GEV Magazine’s Wine & Food and Fashion ...

Three years; it may seem like a long time for some but I feel that it happened in a blink of an eye. When GEV started, it was mostly out of a state of desperation – a desire to prove something. The main objective was genuine but the foundation was shallow – a little rough around the edges, to tell you the truth, but time allowed us to improve and better ourselves and yet we’re still a work in progress. To be the platform I really envisioned the magazine to be is to be the voice of unsung heroes, gifted artists and small business owners who otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to showcase...

GEV Magazine’s Summer Issue 12.0 Sep11

GEV Magazine’s...

In this Issue   Summer is that time of year when people make time to relax and get doses of vitamin C by soaking up the heat of the sun.  As GEV Magazine’s new Managing Editor, I am pleased to become part of this exciting summer issue as it is sizzling...

The Cavalier’s James Nicholas Lands the Cover for Issue 11 May14

The Cavalier’s...

Today we unveil our cover for the upcoming Issue 11. The gracious and dashing James Nicholas of The Cavalier in San Francisco is joined by the lovely forces of Anna Weinberg and Chef Jennifer Puccio who will engage the readers with their fascinating views...

GEV Magazine’s Spring Issue 10.0

a joyous comeback… The past season provided us an opportunity to look back and reassess our goals as well as give us the break we needed to really focus on what’s truly essential – in both our personal and professional lives. After almost three years building a magazine and a website that now commands such amazing global attention I found myself needing to hit the RESET button. There were many challenges and obstacles to overcome, and I can’t begin to say how proud I am of the entire GEV organization for everyone’s relentless pursuit of this endeavor, truly a labor of love for us all....

GEV Magazine 9.0’s Big Fall Fashion and Food...

The long wait is over! Our Fall issue is packed with so much goodness it was impossible to put everything in just one volume. Presenting the gorgeous Fall cover girls Karen Caldwell and Kathy Fang. Servers have loaded the files and it should be up and live today for your viewing pleasure. ———————————— Cover Editorial Team Producer Kaye Cloutman Associate Producer Donté R. Young Karen Caldwell Cover Photographed by Carl Simpson Kathy Fang Cover Photographed by Vincent Gotti Lighting Specialist Ken Westermann Creative Director Nicanor...

GEV Magazine Presents The Making of a Cover – Issue 9.0 Sep30

GEV Magazine Presents The Making of a Cover –...

GEV Magazine is working feverishly and excited to see the completion of Issue 9.0 within the end of October to showcase heavyweights in food, wine, fashion and design. Our cover story which highlights notable San Francisco designer Karen Caldwell is joined by good friends winemaker Kevin Morrisey (Ehlers Estate), interior designer and master of art Erin Martin plus gorgeous chef and restaurateur Kathy Fang (House of Nanking and Fang Restaurant). With the breathtaking scenery and dreamy ambiance provided by Ehlers Estate, our featured personalities show us how fashion is very much alive and at its best in...

GEV Magazine Presents The Mondavi Sisters for Issue 9.0 Aug05

GEV Magazine Presents The Mondavi Sisters for Issu...

Meet the pretty little Mondavis (Angelina, Alycia, Riana and Gigi) from the Napa Valley coven; Their Zinfandel Dark Matter label is sexy, mysterious and totally to die for just like them! Visit their website at http://www.darkmatterwines.com/   All Rights Reserved © 2013 GEV Magazine Photography by Vincent Gotti Lighting Specialist Carl Simpson Creative Director Nicanor Gutierrez HMUA Jessie Olmedo Produced by Kaye Cloutman Special thanks to their parents Marc and Janice Mondavi for opening up their gorgeous home to the...

GEV Magazine’s Legendary Issue

On The Cover: The much anticipated Legendary Issue celebrates the contributions of Peter Mondavi Sr. (98), Cecilia Chiang (93), Margrit Mondavi (83), and Miljenko “Mike” Grgich (90). The memorable photo shoot was done recently at the magnificent Vintner’s Hall of Fame of the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone Napa Valley, known to celebrate the men and women whose collective vision, determination, and hard work have been responsible for the growth and worldwide prestige of the California wine and culinary industries. CLICK HERE TO READ Eight has always been an...

