Barbera Roots Run De...

  Barbera may not have the same instant name recognition as  more common red wines like cabernet, zinfandel or merlot, but its roots run deep both in Italian history and in California. Barbera was first planted in California in the 1880s. Often used in blends, barbera is now making a...

Hearts lit up AT...

  By Tamara Gorman Photography by Rey Del Fierro Hearts in the Park? Not just any park, but a world-class ballpark and loving home to the San Francisco Giants – AT&T Park. On February 18th, over 1,000 individuals put their hearts into some serious fun while fundraising and...

GGRA Announces Early...

Images courtesy of Gamma Nine Photography The Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA) announces its 2nd Annual GGRA Industry Conference from April 11 – 12, 2016 at the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco. Industry conference registration and early bird tickets are now on sale through...

Win Tickets To The B...

Spring ushers in the beginning of fabulous food festivals in San Francisco and Wine country! Here’s a chance for you to win some wonderfully curated gourmet experiences from 4 upcoming food and wine events. Cabfest Napa Valley Flavor Napa Valley California Artisan Cheese Festival   NO...

Find your next vacation at the 2016 Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show! Feb24

Find your next vacation at the 2016 Bay Area Trave...

You’ll find hundreds of destinations, tour operators and travel suppliers from around the globe, who combine to put thousands of travel experts right at your fingertips. Become inspired to take that dream vacation by attending seminars featuring top travel celebrity experts such as Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer and Johnny Jet on the Travel Theater. Become your own travel expert on the Savvy Traveler Theater, where seasoned travelers will give you the tips and skills you need to maximize your next vacation. Find out the top places to go and see on your next vacation from local experts as they present 30 minute workshops...

An Intimate Dinner to remember at Frank Family Vin...

By Liz Bernardo Photography by Nash Bernardo Last Thursday, February 18, 2016, Rich and Leslie Frank, proprietors of Frank Family Vineyards in Calistoga, hosted a Trade and Media Dinner to celebrate a great start to Premiere Napa Valley 2016. The day also coincided with National Drink Wine Day, which is celebrated annually to spread the love and health benefits of wine across America. Entering the winery’s fermentation room, we were greeted with a fireball contact juggling performer and a very impressive acrobatic dancer. We enjoyed the magical performance while sipping on the winery’s 2012 Blanc de Blanc and 2012 Brut Rose wines. We also...

Please Your Palate, ...

This year’s celebration will be the best (and tastiest) yet; proceeds fund scholarships for relatives of Central Coast farmworkers. Earth Day Food & Wine invites guests to the Central Coast for its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 23. Nestled under the oaks at the Castoro Cellars...

Taste of Monticello ...

The 2016 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes Benz of Charlottesville will return to Charlottesville to celebrate the best of Central Virginia wines at the Jefferson Theater, various local restaurants, and nTelos Wireless Pavilion Thursday, April 7 through Saturday,...

The Baked Bear Custo...

Proprietor Joseph Halloum has opened The Baked Bear custom gourmet ice cream sandwich shop in a food concession trailer in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood. The Baked Bear affords customers the opportunity to enjoy a custom designed ice cream sandwich using a four-step process that...

Yountville Live Announces Lineup for 2nd Annual Fo...

The second annual Yountville Live, the country’s ultimate and intimate food, wine and music celebration takes place in Yountville, California, the culinary capital of the Napa Valley from March 31 – April 3, 2016, featuring a star-studded line-up of rock-star chefs, the finest Napa Valley wines, and chart-topping musical acts to offer special up close and personal, semi-acoustic sets by The Goo Goo Dolls, American Idol Winner Kris Allen, Mayer Hawthorne, and Plain White T’s with emerging artist performances sprinkled throughout the weekend. Dozens of the valley’s celebrated vintners, including Trinchero Family Estates, Jessup Cellars,...

Vineyard 29 Heading ...

 Photos courtesy of Vineyard 29 Oxbow Public Market, anchoring the popular Oxbow District of downtown Napa, has announced that Chuck and Anne McMinn, proprietors of Vineyard 29, one of Napa Valley’s most prominent wine estates, will open CRU @ the Annex at the Market in the Summer of 2016....

