Second Annual Beauty...

For the second year, Santana Row brings together pampering and primping for a good cause. Beauty Bash is an evening of fashion fun and beauty tips with makeup, hair and fashion experts, retailers and salons. It’s an evening celebrating style to raise funds...

GEV Magazine’s Spring Issue 10.0

a joyous comeback… The past season provided us an opportunity to look back and reassess our goals as well as give us the break we needed to really focus on what’s truly essential – in both our personal and professional lives. After almost three years building a magazine and a website that now commands such amazing global attention I found myself needing to hit the RESET button. There were many challenges and obstacles to overcome, and I can’t begin to say how proud I am of the entire GEV organization for everyone’s relentless pursuit of this endeavor, truly a labor of love for us all....

Grammy – Award...

Photography by Bret Lopez The serene setting of Napa Valley is not only home to some of the best wine-making in the world but is also a host to stellar music and music-making. Napa Crossroads is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between five prestigious...

GEV Magazine 9.0′s Big Fall Fashion and Food...

The long wait is over! Our Fall issue is packed with so much goodness it was impossible to put everything in just one volume. Presenting the gorgeous Fall cover girls Karen Caldwell and Kathy Fang. Servers have loaded the files and it should be up and live today for your viewing pleasure. ———————————— Cover Editorial Team Producer Kaye Cloutman Associate Producer Donté R. Young Karen Caldwell Cover Photographed by Carl Simpson Kathy Fang Cover Photographed by Vincent Gotti Lighting Specialist Ken Westermann Creative Director Nicanor...

GEV Magazine Presents The Making of a Cover – Issue 9.0 Sep30

GEV Magazine Presents The Making of a Cover –...

GEV Magazine is working feverishly and excited to see the completion of Issue 9.0 within the end of October to showcase heavyweights in food, wine, fashion and design. Our cover story which highlights notable San Francisco designer Karen Caldwell is joined by good friends winemaker Kevin Morrisey (Ehlers Estate), interior designer and master of art Erin Martin plus gorgeous chef and restaurateur Kathy Fang (House of Nanking and Fang Restaurant). With the breathtaking scenery and dreamy ambiance provided by Ehlers Estate, our featured personalities show us how fashion is very much alive and at its best in...

GEV Magazine Presents The Mondavi Sisters for Issue 9.0 Aug05

GEV Magazine Presents The Mondavi Sisters for Issu...

Meet the pretty little Mondavis (Angelina, Alycia, Riana and Gigi) from the Napa Valley coven; Their Zinfandel Dark Matter label is sexy, mysterious and totally to die for just like them! Visit their website at http://www.darkmatterwines.com/   All Rights Reserved © 2013 GEV Magazine Photography by Vincent Gotti Lighting Specialist Carl Simpson Creative Director Nicanor Gutierrez HMUA Jessie Olmedo Produced by Kaye Cloutman Special thanks to their parents Marc and Janice Mondavi for opening up their gorgeous home to the...

GEV Magazine’s Legendary Issue

On The Cover: The much anticipated Legendary Issue celebrates the contributions of Peter Mondavi Sr. (98), Cecilia Chiang (93), Margrit Mondavi (83), and Miljenko “Mike” Grgich (90). The memorable photo shoot was done recently at the magnificent Vintner’s Hall of Fame of the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone Napa Valley, known to celebrate the men and women whose collective vision, determination, and hard work have been responsible for the growth and worldwide prestige of the California wine and culinary industries. CLICK HERE TO READ Eight has always been an...

The Silverado Resort and Spa is Reborn With A New Look and Feel Embodying A Rich and Rustic Napa Valley Vibe Apr12

The Silverado Resort...

A California landmark for more than 140 years, Silverado Resort and Spa continues to be one of Northern California’s top destinations for corporate events, weddings, and golf. Recently certified “Gold” by Elite Meetings, ranked “2014 Best Wedding...

Russian River Valley...

Chris Donatiello, Board President for the Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW), announced today plans for the multi-day celebration of Russian River Valley’s internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir, taking place during Memorial Day weekend from May 23...

In the Kitchen: An interactive cooking experience with Chefs Larry Finn and Kimberly Bugler Apr11

In the Kitchen: An i...

Scala’s Bistro is excited to launch a hands-on cooking class series.  Taught by Executive Chef Larry Finn and Executive Pastry Chef Kimberly Bugler, guests will have the chance to work side-by-side with these chefs in the Scala’s Bistro kitchen, learning...

