Exclusive interviews with four international bestselling authors

Authors’ words, like genies, trapped within the pages of their books lay dormant until we open them, releasing the glorious sagas that reside in their sentences.

Authors invent alternative realities. They have the incredible ability to make the written word create fantastic, mysterious, tragic, and humorous tales that sweep us off to other worlds. They help us find hidden truths and sometimes let us get lost in the fantasies they create. We become attached to their fictitious characters as if we know these people. Who hasn’t walked past Tiffany’s and thought about Holly Golightly or wanted to throw a party as extravagant as Jay Gatsby? The best part is that we get to enjoy…

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Celebrating the world premiere by choreographer-in-residence Yuri Possokhov

San Francisco Ballet 90th Anniversary Opening Night Gala 2023 

San Francisco’s society was abuzz at the San Francisco Ballet’s Gala. Joyful anticipation and with guests wardrobed in lavish gowns and colorful tuxedos filled the gilded theater. The launch of the season was extra-special because the San Francisco Ballet was celebrating its 90-year legacy with a non-traditional twist.

Danielle St.Germain and Tamara Rojo  Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi  Yurie Pascarella, Jack Calhoun and Yuan Yuan Tan Krista Giovara, Lisa Zabelle, Roman Gronkowski, Barbara Brown, Chip Zecher and Pam Preston

The program included excerpts from their next@90 festival,…

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Exclusive Breakfast at Tiffany Experience

I have been a member of the San Francisco Opera Guild’s board of directors since 1995, and I support the annual fundraising event at the Spring Fashion Show and Auction, hosted by Neiman Marcus, by purchasing one particular auction item: a trip to New York Fashion Week to attend an iconic fashion designer’s show, take a tour of the atelier, and interview that designer for my magazine’s spring fashion issue.

This year, the auction package included an exclusive “Breakfast at Tiffany” experience at Tiffany & Co.’s store in New York for 10 guests plus a $2,000 credit toward a dream piece of Tiffany jewelry. I was a big fan of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961, when I was a little girl dreaming to go to…

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Napa’s Lighted Art Festival

Art after dark

It had been a while since I casually meandered through the streets of Napa. On that particular afternoon, the streets were crowded and festive with an infectious electric energy. It was the eve before the Chinese New Year. Street performers, drum troupes, and traditional Chinese dragons banged to the beat to celebrating the upcoming new Year of the Rabbit, symbolizing wisdom, power, and wealth. One couldn’t help but feed off the energy in the crowd.

Restaurants overflowed with customers, and the evening was crisp and cool. Thankful for the break in the weather, locals and visitors alike took to the streets in hopeful anticipation of what was to come. However, it wasn’t only the anticipation of good…

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An intimate evening with Andrea Bocelli and family

Nestled in a 4-acre, park-like setting in Burlingame is the stunning historic Kohl Mansion, which was the setting for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of music and fine dining with operatic superstar Andrea Bocelli on December 2. The evening benefited the educational programs of Festival Napa Valley and the work of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, founded in 2011 and through which Bocelli leverages his deep connections and bonds of trust to help some of the world’s most disadvantaged people, children, and communities.

Larisa Martinez Rick Walker, Maria Manetti Shrem, Mauro Aprile Zanetti and Olivia Decker Tara Uytengsu, Michael Uytengsu and Maya Bloomberg Terry Uytengsu, Christian Uytengsu, Candice…

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Olivia Decker Power of Music Festival Napa Valley Presents Christina Maxwell Concert

Singer, actress, and Festival Napa Valley favorite Christina Maxwell, accompanied by the Richard Howell Trio, performed at an intimate afternoon event of music and wine at Haute Living’s lounge in downtown Tiburon on November 6. The program consisted of favorites from the Great American Songbook as well as Broadway hits.

Based in New York City, Maxwell is a rising star on the Broadway scene. She was recently awarded the New York Musical Festival’s award for outstanding performance in a leading role as Laura Evans in SONATA 1962. She also appeared as Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland in the Papermill Playhouse production of Chasing Rainbows. Maxwell has performed…

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Experience a night of bubbles, chocolates, and music with legendary Italian-born tenor Pasquale Esposito

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with the world-renowned tenor Pasquale Esposito and his band as they take you on a romantic journey through Italy, Spain, and the Americas at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. 

“Esposito is a charismatic and dulcet-toned singer.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

Pasquale Esposito, a famed international recording artist, is celebrated for his pop-opera style of performing. Esposito released nine albums and began touring internationally with his first musical revue: Naples, That’s Amore, in 2005. Esposito debuted at the San Francisco Opera in 2015 with the premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two…

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Haute Living Residences

Haute Living introduces you three such residences….
St. Helena Reserve, Napa Valley, California

The perfect Napa Valley retreat for the extended family! 

This is an extremely rare opportunity to…

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The New York Times calls it “a rare find,” while Forbes describes it as the modern Monaco. Since opening in 2010, the 600-acre luxury resort community of Albany has been recognized as a place where families can play, live, and work.

This majestic oceanside community was the collective vision of its founders —Tavistock Group founded by Joe Lewis, golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor/musician Justin Timberlake. They wanted to create something special that appealed to every age and stage. Today, Albany’s resort-style setting, combines with stellar service, amenities, luxury, and privacy to create a sophisticated enclave recognized around the world.

Situated minutes from Nassau’s…

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Majestic San Francisco Mansion

IN 2005, Ken Paige Fell In Love With The grand foyer with a magnificent curving marble staircase and an epic Tiffany dome crowning the dramatic space. So, he bought the home. Although the entrance was incredibly exquisite, the rest of the house was a 30 bedroom boarding homes in total disrepair. Paige set out to restore this spacious mansion to regain its original glory and prestige that the home so richly deserved. The love and care he put into the renovation transformed it into Alma Spreckels’ original vision of grace and beauty. Paige wanted to make it “fit for a Queen.”

He demolished nearly every-thing, replacing and upgrading every detail. He installed steel…

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