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Gifts from Gump's: Thomas Keller Covered Bowls

 

Celebrating 150 years in San Francisco next year, Gump's is an institution. Today the Union Square shop offers exclusive collectibles, artwork, antiques, jewelry and a range of tableware, books and furnishings.

It's our honor to offer a selection of holiday gifts from Gump's, hand-selected by our editors, for CH+D and 7x7 readers. We will feature one Gump's gift per day through 12/10.

 

Gifts From Gump's #3: Thomas Keller Covered Bowls

The perfect gift for the ultimate entertainer, these deep-rimmed plates and covers let any home chef have a Michelin star–worthy Voila! moment. The simple shape, designed by Thomas Keller for Raynaud and made of Limoges porcelain, allow the food to be the main attraction.

Hot 20 2010: Luke Bartels, Jeff Canham, Josh Duthie, and Danny Hess, Founding Designers of Woodshop

Luke Bartels, 36, Jeff Canham, 35, Josh Duthie, 32, and Danny Hess, 35
Founding designers, Woodshop

I Could Live Here: Sequoyah Country Club Circa 1960

With mortgage rates so low, it's time to check out some homes I could actually buy... or not.

With rates for 30-year fixed mortgages as low as 4.75%, I'm starting to really hate myself for skimping on my saving program during these past few lean years, though my finance friends assure me that finding a lender right now is barely worth the trouble. So I've started a very preliminary search. While there are few roomy single-family houses at prices within my reach, there are a couple nice condos. But I've gotten very used to my indoor/outdoor rental, so I'm holding out for something with a lawn, a laundry room and a garage, you know, the quintessential American dream.

I Could Live Here: The Warfield's Luxury Lofts

If you thought the renovation of the Warfield theater was incredible, wait til you see the work/live units upstairs. 

I Could Live Here: Cabin on a Lake

Since I'm more of a summer sports gal than a snow sports fan, I much prefer proximity to a lake than ski-in/ski-out access. 

Hot 20 2009 Reader's Choice: Jamie Kutch, Winemaker

Self-described “wine geek” Jamie Kutch left a career as a stock trader in 2005 to pursue his dream. Four years later, his Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs are on the menu at Gary Danko, French Laundry and Michael Mina.

Kutch’s success story combines destiny, determination and luck in the form of love. Growing up on Long Island, Kutch was always into hobbies: first tap dancing, then magic, then DJing. But success was first found on Wall Street, where he worked as a NASDAQ trader while cultivating his latest passion, wine. “I was closely following the progress of Pinot online, and when wine consumption in America surpassed beer around 2004, I decided to go for it,” says Kutch.

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