SF Week in Review: Sonya Molodetskaya, Food, Drink and Parties

As the week winds down and we gear up for another exciting weekend in San Francisco, let’s look back at the haute news and notes from the past several days. We at Haute Living were excited to welcome the first article by fashion icon Sonya Molodetskaya, who, with a little humor, promises to take readers everywhere she goes, from the great events in San Francisco to Paris Fashion Week. Also making news: Betsey Johnson, Ken Fulk, Kevin Sessums, Trevor Traina, Chris Cosentino’s new restaurant Cockscomb and so much more, including the best hotels for a petcation, upcoming food and wine festivals, Wingtip’s newest amenity and, gulp, a new $49 million penthouse. Read on for the haute details.


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Sonya Molodetskaya: Packing for Paris Fashion Week

Tickets are purchased, Hotel Costes is booked (six months in advance), shows are lined up, an extra suitcase is bought and my wardrobe anxiety is running high. The most painful and enjoyable moment of my day is here: Packing for Paris Fashion week.

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10 Questions With Fashion Icon Betsey Johnson, The Queen of Pink Punk

Designer Betsey Johnson, fashion’s residing queen of pink punk, comes to San Francisco on Feb. 28 for a meet-and-greet at Macy’s Union Square, hosted by blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Cate Blanchett

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Tiffany Sparkles on Oscar’s Red Carpet

If you were wondering about Cate Blanchett’s statement-making necklace at the 87th annual Academy Awards, you weren’t alone. We were awed by this piece and had to find out who made it. It turns out it was Tiffany & Co., which designed some of the other fabulous pieces worn by the glamour girls on Feb. 22. Here’s a look at our favorite three, all of which came from the 2015 Tiffany Blue Book collection, The Art of the Sea.

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Ken Fulk Throws Kevin Sessums A Haute Book Signing Party in SF

Not just anyone can throw a book party for someone as captivating as Kevin Sessums. It takes someone like Ken Fulk, who is pretty fabulous himself, to put on a soiree for his good friend Sessums as he did on Feb. 18 in San Francisco.

Dining + Drinking

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Cockscomb’s Eggs, Eggs, Eggs

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SF: 6 Must-Try Dishes at Cockscomb

Don’t you just hate when you go to a restaurant and there’s only one thing on the menu that interests you? Well, we seriously doubt you’ll have that issue at Cockscomb, Chef Chris Cosentino’s and partner Oliver Wharton’s haute new restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission district.

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SF Bites: Pop-Up Marlowe Burger, ManresaBread Opens, Gaspar’s Sazerac Flights

Here’s a few bites of San Francisco Bay Area dining and drinking news you can use from Marlowe, Gaspar Brasserie and ManresaBread.

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Don’t Miss These Haute SF Bay Area Food and Wine Festivals

We’re fortunate that there’s never a shortage of SF Bay Area food and wine festivals. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to tell you about two haute upcoming events that you should definitely plan to attend. The 2015 Lexus Culinary Classic, an exclusive three-day celebration taking place March 6-8 and hosted by Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito,  and the inaugural Yountville Live, offering an unparalleled Wine Country experience with music, food and wine from March 19-22.

Haute Pursuits

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Trevor Traina Opens His Pacific Heights Home For Photography Tours

Trevor Traina, San Franciscan native and serial entrepreneur, is giving photography enthusiasts a glimpse into his own photography collection and Pacific Heights home through his company IfOnly.com, which delivers extraordinary experiences for good.


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San Francisco: Wingtip Unveils The Bank of Spirits

Are you hosting a cocktail soirée and want to show off your mixology expertise? Wingtip has you covered. The most recent add-on to one of San Francisco’s hautest menswear shops—in addition to the lavish private club on the second floor—is an in-house liquor emporium called The Bank of Spirits.



Top 5 Pet-Friendly SF Bay Area Hotels for a Petcation

Take your four-legged friend on a petcation you’ll both appreciate. We’ve dug up five of the best pet-friendly hotels in the SF Bay Area for you and Fido.


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Manicube Brings 15-Minute Manis to San Francisco Offices

Manicube, which brings 15-minute manicures to corporate offices and is all the rage in New York, Chicago and Boston, debuted in San Francisco this week.

Real Estate

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This Luxury San Francisco Penthouse Is Set to Break Price Records

We recently reported that San Francisco’s booming tech industry is making the city a surprising new haven for ultra-rich real estate buyers that have ditched more typically haute locales like New York and London. Now, the little city that could is smashing its own real estate records with a new penthouse that’s set to go on sale for an astronomical asking price of $49 million.