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Under the Bright Lights

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

An Uncommon Man

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Citizen Cake Connections

Sanchia’s one of my best friends in the city. As luck would have it, she’s married to Sean Forsha, the second-in-command under executive chef Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake (and soon Orson). And as if I could get any luckier, Sanchia invited me to dine with her at the newly remodeled Citizen Cake last Tuesday.

Viva Healthy Alcohol!

Dried açaí, Milk of Millennia and VeeV neat

If you haven’t heard about açaí, it’s likely you’ve been living under a rock. After all, Oprah named it her #1 superfood, Dr. Perricone proclaims its anti-aging properties and The Washington Post deemed it “the new pomegranate.” Back in my ultra-healthy days, you’d catch me making smoothies with açaí; these days I’m more likely to be drinking cocktails with it—I’m banking on the hope that the antioxidant punch is still potent in its liquored-up form.

Kweller on the Train Track

Alt pop singer/songwriter Ben Kweller played a show at Bottom of Hill that had him crooning sweet nothings from his latest self-titled album, which came out last year.

Ben Kweller at Bottom of the Hill

Ben Kweller at Bottom of the Hill

Ben Kweller at Bottom of the Hill

Paris Hits SF

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton dropped in at Macy's in SF to promote her new clothing line.

Paris Hilton at Macy's Paris Hilton at Macy's Paris Hilton at Macy's

Paris Hilton at Macy's Paris Hilton at Macy's

SF vs. LA

Who’s getting it on, what turns you on, and does the size of anything really matter?

I was in LA this week, and to my delight, Los Angeles Magazine just published highlights from its “first annual sex survey.”  If San Francisco and Los Angeles ever seemed worlds apart to you, the following may just solidify that sentiment.

SF vs. LA
photography by Christian Carroll

Fiddy Strikes Again

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Gangsta rapper 50 Cent blew through SF's 106 KMEL in advance of his third album, Curtis, released on Sept. 11 and comprising a string of tracks like "Ayo Technology," "I'll Still Kill" and "All of Me" that feature heavy hitters like Timbaland, Akon, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige and Eminem.


Opera Ball 2007

The SF Opera Guild launched the 85th opera season with a black-tie opening ball co-chaired by Cheryl Baxter and Marybeth La Motte and held at City Hall. Mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina and tenor Clifton Forbis, with Patric Summers conducting, are starring in Camille Saint-Saëns's biblical epic, Samson and Delilah.

Oh, My Mango

There are truly no appropriate words to describe something that is so indescribably good, so amazingly delicious—but, since it’s my job, I’ll try.

Yesterday, I purchased the above mango from Valencia Farmer’s Market, a little produce market in the Mission District on the corner of 24th and Valencia Street. You might want to know what the variety is (Kent) and where it was grown (Mexico), but really what matters is how it tasted. Let’s just say it was creamy, tart and sweet; as juicy as a nectar-of-the-gods rivulet; yielding perfection that only Mother Nature (and well, maybe a botanist or two) could produce.
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