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Live Wine

I want to acknowledge a great post by Eric Asimov of the New York Times on the subject of Live Wines. Asimov puts something in writing that I’ve noted myself in tasting over the last several years but never got around to describing, as there’s no formal vocabulary for what he’s talking about. Here’s what Asimov says:

Juicy Nuggets

If you’ve ever had a face-to-face conversation with me, you know that I’m prone to whipping out my notebook and scribbling madly in it while we talk. I admit that at times I feel bad because, though it may appear that I’m using you as a piece of sex story meat, I am truly listening. It’s just that there are oftentimes so many damn good nuggets in a given conversation that I just can’t help myself.

Juicy Nuggets
Quick—someone get me something to write on.

High and Low

Meghan, 33

Meghan, 33, fashion industry recruiter
Lives in: Presidio Heights
Wearing: Mayle jacket, H&M tank top, Paige jeans, Chie Mihara boots, Chloé bag, Dita sunglasses.
My fashion icon: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Classic Chic

Alexandra, 22

Alexandra, 22, sales rep at Sarah Shaw
Lives in: the Mission
Wearing: Tibi jacket, Diane von Furstenberg blouse, Robert Rodriguez skirt, Kenneth Cole shoes.
My fashion icon: Audrey Hepburn
My most recent fashion find: The Tibi jacket I’m wearing. I love the bright yellow.

*Title supplied by subject to describe her look.

Film Picks Straight From Poppa H

Klimt Klimt
Klimt; courtesy of Outsider Pictures

Hey film nerds, here's my weekly installment of film happenings in your neighborhood. Until next time kids, don't forget to be bad and get into trouble baby.

Happenings Around Town

•    Klimt (2007) Dir. Ruiz - Lumiere

Treasure Island Music Festival

I was among the thousands of music fans who flocked to Treasure Island over the weekend for two days of music and good vibes on a fogless San Francisco Bay.

The real treasure on the island was of course the music, DJ Shadow Kid Beyond, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Trainwreck riders and that’s just for starters. There were two stages, more than 28 artists and several thousand people who came for a good time.

Whodunit? Kenneth Branaugh Done It

Sleuth; courtesy of Sony Pictures

… In the Kitchen … With The Revolver

Eater in the Dark

My mom just started her 43rd year of working at the Library of Congress. Right now she’s the Chief of the Network for the Blind and Physically Handicapped—going on maybe 15 years. I’m so proud of her. What does that have to do with eating and drinking in SF you wonder? Well, on Friday night I attended San Francisco’s first Dining in the Dark event put together by TasteTV and Million Dollar Dinner.

Servers equipped with night-vision goggles

Island Living: The Sequel

photography by Stefanie Michejda

If Day One of Treasure Island Music Festival featured electro-centric headliners who were all about wooing the crowd with personality, Day Two’s indie rock focused lineup adopted more of a strictly business attitude, delivering mostly banter-free sets that left the audience responsible for their own between-song entertainment (resulting in the skyrocketing popularity of roving stilt-walkers and scantily-clad hula hoopers who seemed to still be recovering from Burning Man).

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