I had the fortune to participate in the Thermador and Traditional Home Great Kitchens Getaway in California recently. We spent time immersed multiple aspects of kitchen use – from design to end-user experience. We toured the gorgeous facility, had detailed presentations and were given the opportunity to get to know the products with hands on experience. And we got to taste the food created with Thermador products. Believe me when I tell you it was amazing…I will actually show you the food later. These products are designed for “real cooks”. I think we all felt like “real cooks” after seeing what can be done in the right kitchen. Come share the experience… [Read more...]
I’m over at Huffington Post today, giving a visual tour of Silicon Valley. If you are a technology fan or a user of social media, [Read more...]
Tadich Grill is the oldest restaurant in San Francisco – and California – and the third oldest in the nation. Their history dates back to the gold rush, which, if you think about it in the perspective of how fast restaurants cycle in and out of business- is astonishing. Just to put 1849 into its proper place on the timeline, [Read more...]
One of the hardest reservations to get in San Francisco – at any time – is at The Slanted Door. Any attempt to book a table might show you that they are booked solid for the next eight weeks. Sounds crazy but the food is absolutely THAT good. The Slanted Door won the food equivalent of an oscar this year- the James Beard Award. Let’s go see what it is all about…. [Read more...]
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...]