7th Annual TASTE AWARDS Tempt Viewers

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photography by Rey Del Fierro Some of the very best in food, fashion and lifestyle programming were honored at the 7th Annual TASTE AWARDS at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theater on February 11th. GEV was there to congratulate the winners and rub elbows with the food and fashion glitterati who came to celebrate. The Awards Show featured a star-studded lineup, including celebrity presenters Brian Boitano (Food Network, HGTV), Bobby Bognar (History Channel, Bio Channel), Jolene Sugarbaker (YouTube), Marisa Churchill (Bravo’s Top Chef, Author), Bret Harris (Indiegogo), Jake Wall (Project Runway),...

Joanne Weir Celebrat...

  On Tuesday, February 23, a very special Agave Girls will take place at Copita Tequileria y Comida in Sausalito, as Joanne Weir, author of Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food, TV personality, James Beard award-winning cookbook author and the...

JCB Tasting Salon and Atelier by JCB Open in Yountville Feb13

JCB Tasting Salon an...

JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset today unveiled the JCB Tasting Salon, a wine tasting and luxury lifestyle retail destination, and Atelier by JCB, a gourmet epicerie that offers a curated assortment of gourmet culinary delights in the epicurean heart of the Napa Valley in Yountville.  The JCB...

Last minute Valentine’s Day Dining Options in the Bay Area Feb11

Last minute Valentin...

San Francisco Aatxe Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with Aatxe and enjoy a special supplemental menu created by Chef Ryan Pollnow on Friday and Saturday evening – highlights include Oysters on the 1/2 shell and California Osetra Caviar Montadito. In addition, guest can let the kitchen...

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Zinfandel Feb05

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Celebrates 25...

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) is setting the stage for the Silver Anniversary of Zinfandel Experience 2016, affectionately known as ZinEx. This highly anticipated, annual three-day extravaganza of tastings features illustrious culinary partners, seminars, and once-in-a-lifetime winemaker dinners. With a special nod to its quarter century status as the educational resource behind “America’s Heritage Grape,” the San Francisco based event, taking place Thursday, February 25 through Saturday, February 27, will offer more face time with both the legends and rising stars of the Zinfandel world during five celebratory...

Lake Sonoma Winery O...

Images by Bob McClenahan Lake Sonoma Winery has opened a new tasting lounge on the historic Sonoma Plaza. Founded in 1977, the new Lake Sonoma Winery home offers fans, followers and club members a warm, welcoming space to enjoy wine in the heart of Sonoma’s downtown shopping district. “Lake...

Super Fans Rejoice: ...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photography by Matthew Brandalise All that glitters is definitely Super Bowl related this week. San Francisco has polished Justin Herman Plaza and the surrounding area to create a gleaming city-within-a-city primed and ready for locals and tourists ready to celebrate...

Bottlerock Napa Valley Announces 2016 Daily Lineup

Single day passes for the fourth annual BottleRock Napa Valley music, wine, food, and craft brew festival, presented by JaM Cellars on May 27 – 29, 2016, will be available February 2 at 10:00 a.m. PST and may be purchased at BottleRockNapaValley.com and Eventbrite.com. Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase their passes early. Three-day General Admission, VIP and VIP Plus Skydeck passes are sold out and a limited quantity of single day passes will be available starting at $109 per person.   The legendary Stevie Wonder will kick-off the festival on Friday, May 27, followed by indie rock superstars Florence + The Machine on...

GEV Magazine’s Winter Issue 19.0 Feb01

GEV Magazine’s...

Welcome to a shiny new year and our first issue of 2016! Fiercely fabulous, actress Necar Zadegan graces our cover and gives us a peek into her life as one of the radiant stars of Bravo’s hit series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Fresh off our commitment to brilliant New Year’s...

SEASON OF THE OLIVE FINALE WEEKEND IN SONOMA VALLEY Jan30

SEASON OF THE OLIVE ...

