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8 Leaders and Changemakers Who Are Positively Impacting the Wine Industry Now The last several years have definitely presented challenges to our local wine industry and North Bay region. From climate-related events…

Stay in Silicon Valley Style at Mountain View’s The Ameswell Hotel

Heralded by its own street sign as well as iconic Silicon Valley neighbors such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Moffett Field, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Levi’s Stadium, and Stanford University, Mountain View’s new The…

For the Love of Animals

Monica Stevens, Co-Founder of Jameson Humane, Napa, Reaching Higher for Animal Welfare and Community On the heels of Jameson Humane’s successful annual summer fundraiser, WineaPAWlooza, we had the chance to speak with…

A Taste of Thailand in Napa: Bann at Oak Knoll

The juxtaposition is unusual, but somehow, it works – a Thai-themed boutique hotel, set smack in the middle of Napa Valley vineyards, surrounded by grapes and with Vaca Mountain views. The brainchild…

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,…

The Vault Garden is the perfect place for Easter Brunch Al Fresco.

Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter Deliciously in SF This Weekend

As San Francisco restaurants optimistically re-open to outdoor (and indoor!) dining, celebrating Easter becomes a new opportunity to many who have missed the mouthwatering experience of dining in our culinary capitol.  What better…

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…

Francisco Ballet’s Leap Into The New Year Virtual Benefit

FOR ITS 88TH SEASON OPENER, THE SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’Stheme, Leap Into The New Year, was marvelously prescient. With large gatherings banned for public safety during the pandemic, the event leaped, unrehearsed, into…

State Of Grace

Christine Suppes and Frederic Aranda spotlight the Golden State’s diversity and sublime beauty in their stunning new coffee table book, California Elegance PHOTOS BY FREDERIC ARANDA To say Christine Suppes knows something…

Recharge at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

The recreational offerings are plentiful at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, but you’ll not be faulted if your ideal activity is to simply sit on your porch and gaze westward toward…

A Conversation With Elizabeth Welborn

Connecting Sustainable Fashion with Luxury and Purpose THINK OF SPRAWLING OPEN GRASSLANDS WHERE LIKEMINDED, friendly faces gather around one widespread table sharing purposeful conversation as generosity overflows. Think of a place where…

Profile: Mark Calvano

Future ENDEAVORS Developer Mark Calvano has a foot in the past, but an eye on tomorrow with his post-pandemic office designs BY CAROLYNE ZINKO Mark Calvano remembers the office building of the…