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The Napa Valley: Where Meadowood Meets Mixteca

I took a trip up to Napa this last weekend. My boyfriend Joe and I stayed at Meadowood. Despite its location off the Silverado Trail, there’s not a vineyard in sight. It's kind of a wine country getaway in the heart of the wine country. I like that.

The Fratellis Play the Fillmore

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

The alternative rock “band of brothers” from Glasgow played a high-powered show at the Fillmore on Wednesday, June 18. Concertgoers got down to hit singles “Henrietta” and “Chelsea Daggers.”

THE FRATELLIS



Richard Nicoll for Thomas Pink Collection


Thomas Pink isn’t exactly the first label that comes to mind when I think of on-trend women’s wear. Impeccably tailored shirts, yes. But silky shifts and flirty frocks? Not so much. The Brit design house synonymous with men’s fashion is taking a stab at changing that image with the launch of the Richard Nicoll for Thomas Pink Collection next month—a nine-piece capsule collection by the rising London designer and Central Saint Martins grad who was dubbed Best Young Designer at the Elle 2008 Style Awards during February's London Fashion Week.

The French Connection


It's Bastille Day! Got your freedom fries?

We here in San Francisco might not like France and the French quite as much as we like Italy and the Italians (at least, judging by our restaurant predilictions), but we still seem to have a bit of a love-affair with the country and, particularly, with its food. Today is Bastille Day (quick history lesson: this is the day that the French people stormed the Bastille prison, marking the beginning of the French Revolution). Here in the states (and probably in , too) the day may be celebrated, but it's watered down to be a day of feasting, picnicking and drinking rosé.
 

Clock Bar: The Return of Marco

(Or, why I'm excited about the opening of the Michael Mina's Clock Bar in the Westin St. Francis)


Summertime Wines

So, I spent the Fourth in Seattle with my sister, brother-in-law and little Clementine (who's almost two now). We did it right, by barbecuing these friggin' enormous steaks.



I mean, they were huge and, as if I needed it, I was given the fattest one, which you see here dwarfing an ear of corn (and, no, that's not a baby corn--it's normal sized). Needless to say, I could only eat about a third of it.


San Francisco Zoo Fur Ball 2008

On Saturday, June 28, young professionals gathered for the annual Fur Ball hosted by the San Francisco Zoo and Zoo II. VIP guests were treated to a private tour of the zoo, which entailed a behind-the-scenes visit with lions and new baby tiger cubs. The magical night also included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music by Night Fever and an auction benefiting the zoo’s efforts.


Liz Geddes, Ryan Wilson

Magic Monday



Jessica and I just finished the August food issue (which, for the record, rocks—you have a lot to look forward to). But for now, we're fried. See you on Monday. We'll be back, as fresh as some gem lettuce just plucked from the earth at County Line.

Cavallo Point: The Farley Bar

If you haven't yet been over to Cavallo Point, the beautiful new resort and lodge near Sausalito, right under the far end of the Golden Gate Bridge, it's worth going just to have a drink at its bar.


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