Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dining & Entertainment: Morac Restaurant & Lounge

My friends Vivek, Kelly, and I  wanted to go to a hookah bar.  Or as Vivek calls it shisha.  We decided to try Morac Restaurant & Lounge in the Mission District of San Francisco.  When we arrived the restaurant side with the dance floor was booked for a private party.  That left the lounge crowded and busy...but in a good way.  We were lucky enough to get a table toward the front by the door.  Normally, I don't like sitting close to the door, but this table gave us the best spot to people watch.  We had an awesome and attentive waitress named Monica.  She gave me an honest and direct answer when I asked her which drink from the cocktail menu she liked...the Que and the gimlet.  I ordered the gimlet, Kelly ordered the Que, and Vivek ordered a blueberry infused cocktail which I don't remember the name.  We agreed to try the soft apricot for the hookah.  When the drinks arrived we took a taste of each other's drinks and were extremely happy with our choices.  The Que was so good that I downed my drink just so that I could order one for myself.  The soft apricot was the perfect choice...very subtle and smooth. This was as close to perfect a night could be...awesome company, great conversation, beautiful people, excellent service and delicious drinks.

If you're looking to chill out with friends in a swank and intimate environment with great service and lots of people watching I definitely recommend Morac Restaurant & Lounge.

Where do you like to go for a chill night out with friends?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grooming: Facial Products

Like many people, I continue to have issues with my complexion (eczema, acne, etc.).  As a teenager, it was all about acne control products.  As an adult, it's all about anti-age products.  I've tried almost everything from prescription to organic products.  Right now I'm using Rodan + Fields "anti-age" products and loving the way my skin looks and feels.  It's always and ego boost when I'm with a group of friends the same age and I'm the only one carded for my i.d.

(left) Gentle Exfoliating Wash, (center) Hydrating Toner (right from top) Multi-Function Eye Cream, NIght Recovery Cream, Skin Protectant Cream with SPF 15

If you want to try Rodan + Fields you can contact R+F Independent Consultant, Camille Stept.  She'll be able to inform and assist you in choosing the right Rodan + Fields products for your skin.

TIP:  NEVER wash your face with soap. ALWAYS moisturize and use sunscreen.

What facial products are you currently using?

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Perfect Jean

I was walking around Hayes Valley and walked into Duke et Duchess.  It's a cool boutique shop which sells graphic t-shirts, long sleeve button down shirts, jackets, accessories and ,best of all,  jeans for both men and women.

Duke et Duchess sells an assortment of jeans so I decided to try one from their own label and another from one of many labels they carry.  Now, I've always claimed to be a diehard Levi's fan.  But lately, none of the Levi's cuts have been fitting me well at all.  The Duke et Duchess cut Fernando fit like a glove and the denim was soft and comfortable to the touch.  If I can look in the mirror and know I look good in what I am trying on, I buy I bought 2 pair of Fernando jeans at Duke et Duchess.

What's your favorite brand, and fit of jeans?

Duke et Duchess
528 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102-4214
(415) 431-3555