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San Franciscans Go Wild

Well, at least they shed some layers  (emotionally and physically) for a party at the Playboy Mansion a couple of weeks ago.

As promised, here's the video I mentioned in my first blog post:

Some snippets of conversations with sexy San Franciscans—except for the interviews with "Cousin Stevie" and the American Idol dude—the rest of these folks are your neighbors.

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The Marvel of Manga

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

"Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga" opened on June 2 at the Asian Art Museum with a celebratory bang. Approximately 150,000 pages of manga along with 70 anime TV and feature-length productions by Tezuka Osamu, called "The God of Comics" in Japan, are on display until Sept. 9.

SF Opera Ball 2007

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The San Francisco Opera Ball brought Opera Guild members together at the home of Orrick CEO Ralph Baxter and Opera Ball Co-Chairman Cheryl Baxter for a night of drinking, noshing and dancing to live music.

Ready to Wear Like a Rock Star!

 photography by

Greetings blog peepers,

When is the last time you saw a line around the block for a clothes sale? I did, Sunday afternoon.

It happens every year at a warehouse south of market when San Francisco's NICE COLLECTIVE has its annual sample sale. It is, pants down, my favorite fashion event on the calendar.

Charles in Charge

Aussie fashion designer Elizabeth Charles celebrated the opening of her first West Coast boutique in SF's Pacific Heights neighborhood. Her other U.S. store is located in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.

Swingers, San Franciscans and Sex

Tales from the Playboy Mansion

First, let’s get a few things out of the way: No, I didn’t swim in the grotto, and yes, I’ll bring you next time. For sure.

I’d been to the mansion once before, but this time it was work: I was asked to do a show and arrived with my crew in tow.

Rucci Opens at Sorokko

Fashion designer Ralph Rucci kicked off his art show last week at the Sorokko Gallery. Rucci, the first American in 50 years to be invited to show his line with the Paris Haute Couture collections in 2001, has recently focused his efforts on his art, including fabric and sewing techniques in a number of his works.

Jason Cook, Brook Fraiser, Mary Condy, Justin Fichelson

World's Biggest Police Fan

Greetings blog peepers,

I am devoting this electronic missive to the one topic that has flooded my mind, excited my bones, warmed my heart and made me feel like a teenager all over again this week: the reformation of my favorite band, The Police.

courtesy of The Police

Yes British rock trio The Police; Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland performed together this week for the first time in more than 20 years in Vancouver, Canada. And might I add, to much fanfare and critical praise. 

Let's Dance

"Let's Dance at the Nightclub" Gala was held last weekend at Bimbo's to raise funds for Sunny Hills, which "provides ... residential, education, mental health and community-based services designed to meet the needs of emotionally and mentally disturbed, neglected and abused children."

Over the Velvet Rope

"Here's to gulping from the golden goblet of life that is our San Francisco adventure."

Hello, fancy meeting you here!

Well, here we are in blog-land. I hope we will meet often, maybe stay long enough for a cup of tea or a cocktail and a bit of a giggle.
So Who Am I?
I am still working that out, but here are a few of the hard facts. My life journey began in London in 1969. The son of Irish parents, I kissed the blarney stone at an early age so I consider myself an Irish-Englishman—how conflicting is that?
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