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Nob Hill's Parallel 37 Perfects Its "Kitchen to Cocktail" Technique

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.

Celebrate Cabernet Season at the Westin Napa Valley

Napa Valley

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.

Holiday Wine Buying Guide: Brix Chocolate

Celebrate the season with California’s best wines and food pairings.

Brix Chocolate is a full-bodied, luxurious chocolate that's specially crafted to awaken your taste buds and enhance the flavors of your favorite wines.

Meet SF Giants Alums at Toolbox Wine's THIRST Release Party

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.

Make Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Your Home for the Holidays

Skier at Lake Tahoe

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.

Revamp Your Living Space at Design Plus Consignment Gallery

 

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.

Ring in 2012 in Style at the Julia Morgan Ballroom

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.

Puerto Vallarta: A Dose Of Paradise Only Three Hours Away

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.

Win Tickets to Pink Mammoth's New Year's Eve Party at the Phoenix Hotel

On New Year’s Eve 2012 Saturday, December 31st 2011, venerable local artist collective and  Pink Mammoth will be completely taking over and transforming the entire Phoenix Hotel to create a whimsical “The Pink Hotel.” Pink Mammoth resident Djs Gravity, JDubYa, Markie B, Moe Moe, and RawC will be spinning PM’s signature deep, disco, funky, and Latin house sound in both the outdoor heated poolside and patio area, and inside Chambers Eat + Drink, San Francisco’s newest addition to the bar/lounge/restaurant scene.

Items We Love from Lady Gaga's Workshop at Barneys.com

The whimsical world of Lady Gaga has come to life at Barney's for a very special holiday project called Gaga's Workshop. Their online store has been transformed into an interactive fashion carnival bursting with limited-edition, exclusive products created by Gaga herself, Nicola Formichetti, and the artists Eli Sudbrack and Hamaide Pierson of assume vivid astro focus.

It's a total wonderland of wild, crazy and chic items. Here, we choose a few we'd love to find under the tree on Christmas Day:

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