This desert enclave is a mecca for midcentury modern design buffs. But Palm Springs is a destination for film lovers too, with seven festivals throughout the year, including one for the city’s LGBT following.
Today, April 18
Start your evening off with a glass of wine and a gourmet cheese platter under the arches of the Ferry Building at a fundraiser for Women's Initiative, an SF profit which helps low-income women become entrepreneurs. Chef Bobby Gignilliat will demo small plates from around the world, including ahi tuna tartare in wonton cups, bacon-wrapped plums with a balsamic-honey glaze, and Mexican chocolate fudge brownies with cinnamon whipped cream.
Valley-bound tech geeks are the new rock stars, commuting to work first class in curious coach buses with blacked-out windows. The Google shuttle to the Mountain View headquarters grew out of a personal project orchestrated by a single employee.
For those of us waiting for that dot-com money barrel to spring a leak and trickle down to the masses, the cost of living in San Francisco can be troubling. But compared to some other well-to-do towns, particularly LA and New York, we’re actually doing pretty well.
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