WHERE'S THE ZOO?: Want stationery with a San Francisco flair? Check out this notecard set from local designer ShopWhimsy. For $15, you get four cards with animal silhouettes cut from maps of the city. We're definitely going to use the buck one to write a "Deer John" letter.
SING WITH THE BIRDS: If you've ever been to the opera, you know that people wear everything from jeans and a T-shirt to a cocktail dress with a fur coat. But what about an outdoor opera? Glamwatch has some great tips on what to wear to the Stern Grove Festival.
BANANA SALE: Banana Republic is a great place to stock up on classic cuts and jewelry for fall. Still need a reason to go? You'll get 30% off your entire purchase between now and Sunday if you buy a regularly priced denim product.
SHOP FOR CHARITY: Head to Career Closet on Friday and Saturday to shop for vintage finds and support a local charity that gives business clothes and career counseling to disadvantaged women. There's one in Foster City and one in San Jose.