Breakfast with Santa...

With sleigh bells ringing, Patina Catering invites families to welcome the arrival of Santa with a trip to “Breakfast with Santa” complete with an extravagant buffet, children activity areas with cookie decorating and more, gifts, and a visit from the...

Deck the halls with ...

The holiday season is a magical time, and spending an afternoon in a 13th century inspired Tuscan castle and winery in the heart of Napa Valley can make for a truly magical winter food and wine pairing adventure. Add live holiday music, Italian breads fresh...

Gift Ideas from Yountville, From Chocolate Ornaments to Winemaker For A Day Dec02

Gift Ideas from Youn...

A lot of us are trying to simplify; we don’t need more stuff. Happily, more and more people are gifting enlightening and inspirational experiences instead. Lucky recipients of gifts from Yountville, Napa Valley, could reign over a winery for a...

Holiday Merriment at...

By Eileen Solis Rogers Photography by Connie Perez Wong A great San Francisco Christmas tradition is well under way at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins as it celebrates its annual Holiday Tea starting on Friday, November 28, 2014. This time of the year is a...

Macy’s 25th An...

  In the San Francisco holiday tradition, Macy’s once again presents its gift to the city—a beautiful, reusable 83’ tree decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments—during the 25th Annual Great...

Crab Season is Under...

Ahoy! The highly anticipated Dungeness crab season has kicked off on the Half Moon Bay Coastside and runs through the end of June. This beautiful coastal region, located approximately 35 minutes south of San Francisco, comes together each year to celebrate...

Celebrate the Holida...

Celebrate the holiday season in style at the legendary Westin St. Francis. Located directly on Union Square and directly across the street from the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, there is no better place to get into the holiday spirit. The brand new “St....

KESS Inhouse is bringing art into the everyday home through partnerships with local artists and a penchant for amazing style! Nov14

KESS Inhouse is brin...

KESS Inhouse is known for their awesome products that feature real art on everyday items such as home décor and pet products. Their connection to the artist community is unique and sets them apart in the home décor industry. Each product that is sold...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers in San Francisco Nov14

Holiday Gift Ideas f...

A lot of us are trying to simplify; we don’t need any more stuff. Happily, more and more people are gifting experiences instead, adventures that will take your gift recipient’s passion to the next level. For wine lovers on your list who want...

Luxurious Ready-to-w...

T.Tandon is taking the fashion market by storm with feminine and sophisticated appeal.  Created by international designer Tina Tandon, this Ready-to-wear line is already increasing its following by young celebrities as well as the fashion elite.  Set...

American Idol Winner...

Platinum selling, top Billboard artist and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will light the holiday tree and perform at 555 California Street on Tuesday, December 2nd.  The evening is open to the public and will benefit All Stars Helping Kids.  The...

Off-Beat Ways To Ham...

Explore the Cooler Side of Germany’s Second Largest City with Guided Tours Focused on Alternative Culture, Art and Local Flair.   Known for maritime flair, understated sophistication, a famous red light district-turned-entertainment hub, and one...

San Francisco Sympho...

Bobby McFerrin Michael Feinstein Burt Bacharach San Francisco Girls Chorus The San Francisco Symphony offers a festive lineup of concerts,...

Boudin SF Debuts New...

Boudin SF, the fast-casual restaurant created by Boudin Bakery, creator of The Original San Francisco Sourdough™, has introduced three new limited-time menu items featuring seasonal Rustic Stuffing Bread.  Studded with all the ingredients of traditional...

Promises, Promises D...

Photos by Lauren English, Member of AEA San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English & Producing Director Susi Damilano) have announced casting for their holiday show, a revival of the 1968 Broadway hit Promises, Promises to be directed by Bill...

