Dandelion Chocolate Tasting

We had the pleasure of attending a private tasting at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco where Todd (co-founder) and Cynthia, from my favorite small-batch chocolate maker, gave a comprehensive tour of how they make chocolate. From sourcing cacao beans and sorting nibs to tempering and hand wrapping, the journey was fascinating. So many surprising flavors coming…

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015

A few weeks ago, my friends and I attended one of my favorite local events, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The annual event is an exciting visual experience, as you walk through each uniquely designed space. And it's never boring. Last year, I took less pictures and focused on a few favorites, the kids bedroom and cocktail cubbies. This…

Commonwealth: Tasting Menu

While the kids were away at the school's annual camping trip, Martin and I (plus Conny and Joe) treated ourselves to a leisurely dinner at Commonwealth. You can always find good food in San Francisco. The only problem is that I can never keep up. If you keep a running record of must-visit restaurants, put…

A Superb Dinner at Pläj Restaurant

What better place to hold a holiday office party than Pläj, located near the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. I'm half joking because our office party consisted of my husband, his business partner, his lovely wife, and me. With a party this small, we were able to bring a…