Save the Date for So...

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County’s inimitable weekend celebrating the region’s grape growers, winemakers, and chefs, will take place over Labor Day Weekend, August 29-31, 2014. Events take place throughout Sonoma County,...

Casa Madrona Hotel &...

Images by Marc Fiorito © 2013, Gamma Nine Located hillside in Northern California’s beautiful Sausalito, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa announces the renovation completion of its historic 11-room Mansion including the 5,000-square-foot Alexandrite...

Sixth Annual “Sense ...

Spend time at a beautiful venue in world renowned Yountville, have one-on-one conversations with the marquis names of Napa Valley vintners, enjoy tasting savory bites at the whim of the chef and end your day taking home amazing bottles of small production...

Chipotle’s Cultivate...

Images by Matthew Brandalise Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has announced the lineup for its 2014 Cultivate food, music and ideas festival series, with events planned in San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Dallas-Ft. Worth.  Now in its fourth year, the...

Refined Dining Returns To Billionaire’s Beach In Malibu Apr08

Refined Dining Retur...

Nikita Malibu is pleased to announce its renewed vision with International Brand Strategist Audrey Cavenecia at the helm and invites diners and wine-lovers to visit the exquisite luxury “home” above the waves of Carbon Beach and experience the...

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar to Sizzle on the Las Vegas Strip Apr05

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Ki...

In anticipation of Guy Fieri’s first Las Vegas restaurant, Guy Fieri’sVegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad Resort & Casino, opening April 17, Fieri surprised guests by serving up his award-winning signature Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger to...

San Miguel Sound Fes...

The first edition of San Miguel SOUND will take place in the beautiful colonial city of San Miguel de Allende from April 4th to the 8th with the music festival showcasing artists from around the world in the styles of Indie, Pop and Folk performing in...

London’s Latest Appetizing Venues

Spring is here… finally! And with the start of a new season comes a whole host  of new venues, this month sees some existing restaurants venture out to their second site, Notting Hill is welcoming two new pop – ups and we’re all going to get a lesson in Peruvian cooking! Food-wise this month looks rosy! Here are some of our favourite new venues opening: Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe A venture that original started off as pop – up before opening a permanent seaside shack in 2012 is back with a new seaside café in Exmouth Market. That’s right – it’s the return on Bonnie Gull, and we...

Taste Las Vegas retu...

Barcelona Enterprises has announced that tickets are now on sale for The Taste Las Vegas: “A Festival of Decadence and Fun.” This is the second year for the previously sold-out event which has been billed as “an epicurean celebration of epic...

CHAYA Brasserie San ...

CHAYA Brasserie San Francisco, a mainstay of the Embarcadero dining scene for the past 14 years, unveils a new modern raw bar and launches Kaisen and Temari/Gunkan-style sushi menu in time for spring.  In addition to the classic Euro-Asian inspired menu,...

Healthy Treats Coming Soon – Pantry at 108 Mar27

Healthy Treats Comin...

Next month sees the launch of Pantry at 108 within The Marylebone Hotel promising a range of light and healthy dishes. The new restaurant marks the first stage of a complete refurbishment of the hotel’s dining spaces. Taking inspiration from the Edwardian...

Top Of The Mark Rais...

It is a spring worth toasting to at Top of the Mark as it kicks off its 75th anniversary, celebrates the sounds of Motown this April, and honors mothers on the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day on May 11. Located on the 19th floor of...

BottleRock Napa Vall...

Single day passes for BottleRock Napa Valley are now on sale, for the second annual music, wine and food extravaganza being held May 30 through June 1, 2014, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The Cure kicks off the festival on Friday, May 30 for their only...

Buena Vista Winery H...

Buena Vista Winery will be hosting a Champagne reception and book signing with Charles Sullivan, author of Sonoma Wine and the Buena Vista Story on Saturday, March 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. For the first time ever, a comprehensive book on the history of...

Showtime at Café De Paris Mar26

Showtime at Café De ...

Piccadilly’s Café De Paris, with its glittering history, spanning more than nine decades – it first opened its doors in 1924 – is renowned for both its sparking performers and its guests as well from royalty and members of the aristocracy to eminent...

SAC Fashion Week SS1...

  By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Photography by Drew Poland Amongst the collection of over 160 classic cars including hot rods, race cars, and early models, Sac Fashion Week displayed their models for the 2014 Designer Collection Showcase which took place...