By Tamara Gorman Strasser The sixteenth annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season, a celebration of the olive harvest and an agricultural and epicurean showcase, has been upon us since December 2015.  Encompassing a range of exceptional events, culinary thrills and Valley-wide promotions – from the...

Make an illuminating dedication to your love this Valentine’s Day Jan29

Make an illuminating dedication to your love this ...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin On January 26, 2016, the relighting of The Bay Lights on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge once again lit up the distinctive city scape of San Francisco and will be a permanent fixture of The Bay Bridge. Conceived and permitted as a two-year installation, the original artwork shone nightly from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge from March 5, 2013, to March 5, 2015. The visionary behind The Bay Lights was Ben Davis, Founder and President of ILLUMINATE, and the world’s largest LED light sculpture was created by internationally renowned artist Leo Villarreal. ILLUMINATE successfully led the effort to return...

Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2016 Arrives March 3...

Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the preeminent food and wine festival attracting the most revered and talented chefs from across the globe, returns to Pebble Beach Resorts for the ninth year in a row, March 31 – April 3, 2016. Presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, Pebble Beach Food & Wine is set to feature three-nights and four-days of acclaimed culinary and wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive dining experiences available in the world set against the storied backdrop of Pebble Beach, drawing well-traveled glitterati and gourmands. A gastronomic delight of discovery, in past years the...

Celebrate the ocean + luscious romantic seafood with your loved one on Valentine’s Day Jan25

Celebrate the ocean ...

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the team at Farallon developed a special menu from Chef/Owner Mark Franz and new Executive Chef Jason Ryczek which sets the mood for a truly romantic dining experience. This extravagant food and wine menu pairing, combined with the stunning...

Okane Now Open in Sa...

Okane, now open in San Francisco, California, specializes in izakaya and sushi, providing the Bay Area with an engaging new dining and drinking option that affords guests one of the City’s most authentic Japanese izakaya experiences with an emphasis on traditional dishes. Okane is the...

Countdown to Flavor! Napa Valley March 16 – 20, 20...

The countdown to Flavor! Napa Valley, March 16 – 20, 2016, has begun. The five-day food and wine festival supports programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus in St. Helena, CA.  Flavor! Napa Valley showcases the finest in farm-to-table cuisine and world class wines with a series of local and celebrity chef demonstrations, intimate winemaker workshops, as well as grand tastings and exclusive experiences to bring out the best flavors of Napa Valley. A highlight of Flavor! Napa Valley 2016 events include:   Wednesday, March 16 — First Taste, Napa Valley, presented by Downtown Napa at the...

CabFest Napa Valley ...

CabFest Napa Valley, the premier luxury lifestyle event that celebrates Cabernet Sauvignon and benefits the arts, is set to return to the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville, California, March 4 – 6, 2016. CabFest Napa Valley, a world-class, three-day arts...

California’s T...

Tickets are now on sale for the United States’ premier public artisan cheese event, the 10th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, which takes place March 18 – 20, 2016.  The weekend-long Festival is a celebration of California cheesemakers, chefs, brewers, cider makers,...

Roka Akor Celebrates National Meat Month with Big Wine, Big Steaks Jan05

Roka Akor Celebrates...

January marks National Meat Month, and Roka Akor San Francisco (801 Montgomery Street) celebrates all month long with high quality, prime-cut steaks prepared on the robata grill. Throughout the month of January, Roka Akor will offer limited time specials such as Domestic Wagyu Flights for...

Day 12: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec24

Day 12: GEV’s ...

The twelfth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is the one you’ve been waiting for… your chance to become a GoPro® Foodie! DETAILS: GoPro “Foodie” Pack (a Go Pro Hero 4 Black, 3-way folding selfie stick, camera housing, Lexar 633X 32GB micro SD card) About GoPro...

A Taste of Buenos Ai...

Take a virtual trip to the smoky clubs of Buenos Aires via stellar performances by the entire cast of Luis Bravo’s ‘FOREVER TANGO’ now through January 10, 2016 at San Francisco’s newly remodeled Herbst Theatre. Starring ‘Dancing with the Stars’ alums Anna...

