Beauty

A Healing Sanctuary for Serenity Seekers: Redmint

Overworked, overtired, and suffering from low energy, mood swings, and various aches and pains, Helina Fan sought relief. The Western medicine remedies prescribed to the young mom and business entrepreneur included heavily-dosed…

A New Year, A Better You: Detox and Rejuvenate

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey THE FLIP OF THE CALENDAR ISN’T a panacea in itself, but it does offer us…

Lipstick Diaries

Reflections on the best lippies, creams, and potions I discovered during the pandemic. I LIKE BELLE, HER FEARSOME, HAIRY SOULMATE, and French-speaking candelabras just as much as the next girl. But my…

Innersense Redefines Clean Hair: In Harmony with Mother Earth

Your hair and scalp should be cared for with ingredients that our elders used, like nourishing teas, oils, and emollients. Alejandra Martinez, Innersense Organic Beauty’s artistic director, has some thoughts about hair trends…

Dr. Dino Elyassnia, MD, FACS

The masterful sculptor of San Francisco’s most beautiful faces In the rarefied kingdom of the discreet, the driving force for perfection and youthfulness can only be satisfied by plastic surgeons. In the…

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…

Inhale Your Way to Wellness

“Scent is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived,” “Scent is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and…

Dr. Lisa Kang Reveals Top Beauty Secrets

Meet one of the top surgeons in San Francisco who has dedicated her life to bringing out the best in you When you first meet Dr. Kang, there is something delightfully charming…

Sophie Says Zen is In

Serenity by Design After weeks of being sequestered in their residences—no matter how lovely they might be—many people crave a sanctuary for the soul. Recently, society’s primary contact with the outside world…

The Oceanside Community of Albany, Bahamas

The New York Times calls it “a rare find,” while Forbes describes it as the modern Monaco. Since opening in 2010, the 600-acre luxury resort community of Albany has been recognized as…

Haute Living Residences

Resort-like sanctuary residences offer peace for shelter-in-place or at any time when you need to be away from the city’s center and retreat to your own scenic estate. More than ever, we…

The Enchanted World of Essential Oils

A few drops a day to a healthier you Just imagine: a plant-based oil the essence of which can brighten your mood, sterilize wounds, clear congestion, treat infection, erase wrinkles and clean…

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…

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell

Beauty – Endurance – Strength – Compassion With a gentle smile and generous eyes, Margaret Mitchell can easily be spotted in a crowd—but she doesn’t want to be. She is the beautiful…

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.…