Arts

FNNCH

The Rising Street Artist Talking When does a boarded-up storefront turn from community loss to abundance? When Bay Area artist fnnch transforms it with bursts of colorful symbolism from his nimble mind,…

Paula West

Surprises and Delights with Song When jazz singer Paula West performs, she offers a surprise or two or three. Jazz cognoscenti around the globe seek West’s richly sumptuous voice which continues to…

The Passionate World of Collecting

Auction houses are breaking records despite the lockdowns Lalique crystal, baseball cards, classic cars, cognac. An arctophilist stockpiles teddy bears and a plangonologist covets dolls. What do collectors collect and why? Some…

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…

Legendary, Ageless Beauty Sophia Loren

Shares Secrets of Forever Radiant and Fabulous at 85 The stardom of legendary screen and culture icon Sophia Loren rose out of the slums of post-war Naples and soared to prodigious heights.…

Isaac Mizrahi: I.M. in the A.M.

In Palo Alto, navy blue skies give way to a pinky-gold haze. A familiar voice comes through on speakerphone. “You sent that unbelievable ice cream we’ve been cheating our diets on all…

Museum Stores Make Marvelous Shopping Emporiums

Curate the Art of Browsing SERENDIPITY WITH A SPLASH OF ARTISTIC SENSIBILITY MAKES SHOPPING FOR GIFTS SO much more enjoyable. Pass up department stores to see what great finds await discovery within…