Ashley Ording’s Outfit
1960s pale pink lace and chiffon dress with beading, from thrift store in Reno for $12. 1950s floral fascinator with velvet bow, from Etsy. 1950s beige coat, from Community Thrift on Valencia Street. 1980s Salvatore Ferragamo rust suede shoes.
Isla Murray’s Outfit
1960s navy lace dress with sheer balloon sleeves. Vintage Ferragamo navy bow flats. 1950s fur throw. afinedayforsailing.blogspot.com
San Francisco, you’ve come a long way from 1912. Just think, 100 years ago you had to take steam trains to get to the Richmond from downtown. You picked yourself up from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake and turned yourself into a metropolis envied by cities all over the world. One hundred years later, you keep proving to the world that a small city with passionate dwellers is a thing of beauty.
Your buildings speak of your history—every street a reminder of the colorful life you have lived. All the while, you modernize yourself to meet today’s needs for sustainable living. You continue to be a haven of creativity, a community of lovers, and a preserver of beauty. May you continually establish a society of critical thinkers, a bevy of inventors, and a community strengthened by its camaraderie in the next 100 years, as you reach your goal of becoming a utopian paradise to which the rest of the world aspires.
This issue is dedicated to you.