Ambassadors

Dianna Badalament, Dianna B Designs & Her Future Coalition

By Erin Hunt Moore Planting the Seeds of Hope Through Jewelry   Dianna Badalament’s jewelry is a seamless fusion of the organic and rustic elements of nature and urban grit and industrial aesthetics, reflecting her own…

Tara Jasper, Sipsong Spirits & Indira Gin

Wine Country’s New Leading Lady of Gin Tara Jasper, distiller and owner of award-winning Sipsong Spirits, belongs to a new wave of  female distillers and craft spirits entrepreneurs in Sonoma County, joining…

Cultivating Presence

Tools to quiet the chatter and find power in the moment With the current chaotic state of the world, one topic getting attention is mindfulness and being present. But do we truly…

A Daily Dose Of Mindfulness, Meditation, And Gratitude

Resources Anchor Meditation Compassion Meditation Harvard University Health Services Plum Village International San Francisco Zen Center Spirit Rock Stanford University University of California School of Medicine, San Diego Your Local Place of…

Profile: Akbar Oluwakemi

An interview with Akbar Oluwakemi-Idowu Gbajabiamila Akbar Oluwakemi-Idowu Gbajabiamila. What a distinctive name for a man of great distinction. You’ve probably seen him, hosting American Ninja Warrior or playing football for the…

Lily Samii

A woman of ingenuity who soared from the depths of adversity to grace center stage Woven like webs of featherweight silk, yet vehemently steadfast in their bonds, are the ties of family,…

In Conversation With Sharon Seto

FALL in love with the AUTUMN season! FALL IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR SAN FRANCISCANS, AS WEbust out halter dresses, tank tops, shorts, and sun hats to celebrate what locals…

Not Your Usual Roardside Attraction

With Baccarat chandeliers, high-tech wine stations, and a fully stocked market with gourmet local goodies, Oakville Grocery is a destination in itself. I still fondly recall early mornings loading into the family…

Social Distancing, Sunshine & Wine

Napa and Sonoma wineries offer safe wine tasting experiences outdoors In our special corner of the world, harvest arrives at the enviable intersection of three local hallmarks—gorgeous views, sunny days, great wine—and…

Inside the Interiors: Creativity, Imagination, Inspiration

There’s nothing ordinary, nothing expected about a windowless ballroom on the lower level of an 18,000-square-foot 1904 Presidio Heights home that’s modeled after Le Petit Trianon at Versailles. But Gioi Tran and…

Aston Martin Dbs Superleggera Coupe

Superlight, superfast and superfun When I Was A Kid, The Utimate Toy Was The Scalextric Slot-Car Set. The British company manufactured several types of motorized toys, including cars which ran on clockwork…

Majestic San Francisco Mansion

IN 2005, Ken Paige Fell In Love With The grand foyer with a magnificent curving marble staircase and an epic Tiffany dome crowning the dramatic space. So, he bought the home. Although…

Has Covid Ravaged Cupid? Is Pandemic Partnering Possible?

Exclusive linx dating founder amy andersen socially distances and tells Being Single During A Pandemic: Blessing Or Curse? It Is Hard To Say, Since coverage on singles has been scant. The dominant…

PROFILE: CLARA SHAYEVICH

Love and Sex in the Time of COVID-19 You may know her from the society pages, but Clara Shayevich’s journey to the upper echelons of San Francisco was a long and arduous trip…

Black Wine Professionals

Black Wines Matter

A toast to black wine professionals The romance of wine lures visitors to dreamy wine country, where people often flock to escape the real world. Hearing the stories of passionate winery owners…

At Home with Philanthropist Farah Makras

It was a treat to speak with notable Bay Area doyenne, Farah Makras. Not only is she is passionate about helping meet the needs of children everywhere, she constantly explores and celebrates…

San Francisco Pride Leader

Mark Rhoades For the past dozen years, Mark Rhoades and San Francisco’s glittering Annual VIP Pride Party have been synonymous. Importantly, San Francisco is equally proud of Mark Rhoades. How did a…

To-Die-For Design with Jeff Schlarb

Full disclosure: Jeff Schlarb is this author’s life-changing interior designer. He is a fabulous creative with an obsessive attention to detail whose work you’ve no doubt seen in friends’ homes around the…