travelogues for... San Francisco

Bedrooms & Baths

Hey there…check out my recent piece in Bedrooms & Baths magazine!  This will be on newsstands for three months, folks! And I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

Huge thanks once again to Jacqueline de Montravel at Beckett Media and of course, Lynn Goldfinger of Paris Hotel Boutique. What a lovely piece, ladies. We should all be proud!

The article features Lynn’s beautiful home and is all about Hotel Silver–with ideas on how to decorate with it, care for it, and enjoy it’s luster through the years.

 

 

 

Root Beer Float Love

Scenes of summer…

Lauren and I recently enjoyed a luscious root beer float at Straw.

Foie Farewell

Xanthie and Scott hosted a lovely farewell to foie just before the California ban took effect.

The weather was lovely and the foie even lovelier.

Of course, we started with cocktails.

X made a torchon. And as with all foie dishes, this took 3-4 days prep before the unveiling. But, my what a lovely unveiling it was.

She topped slices of foie gras with Muscato d’Asti gelee and served with brioche toasts, caramelized onions a swirl of balsamic creme and various salts.

Lucky, lucky us.

After our grand parting to foie was over, we mourned it’s loss with steak and sautéed tomatoes, salad, a cheese course, and finally a sabayon for dessert. It was a lovely fête and proper sendoff indeed.

 

 

Here and There #2

Summer in the city…

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A salumi plate at Farina for brunch…

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Balmy Street murals…

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Matt in front of Wise Sons…

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Lemon Pistachio doughnut on Dynamo’s back patio…

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More murals…

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Presidio view…

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And a Baker Beach sunset to finish it off.

Memorial Day in the Presidio

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here and there

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#551: Palace of Fine Arts

  

I was lucky to have snapped the shutter just as a bird soared overhead, it’s wings momentarily caught in the Palace lights.