Day 11: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec23

Day 11: GEV’s ...

The eleventh gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a fresh and modern approach to beautiful portraiture. Let photographer Rosaura Sandoval capture gorgeous, classic and authentic photographs of you! DETAILS: Modern Beauty Portrait Session with Rosaura Studios (includes hair/ make-up,...

Day 10: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec21

Day 10: GEV’s ...

The tenth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for foodies who care about sustainable farming! Five Marys Farms’ heritage breeds are pasture raised; you’ll taste the difference in every succulent bite. DETAILS: FIVE MARYS FARMS PREMIUM HOLIDAY GIFT BOX 1 rack of lamb 1 leg of...

Day 9: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec20

Day 9: GEV’s 1...

The ninth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is the perfect choice for stylish photographers (and handbag lovers). DETAILS: THE CLAREMONT LEATHER CAMERA BAG The perfect camera accessory for style & fashion conscious photographers. This leather crossbody bag is designed to fit and...

Day 8: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec19

Day 8: GEV’s 1...

The eighth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a bourbon and chocolate extravaganza! DETAILS: A copy of Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler and an assortment of Kollar Chocolates : 16-piece assortment featuring a selection of Kollar’s classic truffles as well as new seasonal flavors...

St. Helena offers new visitor experiences in Heart of Napa Valley Dec18

St. Helena offers ne...

St. Helena, the premier travel destination in Napa Valley, welcomes the winter season in wine country with a slew of new visitor experiences, openings, holiday events and exciting promotions including the debut of luxury boutiques at Meadowood Napa Valley, a city-wide winery tour, and the...

15th Annual “Feast of the Olive” Epicurean Celebration Returns  to Sonoma Valley on January 30, 2016 Dec18

15th Annual “Feast o...

Olive Season in Sonoma Valley continues in January 2016 by hosting a series of events, including the 15th annual Feast of the Olive dinner at Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn in Sonoma on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Featuring culinary delights and exceptional wine offerings from...

Day 7: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec18

Day 7: GEV’s 1...

The seventh gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a luxurious night’s sleep atop Savvy Sleepers ‘White Russian’ 100% Pure Satin Pillow Cases. DETAILS: Winner may select a set of 4, any combo of Standard and King sizes. Ultra-smooth for hair & skin Recommended for protecting hair...

Day 6: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec17

Day 6: GEV’s 1...

The sixth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for anyone who appreciates exquisite sweets. It includes: Handmade Artisan Chocolates from Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates Artisan Extract Gift Set by Sonoma Syrup Co. DETAILS: Explore the luxurious textures and captivating flavors—both...

Wine Road’s Winter W...

While the vineyards throughout Sonoma County might be dormant all winter, Wine Road is once again shaking the cold weather blues with its annual “Winter WINEland” event on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, 2016. In its 24th year, “Winter WINEland” invites guests to create their own...

V. Sattui Winery Off...

In honor of the Super Bowl’s 50th year, and because the location is in one of the best food cities in America, V. Sattui invites guests to elevate your typical tailgate munchies to new heights!  The winery  offers Wine & Food Pairing sessions where chips and dip become so much...

Last-minute Holiday Ideas in the Bay Area Dec16

Last-minute Holiday ...

In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is 9 days from now and if you’re in panic because you haven’t made special plans for your family yet, Here’s a list of places to check out to make your Bay Area Holiday much more festive and brighter! With these great offerings,...

Day 5: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec16

Day 5: GEV’s 1...

The fifth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is courtesy of Muguette Renee Luxury Fragrances and Candles. The Gift Box Set includes: Bamboo & White Grapefruit Candle Bamboo & White Grapefruit Eau de Cologne Pashmina (80% wool, 20% silk) About Muguette Renee Handcrafted in San...

Day 4: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec15

Day 4: GEV’s 1...