Fall CHOCOLATE SALON...

REMINDER: Fall CHOCOLATE SALON | Kick Off the Holidays with Chocolate 10 Days Until this Fifth Annual Holiday and Seasonal Chocolate Tasting Chocolate Lovers en garde!    A unique event with limited tickets available for...

Random Acts of Flowe...

Random Acts of Flowers (RAF), a Knoxville, TN-based nonprofit organization that delivers smiles to neighbors in need in the form of repurposed floral arrangements, announced today it will kick off its expansion into the Silicon Valley area with a...

5th Annual Napa Truf...

Grow, Feast Upon and Gift More Truffles! something for everyone… 2015 Napa Truffle Festival Grand and Epicurean Truffle Weekend Packages Now Available Whether you’re growing, preparing, consuming or gifting, the fifth annual Napa Truffle Festival...

The 10th San Francis...

Key Partners Include Drink Me Magazine, Square, VinoVisit, Lake County Winery Association, Oeno Vaults, Chatterbox Wine, The Wine Foundry, Boisset Wine Living, ZAP, Pack N’ Ship, GSO, OneBrick.  The Tenth San Francisco Vintners Market takes place on...

Napa Valley Chefs An...

Celebrity chefs, winemakers and dignitaries in Yountville – the Napa Valley town known for its fine restaurants and Michelin stars – will salute almost a thousand residents of the local Veterans Home – average age 88 – when they collaborate on a...

Italian Wine Harvest...

Poggio Trattoria is excited to announce their Italian Wine Harvest Dinner on Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.  Chef Benjamin Balesteri recently returned from Sardinia with wine expert Romano Chietti from Sienna Imports. The pair has worked together...

Whole Foods Presents...

Festival Day will feature FREE wine and craft beer tastings, FREE food sampling from all our participants, lifestyle products, green living, crafts, a farmer’s market, the Savor VIP lounge, FREE Strongbow Beer Garden and the 22 Day Nutrition...

The Kitchen Introduc...

The Kitchen Restaurant and Selland Family Restaurants in Sacramento are pleased to announce the appointment of David Chavez as the new Executive Chef at The Kitchen. Chavez brings over a decade of restaurant experience to the talented, family-run team as...

Bay Meadows Present...

As Bay Meadows grows into one of the region’s hottest new places to live, work and play, the urban village presents a night that will turn up the heat. Red Hot Roundup on Thursday, October 16th, 5:00pm-8:30pm is a block party featuring popular food...

Hotel Nikko Helps Pa...

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Restaurant Anzu and the Kanpai Lounge, located within Hotel Nikko San Francisco, will offer specialty pink cocktails with all of the profits made from the purchase of these cocktails going to The Susan...

CELEBRITY CRUISES CE...

Celebrity Cruises took the San Francisco to Larkspur ferries to a new level during the evening commute on September 16. With the Celebrity Century in port and an aerial banner flying overhead, the cruise line made quite a splash to announce its 2015 Alaska...

Tech + Tastings at T...

By Genevieve Dee Images by Chris Miramon It is not everyday you get to experience 3 of Silicon Valley’s favorites all at once.  Tech + Tastings did just that. Set in luxurious Santana Row,  known for its high end shops and outdoor dining, it provided...

A16 Rockridge Adds C...

On Monday, September 29, A16 Rockridge will begin a new café-style menu offering Italian specialties, coffee, and grab-and-go items for breakfast and lunch, in addition to nightly dinner and Sunday brunch service. The café menu will be available Monday...

‘Bubblyfest...

Look out for flying corks; sparkling wine is experiencing a cultural explosion, evidenced most recently by the upcoming BUBBLYFEST by the Sea, the nation’s only dedicated sparkling wine celebration, to be held in Pismo Beach, CA, from October 24 to 26,...

Rooms That Rock 4 Ch...

Photo Credit Mehrban Jam Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C), a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into beautiful, inspiring spaces will host its Inaugural Gala on November 1, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at the Hotel Nikko in...

