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I went back to Austin, Texas last week for Passover. It's the town I grew up in, and thus naturally where I learned to drink. I'm going to follow with a couple of posts about my visit--my first in two years--and reflections on the drinking I did then versus what I do now.

Ouroboros: Fashion and Design

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

When the Wine Girl Hits the Bar



If you look closely at this photo, you'll notice that each of the bottles has something in common. That's right, they're either empty or well on their way. The reason they got that way also has a common factor—my wife. She's a wine expert and her taste in wine is exceptional. So I was surprised to discover—well before we were married—that Christie's taste in after-dinner drinks runs to the sweet side of things.

New Leaf Turning

New Leaf, which serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals along with their families, held its Spring Gala at the festive Teatro ZinZanni last week with celebrity guests comedienne Marga Gomez and singer/songwriter Mark Geigle as well as Katya Ludmilla Smirnoff-Skyy (accompanied by Trauma Flintstone) and Kielbasia (billed as "SF's favorite accordian playing lunch lady").

Cheers! Gambai! Salud!


Here's to Buzzed, Jordan's new blog.
 
It's Tuesday, which means you're probably here looking to read about all things drinkable. You may be wondering: Who is this writer, and what has she done with Jordan?
 
As far as Jordan is concerned, look no further than Buzzed. That's right, raise a glass and toast our second blog spin-off! Bookmark Buzzed now and get your fill of Jordan several times a week.
 

Honoring "Rock Stars" and CEOs

The Exploratorium's 30th Annual Awards Dinner honored a wide range of folks, from "rock star" (aka paleontologist) Ken Miller to Carol Bartz, former CEO of Autodesk. Nobel laureates rubbed elbows with corporate executives and high-society philanthropists including Stanford's Don Glaser, Intel's Paul Otellini, Mitzi Perdue (of Perdue chickens) and Bill and Ute Bowes.

Party Like It’s 1988


Courtesy of Brandon Bird

Bay Area Gems

Maiden Lane's Manika Jewelry hosted the U.S. premiere of The Barlev Collection by Ehud Barlev, goldsmith and artist, a couple weeks back. Owners Monica and Peter Walsh typically showcase designers who live and work in and around the SF Bay Area.


Monica Walsh, Claudia Ross                     Peter Brandenhoff

Whitey Wraps It Up

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

U.K. electronic/dance rocker Whitey, who's played with everyone from New Order to LCD Soundsystem, took Mezzanine by storm with hot numbers like "Wrap It Up," "I Made Myself Invisible" and "A Walk in the Dark." New York-by-way-of-New-Orleans duo Home Video and a host of other musicians warmed up the crowd with a medley of pop and electro rock tunes.


Teddybear Punkrockers

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Once into grindcore (and going by the name, Skull), the Teddybears are now all about electronic, dance rock. Sporting gigantic teddy bear masks, the Swedish trio belted out a bunch of tunes from their latest album Soft Machine including "Punkrocker" (which features Iggy Pop on the soundtrack). Aimee Echo of The START joined in the festivities at Popscene last weekend.


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