Beauty

Inside-Out Beauty: The Founder of Total Glow MD Shares her Secrets

Terrie Absher’s beauty gleams from the inside out. With a passion for wellness and holistic beauty, the founder of Total Glow shares her decades of education and insider discoveries with her guests, a glitterati clientele,…

Healthy Horizons: Dr. Toni Brayer Talks Holistic Healing

Have you ever considered integrative medicine? Dr Toni Brayer, one of the lead physicians of Sutter’s Institute for Health & Healing, thinks you should. “Integrative medicine is absolutely critical to global health.…

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Love Notes

Stumped on what to wrap up for your one true love? You can’t go wrong if you follow our lead.  Jacob & Co Diamond Chandelier Earrings and Papillon Earrings Based in Geneva…

A New You: Spas Visits to Jump Start Your Reset in 2022

It’s a cliché, but in the new year, we all ponder the opportunity to redefine ourselves. It’s as if the calendar gives us permission to recalibrate, even nudging us, sometimes, to make…

Events Calendar: January / February 2022

San Francisco’s most stylish event is the San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Gala. From Banksy to Broadway musical hits, the winter cultural calendar is packed with art, music, and dance. And all…

Writers’ Holiday Wish List

Our writers reveal what’s on their Santa wish list this holiday season. We love it that practical items — like a good chair, an exercise bike, a tote and a carry-on suitcase…

About Face: Facials For Party Prep

Let’s be clear: you do want to be another pretty face during the holidays. While no facial alone can launch a thousand ships, enjoying the right facial treatment before your event will not only…

Inspired by Nature

Elevating Body, Mind & Soul with Wine Country Botanicals Venture through California wine country in the spring and summer and you’ll find yourself surrounded by stunningly vivid fields of lavender, groves of…

Aubrey About Town

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus When I was asked to write about my happenings “about town,” naturally, I had to begin with my favorite San Francisco daytime haunt, the Rotunda at Neiman…

Face Care: Online Help for Melasma And More

With co-founders Rob Bradshaw, Ethan Gui, and Carrie Jiao, Silicon Valley-based Jack Jia, a former software entrepreneur, started Musely as a community where people could come together to share their personal beauty, lifestyle, and skincare tips and tricks.…

Be Transformed: Spa to Immerse in Sense of Place

Before breakfast in a rustic chalet amid pine trees in Bavaria’s Ammergau Alps, I ease tentatively into a huge, vintage soaking tub. Not filled with water, it brims with decomposed organic matter, a hot, gooey muck…

Hair Talk: Pandemic Hair Loss Is a Thing

“The pandemic, with its stress factors, has been hard on hair,” says Kevin Murphy, an Australian-born hairdresser and founder of his eponymous hair care empire. Hairdressers have had their hands full. As salons reopened, many locked-away…

DAY TO BREATHE – THE RETREAT: SF

Shifting Hearts, Minds and Spirits, One Leader at a Time    Just steps away from San Francisco’s iconic Land’s End Trail and its beautiful labyrinth, the sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge,…

Taking Beauty Home: Prolong the adventure with these products

It’s sounds weird, but maybe you’ll relate: I’ve always loved hotel stuff. As a little kid, the first thing I would do when staying at a hotel (or even a motel) was to rush into the room,…

Wellness from the Source: Indigenous healing around the globe

As every gardener knows, a tomato plucked from her own vine trumps the same fruit grown somewhere else. Likewise, wellness centers that summon their surroundings not only connect their guests to the locale,…

About Face

Surgeons David Lieberman and Sachin Parikh make Silicon Valley Zoom-ready Drs. David Lieberman And Sachin Parikh run L&P Aesthetics, a medical spa, clinic, and surgical center in downtown Palo Alto. They also…