Haute Author

  • NAME Melissa Martin
  • BIO A true San Franciscan at heart, Melissa grabbed the first flight back after receiving her bachelors’ degree in psychology from Boston University. Melissa loves exploring the vast array of cuisine and nightlife in San Francisco and of course, attending every Giants game she can. She is excited to share her love of the city on HauteLiving.com. Connect with Melissa by e-mail or on Twitter.

Articles By Melissa Martin

Lick Your Lollipop: The Top 5 Candy Shops in San Francisco

Whether you are trying to purchase a special treat for your Valentine or track down a unique candy from your childhood, there is a variety of amazing candy shops in San Francisco. From gummies to chocolates, to taffy and toffee, here are some of the best candy stores in the Bay Area to satisfy your sweet tooth. Read More

Chocolate Shops: The Top 5 Chocolate Shops in San Francisco

Sometimes chocolates can be a bit cliché as a Valentine’s Day gift. Luckily for us San Franciscans, we have a variety of unique chocolatiers and chocolate shops that provide extraordinary confections to make your day of romance that much sweeter. Here are a few of the best the city has to offer. Read More

Dipped in Chocolate: The Top 5 Chocolate Spa Treatments in San Francisco

With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, the perfect spa experiences this February will be chocolate spa treatments. As Spa Radiance’s owner, Angelina Umansky, told Haute Living, “Chocolate is hot and getting hotter.” From manicures to body wraps and beyond, these indulgences will surely get your body and mind in the mood for romance. Read More

Chestnut Street Welcomes Laline Boutique

On December 16, 2010, Laline held an exclusive launch party for the opening of their second San Francisco location. A magical blue-white-silver-sparkly winter theme welcomed the excited guests who were introduced to the luxurious Laline line of products. Partygoers enjoyed cheese, wine, champagne and white-blue cupcakes. Read More

Dead Skin: The Top 5 Body Scrub Treatments in San Francisco

Cold weather can leave skin dry and malnourished. With warmer weather a few months away, take time to reinvigorate your skin with a body scrub. It is not only a relaxing treatment, but will get your skin back into its peak condition. Here are a few suggestions for treatments offered in the Bay Area. Read More

Work It Out: The Top 5 Fitness Clubs in San Francisco

Now that it is three days into the New Year, it’s time to start working on those resolutions. If one of your goals for 2011 is to get in shape, the first step is selecting a great fitness facility. From trampoline jumping to TRX, here are a few of the best and most unique fitness clubs in San Francisco. Read More

Haute Dining SF: Epic Roasthouse

Set in a gorgeous restaurant space overlooking the Bay Bridge and the shimmering water below, is Epic Roasthouse. Their motto is “beyond the traditional steak house”, where they embrace a dash of modern flare to what most consider the typically stuffy atmosphere of conventional steak houses. Read More