From hotel and restaurant openings to do-good skincare and the reawkening of the cultural scene, SF is staying strong.
The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero boasts views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
1. Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero
The new Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero occupies the top 11 floors of a 48-story Financial District building, allowing sweeping views of the Bay Area. Guests have easy access to the Embarcadero waterfront, Union Square, Chinatown and more, whilethe hotel’s myriad office necessities make it a perfect away-from-home office.
Lauren Harwell Godfrey designed the bottle of Vintner’s Daughter’s latest release.
2. Active Botanical Serum
Packed with 22 nutrient- rich botanicals, Vintner’s Daughter’s Active Botanical Serum has been been revered since itlaunched in 2014. Now, a limited-release 50 ml bottle—adorned with artwork byLauren Harwell Godfrey, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Futures Without Violence—is the “it” gift for beauty-lovers this holiday season. “My design was inspired byCalifornia’s wine country, interpreted in the design language of [my jewelry line] HarwellGodfrey,” she says. “The northern Bay Area is where Vintner’s Daughter was born andwhere I created this design.”
Mussels at Izzy’s San Francisco
3. Izzy’s San Francisco
In late August, Izzy’s San Francisco made atriumphant return to full-service dining on its newly built Shannon Leahy-designed outdoor patio. Diners can now enjoy the crisp autumnair as they dig into Izzy’s chicken piccata, Cajun fried oysters, filet mignon medallionsau poivre and top-tier local wines.
PianoFight is bringing its musical flair to Oakland.
Although most in-person eventsare still on pause, PianoFight is doing its part to keep the indie arts scene alive by taking over The Flight Deck, a 99-seat black box theater in downtown Oakland. This expansion will allow the company to lend a helping hand to the local arts and nonprofitcommunities, providing various levels of support, as well as access to the theater and a space in which to livestream, record podcastsand shoot photos and film.
Photography by: Food Photo Audrey Kuhn; Piano Photo Gabriel Gurrola/Unsplash; All others courtesy of Brands