After fall comes... winter, of course.
I got my yearly dose of both in about a week, as Christie and I journeyed to Jackson Hole, WY to visit her brother and his family. Jackson was frigid—averaging about 8 degrees the entire time we were there—but beautiful snowscapes with flakes gently falling from the clouds and mountains are the perfect backdrop for . . . serious drinking. And Jackson’s no stranger to that.
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
courtesy of Paramount Vantage
“The crime you see now, it’s hard to even take its measure. It’s not that I’m afraid ... I always knew I had to be willing to die to do this job. But I don’t want to push my chips forward and meet something I don’t understand. You can say it’s my job to fight it but I don’t know what “it” is anymore. More than that, I don’t want to know. A man would have to put his soul at hazard…”
- Sheriff Tommy Lee Jones in No Country for Old Men
Caitlin, 25, assistant to creative director
Lives in: Russian Hill
Wearing: Xhilaratin mini-dress and leggings from Target, Bottega Veneta tote, Nordstrom's slouch boots, Banana Republic newsboy cap (Wearing the cap usually forces me to lapse into a Cockney accent.)
My style icon: Cate Blanchett. She's incredibly sophisticated, but can still pull off these really unconventional pieces.
Chris (left), 29, entrepreneur/Revel Industries
Lives in: the Mission
Wearing: Gytha Mander
My style icon: Michael Moskowitz
Most recent fashion find: The blazer I'm wearing!
Danielle, 23, Esquire sales assistant
Lives in: Russian Hill
Wearing: Paige jeans, NY street vendor hat, Gap sweatshirt jacket
Cheap lunch at A16? Sign me up.
Here is my hint of the week. You’re all probably totally bogged down with holiday shopping, cooking and planning (and traveling!) but this is one of those early bird = worms type of situations that it would be a shame to miss out on. The seventh annual SF Dine About Town is on—January 15-31st. For those unfamiliar with the Dine Around concept, let me explain: participating restaurants offer special menus (for lunch, dinner or both) throughout that period for rock-bottom prices—a multi-course lunch for $21.95, dinner for $31.95.
1. Strawberry rhubarb crisp at Universal Café—I forgot to take a picture of it before diving in; it was that good.
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