7 Things to ❤️ at Robin

I haven’t had a favorite San Francisco sushi place in a very long time so am thrilled that Robin has arrived. Well, actually, the restaurant opened last year but we only just tried it last week. I think Rachel Levin, at Eater San Francisco, said it best “It’s the kind of sushi experience San Francisco…

80s Party Essentials

Milestone birthdays always seem like the perfect time to do a era-theme party. As a recent milestone celebrant, we had to throw our own throwback shindig, going as far back as the 80s (sounding like a dinosaur now). I listen to 80s music all the time, but it's quite different and amazing to have all…

FOG Design+Art 2018

I love starting the new year with FOG Design+Art. There’s always a good showing of beautiful and thought-provoking art that often glows, sometimes fades, hangs, sits, and many times surprises. We all love our John Baldessari, Helen Frankenthaler, and Yayoi Kusama but it’s exciting to discover new artists and new works. Things to know: Leading…

What I’m Looking Forward to… FOG Design+Art

I love kicking off the new year with the FOG Design+Art fair January 11–14, 2018. The creative work and experiences, displayed by 45 leading international galleries, are always exciting, provocative, and inspiring. Last year, I almost walked away with these amazing pieces. Well, not really but they're in my virtual gallery. Markus Brunetti facade at…

2017 Highlights

From a hiking through a redwood forest and taking two new puppies up a grassy hillside to dining in an extraordinary place and standing a few feet away front of the Saviour of the World, I'm grateful for a year filled with family, friends, and new experiences. Here, my favorite 12 images from 2017. I…

San Francisco Pop-Up Experience

I used to think pop-ups were just for food. Well not anymore. The Color Factory, launched in August, has shown my daughter and I that it’s about creating a complete package of sensory experiences. Created by Leah Rosenberg of Oh Happy Day with design by Erin Jang, it's a sensory sensation that has locals all…

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…