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Vintage Wear at Thread

Suga & Mai Ling at Thread

Suga (left), 33, product manager
Lives in: Oakland
Wearing: vintage coat with rabbit fur
My style icon: Evan Picone
My most recent fashion find: a vintage go-go dress

Mai Ling (right), 36, owner of Blue Jean Vintage (bluejeanvintage.etsy.com)
Lives in: Western Addition
Wearing: All vintage items from my shop.
My style icon: Anna Sui and Chloé
My most recent fashion find: Dead stock runners from 1980 on my website.

SF Symphony Opening Gala

The SF Symphony kicked off the 2007-08 season with an opening gala where soprano Renée Fleming performed with Michael Tilson Thomas at Davies Symphony Hall. The black-tie affair included a cocktail reception and lavish dinner.

Cal-Mex Hits Maine

I’m always reminded that some of the best things are the most unexpected. Happy accidents, I think they're are called, and they seem to occur most just when you stop looking. I spent last week touring around the great state of Maine, visiting farmers and checking out local restaurants (did you miss me?) and in the process was reminded of the greatness of serendipity.

Symphonix Dinner Gala

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The Symphonix Dinner, preceding the 2007 opening gala concert featuring soprano Renée Fleming, was a black-tie affair that included a recception, dinner and dancing at City Hall.

Wildlife Works Opening Party

photography by Heather Wiley

Wildlife Works in Cow Hollow celebrated its grand opening with a "sexy safari for sustainable fashion," wildlife cocktails, a safari photo shoot and eco-raffle.

Lindsey & Maya Poppin Jessica Scadron_Sarah Mossman Christine Savage_Heather Mithoefer

Hayley's Indian Summer Playlist

Thurston Moore
courtesy of Thurston Moore



Fresh and Edgy

Sal

Sal, 23, photographer
Lives in: Financial District
Wearing: Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Icon, Marc Jacobs
My fashion icon: Alexander McQueen

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

Vino Volo

If I won a million dollars in the lottery, I’d buy a first-class, around-the-world airplane ticket, then I’d invest the rest (yeah, right). Traveling ranks as one of my favorite pastimes, even after 9/11 when airports have become such a pain in the ass. I do appreciate how businesses are working to make the long layovers more bearable. Once I even got a mani-pedi at the Xpress spa in SFO’s international section, but usually I try to minimize the time I spend there to getting a burrito at Andale.


Beer from Beyond

And then, a brand new, very exciting discovery . . . new beer, also from NZ.



It’s called Moa, and I’ve been hearing about it for a few years now. The founder and brewer is Josh Scott, the son of the famous winemaker Allan Scott from the Marlborough region. I’m sure Josh is a talented winemaker in his own right, but we should be happy he turned his attention to beer—as these are unique and exceptional.

Wine From Beyond

Actually, from Down Under in New Zealand, a couple of things worth mentioning:

First, a spectacular bottle of Pinot from Palliser Estate. When it’s on, I think Martinborough is currently the most consistent and best pinot region in New Zealand, and Palliser is one of the producers there that I really love. Richard Riddiford, the pugnacious and often obstreperous owner, is a real wine visionary, an amazing character and a gracious host who entertains guests with cannon firings and meditative wine drinking at the grave of his late, lamented dog.


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