Friday, August 28, 2015

What We're Talking About This Week

We love this list of 9 Places for "Nerds" to Hang Out in San Francisco. We are already fans of The Interval and have been meaning to get back to the Exploratorium, plus there are many other great under-the-radar spots and experiences to be had.

 This new app, Off the Menu, shares secret items at a number of restaurants in 16 different cities, including LA and San Francisco.

Growing up during the era of the '90s supermodel, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, et al were our fashion icons.  It's amazing to see how they're aging, and becoming even more beautiful in ways, as Peter Lindbergh shares and appreciates in this reunion video for Nowness.

LA's Annenberg Space for Photography has lots of great events, and we are especially excited for this Sunday's iPhoneography Workshop.  It has an emphasis on lifestyle and juicing, and is sure to be a valuable tool in creating an even prettier Instagram.

As you may have heard, many people will be heading to the Playa this weekend, as Burning Man's Black Rock City opens its main gates on Monday.  This week long festival celebrates art, music, and freedom of expression.  We haven't been since 2013, but are looking forward to the wealth of inspiration that we are sure to encounter during the week in the desert.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Design Trend: Deep Turquoise

We're in love with deep, moody turquoise on walls right now, and the way it sometimes reads as almost green or black... Pairing it with copper or warm woods makes a great contrast.

All images from pinterest

Monday, August 24, 2015

Eat Drink SF

We attended Eat Drink SF at the city's Fort Mason over the weekend, and it was an incredible opportunity to try selections from a huge variety of local restaurants, as well as a number of beers, wines, and liquors.  We had a great evening sampling as many of the items on offer as we could, and we can't wait to go back next year... In the meantime, we will be visiting as many of our favorite featured restaurants as possible!
We were thrilled to see that our favorite British gin, Sipsmith, was part of the event and growing a presence locally
The chicken molé taco from Uno Dos Tacos was one of the best dishes we sampled, and pairs well with gin & tonics
One Market had excellent Dungeness crab cake bites
The Cavalier had the cutest fox companion
Canela had one of the prettiest presentations with their duck liver custards with rose water oil
We always love a nice cheese plate
Chef Michael Chiarello was on hand to do a cooking demonstration
There were additional spirits in VIP

The Kable Kar Kolsch was a great local beer
We loved sampling all of the Spirit Works gins, including the world's only barrel aged sloe gin
Tyler Florence was at the Wayfair Tavern booth and posed for pictures with fans
This adorable little trailer can be rented as a portable bar for any local party or event
Cafe Madeline had an assortment of sweet treats to end the night with