Do you hear the gentle sound of names dropping? It’s that season again. Our 23rd annual “A” List highlights the local luminaries whose names have been mentioned the most times in the last 12 issues. Go ahead; take a look right now to see if you made the list! Even if you haven’t, there’s a good chance that we will see you there next time.
As we ring in another year of style, substance, variety, and fun, we also bring you new ways of looking at old things, from healthy living to buying art, to discovering spas that do more than restore—they transform. Do you know about the new laws in store for Californians? Go to page 28 for an early January awakening.
And what would the brand new year be without a Nob Hill Gazette-style horoscope to whet your appetite for the days ahead? Speaking of appetite, this month’s Taste column reveals some very interesting destination restaurants, both near and far. We’ve even given our controversial Hometown Tourist, Gerald Nachman, a new column title to better define his humorous and wildly popular talents. You’ll see it on page 25.
While Steven Stein examines the New Year bubbles (he’s not talking Champagne), our Door-To-Door retail reporter, Rhonda Diaz Caldewey reveals all of the new stores that just opened or are about to open their doors. And our 2014 calendar begins with a bang as San Francisco Ballet gears up for a fresh and stylish season—and we are doing the same!
Happy New Year!