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Victoria Smith, blogger / designer

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Designers, Slider, Stylists, Uncategorized, Writers | 0 comments

Meet Victoria Smith, creator and editor of sfgirlbybay, one of the most successful design blogs in the world. Half a million readers visit her site each month, and the same number of people follow her on Pinterest. Read on to learn how she turned a hobby into her career, and follow her on twitter @sfgirlbybay.

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Tom Rice, producer / filmmaker

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Entrepreneurs, Slider, Uncategorized, Writers | 2 comments

Meet Tom Rice, co-founder of Sycamore Pictures, whose latest film, The Way, Way Back, has charmed critics and moviegoers alike. Read on to learn more about this summer’s must-see movie—and the tenacious and talented producer behind it.

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Eleni Gage, writer

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Uncategorized, Writers | 0 comments

Eleni Gage loves to write. She's covered beauty for InStyle and People, the globe for Travel & Leisure, motherhood for The New York Times and The Huffington Post, and the Olympics for the New York Sun. And in her spare time, she's authored two beautiful books and is hard at work on her third. Check out her blog,, or follow her on Twitter @elenigage.

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Erin Gates, designer/blogger

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Designers, Slider, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Meet Erin Gates, the designer who's made a name for herself around the world with her wildly popular blog, Elements of Style. When she's not revamping other people's houses--or renovating her own--she's connecting with loyal followers on everything from fashion trends to decorating advice. Oh--and she's writing a book in all her spare time. Check out her blog or follow her on Twitter @elementsofstyle.

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Anh-Minh Le, writer/editor

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Slider, Uncategorized, Writers | 0 comments

Anh-Minh Le did the unthinkable: She started a print magazine when other publications were folding left and right. Her brainchild, Anthology, now has a cult following and is praised by the country’s top stylemakers and designers. This talented writer and editor knows how to tell a good story—including her own.

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Raili Clasen, designer / entrepreneur

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Designers, Entrepreneurs, Slider, Uncategorized | 1 comment

She made a name for herself in California's surf industry, blazing trails at Quiksilver and launching Roxy with wild success. A VP at Paul Frank before starting Alice Supply Co., Raili Clasen recently moved beyond fashion design--and into home design. Flipping houses gave her an outlet for testing her skills, and now she has a roster of clients and the energy of a kid who just rode the perfect wave.

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