Haute Secrets: Brad Harrington’s Guide to San Francisco

Called a “marketing visionary” by the New York Post, Brad Harrington is the perfect person for the role of Chief Marketing Officer at Shaklee Corporation, a company respected for its own visionary approach to creating household products that are safe, effective and environmentally responsible. But he and stunning girlfriend, Alyson Jackson, are also among San Francisco’s leading tastemakers, with the rare ability to suddenly make a room more buzzworthy with their mere presence. No wonder they are at the top of everyone’s guest list. So where does Brad go to enjoy the City? Today he gives Haute Living his favorites.

Where were you born: San Francisco

How long in San Francisco Bay Area: 3 years this time around

Neighborhood: Mill Valley

Occupation: Chief Marketing Officer at Shaklee Corporation

Favorite restaurant: Quince

Best steakhouse: Buckeye Roadhouse in Mill Valley

Best sushi: Sushi Ran in Sausalito

Best ethnic food: Kokarri

Best Italian: Bottega in Yountville

Best pizza: Pizzeria Picco in Larkspur

Best lunch: Zuni…their mussles and rotisserie chicken are amazing

Best place for late night dining: Nopa

Best dessert: Butterscotch pudding at The Lark Creek Inn

Best place for a romantic date: Frascati in Russian Hill. When warm out, the outdoor seating with the rumbling of the cable car in the background

Best Sunday brunch: Toast in Mill Valley

Best place for a power business meeting: Four Seasons

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Cavallo Point in Sausalito

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Wilkes Bashford

Best place to buy jewelry/watches: Cartier

Best spa: Nob Hill Spa at the Huntington

Best gym/athletic facility: Bay Club San Francisco

Best massage: The Mindful Body in Pacific Heights

Brad Harrington with Alyson Jackson at the Mid Winter Gala

Favorite charity event: Mid Winter Gala which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Favorite cultural event: Michael Franti’s “Power to the People” event in Golden Gate Park

Best museum/exhibit: California Academy of Sciences

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Palace of Fine Arts

All-around favorite locale in San Francisco, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other: Burgers and Martinis at Spruce

Best aspect of San Francisco: Access to culture and stunning geography in all directions.

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