Stunning, World Class Wine Country Retreat

The home opens to the surrounding landscape, yet its broad, shady eaves protect interior spaces from wind and weather. This sublime place represents an artistic departure from the conventional and is one that truly must be experienced: this is a house to inspire great thoughts and to play gracious host for many extraordinary events!

This serene, private residence rivals a world class design and offers a once-in-lifetime opportunity for the most discerning buyers, as it was formerly on the market for $13,500,000 and is now reduced to $11,888,000. The time is ripe to purchase this stunning, world class wine country estate. Video and photos on

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Grand View Estate Overlooks the San Francisco Bay

When you enter through the 2-story atrium main entrance, glass walls flood the space with natural light and welcome guests with breathtaking views. A tour through the house takes you to a cozy, top floor office with fireplace and French doors that open onto a garden and lawn which look out to the Golden Gate Bridge and City of San Francisco. Within the house, a majestic, formal living room with soaring ceilings, a wall of windows, fireplace, wet bar with temperature-controlled wine cellar, and outdoor terrace with panoramic views. Those stunning views continue to the dining room situated next to the spacious, open floor plan kitchen/family room/breakfast nook with fireplace and wall-to-wall glass…

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Spring Mountain Vineyard Estate, St. Helena, California | Napa Valley

Gated, private, and picturesque, this Tuscan-inspired estate offers approximately 10,000 square feet of luxury living space on 42.2 acres. It is perched on a promontory with panoramic views of vineyards, lush gardens, and Napa Valley. The custom-built main residence and guest house boast high-end finishes and soaring cathedral ceilings. The stately home showcases grand proportions and scale with seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar with tasting room, and a grand motor court. An entertainer's paradise, the estate features a variety of entertaining areas on the spacious terrace, including an 80-foot swimming pool, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, and poolside dining bar, plus…

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Contemporary Residence with Panoramic Views of the San Francisco Bay

A spectacular, high quality, contemporary residence with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay from every room, this majestic, 7,693-square-foot mansion has six bedrooms, five full baths, and two half-baths. It was built in 2006 on a 0.94-acre lot adjacent to Tiburon, with open spaces and ample privacy.

The interior features huge windows that flood rooms with natural light. The formal living room boasts two floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the panoramic views of the bay, a stunning chandelier, and a fireplace. The formal dining room, with matching chandelier, connects to a spacious kitchen with center island, dining counter accommodating six

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An Elegant Evening in the Court of Honor


Trevor Traina, Marissa Mayer and Alexis Traina attend de Young An Elegant Evening in the Court of Honor

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco welcomed over 200 guests to the Legion of Honor for the annual black-tie gala dinner event An Elegant Evening in the Court of Honor on December 13. Honorary gala chair Diane (Dede) Wilsey, and gala chairs Jack Calhoun, Lorna Meyer Calas, and Lisa Zanze led the event.

Robert Beadle and Navid Armstrong Lisa Zanze, Jack Calhoun and Lorna Meyer Calas

This annual fundraising event benefits essential funding for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and expands accessibility to all families at both the de Young and the Legion of Honor…

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Rosewood Sand Hill + Lucid Air = Stellar Sense of Place

Rosewood hotel group is known for its ‘sense of place’ hospitality. No two hotels within its 30 hotel portfolio are the same. Each is a fitting reflection of its location, right down to the house cars featured at every stunning property. At Rosewood Sand Hill, in the heart of California’s tech-forward Silicon Valley, ‘sense of place’ is well-illustrated in the resort’s exclusive partnership with Lucid Air vehicles—the preeminent luxury electric vehicle brand that sets a new standard within its industry.

Rosewood Sand Hill’s Lucid Air House Cars. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Sand Hill

Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating advanced technologies and the most…

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M Stark Gallery Opening Reception

After weeks of winter storms and road closures, Half Moon Bay was treated to a beautiful day of sunshine and a bright new addition to Main Street—M Stark Gallery. The new contemporary fine arts gallery represents Marianna Stark’s love of her native Bay Area and devotion to its contemporary artists. The grand opening party drew a festive crowd that included Half Moon Bay locals, Bay Area artists, art collectors, and members of Marianna Stark’s vast circle of friends and colleagues from San Francisco and Oakland.  More than 100 guests spilled out into the front yard and sidewalk and lined the front staircase to witness the ceremonial ribbon cutting, conducted by the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce. The newly…

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Events Calendar: March / April 2023

“In like a lion, out like a lamb.” The proverb reminds us that spring brings a robust season of galas, events, music, dance, film, theater and more. Note: Recognized by the United Nations since 1977, Women’s Day is March 8 and Easter Sunday falls on April 9.


Through May 1
Asian Art Museum | Color Trip: Yoshida Hokada’s Modern Prints

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Fifty colorful works by an influential Japanese artist. From a family famed for travel and nature prints blending Japanese and Western artistic styles, this is a first-ever U.S. solo exhibition by Yoshida Hokada.

Through May 14
Legion of Honor | Sargent and Spain

Majorcan Fisherman by John Singer Sargent,…

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International Fashion Events Calendar

Travel plans? Attending the MET GALA®? New museum exhibitions feature a Karl Lagerfeld show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Christian Dior retrospective in Tokyo, a Gabrielle Chanel display at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, and more.  

In recent years, attendance at museums indicates the widespread appeal of fashion-related exhibitions. Fashion that never goes out of style is presented at current and upcoming museum exhibitions around the world through 2023 and into 2024.  

Now through May 7, 2023 
Brooklyn Museum of Art – NYC | Thierry Mugler Retrospective: Couturissime 

Thierry Mugler, image Alan Strutt 

Fascinating, theatrical, and edgy, Mugler established himself as one of the most daring and…

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Treat Yourself to a Chase Center Theater Box


San Francisco has long been known as a theater town. Opera, symphony, and Broadway shows are for the taking, nearly any time of year. So it was only a matter of time before a new kind of theater experience emerged within the City’s most exciting new entertainment venue, the 18,064-seat Chase Center.

Best known as the home of the Golden State Warriors (whose sellout games leave fans clamoring for tickets), the venue also hosts a number of additional marquee events throughout the year. More than 200 concerts, shows, cultural and sporting events provide egalitarian opportunity for all to experience the state-of-the-art arena, for which its art collection alone is worth a visit. (The venue features…

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