What to See and Where to Eat in San Francisco – a Traveler’s Guide to a Beautiful San Francisco Experience

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San Francisco is such an unusual city, full of unique architecture, fabulous food, unreal antiques and art, and stunning views. Because of the previous posts I have done reviewing several San Francisco restaurants, I have received requests for more on what to do when in The Golden Gate City.  SO… I assembled a guide (the one that I wished for when I visited) to provide and overview and specifics to help plan a visit:

Iconic San Francisco photo-worthy views

famous historical landmarks

San Fran historical tidbits (San Francisco history is juicy)

beautiful areas of the city worth exploring

insider tips on some great places to shop, especially if you are into design or antiques

amazing restaurants (pack your appetite)

 If you are a foodie, take notes and prepare to plan ahead with reservations… these suggestions are seriously good.  Head over to Huffington Post Travel to Explore San Francisco in photographic detail~ and if I missed any of your favorite places, please be sure to mention them in the comment section.

Restaurant & Bar Design

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Once upon a time, in a gastronomic land far away, a restaurant or bar that merely sated our appetite was deemed good enough. This land no longer exists. Our attitudes and expectations about where we want to meet, play, drink and eat have drastically changed. It’s now as much about pleasing the eye as pleasing the taste buds to endure a fulfilling dining experience.

The Restaurant & Bar Awards are the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces. That covers every imaginable type of space, from ships to airports, museums to burger vans, from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups. The awards have been turned into a book that is thoroughly enjoyable – and quite easy to get lost in for hours at a time.

This book is a visual feast that every designer should experience-  obviously for the creativity and brilliant concepts and details, but also for an insight to what is happening in the industries of design, architecture and gastronomy. Come feast your eyes and you will see what I mean… [Read more...]

Hampton Designer Showhouse

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The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its fourteenth year, is a showcase for America’s premier design talent. Over 25 top interior designers and decorative artists have turned a magnificent shingle style home into a decorating masterpiece. The Showhouse opened with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 19, 2014 and will run until Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014 in Bridgehampton, New York.

The Gala Preview Cocktail event was quite a party and offered the chance to meet the talent behind the design. This house is – enormous. I will give you a tour of the highlights rather than a room by room tour, because, like I said, this is a LOT of house… to the tune of 8 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 3 half baths, pool house, gym, man cave, 2.38 acres, you get the drift. Spoiler Alert: the house is for sale for a mere $13,495,000. Now I know I have gotten your attention. Let’s go take a peek at some show house highlights-  [Read more...]

St Regis New York

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Today we are going to hop in a cab and head over to the St Regis Hotel in New York. It is simply divine.  I will show you a few suites so we can get a sense of the outstanding interior design range within the hotel – beyond the beauty of the standard rooms. The design work is elegant, technologically modern and luxurious.  The design firm HDC oversaw the renovation and redesign of all hotel interiors in 2013, from guestrooms to suites to public spaces. They hit it over the fence. Are you ready for a quick tour? [Read more...]

A Word on Design Confidence

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excerpt from Linens: For Every Room and Occasion by Jane Scott Hodges. See more about this wonderful book here.