Montara Beach – a hidden gem in Northern California, is located just 20 minutes south of San Francisco. The beach is accessible by a short stairway from the main parking lot. This is by far one of the most stunning sunset locations. it feels small and cozy, yet long enough to find a secluded spot and just relax.
It’s pretty much impossible to get tired of the Golden Gate Bridge. I’ve lived in the city for 10 years now, and still, everytime I see those golden arches, my heart feels a little tingle. As a photographer, I’ve come to observe the bridge from its many angles, at different times of day, in fog, rain or shine. My favorite places to see Golden Gate Bridge are from Batery Spencer, Fort Point, Hawk Hill, Marshall’s Beach, Chrissy Field, Baker Beach, Point Cavallo, Point Bonita and Kirby Cove is still on my list to explore.
Culinary clash is a yearly gourmet competition bringing together young aspiring chefs from Bay Area’s International Culinary Center. Each student designs a unique menu and gets to showcase their creations at top San Francisco restaurants, cooking for the public, as well as a panel of judges comprised of hotel executives, local personalities, as well as top food writers.
On March 18th, 2017 the Culinary Clash took place at Nob Hill Club and presented delicious 3 course meal by chef Carlos Bello and Sous-chef Khoa Nguyen.
Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective exhibit at San Francisco De Young Museum, featured more than 130 of the designer’s most incredible pieces. Curated by Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley, the exhibit covered the entirety of the iconic designer’s career, from his early days in Spain to his work for Balmain in the 80s and 90s.
Nob Hill Spa a the Scarlett Huntington Hotel is a wonderful time to relax any time of the week. Featuring a large pool, hot tub, outdoor patio with lounge chairs, indoor room with comfy sitting spots. In the past couple of months, the spa has launched a series of exciting new treatments which we highlight below. The rejuvenate body and face ritual is a skincare service that harnesses the power of chia seeds and matcha tea. The luxurious body treatment starts with a cleansing chia seed scrub that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that leaves skin feeling soft and velvety. A rich body cream infused with matcha tea smoothes the skin even more. The final step is a facial peptide formula that ensures you leave feeling rested and rejuvenated.
Carita Paris’s golden radiance facial is now available. It involves a trio of powerful anti-aging ingredients that feature gold. All of Carita’s treatments are created using a combination of science-driven and natural elements. This unique facial rebalances energy and improves well being resulting in firmer skin with more even skin tone and a youthfully radiant glow.
The bamboo massage is an Asian-inspired treatment that involves bamboo tools. The 80-minute massage increases relaxation, decreases muscular contraction, and improves posture. The warmth of the bamboo is supposed to revive anyone who might be stuck in a sluggish state.
The magnesium wellness treatment is a massage that combines dry brushing with therapeutic massage, and detoxifying magnesium. The mineral is responsible for promoting overall well being and increases energy levels, sleep, and muscle function. This is ideal for people who have been feeling more stressed than usual.
This rocky strip of sand is the ideal spot for active beach-goers who are quickly bored by sunbathing. Hike there from Lands End along the half-mile Coastal Trail. from the bottom of the trail, a stairway of more than 100 wooden steps leads down to the beach. The stone-laden sand is dotted with fort-like remnants covered in graffiti. It’s adjacent to a rock labyrinth overlooking the water. Because of the uneven terrain, the beach is a crowd-free hidden gem.
Soak in breathtaking 360 views of the San Francisco skyline from Top of The Mark Lounge. Located on the 19th floor of the beautiful Mark Hopkins Hotel, the lounge offers 360-degree views, a dance floor, signature martini menu and an exciting collection of events that include live music and performances several nights of the week. Rain, Fog or Shine, this is a great spot to come and relax, after a long day and enjoy a famous Fog Martini. If the day happens to be foggy, you may experience the rare sight of being above the fog.
Our city is an architectural gem. Almost every neighborhood has its collection of beautiful and historic buildings, and we are always thrilled to discover another layer of the old San Francisco. Imagine our excitement when we discovered Albion Castle built 140 years ago by John Burnell who then used it as a private residence and a brewery. The most unexpected element of the castle is its network of underground caves, that contain 200 foot pools filled with fresh clean water, and during the Prohibition brewery has pivoted into a water company. A very moody and deep backyard made us feel transported into a some kind of a movie scene.
Splacer.co, a marketplace dedicated to discovering unique spaces for special events. Salt & Honey, food that feeds the soul Natasha Kolenko is a photo and event stylist and floral designer Junipero Gin from Anchor Distilling – Beer and Spirit distiller located in our very own Potrero Hill neighborhood Modern Citizen is a destination for the modern woman, with thoughtfully designed and curated fashion and home goods, based in San Francisco.
Art Market is a one of a kind event in San Francisco, happening in spring at Fort Mason. Expect to see a plethora of modern art by both American and International artists. Many artists are present to tell you the stories behind their work. Pieces are quite affordable and way more beautiful than the majority of art I’ve seen at the new MoMA in SF and Whitney Museum in NYC.