The fourth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for anyone who loved “Bottleshock” or “Somm”. Here’s a chance to blend your OWN wine as Count or Countess for the Day at Buena Vista Winery! DETAILS: Would you like to be The Count or Countess? Join Buena Vista...

Day 3: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec14

Day 3: GEV’s 1...

The third gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a wonderful introduction to a natural, tea-based line of skincare. The Matcha Skin Gift Set includes: 
8 oz. Matcha Milk Bath 4 oz. Matcha Soap 2 oz. Matcha Mask 2 oz. Matcha Lip Scrub 0.5 oz. Matcha Lip Balm This luxurious gift set comes in...

Day 2: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec13

Day 2: GEV’s 1...

The second gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for chocolate-loving San Francisco 49ers fans. It includes: 50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History  by Jerry Rice and Randy O. Williams (autographed copy) A 3-pack of decadent dessert mixes from Stonewall...

Day 1: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec12

Day 1: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Givea...

The first gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for everyone who loves to spend time in the kitchen. It includes A Blueberry Batter Bowl Gift Set from Stonewall Kitchen Inside the Test Kitchen: 120 New Recipes, Perfected by Tyler Florence Napa Valley Whole Spice Blends and Seasoning Set DETAILS: The Blueberry Batter Bowl Gift Set includes an exclusively designed ceramic, spouted batter bowl in colorful blue with a blueberry bush design on the rim. The bowl is filled with Wild Maine Blueberry Syrup (8.5 oz.), a Small Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam (12.5 oz.), and a Medium Navy Spatula. Inside the Test...

Volta to Open Soon i...

Restaurateurs Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje, owners of the acclaimed Perbacco and barbacco, are collaborating on a new restaurant, Volta, a modern brasserie slated to open mid-December. Volta will offer a menu that pays homage to France and draws from Chef Terje’s Scandinavian heritage,...

Chinatown’s Fi...

By Meileena Bautista Photos by Rey DelFierro All rights reserved Used with permission October 15, 2015 marked the beginning of the first-ever Chinatown International Fashion Week (CIFW). It made a powerful impression on the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Industry with its exciting pomp and...

12 Days of Giving Starts December 12th! Dec07

12 Days of Giving St...

NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes entry period is from December 12, 2015...

GEV Magazine’s Gift Guide Issue 18.0

By Kaye Cloutman What is the true concept of celebrity? At GEV, we are constantly besieged with pitches from PR firms about their celebrity clients. While this is flattering, we also feel we have a huge responsibility to the community regarding who we feature. Fame is great but when the question arises “what has this person done for the community?” more often than not you can hear a pin drop while waiting for the answer. Therefore, it is a true honor that we are not only graced by one but five individuals in the Bay Area who I consider Santa’s true helpers all year round. These people, despite their media stature, are truly grounded...

Tout Sweet Pâtisseri...

Tout Sweet Pâtisserie announced today that they are accepting orders for the Fall/Holiday season, providing the sweetest complement for Thanksgiving feasts and upcoming holiday parties or corporate events. In addition to special orders of Yigit Pura’s line of unique signature cakes and...

A Taste of Wine Coun...

For foodies and wine lovers, few things are as thrilling as uncovering a local gem to share with others. Life in the South Bay is hectic; we often daydream of escaping to Napa or Sonoma. So how wonderful to happen upon a soothing courtyard that echoes California wine country minus the two...

Farallon Uncorks 17t...

San Francisco’s nationally distinguished Farallon restaurant, in conjunction with 60 of the West Coast’s top pinot noir producers, will host the 17th annual PinotFest celebration this November.  Throughout the festive, pinot-centric month, Farallon dinner guests can choose from carefully...

Exciting New Brunch ...

One of our favorite SF restaurants, DOSA, is launching a brand new brunch menu at their Valencia Street location! DOSA’s talented kitchen team has been perfecting a comprehensive menu that focuses on brunch classics, authentic Indian street foods as well as traditional South Indian...

Meet Joanne Weir for Book Launch at Chez Panisse + Discussion with Gary Danko at Commonwealth Club Nov02

Meet Joanne Weir for...