Snoopy And His Siste...

The much-anticipated new exhibition entitled “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion presented by MetLife” opens today at the New Museum’s Sky Room in New York City.  Bringing together Snoopy and his sister Belle with the world’s foremost...

Help Is On The Way

By Genevieve Dee Images by Chris Miramon At the Palace of Fine Arts, ushers welcome you dressed in red jackets embellished with shiny, gold buttons, a cap and bright, smiling faces. Images of Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line, The Full Monty...

Ghirardelli Chocolat...

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, San Francisco’s premier chocolate manufacturer, is excited to announce the 19th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 from 12 – 5 p.m. at San Francisco’s historic...

Beach Blanket Babylo...

By Eileen Solis Rogers Images by Brian Wong There’s so much to be celebrated about San Francisco and its people.  Not only is it an epicurean heaven, but is also home to world class entertainment that lures millions of people to flock this favorite city. ...

Tech + Tastings at S...

On Thursday, September 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., join us for the first-ever tech walk, an only-in-Silicon Valley event that brings together two of San Jose’s favorite attractions, Santana Row and . The evening’s highlight is a wine stroll around...

Celebrity Cruises La...

Celebrity Cruises is broadening its immersive vacations in 2015-16 with its new exclusive array of “Signature Event Sailings”. Guests can experience iconic global events and celebrations as part of their Celebrity vacation while sailing to popular locales...

Designer Spotlight o...

Models: Khloe Andria Elkins (Stars Model Management) Sydny Furuichi and Lia (Halvorson Model Management HAIR:  Alisher Akhunzhanov Make-Up Artist:  Ozzie Mendoza FASHION STYLIST: Allison Cartagena Fashion Designer: Ana Cecilia Ortega...

Off the Grid: Public Market Emeryville Launches New Saturday Lunch Offerings Aug23

Off the Grid: Public...

Off the Grid is excited to announce a second Emeryville location with the launch of a Saturday lunch market at the Public Market.  Starting Saturday, August 23, 2014 (and every subsequent Saturday), Off the Grid will bring lunch offerings from 11 a.m. to 3...

Off The Grid Twiligh...

Off the Grid’s Twilight at the Presidio has reinvented their drink menu. A great new selection of libations will be offered to enjoy alongside the live music and seemingly endless food truck options. The cocktail list includes drinks served warm for those...

Uncork the Story: Ce...

Harvest in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country is a revered time, when both visitors and residents piece together the story of our local wines, from grape to glass. To commemorate this special time of year, Visit the Santa Ynez Valley is celebrating...

Ne Timeas Restaurant Group Presents a Culinary Workshop Tent at Noise Pop’s 2nd Annual 20th Street Block Party on Saturday, August 23, 2014 Aug21

Ne Timeas Restaurant...

Ne Timeas Restaurant Group, whose San Francisco concepts include flour + water, central kitchen, and salumeria, will host an afternoon of culinary workshops during Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The second annual...

The 2014 Inaugural W...

“Wine, Dine and Jazz at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa” salutes the education program of the Monterey Jazz Festival – the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world! Enjoy fine wine by Scheid Vineyards, tasty bites,...

Jack’s Oyster ...

Opening Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in Oakland’s Jack London Square, Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House is the second restaurant concept of owners and industry veterans Rick Hackett and Meredith Melville of Bocanova restaurant, also in Jack London...

IfOnly Announces Onc...

IfOnly, an experiential marketplace that helps raise money for not-for-profit organizations, announced today that they have partnered with Oscar de la Renta and Prabal Gurung to offer once-in-a-lifetime experience packages at both of their upcoming New York...

Pismo Beach, CA to H...

The recent resurgence of sparkling wine consumption has inspired the creation of the nation’s first and only dedicated sparkling wine festival. BUBBLYFEST by the Sea will take place in the scenic, seaside town of Pismo Beach this October 24 – 26,...

The Heritage Fair Ce...

