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Chinese Investors are Going for the Golden State

Chinese Investors are Going for the Golden State

In the U.S., one sector increasingly on the Chinese shopping list is real estate, especially in California. Buyers are snapping up expensive homes and high-end commercial properties at a record pace. Chinese investors shelled out nearly $11 billion in U.S. real
Rambler Restaurant in San Francisco

Ramble On in to Rambler at Hotel Zeppelin

Next time you are in need of refreshment at Union Square, ramble on down to Rambler, the new restaurant and bar at Hotel Zeppelin, 545 Post Street. Remember Wolfgang Puck’s popular Postrio (1989 – 2009)? That space is now Rambler, conceived by Hat Trick Hospitality, Adam Snyder, Hugo Gamboa
Milvali Salon Celebrates 10 Years on Union Street

Milvali Salon Celebrates 10 Years on Union Street

Milvali Salon, a partnership between two talented women, Deb Monti and Jessika Adams, continues to thrive on a street where a dramatic shift is occurring. The salon has a loyal, almost cult-like following. Clients travel from Anchorage, St Louis, Chicago, New York, and
Top Five Events in the Bay Area: San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala, Diana Ross for LymeAid, SF Decorator Showcase, MMAP Queen Sugar Premiere, SFMOMA Reopening

Top Events in the Bay Area Q2 and Q3 2016

The Bay Area offers so many events for a variety of important causes. The problem is, you can’t go to everything! To which should one get dressed up and head out? Based on guests’ experience, the top five nonprofit, charitable events, Q2 and Q3 2016 (in
Chanel Smith, TJ Smith and Torrey Smith

Cocktails and Couture 2016

Cocktails and Couture, the third annual girls night out for San Francisco 49ers Academy, was an evening of friends, fashion and fundraising at the Hillsborough home of Jessica Herrin. The Stella and Dot CEO turned her backyard into a marketplace filled with handbags, jewelry,
Liza Minnelli performs Irving Berlin’s “I Love a Piano”

Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Michael Feinstein

Judy Garland‘s daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft performed in a special tribute to their mother with Michael Feinstein at Feinstein’s in the Hotel Nikko on Friday night. Minnelli’s appearance came as a surprise finale, after three nights of performances featuring Luft and Feinstein.
Sea Lion Soirée at Rodeo Beach

Sea Lion Soirée at Rodeo Beach

The Marine Mammal Center Sea Lion Soirée kicked off with the release of three California sea lions on Rodeo Beach in the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Sea lions Sharline and Cooper were diagnosed with malnourishment and Candy Corn was
Miss Russian San Francisco 2016

Miss Russian San Francisco 2016

The third annual Miss Russian San Francisco pageant celebrated Russian culture and beauty in the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel, on September 16th. Nine contestants, ages 18 – 34, competed for the title. Each produced a short introduction video, walked
San Francisco Symphony Opening Night 2016

San Francisco Symphony Opening Night 2016

San Francisco Symphony’s opening celebrations were a fitting start to San Francisco’s social season. In fact, the parties were so good it felt like New Year’s Eve in the City by the Bay. And, if you are into the local fashion scene
The Zoo Brew Haus at San Francisco Zoo

It’s ZOOtoberfest in San Francisco

It’s ZOOtoberfest in San Francisco! San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is celebrating fall with a new signature event, “ZOOtoberFest.” Entertainment for all ages includes a Zoo Brew Haus with German beers, bratwurst and live music. Live polka music will complete the scene
Florals Galore on Opening Nights in San Francisco

Florals Galore on Opening Nights in San Francisco

Dresses bloomed on opening nights at San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera this season. Embellished, embroidered, beaded, printed and woven into fabrics — flowers bursted on the scene! Florals? On the red carpet? Groundbreaking. Just a few of the bold and beautiful patrons on opening
Natalie Baszile and writer Sarah Manyika

Queen Sugar Kicks off Red Carpet Week in San Francisco

Red Carpet Week in San Francisco 2016 Starts with Queen Sugar It happens every September in San Francisco, a week filled with red carpet style openings. This year, OWN’s new television series Queen Sugar set the stage for the red carpet week. Author Natalie Baszile