In the past 40 years the American Craft Council’s San Francisco show has grown to be the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast. This year, from August 5 to 7, the Fort Mason event is hosting more than 220 artists, who will be displaying jewelry, apparel, furniture and home decor. In a Style Slam showcase, also featured as part of the show for the first time on the West Coast, stylists demonstrate how handmade pieces can enhance an outfit to create current seasonal looks. One of the four stylists chosen to participate, Greenbrae resident Betina Baumgarten, started her business Best Foot Forward in 2012 and will offer makeovers to attendees. craftcouncil.org, bffbybetina.com
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.