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San Francisco’s Open Studios

Nov 10, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / San Francisco / Travel
save the piercombopsd Fort Mason on a Sunday. Farmers’ Market stalls laden with early November tomatoes, a reminder of drought, a meaty breeze blowing from the German sausage stand, pregnant women toddling… Read more»

The Beginnings of Bergerac

Sep 25, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Night Owl / San Francisco
Midnight Hour A night out in San Francisco wouldn’t be the same without a well-made cocktail. Sure, there’s every segment of libation personality in the City by the Bay – the… Read more»

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the Powerful Spirit of Michael Tilson Thomas

Sep 23, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / San Francisco / Travel
mahler-1892_200 On Friday,¬†I gratefully played audience for a deeply stirring performance of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and its spirited conductor,¬†Michael Tilson Thomas. They resurrected Mahler’s 9th Symphony, a piece… Read more»

Simple pleasures for Valentine’s Day

warming breakfast of Community Grains polenta with my apple sauce and some sharp cheddar Romance is a dish best served casually. In the past few years I have found this to be increasingly true: love can be shown in the simplest of ways,… Read more»

Beef in an ideal world, a follow up

True Grass ranchers Last week, after attending the “It’s Complicated” talk about beef at Oliveto, a famous Bay Area Italian restaurant, and going to the International Heirloom Exposition, I’ve got more to… Read more»