From ever-evolving tasting menus to perfect weekend getaways, June offers a world of wonder in San Francisco and beyond.
Kick off Pride month with Celebrity Cruises’ nonstop LGBTQ celebration boasting endless ocean views.
Come sail away with Celebrity Cruises’ fourth annual Pride Party at Sea, a nonstop LGBTQ-friendly fete across 11 of the brand’s luxurious vessels. The festive affair boasts a bevy of social events from a welcome party and flag raising to colorful parades and a specialty Pride cocktail. Festivities kick off on the Edge, a seven-night trek through Italy, France and Spain disembarking June 4. From there, the party is passed off to the other ships—seven- to 12-night excursions exploring the bounty of in-demand destinations such as Alaska, the Mediterranean, the Italian Riviera, France and Iceland—a celebration that breaks both barriers and time zones. celebritycruises.com
Rustic-chic decor abounds in Desolation Hotel’s well-appointed lodgings.
Lounge in a personal wilderness at the new Desolation Hotel. Opening this summer, the elegantly eco-conscious getaway is South Lake Tahoe’s premier microresort. Guests are invited to take sanctuary in thoughtfully designed, dog-friendly townhomes, studios and suites, featuring a blend of polished Scandinavian design and tranquil Japanese style—each fully equipped with premium comforts. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and explore; take a dip in the outdoor saltwater pool, break a sweat in the Peloton-studded fitness studio or dine from the fresh, seasonal menu at Maggie’s Restaurant & Bar. 933 Poplar St., South Lake Tahoe, 530.525.0101, desolationhotel.com
R INN NAPA boasts stunning outdoor spaces perfect for soaking up rays or lounging in the shade.
Find a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life at the newly unveiled R INN Napa. Drawing inspiration from small European hotels, the family-owned contemporary boutique hotel features locally sourced art, a chic lobby lounge, delicate morning pastries, a 1,200-square-foot bungalow, stunning courtyards and gardens, stylish dining rooms, private chefs and bespoke menus—the perfect place to appreciate all the wonders of Napa Valley. 623 Coombs St., Napa, 707.265.6200, rinnnapa.com
The celebrated Roxie Theater will host in-person film screenings throughout Framelime46.
The world’s longest-running showcase of queer cinema, Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival celebrates its 46th year with more than 90 screenings across the Bay Area. The Frameline46 opening night gala, Centerpiece Party and Frameline Awards are must-attends. June 16-26, frameline.org
Coastal Kitchen’s elevated dishes include myriad small plates with locally sourced seafood and delicate pasta.
Coastal Kitchen is a stunning new addition to the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Executive chef Michael Rotondo’s six-course tasting menus feature delectable bites like heirloom beets with tangerine and citrus lace; truffle tortellini with moonflower, roasted cabbage and parsnip milk; and wagyu striploin with black forbidden rice, charred arrowhead cabbage and onion soubise. Enjoy wine pairings curated by sommelier Conrad Reddick served with uninterrupted views of picturesque Monterey Bay. 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, 831.920.6710, montereyplazahotel.com/coastal-kitchen
Katie Reicher showcases her love of veggies as Greens Restaurant’s new executive chef.
Greens Restaurant, one of the city’s premier vegetarian dining destinations, recently named Katie Reicher its executive chef. Following her lifelong dream to work at a veggie-focused restaurant, Reicher completed an externship with The Culinary Institute of America and trained under former executive chef Annie Somerville. Since then, Reicher has played a pivotal role in the restaurant’s history and plans to use her new position to challenge traditional kitchen culture and welcome every guest with comforting cuisine. 2 Marina Blvd., Building A, 415.771.6222, greensrestaurant.com
Each bathroom is equipped with premium comforts.
Book the corner king suite for picturesque city views.
Now entirely revamped, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SoMa is a glamorous spot for the ultimate urban escape. From well-appointed guest rooms to the full-service lobby bar to the upgraded fitness studio, every corridor is outfitted in chic contemporary decor through a multifaceted collaboration between BHDM Design and San Francisco’s leading art school, the Academy of Art University. This opulent destination is also just steps away from Oracle Park, Moscone Center and countless high-end shopping and dining destinations. 50 Third St., South of Market, 415.974.6400, hyatt.com
The Charles M. Schulz Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as well as the beloved cartoonist’s 100th birthday this November. A two-part exhibition, Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz, will kick off the centennial jubilee with a blast from the past. This exhibit allows guests to explore the original works of artists who inspired Shultz’s journey into cartooning—from Popeye to Mickey Mouse. Be sure to stay tuned for the follow-up exhibit detailing Shulz’s impact on the world of cartooning and the future artists that he inspired. Through Sept. 18, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, 707.579.4452, schulzmuseum.org
Parisa O’Connell Interior Design envisioned an art deco-inspired lobby.
The hotel’s High 5ive rooftop bar boasts deliciously boozy craft cocktails.
Architecturally inspired by the historic 1910s Beaux Arts facade and the Pacific Kissel Kar-Dean Lippi Showroom, the new Kissel Uptown Oakland has found a home at the center of the city’s eclectic arts district. Just a short walk from iconic attractions like the Fox Theater and Lake Merritt, this upscale urban sanctuary features guest rooms adorned with soothing natural aesthetics, immersion tubs and dramatic city views. Select spaces are equipped with private gardens and full wet bars. 2455 Broadway, Oakland, 510.216.1500, kisseloakland.com
Platinum multicolor sapphire and diamond four-row wave bracelet by Cicada Jewelry
Need some summer bling? Shreve & Co. boasts bold new collections. With deep roots in diamonds dating back to the Gold Rush, the lauded jeweler has established its reputation as one of the finest silver and goldsmiths in America. Don’t miss breathtaking collections from choice brands like Fire & Ice, Memoire, Paolo Costagli, Sloane Street and Mikimoto—not to mention prized timepiece selections from master watchmakers like Patek Philippe, Rolex and Breitling. 150 Post St., 415.421.2600, shreve.com
An immersive journey through the lives of Napa Valley vintners, Kenward’s educational tome is impossible to put down.
For anyone who has ever found pleasure in Napa Valley’s wines, expert vintner and proprietor Tor Kenward’s Reflections of a Vintner: Stories and Seasonal Wisdom From a Lifetime in Napa Valley (Cameron Books) is a must-read. Each chapter details a month in the life of a vintner, culminating in a yearlong venture of Kenward’s personal stories and secrets, speaking to the historic rise of the Napa Valley wine industry, his experience with Beringer Luxury Wine and his yearslong friendship with Julia Child. wines.com/reflectionsofavintner
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