Brush With (a Few Degrees of) Celebrity
My husband and I were recently planning a double date with some good friends, and decided to finally try a San Francisco institution: Bobo's. Yes, I've lived in SF for 10 years and have never been, I'm aware this is a travesty. We had a great time, enhanced by the fact that we were squirreled away at a private alcove table that is reportedly the favorite hangout of one Mr. George Clooney when he's in town. I have to admit that for me the experience was much more about the ambiance than the food - if you're looking for the best old-school steakhouse experience in San Francisco I'd direct you to Harris' - but I spent most of my evening elbow deep in Dungeness crab with garlic sauce and regretted not one bite!
JAKE has just come out with their Dangerous Liaisons collection, and so of course we had to support our friends at one of their launch parties. I am dying for the custom toile fabric used throughout the collection, featuring greyhounds (the official shop mascots are Echo and SCOTUS, that would be Supreme Canine of the United States to you) instead of dragons! It's those kind of playful details that make JAKE clothes stand out in a sea of fashion.
Weird for Good
I've mentioned before that I sit on the board of CounterPulse, an amazing performing arts organization based out of a theater in SF's Tenderloin. This year, for the first time, we're putting on a gala Family Feast & Fundraiser, and I'm chairing the host committee! The past few months have been a whirlwind of brainstorming, planning meetings, and bonding time with the truly incomparable staff and board members of CounterPulse, and we're just under a month out from the event itself. The dinner is already sold out, but the after party will be super fun, featuring live performances, bespoke cocktails, a drag show, DJ and dancing, and a silent auction, all to benefit the Springboard Fund For Artists so that CounterPulse can keep providing a home for groundbreaking art that shatters assumptions and promotes community. All the hippest, artiest kids in town will be there, and you'll want to be there too!
End of the Season
In bittersweet news, my official ski season is over. I spent my winter training three new candidates to join the Alpine Meadows National Ski Patrol, and I'm so pleased and proud that all three passed their final test and will be wearing red jackets from now on! Fortunately for all of us who love the mountains, there's still snow to spare in the Sierras and many of the ski hills are planning to be open into May and June. I'm thinking of snagging a few runs of spring corn on Memorial Day Weekend. How many times in life is there the opportunity to do that??