At long last, the day we've all been waiting for—out with the old and in with the new. We're guessing every home, bar and office across the country will be tuned in to see Barack address the nation for the first time as President of the United States, but if you're looking to get out for this momentous occasion, here's where to party.
Summer Briggs, 35, designer and founder of Millesime Designs and Retail Operations Manager at Kendall Wilkinson Home, shows off her vintage camera collection from her Sunset home. From big, white Polaroids reminiscent of the 80s to 1940s Art Deco beauties, the collection itself is a walk through history.
It seems that wine is seeing it through all of this economic glumness. Talking about wine, that is. Snooth, a social wine review site, just closed another round of angel financing of around $1 million. The site’s mission is to “help you find better wine,” and is a place for people to rate, explore and discuss all things vino.
What if I told you that the best meal that I, someone who dines out four or five nights a week, have had recently cost only $9.95? True! Last Friday I headed to Limón Rotisserie in hopes of getting a good, cheap meal within a one-block radius of my house. The crushing mob of people with that same idea (and the one-and-a-half hour wait) deterred me, so I soldiered on to Balompié Café, one of my favorite restaurants.
The Fleet Foxes have had quite a year. We knew they were something else when the hype machine made it near impossible to score tickets to their Bottom of the Hill show last Spring (maybe one of the most amazing shows of last year). Then they played the Treasure Island Music Festival, drawing Jack White out from his trailer to watch the magic. They’ve secured the coveted number 1 spot on Pitchfork’s Best Albums of 2008, and this Saturday, will join the short list of indie label bands to perform on SNL. They’ll be performing “Blue Ridge Mountains,” (which Pitchfork crowned the
I know you’re tempted – I mean, it’s soooo cold outside, right? – but resist the urge to start a fire today. Because it’s illegal. Spare the Air Day is in effect until noon today – which means Bay Area residents are forbidden to burn wood or fire logs in fireplaces, wood stoves and outdoor stoves. It’s a shame, because we’re kindof obsessed with all of these outdoor fireplaces featured in our sister magazine, California Home & Design. But fires can wait – until tomorrow.
With another week in ’09 almost under our proverbial belts, we’re doing what we do best on Fridays: pondering ways to pepper the weekend with fashionable fun. Here are three:
Sure, you could waste your weekend listening to Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories or celebrating the misguided passions of material girls with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson in Bride Wars. But if you're in the mood for something a bit more rewarding, there are plenty of worthwhile adventures arriving at theaters near you. Among them:
(Reader note: Between a fabulous new redesign of this very website and the crush of holiday hoo-has, we got a bit backed up on our party posts. So herewith, the best of the holiday hootenannies. Happy New Year ... wehopes!)
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