Wouldn't holiday party planning be a million times more fun if you had an army of experts waiting in the wings for any question or conundrum that came your way? Kimpton Hotels offers exactly that for any soiree you're hoping to pull off without a hitch this time of year with a team of "hospitality superstars" who are ready and waiting to give you tips for your tablescapes, awesome wine choices your guests will love and more via Facebook and Twitter through December 31.
Nob Hill's newest eatery, Parallel 37 tucked away in The Ritz-Carlton, is now open and poised to become the area's best place to steal away for sophisticated drinks and bites to eat, thanks to both bartender Camber Lay and renowned chef Ron Siegel. It's a collaboration that yields an amazing "kitchen to cocktail" technique, where Chef Siegel makes syrups, reductions and infusions in the kitchen that double as exquisite mixology components that blend with Lay's handpicked drink ingredients.
Now's the time to escape across the bridge to Napa Valley and celebrate Cabernet season amongst the rollings hills of vineyards and world class restaurants. Make it easy: just grab a few friends, hop in the car and head to the Westin Verasa Napa, where you can enjoy their special Cabernet Package, available through April 15, 2012, to kick off your luxurious getaway in Wine Country.
Join one of our favorite Napa wineries, Toolbox Wine Co., at the Marina St. Francis Yacht Club for their "THIRST" release party on December 14 and to raise a glass to Jack and J.T. Snow Fund, a tireless organization working to stop the progression of rare diseases such as Wolfram syndrome. You'll be able to not only drink for a good cause, but to meet SF Giants alumni during this party by the San Francisco Bay.
The snow's piling up in the mountains and passes of Tahoe, just begging to be carved up by skiers and snowboarders. And just like clockwork, Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe is rolling out the red carpet for skiers and snowboarders with their amazing packages that lay at the heart of every authentic Tahoe experience this winter.
The start of a new year means the chance for fresh beginnings in any area of your life. And what better place than to start than at home? San Francisco's Design Plus Consignment is a treasure trove of amazing design finds that can revamp your entire apartment with without feeling like you just lit all your money on fire.
Can you believe it's already time to start planning what you'll be doing at the very end of 2011 and the very beginning 2012? Make sure New Year's Eve is an decadent one by heading to the Julia Morgan Ballroom for "A Night of Opulence."
It's a swanky affair high above California Street that you'll want to don your best cocktail attire for and take advantage of their premium drink selection, champagne and appetizer reception, treats to satisfy your sweet tooth and dance music spun by DJ Katz.
We were lucky enough to be invited on the Virgin America's maiden air voyage to Puerto Vallarta this past weekend, and we can safely say that PV is poised to become one of the friendliest, most welcoming destinations for Bay Areans who need a quick tropical getaway to cleanse themselves of winter blues or real life jitters.
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