Last week I had a tasting and dinner at Frisson with Charles Braastad of the esteemed Cognac House Delamain. Braastad is half Norwegian, though he’s lived his whole life in France, and his family still owns Delamain. A tall, thin and handsome man, he seems a bit stiff and formal at first, but quickly reveals his lively sense of humor and native charm.
Anyway, Delamain is one of the smaller houses in Cognac to achieve such worldwide acclaim. Their style is fine, elegant and balanced. The various bottlings wow you with finesse and complexity—not with power, fruit and oaky richness.
By root on October 22, 2007 8:26 AM
It's that time of year...
Photo courtesy of Stan Grossfeld/Boston Globe
I’m quite certain that I’m the only person on our editorial staff who cares about baseball. My boss thinks I’m joking when I say I might have to move around my schedule in order to catch some of the upcoming Red Sox v. Rockies World Series. I know, I know, we’ve got a magazine to put out—but hello! Red Sox in the Series?! Where’s the nearest big screen?
By root on October 20, 2007 5:36 PM
Every so often a vocalist comes along, grabs you by the ears and has you addicted to her tones. For me right now, that vocalist is Sia Furler. You may not know her face but you surely know her voice. Her song “Breathe Me” was featured in the unforgettable last scene of the Six Feet Under series finale. Know her now?
You probably also know her from her vocal work on the Grammy-nominated Zero 7 album, “The Garden”—love that record.
Sally, 20, design room assistant at Koret
Lives in: San Jose
Wearing: Dress and clutch from Goodwill and Unicorn, belt from Savers, Tahari shoes from Marshalls
My fashion icon: Marc Jacobs
Shadi, 25, merchandising assistant at Koret
Lives in: Oakland
Wearing: Vintage dress, vintage Ferragamo shoes
International Rescue Committee held its fifth annual Bay Area dinner and presentation of the Sarlo Foundation Distinguished Humanitarian Service awards at the St. Regis Hotel. Featured speakers at the event included author Dave Eggers and Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng, who was the subject of Eggers’ book What Is the What.
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