Last week, Serge Hochar (above right), proprietor of one of the world's most unusual wineries, was in town to do a vertical tasting. His winery is Chateau Musar, improbably located in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. About 7,000 years ago, this area was perhaps the world's first fine wine region, as its products were exported around the Mediterranean, even to Greece, which already bustling with wine. Hochar has managed to steer the winery out of trouble, miraculously guiding it through Lebanon's 15-year civil war of the 1970s and '80s while losing only one vintage (1976).
On our summer wish list: sunshine, flat metallic thongs, a bright clutch, and a whispy, floral print dress. Lucky for us, boutique buyers are already a season ahead slashing prices on summer merchandise and making room for fall’s cozy coats and scarves. There are a ton of sales popping up around the Bay Area right now, so if you’re pocket book is hurting, you may just want to stay indoors. Consider yourself forewarned!
Where: The Firm, 2999 Washington St., SF, 415-409-0214
When: Now through July 4
What: 10% off Shoshanna bathing suits and cover-ups, 50% off select Paige premium denim jeans and assorted tops, cardigans, dresses and accessories.
Keylee Sanders, Elizabeth Touw
On Saturday, June 21, the Bachelors of SF hosted an exclusive event on Alcatraz, complete with music courtesy of A-lister DJ AM. Guests enjoyed a private tour of the Rock while raising funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation, an organization devoted to men’s health issues. Special thanks are in order for the sponsors who helped make this event possible: Golden Gate National Recreation Service, Hornblower Alcatraz Cruises, Diageo, Hangar One, Pommery Champagne, Long Meadow Ranch Wine, Jetset, SmartWater and Melons Catering.
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