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Emillio Mesa
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Emillio Mesa is a writer and hospitality expert. He's working on a TV show based on "The Art Of Hospitality" and conversations, while covering San Francisco's social scene for SF Wire and writing profiles/essays for dot.429. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, NY Press, Interview magazine,OUT magazine-to name a few. He's a social media addict. According to the American Psychiatric Association, he has a "mental disorder" for constantly changing his profile picture.

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The 'Joy' of SF Couture

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 1:49 PM

For fashion connoisseurs in San Francisco, the motif of "Celebrating Life Through Fashion," was a welcomed invitation by Joy Venturini Bianchi. For one night only, a retrospective and fund-raiser, featuring a collection of 41 gowns was displayed at Hedge Gallery. It benefitted the developmentally disabled through Helpers, a cause and...

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Tales of the Chapeau

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 7:22 PM

Throughout the late 17th and early 18th century, hats appeared to be for the birds. Or at least, made of them. Oodles of feathers from exotic species, and sometimes even an entire stuffed bird, would be the main ornament of choice on ladies' millinery. Feathers indicated not only "delicate beauty,"...

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Decoding the Future: ELLE Women in Tech

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 6:57 PM

It's no secret that the tech industry has been dominated by men. But did you know a woman is responsible for some of the core innovations that drive the internet today? In 1843, Ada Lovelace published instructions for the world's first computer program. She was an English mathematician and writer,...

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Auction Napa Valley 2015

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 6:51 PM

The yearly Auction Napa Valley has become a pilgrimage in California. It's been less than a year since the earthquake, but not even a natural threat could keep this weekend from flowing. Its purpose is to nourish the lives of more than 90,000 people annually in Napa County, in the...

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Every Landscape Tells A Story

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2015 | 3:10 PM

Throughout generations and cultures, personal tales have long been an agent for transformation. Primarily because they contribute to society's narrative-especially in our 140 characters era. Kevin Sessums whose celebrity portraits in Vanity Fair, Interview, Allure-among other publications, has added to that mix with his latest memoir, I Left It on...

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Through the 'Looking' Glass

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 1:13 PM

"I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours," is a line from Lewis Carroll's sequel to "Alice in Wonderland." Earlier this week, at the historic Castro Theatre, that line came to life through HBO's premiere for "Looking." The world premiere showcased the first two...

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Center Stage: The TBA Awards

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 6:59 PM

In San Francisco, the first ever, theatrical presentation on record was held on June 22, 1849. It took place at the police headquarters, the performance-by "Jeemes Pipes of Pipesville." Little did they know that 165 years later, the Bay Area would blossom to be the third largest theatre center in...

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In LIVING Color: Keith Haring in SF

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Current day San Francisco seems to be housing a creative rush, more than ever. Not just the land for apps, but a hotbed for true artist types, who are re-emerging as part of the Bay Area's 2.0 tech-renaissance movement. It's simultaneously wonderful and ironic to see Keith Haring's work displayed...

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Birds of a Feather, Fashion Together

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 8:00 AM

There are two types of migration, voluntary and involuntary.

An example of the enforced kind would be animals leaving a decimated rainforest. The chosen type takes place in the Bay Area, where Chapeau Chic femmes, descend on the Rotunda restaurant (at Neiman Marcus) and host a luncheon for the San...

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The Ripple Effect

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 11:12 AM

California has the lamentable characteristic of being prone to prolonged and severe droughts; however, that does not compare to the severe lack in Africa. The Voss Foundation hosted its third-annual luncheon Women Helping Women (or "Kvinner hjelper Kvinner," in Norwegian), a campaign that has raises funds in Europe and the...

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The Weight of My Father

(13) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 4:00 PM

Alone in my father's apartment, I began to dig through his desk drawers, his closet and even under his bed -- in hopes of getting to know him. In his closet the mixture of musk and menthol cigarettes permeated everything. For the first time, I felt close to him. My...

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