Westin St. Francis
Caroline Refalo, a Paris native, currently residing in San Diego, was up in SF for the long weekend, enjoying holiday lights and shopping in Union Square. We caught her outside the Westin St. Francis Hotel where she raved to us about her recent Nordstrom purchase -- these darling black ankle boots that she swears are comfortable once you get used to them.
The spirit of pioneer playwrite Lorraine Hansberry, who wrote A Raisin in the Sun and helped the civil rights movement in the early 60s, lives on in San Francisco at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. This year the theatre turns 30 and is celebrating with the Bravo 30 Benefit this Saturday, October 16 at the St. Francis Hotel.
If you're tired of hitting the town sans pooch, here's your chance to paint the town red with Fido in tow. At the Westin St. Francis' "Dogs Days of Summer" on Aug. 26, canines and their owners will be treated like VIPS (Very Important Pets and Persons) in an event benefitting the San Francisco SPCA.
Out-of-town friends or relatives looking for a hotel recommendation? Well, the Westin St. Francis, one of downtown's poshest hotels, just got a facelift. And it's an A+ in our book, a nod to present-day San Francisco while still preserving the building's history.