Robert Mondavi Winer...

The Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series returns for its 45th year this June. One of the wine country’s most popular concert events, the highly-anticipated series will feature Five for Fighting on July 12 and Dave Koz and Friends on July 18, with...

City Winery Napa Hos...

  On Monday, April 28, City Winery in Napa, CA, will host the official album release celebration for Napa Crossroads, a first-of-its-kind musical collaboration between five prestigious Napa Valley wineries — Silver Oak Cellars, Far Niente, Pride...

MAD  MANhattan  Wednesdays at the Starlight Room Starting Wed. March 12 Mar11

MAD MANhattan Wedn...

The Starlight Room is excited to announce the launch of “MAD MANhattan Wednesday’s”—celebrating all the best of the 1960’s!  Every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m., the Starlight Room will offer classic cocktails inspired by the popular “Mad Men” tv...

Urban Lace Eco Friendly Accessories

Forgotten refuse springs to life as gorgeous treasure at the hands of the talented artists behind Urban Lace Jewelry. At Urban Lace Jewelry, they’re dedicated to creating couture jewelry from surprising resources for pieces that are on the cutting edge of fashion and the eco-conscious movement. Whether it’s their colorful suede alternatives or their intriguing use of repurposed bicycle inner tubing, it’s clear they’ve created a vibrant niche within the jewelry market that’s picking up speed. Each year countless tires are thrown into landfills, waiting for a chance at a new...

Anchor Distilling Co...

Anchor Distilling Co. and RN74 will partner for a cocktail competition at the restaurant in San Francisco on March 24, 2014, pitting eight bartender contestants and their cocktails, highlighting HINE Vintage Cognacs,BarSol Pisco, and No. 3 London Dry...

Lincoln’s Battlegrou...

The South Gate Brewing Company, an amazing microbrewery just south of Yosemite National Park, is hosting a fun evening with Abraham Lincoln, 1864 Ale, Live Music and Friends!!  Friday, March 14, 2014 starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening starts with photo ops...

The Return of Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center with New and Compelling Features on Friday, March 14, 2014 Mar11

The Return of Off th...

Images by Gamma Nine Photography On Friday, March 14, 2014, Off the Grid will return to Fort Mason Center (FMC) for the fifth season of the largest evening street food market in California. Set against the backdrop of the San Francisco Bay, and complete...

Berlinetta Lounge Pr...

Berlinetta Lounge, the private events space at the Mystic Hotel, will open to the public for a new Flights + Bites Wine Series beginning Tuesday March 18, 2014. The March event on will be themed around green wines; think natural, eco-friendly and biodynamic...

The Key To A Great Time Is The Power Of 3 Mar10

The Key To A Great T...

By Tamara Gorman Strasser Photography by Susan Richardson Lehner With a sense of history and tradition, No. 3 London Dry Gin conspired to elevate with an informative and fun private lunch held on March 3rd at 12:33 in honor of the 3rd anniversary of the...

Waterbar Celebrates ...

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8, Waterbar restaurant will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their popular dessert, the chocolate pot de crème, to The Women’s Building in San Francisco, one of the...

The Artisan Food Rev...

The FareTrade, a Los-Angeles based start-up aimed at providing America’s best small-batch food pioneers a platform for national exposure, announces the public launch of its exclusive service starting March 7, 2014. The monthly subscription, which partners...

A16 Celebrates 10 and Honors Judy Rogers & Women Winemakers on March 8 Mar06

A16 Celebrates 10 an...

By Jay Huffman Photos courtesy of Julianne Delos Santos In celebration of A16’s ten-year anniversary, owner Shelley Lindgren hosted a party on Valentines Day that focused on the best food and wine their restaurant offered this past decade. They have...

Chocolate Discovery Center Comes to The Culinary Institute of America Mar05

Chocolate Discovery ...

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, maker of premium chocolate products, has joined with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to open the Ghirardelli Chocolate Discovery Center. The facility, located at the college’s Greystone campus in St....

Santa Fe Art Trifect...

The world’s art lovers will be the big winners at this summer’s Santa Fe Art Trifecta, a remarkable confluence of three internationally important art events in ten days, July 10-20, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The result will be one of the largest, most...

The 7th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine Takes Pl...

