I don’t generally assign myself any weekend goals—I figure it’s enough to get my laundry done—but this last beautiful weekend I was hot on two projects: To get myself outside, on a hike, in the countryside, and to check out the not-so-new Oxbow Public Market in Napa. I’m happy to report that both were accomplished in one fell swoop. After an 8-mile up-hill midday hike in Santa Rosa, my companion and I, hungry and thirsty to the point of silence, drove the 30-odd miles from the state park to Napa, arriving around 5 p.m.
Taylor Boetticher of the Fatted Calf at home in his
new retail space at Oxbow market.
Courtesy of Deborah Mills Thackrey
With all the beauty products that come flying across my desk begging to be tested, it’s no surprise that every now and again I have the dreaded complexion freak-out. Yes, I’ve been forewarned by nearly every aesthetician I’ve seen since I started writing about beauty to stop with the adventuresome product hopping. But alas, my love of the challenge (say, finding that do-it-all serum or the gentlest of alpha hydroxy acid face scrubs) has left me willing to swallow the hazards of the job.
Bernardo Fortbrescia, Angelo Sangiacomo
Jessica Feller, Ben Feller
Allison Speer, Jessica Zaganczyk (of Hermès)
Connie Wolf (CJM CEO & Director), Daniel Libeskind (Architect)
Chris Clouse, Martel Toler, Jeffrey Levine
Melly Hajian, Caroline De Lima
The only thing that will do in a crisis situation.
Abstain from obsessively renumbering that Netflix queue—Weeds Season 3 still has a “short wait.” This week and next it is all about getting out to the movies. Putting Sex and the City and Ironman aside, let’s talk festivals—’cause let’s face it: SF loves it some festivals.
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