The Heritage Fair is an inaugural event to benefit the 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation and its mission to preserve the historical legacy and site at 640 Sutter Street. It will take place on Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2, 2014 and is...

It doesn’t get...

Ledson Winery & Vineyards (www.ledson.com) is pleased to announce the date for the popular 15th Annual Porsches at the Palace which will be held Sunday, September 21 from 11am-4pm, Porsche aficionados can view these stunning vintage vehicles...

Blue Dolphin Inn’s C...

This fall, find a coastal escape with “legs” when you book Blue Dolphin Inn’s Coastal Wine Package – a seasonal offering that brings guests full-bodied fun with premier oceanfront accommodations in Cambria, CA, and the palate pleasures of the famed...

One Extraordinary Chef + Special Ingredients Makes For One Surprising Night Aug09

One Extraordinary Ch...

  By Genevieve Dee Images by Brian Wong The Chef is Tim Luym of Poleng Lounge fame.   Named San Francisco Chronicle Three Star Executive Chef and Rising Star Chef, Chef Tim has mastered asian dishes then adding his very own twist.  Bringing Asian street...

SPQR Celebrates Aust...

  In celebration of Australian truffle season, SPQR has teamed up with Frank Brunacci of The Truffle & Wine Co., the largest producer of Australian truffles, to offer a special five-course tasting menu Tuesday through Saturday evenings, available now...

Farallon Restaurant Begins New Lunch Service Jul29

Farallon Restaurant ...

Beginning Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Farallon restaurant will offer a new lunch menu every Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. Reminiscent of Farallon’s popular happy hour, lunch service will offer guests a menu that blends casual and high-end...

Best of San Mateo Fo...

By Genevieve Dee Images by Rey Del Fierro Not too long ago, when residents of San Mateo wanted a good meal, they would drive 30 minutes to San Francisco, or 20 minutes to Palo Alto ~ but now they can just easily walk to dinner. Voted 2013 Best in Small Town...

Burritt Room + Tavern and the Mystic Hotel Partners with Wingtip San Francisco Jul12

Burritt Room + Taver...

Burritt Room + Tavern and the Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer debuted an exclusive partnership on July 1, 2014 with Wingtip, a private social club in San Francisco. This partnership offers an urban refuge for visitors and locals alike and creates a...

Cochon’s Herit...

Heritage Fire by Cochon 555, the Valley’s premier hyper-local, whole animal live-fire outdoor food and wine event, returns to Napa’s Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena August 3rd, 2014. The event will showcase over 30+ wineries and 40+ notable chefs and...

Historic Cocktails, A 1910 Tasting Menu and Complimentary Appetizers Jul10

Historic Cocktails, ...

March 21, 2014 marked the 110th anniversary of the legendary Westin St. Francis, San Francisco’s most iconic hotel. Originally opened in 1904 to international acclaim, the hotel quickly became the center of the west coast’s social, theatrical and...

London’s new h...

London is getting a new members’ club at the swanky Café Royal and The Club at Café Royal does exactly what it says on the tin. Set on the venue’s first floor, it will house a variety of entertaining and dining spaces where members are encouraged to...

The Press Club’s Sips and Bites Summer Pairings Jul03

The Press Club’...

By Eileen Solis Rogers Prepare to be wowed as Press Club San Francisco unveils its new Spring & Summer specialties as prepared by Executive Chef Chris Borges of Taste Catering.  Nestled in an alley also known as Yerba Buena Lane between Market and...

Handwritten Wines StoryTellers: The Plot to Destroy Domaine de la Romanée Conti. 8/1/14 Jun29

Handwritten Wines St...

Imagine an eco-terrorism, fictional plot to destroy the Domaine de la Romanée Conti – Burgundy’s tiny, storied vineyard that produces some of the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world. Now imagine that the plot was real, though not...

Set Sail On “T...

Fourteen former chef’testants from Bravo’s Emmy® Award-winning series Top Chef  – including Casey Thompson, chef of newly launched San Francisco restaurant Aveline – will set sail on one of four exclusive Celebrity Cruises vacations...

