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Are Your Fashion Choices Making You Sick?

Toxic chemicals and materials in clothing can take a toll on your health. A recent Wall Street Journal article questioning whether clothes were better 50 years ago inspired me to reflect on…

Making Space

The Art and Science of Decluttering It’s time to kick off 2024. A new year brings opportunities to embrace change as we reflect on recent past experiences to set our intentions and…

San Francisco Welcomes APEC 2023 Leaders at The Exploratorium

The culminating event of APEC was hands down the Leaders’ Welcome Reception.  Hosted by Mayor London Breed at the Exploratorium Museum, this event allowed San Francisco and our Nation to shine.  Nestled…

San Francisco Opera Guild’s An Evening on the Stage

The 10th Anniversary Celebration of An Evening on the Stage was held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, and honored Karen J. Kubin and Mary and Bill Poland, who have been stalwart supporters…

SFCC Hosts Ebbies 2023

Hundreds of business and community leaders gathered on October 19th to celebrate the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual Excellence in Business (Ebbies) Awards. The Ebbies are San Francisco’s celebration and recognition…

Year-end Tax-Smart Charitable Giving Strategies

For those of us who are charitably inclined, donating is an annual endeavor. Along with benefiting the causes we care about, giving usually brings a side benefit: tax deductions. Choosing how and…

Discover Ross Ranch: The Perfect Blend

Nestled in the picturesque Knights Valley of Sonoma County lies Ross Ranch, a captivating estate that boasts not only exceptional California Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, but also a unique blend of warm hospitality.…

This Holiday Season: Balance Your “Generosity Portfolio”

Best-kept secret: you will benefit and be healthier for it. For this holiday issue, I had originally planned to share some of my favorite health gadgets that would be good stocking stuffers.…

The San Francisco Fall Show Opening Night Gala

The Opening Night Gala of the 2023 San Francisco Fall Show took place on October 11, 2023. It was one of the most anticipated and glamorous events of the social calendar featuring…

No Crying in Baseball

Book Review: No Crying in Baseball 

Stories from the Movie A League of Their Own My fabulous friend Erin Carlson wrote another book and it just came out! She’s an incredible entertainment reporter and film historian who’s written…

Sweet Sabor! Chef Pati Jinich Explores Mexican Jewish Cuisine 

You know Emmy-nominated Chef Pati Jinich from her adored show, Pati’s Mexican Table, which just released a new season on PBS. September is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Jewish High…

San Francisco Opera Ball

On September 8th, San Francisco Opera inaugurated its second century with Opera Ball: The Elixir of Opera. Co-chaired by Francesca Gutierrez Amann and Sue Graham Johnston, the celebration began at San Francisco’s…

Holbrook House Grand Opening + Ribbon Cutting

In a signal of things to come for San Francisco’s newly buzzy Financial District — fast becoming a dining and entertainment Mecca — the year’s most hotly anticipated hospitality complex made its…

101st Season Debut: SF Opera Ball 

Jill Pietrowiak, Joel Goodrich, Clara Shayevich, Mark Calvano, Heide Betz, Stephanie Block, Stephanie Ng: Photo by Vincent Gotti Toast 101 libations not Dalmations for the 101st season of the San Francisco Opera…

Around the Block: Fall in the Bay Area

Howdy Hauters! I’m falling hard for fall. It’s symphony and opera gala season obvi. Au revoir Barbie pink, bonjour black turtlenecks with the Bay Area premiere of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs”…

APEC: Tech, Entrepreneurs & Trailblazers Reception

A reception was held at Salesforce tower on June 28th in anticipation for APEC this fall. This summer APEC lead-up event consisted of a very important group from the local tech community,…