Pebble Beach Food & Wine returns April 10-13, 2014, to the iconic strip of the California coastline and Pebble Beach Resorts for the seventh year. Continuing to reign as the premier food and wine event in the country, guests can expect an unprecedented lineup of more than 100 renowned chefs and 250 distinguished winemakers at this first-class, four-day celebration. Offering unrivaled access to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, the 2014 lineup is filled with cooking demonstrations, multiple wine-paired luncheons and intimate dinners, elite wine seminars, and more, many providing...

Three Day Cooking School with Erna’s Elderberry House Chefs; A 5-Star Experience Mar02

Three Day Cooking Sc...

Central California’s only 5-star restaurant, Erna’s Elderberry House, is hosting a 3 day cooking class with their talented Kitchen Team. Erna’s Elderberry House Restaurant is the Central California and the Yosemite Region’s Premiere Hands-On Cooking...

San Franciscan Foodies Should Head South this March for the Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert Mar02

San Franciscan Foodi...

From Friday, March 21-Sunday, March 23, San Francisco chef Matthew Accarrino heads south to the California desert to participate in the Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert. He will be joined by fellow nationally recognized culinary personalities (Roy Choi,...

Santana Row March 2...

Warm weather is coming and Santana Row is about to bloom with events that welcome spring. The third annual 408K run through San Jose ends at Santana Row where runners and supporters both can celebrate. Festivities are planned for Nowruz, the Persian New...

The  St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Announces American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, April 3 – 6, 2014 Mar01

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Announces America...

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, is pleased to announce the fourth annual American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, sponsored by Aeromexico and Delta Airlines, taking place April 3-6, 2014. During this unparalleled four-day extravaganza, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort will once again be transformed into a culinary and golf mecca as esteemed chefs, wine experts, and epicurean personalities congregate to showcase their exceptional talents while guests compete on the property’s prestigious Jack...

Wine Kitchen’s...

By Desarie Sy Photography by Rey Del Fierro  It was the “morning after” and I find myself reminiscing about the previous evening’s first sensual bite of Wine Kitchen’s crispy blue cheese stuffed olives. That perfect first crunch was...

David Bowie Retrospe...

Main Image Icon: Recording of David Bowie for the album Aladdin Sane Cover of 1973  Photography of Brian Duffy | Duffy Photo © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive David Bowie is back in Berlin: from May 20 until August 10, 2014, some 300...

Exclusive Alexander&...

On Friday, March 14, The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse in Palo Alto, California, will host a “Tour of the Bay” dinner where each of the Alexander’s Steakhouse executive chefs come together under one roof for an exclusive one-night-only dinner. With...

Four Seasons Hotel S...

Mary Elizabeth Inn and Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco invite guests to celebrate the non-profit organization’s 100-year anniversary of providing safe housing and supportive services to women in San Francisco with a special happy hour event. A portion...

Luce’s Third A...

Main image icon | Restaurant Interior by Rien van Rijthoven Luce at the InterContinental® San Francisco announces its partnership with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, San Francisco for the third annual Culinary Clash, the school’s largest...

Gold Medal Cooking at the Olympics Feb24

Gold Medal Cooking a...

By Marilyn LaRocque Photos Courtesy of Behind the Scenes, Inc. Do you cringe at the thought of planning and preparing dinner for 12?   Picture what John Crisafulli and his worldwide catering company, Behind the Scenes, Inc., experienced serving 12,000 meals...

Spandau Ballet Retur...

Electro, funk and dance music pioneers, SPANDAU BALLET, will return to the United States to perform after 28 years this March as part of the 2014 South By Southwest Film and Music Festival at the reopening of the legendary Vulcan Gas Company. The five...

The Bar at Saison Elevates, Introduces New Offerings Feb20

The Bar at Saison El...

Photography by Tubay Yabut Fresh from an eight-day hiatus in January for renovations, Chef Joshua Skenes continues the evolution of  The Bar at Saison. Along with Head Bartender Chase White, they have been working on redefining Saison’s bar as the...

The Magic of Wine &...

by Mac Rogers Event Photography by Nash Bernardo There’s an array of committed and talented people behind Wine and Wishes as they celebrated their 13th year of fundraising to benefit Make-a-Wish Greater Bay Area – the team responsible for turning San...

Santana Row’s Chinese New Year Celebration this Saturday, Feb. 22 Feb19

Santana Row’s ...

Santana Row’s annual celebration of the new lunar year begins at 1 p.m. on Feb. 22 with the exciting drumbeats and crashing cymbals of the lion and dragon dances in Santana Row Park. New this year, traditional red envelopes, called “lai see” will be...