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Events Calendar: July / August 2021

Outdoor concerts and all that jazz! A sure sign that summer is mostly happening this year; Stern Grove Festival is back, baseball is in full swing, and BottleRock Napa Valley (Sept. 3-5)…

FAVORITE TRAVEL ITEMS

Here’s what our writers bring when traversing time zones, starting with the suitcase itself. It wouldn’t be a hyperbole to say that, combined, our writers have exceeded one million miles on jets,…

Luxury Travel Revival

Experts Take a Look Into the Crystal Ball   Contributors: Fran Endicott Miller, Misty Milioto, Rosanna Stevens, Laurie Jo Miller Farr Some are calling it travel revenge. Others are simply calling it…

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,…

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,…

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My Blue Mind: The scientifically proven solace of water

In 2014, Marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols published Blue Mind which has since become a landmark book that explores and scientifically explains how water in all its shapes and forms affects us and how it is a contributing factor to our health and…

Oyster Bay Dining Tasmania

Dining thigh deep in exotic Tasmania

Wading up to my thighs in Tasmania’s Great Oyster Bay, I approached a dining table as it was assembled and set with white linens. Our small group was prepared for a dining experience designed to be enjoyed standing up.   The dress code: Fly ’n Dry…

Villa Life: Locking Down in Style

By now you’ve figured out social distancing. You’ve learned to bake bread, studied new languages, and reconnected with childhood friends over Zoom. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a break from the…

RODARTE

Exclusive Interview with Northern Californian Sisters Rocking the Fashion Industry Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s journey into the world of fashion has been an unusual trip down a rabbit hole to a place…

VICTOR MAKRAS

A Passion for Community and Advocacy As a prominent San Francisco real estate leader, champion of the arts, and philanthropist, Victor Makras is known to many in San Francisco. For more than 20 years, Makras has offered…

LIVING ART

A Fusion of Modern Luxury and Time-Honored, Handcrafted Tradition from Chile  American interior designer Nate Berkus has said that “your home should tell a story of who you are and be a collection of what you love.” If there was ever…

DRINKING WITH WUNDER

The Elevated Happy Hour By Erin Hunt Moore With its access to high quality, fresh ingredients, savvy consumer palates, a seemingly endless pool of creative minds and entrepreneurs, and the proximity of an…

From Switzerland with Love

Forget everything you thought you knew about Swiss cheese and journey with me to an altitude of 6,500 feet, where cheese is made over an open wood fire with tools delivered via helicopter.

Meet Chanel’s New Artistic Director, Virginie Viard

Runway moments are the keystone of a designer’s success, and just as Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld broke boundaries in the iconic fashion house, Virginie Viard, the newest creative director for the…

Michael Mina Takes Tiburon with opening of Bungalow Kitchen

Tiburon will soon introduce a new concept in socially distant dining at a new restaurant opening with nationally acclaimed chef Michael Mina at the wheel. Slated to open this spring, the Bungalow…

Geothermal Goodness: Submerge at Iceland’s Top Hotel

  It’s a good thing that it’s dark.  Or, maybe it doesn’t matter because a layer of gloopy, white silica mud covers every inch of my bikini-clad body. In truth, nobody could…