Both a valuable kitchen resource and an inspiring armchair read, Kitchen Gypsy pairs 100 delicious recipes with Weir’s colorful stories, featuring anecdotes from her extensive travels through Italy, France, Morocco, and more, as well as memories from the first days of California cuisine. With...

Luxe Brunch Options ...

Sundays in the South Bay just got a bit sweeter with the deluxe new brunch options debuting November 1, 2015 at Quattro Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. Under the sure hand of Executive Chef Marco Fossati, traditional Italian recipes are transformed into modern culinary...

Sublime Small-Bite T...

Fall is just beginning in Sonoma, California. Grape harvests are finished and the delicate hum of early autumn may be felt in the quieter crowds and sun-warmed afternoons. With the change in seasons, it was time to revisit one of our favorite Sonoma tasting rooms, Three Sticks Wines’...

A Taste of Aruba in San Francisco Oct19

A Taste of Aruba in ...

By Kaye Cloutman Images by Brian Wong Photography With the holidays fast-approaching and the many demands that this season invariably brings, one might find that the best way to avoid the imminent stressful hustle-and-bustle is just to be stranded on an island. As crazy as that may sound, a...

The 10th Anniversary...

The Elios Charitable Foundation Celebrates Greek-American Luminaries in Arts & Entertainment Saturday, November 14, 2015 The Elios Charitable Foundation announced today the program and honorees for the 10th Anniversary Hellenic Charity Ball, to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at...

Esquire Netwok Raise...

ESQUIRE NETWORK RAISES A GLASS TO THE CULINARY WORLD’S TOUGHEST TEST WHEN “UNCORKED” PREMIERES NOVEMBER 10TH AT 10PM ET/PT Based on the documentary “SOMM,” “Uncorked” Charts The Journey Of Six of New York’s Hottest Wine Stewards As They Attempt...

The opening party Ma...

Saatchi Gallery London 13th October – 1st November 2015 A journey through the origins of CHANEL’s creations capturing the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. Photo Credit © Anne Combaz Opening hours 10am – 6pm 7 days a...

Oh so fun at Ô Chate...

By Kathryn Holland Besser At a recent ‘petit week-end’ in Paris, we happened upon an open secret among Parisian oenophiles: Ô Chateau Wine Bar. The brainchild of Olivier Magny (who helped the outside world discover the ‘quoi’ in ‘je ne sais quoi’ via his...

The 2015 Sonoma Music Festival Crushes It With Thr...

By Tamara Gorman Photography by Rey Del Fierro When the sun comes up on a sleepy little town, down around San Francisco, and the folks are risin’ for another day…   Another day of unforgettable music, fantastic food and world-class wine as the first ever Sonoma Music Festival –formerly known as the B.R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival –  rocked downtown Sonoma for three incredible, star-filled days. You may recognize the name B.R. Cohn for their great wines and out-of-this-world olive oil, but B. R. Cohn is also known for his connection to rock and roll, catapulting The Doobie Brothers to fame as their manager for most of the...

Napa Valley’s Renowned Wine Merchant Kerrin Laz To Open Her First Tasting Room in Yountville CA Oct13

Napa Valley’s Renowned Wine Merchant Kerrin ...

K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION, a beautifully appointed Tasting Room and retail shop from former Dean & DeLuca Wine Director and industry insider Kerrin Laz, is opening in Yountville, CA. One of Napa Valley’s most beloved wine personalities and trusted consultants, Kerrin is making her collection of more than 500 wine labels – including some of the most coveted and hard-to-come-by bottles and her favorite undiscovered gems – available to the public for tastings and for purchase at the new shop. With a prime location on Washington Street in downtown Yountville, just steps away from Napa Valley hot spots like Ad Hoc by Thomas Keller, Redd by...

Nordstrom Presents S...

Sasha Farber Vera Wang Eugenia Washington Omar Sharif Jr. Shanti’s 41ST Anniversary Benefit Dinner, hosted by Omar Sharif Jr. takes place on October 14, 2015 at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. The evening will include a cocktail reception and silent auction; an incredible live auction...

