A Better Dinner Delivered
If you haven't already tried Munchery*, you should! It's a meal service that delivers the food to you cooked but cold with instructions on how to heat and serve. I find it to be a huge improvement on your classic food delivery because the meal choices are delicious and generally pretty healthy, you can view full ingredient lists and nutritional info, and you can ensure your dinner is piping hot when you want to eat it. The menu always includes mains, sides, desserts, kids meals, beverages, and even breakfast for the next morning! Plus, you can place your order as soon as you wake up and have the delivery timed so that you don't have to worry about ordering and waiting around for that pizza or sushi to make it to your doorstep.
Fashion's Next Star
I first met Jake Wall of JAKE (formerly Artful Gentleman) when he showed his collection at the Junior League of San Francisco Fashion Show in 2013. He and his business partner started their bespoke suiting business a few years ago, and just recently expanded with their first ready to wear collection. I was lucky enough to be invited to the ROYGBIV launch (now called TICK/TOCK) and immediately knew that the Varsity Leather Skirt and Victory Sweater had to be mine! And now, Jake is a veritable star: you can see him on the current season of Project Runway on Lifetime TV! I'm watching and hoping for more big things for JAKE - the clothes are amazing, and the man behind the label is a fun, feisty person with a passion for the San Francisco community and bringing the fashion industry back into our local economy in a major way.
Ladies Who Lunch
I had lunch last week with three of my girlfriends to wish one of our number well on her way back to Boston for her second year of business school. We always talk about trying new places (and when it comes to dinners out, we often do!), but when it comes to a ladies' lunch there is simply no better place in San Francisco than The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus. The airy room inside the building's dome provides the perfect backdrop for traditional service (tiny cups of chicken consomme and popovers with strawberry butter come complimentary with every meal) and classic lunch food (the lobster club if you're feeling indulgent, or any number of delicious meal sized salads).
I developed tendonitis in my bicep tendon (basically, the shoulder) during my first couple of seasons of ski patrol, and I've been seeing a physical therapist to work my way back to full strength. I can't recommend Rich Soriano of Action Sports Medicine highly enough. He works with my trainer and orthopedist to work on the everything the right way, even when the pain is a moving target. Plus, he's a super nice, calm guy, which is the kind of person who you want to have distracting you when you're grimacing through the latest round of "muscle re-education." Rich's office is located in a small local gym, and you'll almost certainly run into Matt, the owner, and Solo, the shop dog.