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Coachella 2008: Day Two

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Here's a glimpse at day two of Coachella.



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

1. To-Do: Todd English

What to Drink This Summer

Rosé: Because summer is just around the corner.

It’s been a long couple of weeks, as we’ve worked to put the finishing touches on our annual best of the city issue. We’re all exhausted. A low-grade sickness has spread around the office. We’re not eating that well, and some of us are having a hard time getting a good night’s sleep. You see, dear readers, what we do for you?

Shochu in Japantown: A Bar Named Ikkyu

While wandering through Japantown in search of big ice cubes for an upcoming 7x7 column, a friend and I found ourselves in Ikkyu, a lovely little room on the ground floor of the easternmost building of the Japan Center. An oddly festive place, it wasn't open when we first stopped by, so we returned after 7 p.m., and it was open, though mostly empty. This was a good thing, as it allowed us to chat with Kako, the spirited owner, who had come over from Japan to take over the bar (which, it turned out, had been previously owned by a man with a big ice cube machine … must have taken it with him when he left).

Symphonix's Beyond the Ball Pre-Party

On Wednesday, April 23 guests joined the Symphonix League in celebration of the Beyond the Ball Bash at the Bently Reserve as part of the SF Symphony's Black and White Ball festivities.

Bradley Jox, Katie Burton

Molly Parsley, Amy Lanigan, Kendra Thayer

 Reginald Cooper, Charles Richard

Saks Fifth Avenue Hosts Designer Reem Acra

Saks Fifth Avenue welcomed fashion designer Reem Acra and her fall 2008 eveningwear collection on Thursday, April 24 with free-flowing champagne and a seated luncheon provided by Taste Catering.

Joy Venturini Bianchi, Elizabeth Thieriot

Lisa Alexander, Kristen Harper

Elizabeth Touw, Andrea Schnitzer

7 Questions with <i>Project Runway</i> Runner-Up Ricky Lizalde

Photography by Ricky Camargo

Project Runway
contestant Ricky Lizalde was in San Francisco this week to raise money for I caught up with the fashion man at the Levis Store in San Francisco.

Why is the city of San Francisco important to you?
RL: It's is where I experienced my first Gay Pride in 1992.

Grand Opening Party for Press Club

Press Club, an urban tasting room located on the up-and-coming Yerba Buena Lane, held an elegant opening bash on Wednesday, April 23. The unique wine bar only features a selection of eight notable boutique California-based wineries such as Chateau Montelena, Fritz and Hanna Winery and Vineyards among others—each with their own tasting bar. 

 Jeff Jeffries, Andrew Chun, Jan Wiginton

Feminine but Calculated

Candace, 25, California Home + Design Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Lives: The Haight (over it)
Wearing: H&M sweater (4 sizes too big), Flounce dress from Nordstrom, Steve Madden (excruciatingly painful) cowboy boots
In? The Sartorialist, Oversized Sun hats (for foggy SF days), Campari Cocktails
Out? Leggings, Stumbling out of the Ambassador, Overpriced clutches
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