Mavericks Brewing Makes Beer with Recycled Water

Mavericks Brewing, an independent craft brewery in Northern California devoted to creating innovative American craft beer in cans, in collaboration with Meeting of the Minds, a conference dedicated to the future of urban sustainability, is sponsoring a tasting event after unveiling a prototype of their specially brewed Tunnel Vision beer made from high purity recycled water. The new version is created using the same recipe as their best-selling Mavericks Tunnel Vision IPA but using recycled water sourced from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Meeting of the Minds will host the following panel of leaders from...

Spandau Ballet Participates in KFOG’s #BoobP...

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Spandau Ballet has contributed vocals and saxophone to San Francisco radio station KFOG’s breast cancer benefit song and video. In the song, Spandau Ballet members Tony Hadley and Steve Norman perform alongside many of rock’s biggest artists including: Hozier, Florence + The Machine, Vance Joy, Michael Franti, Matt Nathanson, Elle King, Grace Potter, ZZ Ward, Graham Nash and members of the Grateful Dead. The song, entitled “Boob Spelled Backwards is Boob” debuted yesterday on KFOG In The Morning and can be downloaded on iTunes. The accompanying music video can be accessed...

GEV Magazine’s Summer Issue 17.0

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Creator of Ahmad Couture, Sha Ali Ahmad is blazing his way on the red carpet. With GEV’s current Issue 17 celebrating all things INDIA, Sha’s intricate and beautiful designs grace the issue’s cover and shares with us his story growing up in a small town that lead him to New Delhi, a city highly connected to fashion and one of the top fashion cities in the world. Aside from being a fashion designer what is something you intend or plan to do in your career life? I want to build a Fashion House to provide a healthy working environment for the less fortunate in my county. I want to provide a place where they can...

Behind the scenes of our dazzling shoot with Emily...

By Kathryn Holland Besser They’re warm, witty and committed to using every inch of their budding restaurant empire in support of a good cause. To top it all off, they’re absolutely stunning and brought their OWN clothes to our photo shoot! Emily and Anjan Mitra of San Francisco’s DOSA restaurant rolled out the red carpet for GEV Magazine, welcoming us with a veritable feast for the senses. Our fashion/beauty team included a few of our newest collaborators: photographers Rosaura Sandoval (www.rosaurastudios.com) and Calvina Yang Nguyen (www.calvinaphotography.com) along with make-up artist Brittni J. Coleman...

East Bay Chefs Sergio Emilio Monleón & Emily Sarlatte To Open La Marcha This Month Oct01

East Bay Chefs Sergi...

Photography by Phi Tran Chefs Sergio Emilio Monleón and Emily Sarlatte, owners of Ñora Cocina Española, the popular Oakland-based mobile catering business, will open their highly-anticipated, first full-service restaurant: La Marcha, a rustic, neighborhood tapas bar in the heart of Berkeley,...

Join Joanne Weir at ...

Copita, a modern Mexican restaurant and tequila bar that offers over 120 different tequilas, has announced its fall return for the popular Agave Girl series. On September 29, the restaurant, located in the heart of beautiful Sausalito, will host tequila sponsor, Clase Azul, for a special...

ENJOY TASTING ALONG ...

The 17th Annual “A Wine & Food Affair” in Northern Sonoma County calls for a weekend of tasting along the Wine Road. Throughout the weekend, guests will have the opportunity to visit more than 100 participating wineries stretching across Sonoma County’s Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian...

Taste Catering &...

With Super Bowl 50 coming to the San Francisco Bay Area in February 2016, Taste Catering and Event Planning unveiled custom Super Bowl-themed offerings sure to score big with clients, colleagues and friends. In addition to creating tailored events for VIP hospitality programs hosted by the...

Essential Travel App...

Regent Street App Regent Street, one of London’s major shopping streets, is one of the first to pioneer an exclusive mobile phone app that delivers personalised content to shoppers about what is on offer during their visit to London on that day. This interactive app uses Bluetooth...

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