Julia Millay Walsh | November 25, 2011 8:15 amSaturday at 11 a.m., The Fairmont San Francisco will unveil its 2011 gingerbread house with an official ribbon cutting by children from the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Make-A-Wish Foundation. The extravagant Winter wonderland measures 22' by 23' and is nearly double the size of last year's house (shown), which was the largest in the state. Led by Executive Chef JW Foster and Pastry Chef Stephan Sullivan, the house was constructed with 7,500 homemade gingerbread bricks, 1,200 pounds of icing, and 650 pounds of colorful candy.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 4, 2011 8:15 amChristmas is two months away, so it's about time you started polishing up your gingerbread-cookie-decorating skills. By the time the holiday rolls around, you'll be the new Martha Stewart! What better way to ease yourself into domestic prowess than with a cocktail in hand?Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 2, 2011 1:45 pmCelebrated local interior designer, popular blogger, and self-professed tartan-lover Scot Meacham Wood is kicking off the holiday in style tomorrow — is there any other way? — with "Designing Your Holidays," an evening of inspirational ideas and holiday merriment for celebrations from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, at the Kravet showroom at the SF Design Center (101 Henry Adams St.).
Beginning at 6 p.m., the designer will take us through several demonstrations of festive style, including "First Impressions — Creating Breathtaking Invitations," "Concocting Custom Cocktails," "Creating the Perfect Table," "Wreaths and Garlands 101," "Nibbles — The Perfect Cocktail Party Menu," "Take Away — Custom Parting Gifts," and more! Space is limited, so RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat!Read More