Collective Hearts, personal and home organizers from DwellWell, prints from scenic photographer Kurt Schwabe, beauty products crafted with cannabis, crystals and other clean actives from The Still, and delish vino from The Day Project Wines. One stop shopping for all on your list. Both socially distant and window shopping are available. More cheery news…there’s an outdoor adult lemonade for sipping while you wait. Noon to 6pm through Tuesday, Dec. 15; 3600 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), thebardcodesf.com


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