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Edgewood Tahoe's Wedding Wonderland

When it comes to gorgeous wedding locales, few areas beat Lake Tahoe. Whether its amongst the winter wonderland snows or beneath the warm summer skies (that means sunsets to die for!), the region is amazing. Luckily one of our favorite lakeside Tahoe resorts Edgewood Tahoe provides a luxurious setting for wedding parties year-round.

Ideal for weddings of 40 guests or more, Edgewood Tahoe is now offering a Winter Wedding Special through April 2012 that includes complimentary wine, champagne and house draft beers for your entire event. Talk about hard to beat!

Nob Hill's Parallel 37 Unveils Bar Details

We've written about the Ritz-Carlton's upcoming eatery Parallel 37, helmed by famed chef Ron Siegel, from the inspiration behind its menu to the design details of the revamped space. This week, we're bringing you the tidbits about the restaurant's bar program, which will be masterminded by Camber Lay, formerly of Townhall and Epic Roasthouse.

ICB Artists Winter Open Studios: 11 Artists to Keep Your Eyes On

One of the best things about living in the Bay Area? We're never at a loss for amazing, inspiring art to brighten up our lives. Just across the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito is the historic, landmark Industrial Center Building, which is home to some of our region's most creative visual artists. Their annual free Open Studios event begins on this weekend on December 3rd which, for art lovers, is the perfect time to scope out these exceptional artists (including 100 painters, sculptors, fabric artists, jewelers, photographers, and multimedia producers) in their natural habitats–not to mention their works of art! Here are eleven creative minds to keep your eyes on.

Teatro Zinzanni's "On The Air" Captures the Glory Days Of Radio

There was a time when radio was glamorous, full of drama and dynamic shows that kept families on the edges of their seats as they listened. San Francisco's premiere dinner cabaret show Teatro Zinzanni breathes new life into those long-gone days with their show On The Air.

Holiday Wine Buying Guide: Sledgehammer Cabernet Sauvignon

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


Sledgehammer Cabernet Sauvignon is a Cab so big we had a hard time fitting it in the bottle. It's a Cab drinker’s staple with deep red color and a bold, full bodied structure. This is what happens when you take a sledgehammer to Cabernet grapes – an explosive wine that packs a powerful punch to the palate. Enjoy it's fully integrated flavor that is truly ground breaking.

Win Tickets to the Last FRINGE Dance Party of 2011!

If you had a chance to cut a rug for one more night in 2011, where would you go? We'd hit up FRINGE in a heartbeat, the best dance night in the city, where DJs Blondie K & subOctave spin the best modern indie rock and electro pop from Daft Punk to The Strokes to The Rapture. And it doesn't stop there–they do it up with giant video projections, which means for one night a month, you can pretend the glory of MTV never died. For only the second time this year, it takes over DNA Lounge, which means more dance floor square footage, more mind-bending projections and more drinks to go around.

Win A Trip to Puerto Vallarta on Virgin America!

It's officially winter, and you can feel the cold down to your bones as you jump over rain puddles and scramble to stay warm in scarves and sweaters and coats. Guess what? We've got the remedy: you can win an all-inclusive three-night stay in gorgeous, sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the CasaMagna Marriott and a zip line tour, all courtesy of Virgin America. This includes two complete round trip flights (blackout dates apply). Talk about a vacation!

Barneys.com Transforms Into Lady Gaga's Workshop

Barneys.com Lady Gaga Workshop

Today is a very special day at Barney's New York. It's the first day the whimsical world of Lady Gaga comes to life for Barney's 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.

Holiday Wine Buying Guide: Viader

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

With wines as breathtaking as the panoramic views from the winery, VIADER is a leading Napa Valley estate founded in 1986 by Delia Viader on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain. VIADER (pronounced vee-ah-“dare”) is recognized around the world for consistent, high quality, and very limited production red wines that demonstrate elegance, complexity and long-aging potential.

Jet to Palm Springs on Virgin America's New Direct Flight, Starting December 15

Talk to any citizen of the Bay Area and they'll tell you they love jetting down to stylish Palm Springs every once in a while for much-needed doses of sunshine and relaxation. Come wintertime, the need for vitamin D and desert oasis-getaways jumps tenfold–which is why Virgin America's direct flight from SFO's lavish T2 to Palm Springs, starting this December 15, is heaven-sent during the chilly months we have ahead of us.

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