Trailblazers

The Boss Builder

This female entrepreneur is making a greener world When asked about being the only woman on the job site, Nielsen says she barely notices until someone mentions it. Her trick is to…

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Women in Wine

Six bay area she-roes drop gems of inspiration. The presence of women in the California wine industry is steadily evolving as seen by the increase in the percentage of female winemakers, growing…

Empowering the AAPI community: Eric Toda

After struggling with his ethnicity, highly respected brand and marketing wiz Eric Toda finds new purpose in advocating for the AAPI community. Growing up in the suburban enclave of Moraga, California, Eric…

A Dream Come True

John and Marcia Goldman asked the youth of East Palo Alto to let their imaginations run wild, then made their ideas a reality.

Meet Luca Garbero

Italian Filmmaker & Culture Purveyor While setting the world ablaze with his energy and ingenuity, Luca Garbero took a few precious moments out of his nonstop fabulous life to chat with us.…

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.…

From Catalonia to California

Marimar Torres’ Slice of Spain in Sonoma County   Nestled in the beautiful Green Valley AVA of Sonoma County between Firestone and Occidental lies a stunning property evocative of Catalonia, Spain, transporting you well beyond the…

Setting the Barre

One of the world’s most renowned ballet dancers and unofficial prima ballerina assoluta of America’s oldest professional ballet company celebrates over a quarter-century of being “en pointe.”

A Cut Above the Rest

Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of jewelry and watches continues to inspire, with a collection celebrating the founder’s 200th birthday

The Changemaker: Living Well by Doing Good

Conversation with San Francisco Human Rights Commissioner Karen Clopton   Inclusivity. Equity. Diversity. These powerful words represent some of the most profound challenges and opportunities of our societal landscape and human experience. For San Francisco…

A Memoir Takes Flight

Maryles Casto’s A Hole In The Clouds charts a female founder’s success amid the titans of tech. The world’s wealthiest people have everything at their fingertips, so when they choose a specific…

Sonoma Valley as Stage for World-Class Authors

Ginny & David Freeman, Founders of the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival   Long before Sonoma Valley was a mecca for wine and food, the region was home to Jack London, one of the…

Artful Immersion: Heide Betz Shares Her Insights

Gallery owner, professor, art collector, art consultant, art expert, curator, writer, speaker of multiple languages, and beauty, Heide Van Doren Betz might well be called a Renaissance woman—an apt descriptor for an art…

Faces of Philanthropy

During this season of giving, these leaders share their inspiration Philanthropy comes in many forms. While the word itself brings to mind monetary giving, philanthropy may also refer to other charitable acts,…

San Francisco Opera Celebrates Its 99th Season

Inaugural Season of New Music Director Eun Sun Kim A long-anticipated return to live opera performances for the first time in more than 20 months—is finally here. And with it, comes the…

The Cavalier

The Cavalier is a hidden gem that bridges the best of London and San Francisco.

Food for Thought

Good food is enjoyable. Great food is life-affirming. Read the stories of four local chefs whose inspiring journeys have culminated in cuisines worthy of commendation.