Souls of SF -Travel

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Watch Out… San Francisco is dangerously fabulous!


Watch Out SF


 Is it the fog, street art, steep hills, or forward fashion? Or because we are the “tech epicenter” or perhaps just the most beautiful city in the world? Ski one day, drink wine in Napa the next! Be anywhere or do anything. Well almost anything!


Acrobatic Wish I coud do that? Don't drink while trying this!


Introducing Flight Courtier – an internationally based travel company that offers the comfort of First and Business class travel at reduced rates. Think flat beds, champagne, actual food and dessert! Service with a smile! Arrive at your destination refreshed, unwrinkled and ready for business. Please be sure to tell them Wear2Where sent you!


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Does being married or single influence Where to Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married?  (M)  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two.   (MS)



W Hotel – Cool and never boring, LED certified. Gaze out the floor to ceiling windows in your “Fantastic Suite” while sipping Napa wine. Their new 24 hour “FIT” gym looks like a disco. Whatever it takes to get you there.  (M/S)


W Hotel FIT


Hotel Triton – Boutique hotel at the gates of Chinatown. Pet friendly, wine hour and a perfect location make this a great choice. Book the Hãagen-Dazs’ “Sweet Suite” or the Jerry Garcia and Kathy Griffin suites! Food and celebrities!  Win -Win    (M/S)


Hotel Triton


Hotel Des Arts – Imagine staying in an art gallery? All rooms showcase art works of emerging artists. Think graffiti, edgy and hip. At the crossroads of Chinatown, Financial District and Union Sq. Value hotel! (S)


Bed Fantasy Hotel des Arts


 Diva Hotel– Sexy, modern and absolutely not for everyone. Centrally located in Union Square, guests take advantage of the artist-designed diva lounges, 24-hour fitness center, newly remodeled business center and Starbucks located just off the lobby.  (S)


Hotel Drisco  – Quiet oasis in charming Pacific Heights neighborhood. Near great shopping boutiques on Sacramento, Fillmore and Union Streets. Stroll the streets of the “Gold Coast,” explore nearby Golden Gate Park. Complimentary buffet breakfast, wine & cheese, bath products by Agaria. Free WiFi & bicycles. Why leave?   (M) 


Better question – Which country to visit? SF is obsessed w/ food. From farmers markets, food trucks (Off the Grid), taco stands & oyster bars to Michelin Star Restaurants – we have it all! 

Off The Grid


Urchin Bistrot– hot Valencia Street corridor. Cal-French restaurant delivers “Classics with a Twist” Hiro Stone does it again!
The Commissary Traci des Jardin newly anticipated Spanish Cal food in the Presidio
Colibri – Mexican, located in Union Square, great margaritas and guacamole! Remember, you need to stay awake to see theater across the street!
Hog Island Oyster Co. – Oysters and champagne – What could be better?
Red Dog Restaurant & Bar – Farmhouse cooking at the Ferry Building (voted best Bloody Mary)
Akiko -Seafood fresh out the ocean. A visit to Tokyo w/out the jet lag


Hog Island Oysters Voted Best Bloddy Mary  Crab at Fishermans Wharf


Cigar Bar and Grill – Eat, dine and dance in this cool cocktail lounge/restaurant. Salsa dancing, live music Thursday – Saturday nights. Great Mexican food
Bimbos 365– live entertainment, private parties – an institution in San Francisco
Local Edition – chic subterranean lounge. No signage – look carefully. A speakeasy style bar w/ newspaper theme.
Underground – The End Up – SF #1 after hours club.


The End Up Underground SF


*** Travel Tip Secret rendezvous? Forbes Island – Dine on a boat in the middle of the Bay! No one will ever see you!

*** Hot ticket? Cirque du Soleill Kurious coming November 14th



Co-Authored by Jade Wu





Napa Travel

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Sniff     Night Out in Napa

Inhale deeply. From the aroma of grapes to sexy lounges, Napa offers something for everyone. Whether flying through the air or staying firmly on the ground, you will get “high” in the Wine Country. No longer sleepy and quiet, Napa Valley is a hotbed of new restaurants, gala events, festivals & of course wineries.

One winery not to miss – Raymond Vineyards. Come for the tasting, stay for the day. Sniff  their Corridor of Senses. Reserve the tasting tour, then become a winemaker for the day in the blending room and end the day relaxing in their plush Velvet Red Room w/ baccarat chandeliers. (see above) On 90 acres it’s truly gorgeous!


Welcome to the Napa Valley    Up and Away (Courtesy of Google Images)

Hidden Gems in Napa : By appointment only – personal private tastings is the way to go. Lunch helps absorb the wine. Just be sure to reserve ahead and the right travel outfits help you stand out.  Just don’t spill any wine on them!


Kenzo Estate – The French Laundry of wineries, this 3,800 acre estate in the hills of Napa is over the top. After a tour be sure to reserve the food pairing from Restaurant Bouchon (owned by Thomas Keller).

If you love bubbly  (who doesn’t?) book a Tues. or Wed 11:30 tour at Schramsberg Vineyards in Calistoga. Who said dark underground caves aren’t sexy?

Signorello Vineyards – Summer Pairing on the terrace (Sat and Sun: 1-3)

Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyards – drive up harrowing Diamond Mountain, be rewarded w/incredible views, pools & spectacular wine. For serious wine lovers!  Your travel outfits should be chic but comfortable!

New Kids on the Block In Yountville try R&D Kitchen. With locations in Santa Monica & Newport Beach, this restaurant lends a touch of laid back glamour. Huge outside w/fireplace pit, great indoor bar for artisanal cocktails & burgers. Empire Lounge in Napa announces it’s present w/ flaming torch outside, dark and sultry inside,  is the new social hot spot. Drink or dine, open until 2:00 AM.


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Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).

Andaz Napa – This boutique hotel, owned by Hyatt, merges seamlessly w/the emergence of revitalized downtown Napa. Rooms mix hardwood, leather & white marble for a country sophistication. Dine at Farm Table Restaurant & drink at their Mercantile Social. A perfect location to stroll downtown. (MS)

North Block – Located in food-centric Yountville (formerly Hotel Luca), this modern boutique hotel w/ its Restoration Hardware look is perfectly situated. Try the “uncorked” spa treatment w/ ground grape seeds & throw on your travel clothes to dine at the Italian Redd Wood attached to the hotel.  (S)

Solage Calistoga – Up valley in Calistoga on 23 acres is this luxurious resort with a social conscience. LEED certified w/ free bikes to cruise around in, green cleaning products, composting, natural linens and organic food in their Solbar Restaurant. Holistic, healthy and hot! (MS)


Into the Vineyards  Top Down  Cheers! (Coutresy of Google Images)

All modes of transportation work BUT the best thing is to call Designated Driver and leave the driving to them!


Co-authored by: Tiffany Do