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TrendyLime’s Alice in Wonderland 4th Anniversary Party in SF

Trendy Lime's 4th Anniversary Party. Photo credit: CalMax PhotographyCalMax Photography

Last week, I attended TrendyLime‘s 4th Anniversary party, an Alice in Wonderland-themed soiree held at Drake Bar & Lounge in San Francisco. The venue was filled with costumed attendees ready to socialize, take in several Wonderland games and pose in the photo booth. With two floors of space, Drake was a great spot for accommodating so many guests. Continue reading “TrendyLime’s Alice in Wonderland 4th Anniversary Party in SF”

Grand Opening of the New Muka in Hayes Valley (and Photos)!

Grand Opening of Muka in San Francisco - Illuminated Bar at Night

Last Friday marked the opening of Muka, a French restaurant and wine bar formerly located under the Alliance Française de San Francisco, at its new location at 370 Grove St. in Hayes Valley.

Situated a block from the beginning of the main drag of Hayes Street (near the corner of Absinthe, Dobb’s Ferry, Chez Maman) and just down the street from notable San Francisco attractions (SF Symphony, SF Opera), the new location is certainly more convenient for most. And while it’s farther away from where I live, the new spot is great because it offers more space and much more natural sunlight than a lounge that’s located underground. Continue reading “Grand Opening of the New Muka in Hayes Valley (and Photos)!”

A Recap of Trendy Lime’s JETLAG 26 at the Clift Hotel in SF

Photo of Trendy Lime's JETLAG 26 at Clift Hotel by Damien Miller of Sapient Studios

Fashion. Travel. Fancy underpants. These were just some of the themes present at Trendy Lime’s JETLAG 26, held last Wednesday at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. The hotel’s lounge, The Redwood Room, was sealed off for this chic charity event, benefitting the Academy of Friends, an organization that raises funds for care services and educational programs for those at risk of HIV/AIDS. Continue reading “A Recap of Trendy Lime’s JETLAG 26 at the Clift Hotel in SF”

Garbage @ The Warfield Theatre (10.01.12)

Garbage at the Warfield Theatre, Oct. 1 2012

In the midst of all my travel posts, I wanted to get back to an old theme and share something music-related. Last night, Garbage, one of my favorite bands ever, performed at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. Anyone who had their pivotal youth years in the early-to-mid 90s can appreciate the magnitude of such a show. They performed all their old favorites, as well as new songs including one that was apparently never played live before. It was a great show, perhaps the best concert I’ve ever been to. Continue reading “Garbage @ The Warfield Theatre (10.01.12)”

Taking a break from BlogVille – How to help the victims of the Emilia-Romagna earthquakes if you live in America

Terremoto Emilia 2012 – Emilia (Italy) Earthquake May 2012 from Roberto Mettifogo on Vimeo.

The above video is a quick representation of the devastating effects of the recent slew of earthquakes in Italy’s region of Emilia-Romagna. Occurring in May and well into June—the most recent of which I felt a few days ago in Rimini, an earthquake centered in Ravenna—the earthquakes destroyed many historic buildings and left important businesses in shambles. Over 15,000 people were left homeless and many lost their lives. In short, much of Italy’s perhaps most productive region was left shattered.

Emilia-Romagna produces much of the world’s most revered food products (prosciutto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Sangiovese, aceto balsamico di Modena, etc.) and maintains timeless art, while housing a population of some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. The beautiful medieval towns are irreplaceable, and they provide as tourist attractions for a country that really needs it.

But how can you help if you live in the United States?

The fine folks at L’Italo Americano Newspaper are currently running a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the Emilia-Romagna earthquakes. While any donation amount is accepted, anyone contributing over $50 and fans them on Facebook gets a free annual subscription to the publication.

L'Italo Americano Newspaper's Relief Fund for Emilia-Romagna