San Francisco Opera Ball Marks a Revolutionary New Season

San Francisco Opera Ball Marks a Revolutionary New Season San Franciscans like to play a bit fast and loose with history –  so nobody questioned the period accuracy of French poodles welcoming patrons to the opera ball.  Why would you? They were beautifully groomed, as were their observers. So what if the gamines in Marie…

When Kingdoms Meet: SF & Game of Thrones

  San Francisco experienced a dash of Hollywood magic when the stars of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” swooped in for the official U.S. season five premiere at the War Opera House. “It has an incredibly passionate fan base in the Bay Area,” HBO spokesperson Janine McGoldrick shared. “After previous season premieres in Los Angeles, New…

Burberry Digs Out of the Trenches

The classic British brand Burberry staged another invasion of Union Square as it reopened its San Francisco flagship with a flourish. Reimagined as a clubby space for browsing and blousing, full of herringbone-patterned walnut and khaki-colored travertine, the store traverses four floors of bumbershoots, blankets, and bomber jackets for which it is well known. A…

West Portal’s Bloom’s a Blowout!

Like summer flowers in a shiny glass vase, colorfully clad ladies and gents filled Bloom, West Portal’s chic new blow dry and style bar, to the brim at Wednesday evening’s grand opening celebration! Located just a hop away from the West Portal Muni Station and offering affordable luxury for all occasions in a fun and…

A Moroccan Mirage in Tiburon

  There’s a Middle Eastern proverb which states, “Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.” This past weekend those words came to life, literally, for the HOTBED 2014 benefit. The Moroccan themed, Fez market-extravaganza, supported the 10,000 Degrees foundation and was created by the Drever Family Foundation. In their gorgeous, palatial estate with breathtaking views…