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Romantic Dining: A Bar For Two

People are always asking me for restaurant suggestions, and more often than not, it’s for a romantic occasion. Funny thing is, I rarely recommend what I consider date-worthy myself. Instead, my mind goes to something a bit more traditional: a white tablecloth, a candle, a quiet, back table for two—something a little Lady and the Tramp (you know, the spaghetti kiss and all).

But if you really want to know what I find romantic? The bar.

Melissa's "I Dig Older Men" Playlist

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“Frida Kahlo” Opening At SFMOMA

On Wednesday, June 11 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art celebrated the opening of the anticipated “Frida Kahlo” retrospective with a preview of the exhibition for museum patrons. The exhibition, which commemorates the centennial of Kahlo’s birth, features a collection of never-seen personal photographs.

Jarrett Earnest, Charlene Hand

Bradley James, Aventi Madan

Snoop Dogg Performs At the Fillmore

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Iconic West Coast rapper, actor and reality TV star Snoop Dogg brought his eccentric live show to the Fillmore on Sunday, June 15. A slew of California-based hip-hop artists like Oakland's Mistah F.A.B., Warren G and Tha Dogg Pound opened the show.

Beirut Performs at the Grand Ballroom

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Indie-folk outfit Beirut performed at the Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, May 28.


Sebo in Hayes Valley: A Japanese Triple Play

Few dining opportunities make me happier than the Japanese triple: a glass of sake, a Japanese beer and some fish. This photo was taken at Sebo in Hayes Valley. The beer, Orion, one of my favorites in the world, is brewed on Okinawa, in the south of Japan. The sake was Wakatake Onigoroshi (I believe . . . it was ordered for me), a Junmai Dai Ginjo. I had two. And the fish . . . it was the first of many bites.

Epic Roasthouse: Camber Lay is Back

I'd been meaning for some time to get over to Epic Roasthouse to try the cocktails of the illustrious Camber Lay, who made a name for herself at Frisson back in the day. As long as I've known her, Camber has been one of the most inventive bartenders in the city, daringly combining disparate ingredients, playing with things like vinegar and unusual rims.

Trendwatch: Boho Chic is Back

There’s nothing more quintessentially summer than the effortlessness of boho chic. Whether it’s weightless chiffon, a floppy Anita Pallenberg-esque chapeau or a thigh-grazing minidress here’s a few inspirational items to help you get this summer-ready look.

The Chiffon Maxi-dress

Balmain dress; courtesy of

Perfect for a rooftop soiree, or a daytime event, this floor-sweeping gown is dramatic yet light and airy, giving off a polished yet relaxed vibe that’s perfectly translatable to SF.

The Eat + Drink List: This Week's Top 7

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