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Juanita MORE!
Fashion, food, philanthropy, and furious beats: it’s all in a day’s work for San Francisco icon Juanita MORE! A celebrated drag performer, fashion muse, fundraiser, and gourmand, Juanita has been a force of creativity in her hometown and beyond for over two decades.

Entries by Juanita MORE!

Faded Eccentricity

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2016 | 8:26 AM

You never stepped into Mad Magda's Russian Tea Room expecting to grab something and go. Something compelled you to sit and enjoy what was unfolding around you. This place would have never made it into the prototype book for the world's current trend in cafes. You weren't standing behind someone...

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Not Just Another Gay Bar

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM

I was at the Gangway on a Sunday morning with some friends recently. Kurt the bartender was pouring stiff drinks for regulars perched on bar stools while we chatted. My French bulldog Jackson waited patiently at my feet. Some of my friends had never been to the Gangway before, and...

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2016 The Year of Powerful Women in Politics

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 1:02 PM

It's not uncommon for me to be asked for my advice and opinions on a range of matters. Just the other night, I had to lend my expertise to a delicate situation involving the rather prickly issue of whether or not the 80's contributed meaningfully to fashion. I don't need...

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Green Carpets to Red Carpets

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 11:35 AM

I've been a big fan of Modern Appealing Clothing since it first opened in 1980 in San Francisco by the Ospital family, comprised of siblings Ben and Chris, and their mother Jeri. The shop was located on Post Street just a few blocks from Polk. This area has always been...

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The Changing Face of San Francisco

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 12:49 PM

If you know me, you know that San Francisco is my favorite city in the world, and one that I've called home for most of my life. I've seen plenty of changes in my time living here. Change keeps this city interesting, and I'm always meeting new faces at the...

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Book Before Its Read

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 10:05 AM

Music, it's so often said, has one of the strongest associative links for memory; you hear a song from your youth and immediately -- if only fleetingly -- you are transported back to that time of history and the textures come again into focus. Whenever I hear the music of...

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If My Gay Memory Serves Me Right...

(3) Comments | Posted June 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Memory, my loves, is a powerful thing. Case in point: I was sitting in my drag boudoir, surrounded by my couture gowns, oodles of jewels, and heaps of love letters, going over some last-minute details for my fabulous annual Pride celebration. It was early morning; I had just gone to...

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Divine Inspiration

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 3:56 PM

According to the Ancient Greeks, inspiration came down to man in the form of nine muses - each of whom held sway over a specific form of artistic creation. Over the centuries, countless playwrights, artist, poets, and performers have invoked the daughters of Zeus to aid them in their endeavors...

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The Bottomless Closet of Juanita MORE!

(1) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 6:24 PM

I was recently trying to organize my closet -- again. After living in my tiny Tenderloin apartment for 20 years, I long ago ran out of closet space. As a result, between my storage unit (which is packed from floor to ceiling with clear plastic bins highlighted by dress color)...

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Juanita Gets Around Town

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 10:27 AM

1. The Mission / 24th Street: This is the part of the Mission that has always been my favorite. 24th Street was one of the most authentic streets in this neighborhood. Over the past few years many of the storefronts that were once family-owned are now being bought out and...

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Inspiration -- Old & New

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 3:33 PM

You know, it's a funny thing when you stop and think about what inspiration really is. It's not unusual for me on any given night out to be asked by some bright, young thing, "Juanita, who inspires you?" And, after all these years, the more I think about the question,...

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Take Me to the Post Office

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2011 | 1:51 PM

I admit it I'm an old-fashioned gal. I like to get a real card or letter from someone I care about in my real mailbox! Don't get me wrong, I'm up in my email box all day long and I never stop texting.

So to get right down to the...

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Shop Talk

(5) Comments | Posted August 2, 2011 | 10:37 AM

I love Union Square. It's only a handful blocks away from my tiny Tenderloin apartment. So a few times a week I head down to the center's public plaza. It has been dubbed the city's fashion district for over 100 years. Whenever I travel I always like to see the...
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Dinner for Eight

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2011 | 10:07 AM

I've partnered with GayCities, Absolut Vodka & my favorite local cafe Farm:Table to cook dinner for eight -- for the person that best answers this question: What is the best SF night out for dinner & drinks?

I'm excited about cooking a meal in a place that...

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