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Dylan Boutique’s Spring Fashion Show and Benefit

photography by Drew Altizer

On Friday, February 22 Marina boutique Dylan held their third annual fashion show benefiting the Princess Project, a nonprofit organization that provides prom attire to underprivileged young women.  The event, which was co-hosted by Vintage 415 Creative Culture Marketing, was held at the W Hotel and featured looks from the Spring 2008 collections and a live performance by DJ Grandtheft from Team Canada.

Grown Up Punk: Jay Howell's Solo Debut

Jay Howell
courtesy of Jay Howell

Sale Away


Photo courtesy of Romi boutique

The coming change in seasons brings a welcome shift in fashion: fresh prints, lighter weight fabrics and new silhouettes. But before breaking the bank on your floral-enhanced spring wardrobe, visit some of our favorite San Francisco shops where we’ve scoped out last-minute fall and resort buys at unreasonably low prices.

Where: Romi boutique 2512 Sacramento St., 415-922-7664
When: Now

Mika at the Wafield

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

London-based pop star Mika performed his lavish songs at the Warfield on Tuesday, February 12. Toronto's the Midway State opened the show.

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Mika

Mika

Mika

Melissa's Playlist 03.05.08


courtesy of The Whigs




Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

Damn...

...that's a lot of glasses.



This was a dinner I attended during the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers up in Napa. It was a good three days, and I gleaned some valuable information about publishing. More than that, however, I made some excellent new friends. Not a bad use of time, particularly for people who are just starting their career.

Stony Hill

Last week, I made my first trip to Stony Hill, a winery in St. Helena that I've admired for a long time.



I got to meet Peter McRea, the owner, who has continued making excellent Chardonnay from the Napa Valley in the exact same style his parents did--which is to say, balanced, completely devoid of new oak and extremely age-worthy.


A-Rhone at the Top

March 15 and 16 marks the return of the Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting, to be held at the Log Cabin in the Presidio. If you like inky Syrahs, bright Grenaches, juicy rosés, lush Marsannes, vibrant Roussanes or anything remotely related to Rhone varieties grown in the United States, this is the tasting for you. You can meet winemakers, taste new and old vintages and generally get your Rhone on. Pretty much everyone who's anyone in the world of Rhone varieties, including my favorites like Peay, Qupe, Tablas Creek and McCrea, will be there. Don't miss it.

Drinking Las Vegas

Along with many prominent San Francisco bartenders last week, I took in the unholy jambalaya of libation promotion that is the Las Vegas Bar Show. While boutique brands like Michter's whiskey and Barsol Pisco had small booths on the periphery of the show, the main floor was dominated by big brands, novelty vodkas (such as O2, "the world's first sparkling vodka"),



energy drinks and lots of blondes, such as you see at the Nuvo ("the world's first sparkling liqueur") and Rock Star Energy Drink booths.

Junior League of San Francisco’s Patron Event

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

On Wednesday, February 27, Jackson Square boutique Carrots hosted the Junior League of San Francisco’s patron event for the 82nd annual fashion show “American Beauty.” The exclusive party featured hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Componere Fine Catering and a custom cigar rolling station.

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