Waterbar Celebrates the Summer with “Sunny Patio Beer Days” Jun27

Waterbar Celebrates ...

As summer comes around, Waterbar restaurant is saluting the season with their new “Sunny Patio Beer Days.” Inspired by amazing local breweries, Waterbar is scheduled to host San Francisco-based brands on their bright and beautiful patio during the...

A Majestic Step Back In Time at The Castello’...

By Eileen Solis Rogers Photography by Christian Thomas Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Napa Valley’s Castello di Amorosa hosted its seventh annual Midsummer Medieval Festival on Saturday, June 21st. I had the privilege of being whisked back over the centuries into the Middle Ages for an evening of Medieval activities including a full-contact Jousting Tournament and a Royal Feast, all while enjoying their finely-crafted Italian-style wines throughout the evening! The perpetual charm of Castello’s castle grounds is the perfect setting for this event.  All guests, including myself, donned Medieval outfits with...

Full Lineup for Eat ...

Images courtesy of Gamma Nine Photography Eat Drink SF, formerly known as SF Chefs, is excited to announce the full lineup and programming details for this year’s week-long festival. In its sixth year, this well-known Bay Area food, wine, and spirits...

Chef Yigit Pura to release “Sweet Alchemy,” a new cookbook featuring over 70 of his signature recipes Jun24

Chef Yigit Pura to r...

Images by Frankie Frankeny for Chronicle Books Three and a half years in the making, Yigit Pura – Executive Chef and Owner of Tout Sweet Pâtisserie – announced today that his new cookbook, “Sweet Alchemy,” will be available in-stores and online...

A Generous Serving o...

Images by Brian Wong Photography Chuck Stilphen, founder of craft beer meccas Øl Beercafe, The Trappist and Trappist Provisions and Mikkeller Bar SF, opened his newest barbecue/craft beer hall Perdition Smokehouse last Friday, June 20. Perdition...

La Toque Restaurant ...

La Toque Executive Chef and owner Ken Frank is pleased to announce “The State of American Foie Gras,” an educational culinary event to be held on-site on Saturday, July 5.  The event marks the second anniversary of the passage of California S.B. 1520,...

Jessie Black Boutiqu...

Images by Tara Luz Stevens | Drew Altizer Photography Jessie Black has opened her eponymous boutique on Sacramento Street. The store marks Black’s first retail location and will serve as a resource for a handpicked selection of bedding, cashmere and home...

The deYoung Museum p...

Images by Drew Altizer Photography The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, an exhibition of 46 paintings and sculptures by many of the leading figures in postwar...

Fourth Generation Ch...

Rising star chef Alexander Alioto will open Plin in late July 2014 in San Francisco’s Mission District. Inspired by his family heritage and his extensive travels and stages throughout Europe, Plin will be a neighborhood restaurant specializing in Italian...

Homeless Prenatal Pr...

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CADET Wine + Beer Ba...

Just in time to usher in the 4th of July weekend, CADET wine + beer bar will be opening for business on Wednesday, July 2nd. CADET is located between First and Franklin Alleys in downtown Napa and is the brainchild of two food and wine industry veterans:...

Saison Unveils New T...

Chef Joshua Skenes and Partner/Wine Director Mark Bright are announcing the latest special events they are each spearheading at Saison. Bright is starting a series of wine dinners that will highlight the special relationships he has established in the wine...

Good Things Come to ...

Images by Diana Mulvihill for Drew Altizer Photography On Thursday, June 12th, 2014, Barry’s Bootcamp hosted a cocktail party to celebrate the grand opening of the San Francisco location and the first location to open in the Bay Area. The opening party...

Jessup Cellars’...

Photography by Tubay Yabut Jessup Cellars’ Dress to the Vines Weekend returns to their relaxed, yet stylish hometown of Yountville where great wine, fine food, exceptional art and wine country fashion takes center stage. The June 26 through 28 weekend...