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The Fizzary

One spot left. Dog Drool or Swamp Juice? Something more traditional? I cross back to the colas and peruse the shelves. Jolt. Bawls. Perhaps something that won’t send my heart twitching and sputtering. I wander toward the phosphorescent Orange section and contemplate the merits of a straightforward classic versus an orange cream. Hmmm… * The […]

San Francisco Wine Trading Company

I squeeze into a narrow space at the San Francisco Wine Trading Company’s stand-up bar and within moments, an empty wine glass is set in front of me. A printout listing the day’s tasting—wines of the Languedoc—promptly follows. To my left, a laughing, boisterous couple barely gives each new pour more than a passing twirl […]

Jacqueline Perfumery

I like to put the perfume in the crook of the elbow, see? This way, when you curl up and go to sleep, you smell it and it gets inside your dreams. To dream in scent. Smelling the crook of my own elbow, still floral and sweet after eight hours, I feel fairly certain that […]

Antique Vibrator Museum

For a store that took vibrators out of the dark, seedy shadows of the downtown porn shop and onto the shelves of brightly lit storefront spaces, it isn’t surprising that Good Vibrations decided to celebrate the sex toy with its very own museum. Tucked into the corner of Good Vibrations’ flagship store on Polk Street, the […]