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Earth Day Style

Go green—and get glam— at these fashionable Earth Day events:

B.Y.O.B.

What: Kiehl’s Earth Day Recycling Event
The first 50 customers to bring in their empty Kiehl’s bottles will receive a complimentary reusable canvas Kiehl’s tote—perfect for carrying home your beauty wares and converting you into a B.Y.O.B. shopper.
When: April 22, during store hours
Where: Free-standing Kiehl’s stores at 2360 Fillmore Street and 865 Market St. (Westfield Centre)

Biodynamic Wines: For Earth Day (and Beyond...)

Apropos of Earth Day (my wedding anniversary, BTW), let's talk about the growing movement toward organics and, especially, biodynamics in wine production. Many wine producers think biodynamics is a load of mystical hooey, but it's hard to argue with the satisfaction that so many producers have gained by converting all or some of their vineyard land to this kind of farming. It's also hard to argue against it when some of the most august estates in France--DRC, Domaine Leroy, M. Chapoutier--are doing it, not to mention top California producers like Araujo, Benziger and Robert Sinskey.

Candybar: No Just Desserts

I often have evenings where a sweet-tooth craving overwhelms me. One that needs to be fixed right then and there—and then I grumble (I'm a woman of more than one rant) about why on earth there isn't a place designed for these moments, places made for nothing but tucking into a piece of pie, a slice of triple-layer cake, a pudding. Something comforting and familiar. (Something like this strawberry crostata from the Zuni cookbook that my friend Alan makes. Mmmmmm.)


Don't Look Now, Part 2

by The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way,

Don't Look Now

by The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way,

Glitter Ball 2008

On Saturday, April 12 the Junior League Committee to the Woman’s Board of California Pacific Medical Center Foundation hosted the Glitter Ball 2008, which benefited the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center.


Dare Felchlin, Courtney Joglekar, Maria Sullivan


Katharine Murphy, Maria Sullivan

Simon Doonan at Barneys New York


Simon Doonan strikes a pose. Courtesy of Barneys New York

Trial-Sized Wine Tubes: Tubular, Dude



I rather like this idea of selling wine in ever-smaller packages. After all, I'm a huge fan of the half-bottle. But this is a great idea for self-education, allowing drinkers to sample, in 2- or 3.5-ounce doses, wines from many different regions. (Two ounces is about one large "shot," while 3.5 ounces is about 70 percent of a normal single-glass pour of wine.)

Green Almonds in the Market Now

I think native Californians have a terrible problem of not realizing quite how lucky they are. There’s the weather thing, of course, but what I’m talking about is the access—with all this gorgeous countryside just outside the city limits, things show up at the farmers markets here that are far from typical. You may already feel tired of asparagus after gorging on it these first few weeks, but elsewhere they’re still picking through the same tired heads of cabbage and barrels of potatoes. It’s not pretty.

Nordstrom and Sorokko Gallery Host Dinner for Designer Andrew Gn

On Thursday, April 10 Tatiana Sorokko and Pete Nordstrom hosted a lavish private dinner at the Serge Sorokko Gallery to honor Paris-based fashion designer Andrew Gn’s first SF Visit. Guests included Jacqui Getty, Mayor Gavin Newsome and former Mayor Willie Brown.






Tatiana Sorokko, Pete Nordstrom
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