Bundle Up, Cuddle Up, Stay Warm



It looks like a cold one is coming our way this weekend! To prepare
everyone for the possibility, I thought I’d share this picture of snow
in the uHood (24th and Shotwell!) from way back in 1887.

For more cool pics, check out the article here:


Inside Watermelon Sugar


Here are a few things to know about Watermelon Sugar Salon, the place that took over the old Painted Bird spot:

– It’s named after the owner’s favorite book: “In Watermelon Sugar,” by Richard Brautigan. Nick (the owner) has a copy on hand – it’s a pretty darned quirky book.

– At least a couple of their stylists used to work at Edo Salon. So I’d say they’re on par with the stylists at the various Haight Street salons.

– They have a very cool iPad attachment that serves as their credit card swipe. I love seeing young businesses embracing new technologies for some reason (because I’m a nerd?).

So a decent option if you find yourself wanting a cut without a commute. And a thumbs up to them for bringing a service to the uHood we didn’t have quite so accessible before. Now what else can we use super close by? I’m thinking hardware store, late-night diner, Korean bbq….