One particularly chilly Sunday morning I donned my finest grey cashmere pullover and cashmere Vuitton scarf as I headed out to have coffee and meet local boutique owner and designer JESSIE BLACK, purveyor of the finest cashmere, bedding and home accessories in San Francisco. When I arrived to her boutique on Sacramento Street, a chic [...]


In spite of San Francisco’s reputation for being a Foodie mecca, Scandinavian restaurants are not something one hears too often about but all of that changed in 2010; with the ascension of NOMA to the world stage — along with it’s current 4-year run as the “best restaurant in the world”. Of course, we in San [...]


The much anticipated grand opening of San Francisco’s CRYSTAL JADE Restaurant took place last Friday, November 14th, and the social set turned out in full force for the celebration. Featuring renowned designer KEN FULK‘s midas touch, the 20,000 square foot restaurant is comprised of a large indoor dinning room, several private dinning areas, a luxurious [...]


When most of us peruse our local salon for a hair care product, it’s safe to assume that the caveat, “proceed with caution,” does not apply. The latest eco-conscious hype may linger on our minds, but the truth is, many of us don’t care when it comes to our hair. We’re content to buy a [...]


On October 22nd, Hundreds of San Francisco’s Glitterati turned out in their most fashionable looks for the Preview Gala of THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW. Celebrating its 33rd year, the show highlighted an extraordinary selection of fine and decorative arts from around the globe. In keeping with this year’s theme – The Rush of [...]


SUPER CHIC – fall 2014 fashion trends Most fashion editors will tell you that their favorite collections are always fall-winter collections. That’s not entirely surprising when you consider the inherent elegance of coats, the instant glamour of furs and of course, the drama of long gowns. A colder climate is simply ideal for layering and [...]


THE SHANTI PROJECT held it’s 40th Anniversary Gala “Compassion in Universal” on October 18th of 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel. Over 600 hundred members of the local philanthropic community, sponsors, and host committee members joined San Francisco former Mayor Willie Brown, Senator Mark Leno, City Treasurer Jose Cisneros, several members of the San Francisco Board [...]


On October 15th, ADAM NEELY FINE ART JEWELRY hosted a group of friends, clients, and editors to celebrate the gallery’s “Couture Jewels” exhibition and their recently-opened Union Street location. The exhibition highlights the most extraordinary work from illustrious jewelry designers from around the globe and the San Francisco Bay Area. Gallery proprietor Adam Neely, who personally [...]


I must admit that when I picked up Nicky Hilton’s “365 Style” I was skeptical about what “style” advice I could get from a Hilton. My knowledge of Nicky Hilton has been vastly overshadowed by her sister Paris’ fashion mishaps and party girl antics (albeit I have always enjoyed Paris’ unapologetic attitude and her album [...]


On August 27th, the 49ers Academy held its fabulous garden party fundraiser at the home of Michael Uytengsu in Atheron once again. As usual, the festive party now called COCKTAILS & COUTURE is comprised of gourmet food stations featuring some of Silicon Valley’s top restaurants and chefs – such as PAMELA KEITH - as well as, fine [...]