November 10, 2015

November 10, 2015

San Francisco’s Basil Racuk shop is having their holiday event on Thursday November 19th from 6pm-9pm. Their signature style of global chic meets Big Sur is always on trend and made right here in their Mission shop and atelier.

News flash: they have pieces at Banana Republic stores nationwide for the holidays, so get something now before they blow up!

Kick your gift shopping and holiday parties into gear! The Basil Racuk holiday collection of new casual, evening, and premium styles is full of gorgeous royal colors and metallics matched up with signature saddle details. Also featured at the event will be new pieces from jeweler Lola Fenhirst and metal artist-turned-jeweler Miles Eastman.

Can’t make it on the 19th? Basil Racuk Shop SF is open for business seven days a week: Mon-Fri 2pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. Located at 3458a 18th St. at Valencia, San Francisco, 415-255-7457.

You deserve three fantastic nights in Wine Country, oh yes you do. And you really deserve to win those nights at not one but three high-end hotels, with dinner included too! And you also need to be driven around to wineries in a Mercedes GL450 SUV and be set up with insider appointments by a top luxury travel firm, right? Yes, you do! So let’s talk details!

The winner will enjoy one night in one of the brand-new Palm View rooms at the recently updated Indian Springs Resort & Spa in Calistoga, where you’ll lounge around in one of California’s largest mineral pools and have a fantastic dinner for two prepared by chef Kory Stewart at Sam’s Social Club.

Get ready to explore Healdsburg from your eco room home base at the h2hotel, a LEED-certified hotel that is all about eco-chic, which offers complimentary bikes, a pool, and a fireplace where you can kick back in the evening over cocktails. Dinner is a three-course prix-fixe menu for two at the stylish Spoonbar, where you can explore chef Louis Maldonado’s contemporary American cuisine.

And after renovations are complete on March 15th, 2016, you’ll be able to spend a night in one of the Craftsman-style rooms amid the lush pinot noir and chardonnay vineyards at The Carneros Inn. Be sure to take in the panoramic view from the stunning adult-only pool, and you’ll savor a meal of locally sourced ingredients at the elegant yet relaxed FARM.

And about that ride: you and three guests will experience an all-inclusive six-hour private wine tour, courtesy of Napa Private Tours in a luxurious Mercedes GL450 SUV. Their wine coach will take you and your guests to the tasting rooms at Domaine Chandon, B Cellars Vineyards, and Ehlers Estate for some of the best wine and food pairings Napa has to offer.

You’ll also get the inside line from Azurine Travel, a luxury travel firm that will provide consultation on tailored experiences and access to exclusive wineries and estates in Napa Valley.

Whether you break up the prizes over three weekends, or decide to hop from place to place over a long weekend is up to you! Do note that accommodations and the dinners are for two people (alcohol is not included with the dining vouchers), and there are some blackout dates in the fine print. Good luck from all of us at UpOut,, Drink Me, BlackboardEats, and tablehopper!