Saturday, December 20, 2008


Mama is officially out for the HOLIDAYS!
Heading to lovely Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Presidente Intercontinental

My sleepy beach town. . .

Happy Holidays!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fashion Must

A season must.
No one makes a better shoe than Mr. Louboutin.
He is a shoe god! I am drooling. . .

Platform Mary Jane Slingback
Bergdorf Goodman

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Britney Spears VAULTS to No. 1

Britney Spears ' "Circus" takes the singer back to the top of the national sales chart after selling 505,000 copies during its first week of release. Billboard notes that it makes her the first act with four albums to sell 500,000 or more copies out of the gate. (LA Times)

HOORAY for our Pop Princess!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Where can I buy some yummy desserts for my holiday party - something on the higher end?

The perfect solution - CUPCAKES!
The chocolate is fantastic and the red velvet cake melts in your mouth.
They can customize for practically any holiday or occasion.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Car

Any thoughts or opinions on a new car?

Ahh, well lucky for you (haha) i have an opinion on almost everything...
- Mercedes: the C class is great and reasonably priced. the sports sedan is very cute
- BMW: 328i is such a nice model, my friend has one and the gas mileage is great. only set back is it is a 2door (hard to deal if you have a lot of passengers) but his is dark green with beautiful tan leather interior
- Lexus: the 400h (Hybrid) is so nice, that model is really luxurious, something with a bit more size but it is an SUV so may be a turn off
- I'm a fan of Saab forever but thats just me
- the Audi is a nice car too . . . ?
- Prius: though they are not very sexy, the certainly will save you tons of $$ on gas

I think you need to think of something that will last, is comfortable and gets good gas mileage. How practical and grownup we have to be!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tommaso Ristorante Italiano

Pizza to die for! Pasta to dream about!
Don't miss this yummy family spot on the cusp of North Beach.
The pepperoni comes out crispy and the lasagna is so rich and heavenly it melts in your mouth.
It's a family style spot and there is usually a wait.

We ordered a margarita pizza and split some spaghetti and meatballs. . . . DELISH!

1042 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 398-9696

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fashion Must

I am loving the jumpsuits this season!
Keep the legs tailored long and wear skyscrapers for heels.
The longer everything is on your body the thinner and more fab you will look!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tea Room

Do you know of a nice Tea House in San Francisco?
My best friend's dad just passed away, and we are escaping for a tea and crumpets afternoon. Want her to have a really nice time... she loves english tea w/scones, etc.

AHH. There is one in the golden gate park that is very cool.
Take a scarf and a stroll. . .
this might be a bit more hip, they call it a tea lounge. . . mama likey
perhaps a bit more traditional

I have heard good things but havent been. . . . traditional afternoon tea.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hair Must

Here is what I recommend:

Alix or Dwight @ Stephen Siaz Salon
560 Sutter St (between Mason St & Powell St)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 398-2345
I have been seeing Alix myself for 4+years. . . he is great, and if you take a photo of color or styles you like he is very good about getting you there.

Oxenrose - J. is great
448 Grove St (between Gough St & Octavia St)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9723

Cinta Salon
23 Grant Ave
Second Floor (between Market St & Ofarrell St)
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 989-1000

diPietro Todd
177 Post Street
2nd Floor (between Grant Ave & Robert Kirk Ln)
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 397-0177
This is my least favorite, I just think they over book and not enough attention to individuals but they do a good job. I also know that Michael O'Rourke in the Palo Alto salon is to die for! Palo Alto too far to travel for Mama.

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Music

If you haven't purchased the new Beyonce album. . . do it!
I am...Sasha Fierce has enough to keep you moving on the treadmill and a gentler side to cool out to.

Tomorrow Britney Spears new albums drops.
I am such a 12 year old girl at heart! I am so excited and hope for Britney's continued success.

You say I'm crazy. . . I got your crazy

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Universal Cafe
If you have not been - Universal Cafe is a wonderful spot for Brunch on Saturday or Sunday.

They have a waiting list at the door - be prepared to wait for 30mins +. It's a small space so seating is tight but the fresh food and bi-weekly changing menu is to die for.

Universal Cafe
2814 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-4608

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Four Seasons, SF

Four Seasons - SF
Ok. . . I am a bit hotel-obsessed at the moment but I am continually satisfied with the Four Seasons.
Just a tip: brunch on Saturday and Sunday rocks!

I have been going consistently for about a month now. Parking is easy down there and Barney's is just a block away for a little post-brunch therapy.

Oh and a side note, it is also a celeb spot - so far I have seen Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, William Baldwin and his wife and the NBA uses it as a hub when the teams are in town. (The Sports Club LA is next door with a full basketball court.) Chicago Bulls there today, too bad they got NO GAME!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

After the party . . . it’s the hotel lobby

I've been in a hotel bar kinda-mood lately. Give me the Four Seasons NYC or the W Westwood in LA any day of the week.

I can't seem to figure out why the hotel bar situation in San Francisco is lacking. I say let's bring it.

I've been traveling over to the lobby bar at the Four Seasons, people this is for grown folks. A lovely selection of appetizers and wines by the glass.

Been to the bar at the St Regis or W in SF? Both are also great spots to linger for after work cocktails or weekend pre-dinner drinks.

I'm just sayin. . . for the 30-something + crowd, we need something a bit more distinguished.

See you there!

St Regis Bar in San Francisco

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Random Advice

I received the following request from a girlfriend:

forgive the random sf-advice-emails, but i need your yelp-like advice yet again. . .for my oh-so-testosterone-fueled male friend. . . see below. . .

"I'm meeting this chicky who is in from out of town tonight and she's staying at a local hotel, what are some good spots to grab a drink that will help me get laid? I was thinking clift hotel, maybe medjool (is that rooftop just for warm weather?), or maybe something with a view but no cover".

men are so pleasant arent they? least he is honest.

Redwood Room at the Clift on Geary

so the clift is a good spot. . .
the bar at the Four Seasons is cool - i like it anyhow, pretty grown up though ladies do like that
the bar at Chez Papa Resto on Jessie is very cool (nice bar to saddle up to)
the bar on at the Marriott on 4th street - yeah its the Marriot but its on the 39th floor, great views, piano bar feel
the bar at the St Regis, nice spot (on 3rd)

HMMM - guess im in a hotel kinda mood today, wishing i was in NYC at the Four Seasons bar myself having a some sliders and a martini.
YUM! DRINKS FOOD FUN - Sign me up.

Hope this helps - i do have more of course if we need to go deeper into my rolodex.
Today's fee will be $1,000,000 - small bills please :)

Friday, November 21, 2008


I've been hearing about "Spruce" now for a few months, "It's in PacHeights, it's great, can I get a private room there". . . YEAH YEAH YEAH.

Being the stubborn Taurus that I am - I have been reluctant to go. After all if it's not in the Mission or SOMA areas - I really have zero interest.

WELL - I dined there the other nite with 3 girlfriends. I showed up early, around 430p (why not get started early!!) Bubbles Please!

The bartender was beyond great - he made my friend who was in the mood for something festive, a Moscow Mule - Vodka, ginger & lime.
Delicious & Refreshing.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is very chic and NY, I was impressed.
We dined and drank, the Sommelier, Andrew, was very helpful and attentive.
I highly recommed this spot for a date, for girlfriends, for a business dinner, for a private dinner party, a buy out for a holiday party or reception.

Only wish it was closer to my hood - Mama doesn't travel to Sac street often!

3640 Sacramento Street