Next Stop: SFC&G

If you are going to San Francisco next Spring, be sure to pick up a copy of SFC&G—San Francisco Cottages & Gardens.” I made this announcement at the sold-out NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards in New York City in September, to cheers and applause from the captains of the design industry who were in attendance that evening. That HC&G, NYC&G, and CTC&G will soon have a West Coast sister publication reflecting the “sense of place” that is so unique to San Francisco and Northern California seems to be the most natural thing in the world. Our magazines are beloved for their intimate connection with the communities they serve and bring to life the essential character of the places they represent. What could be a more enticing territory to cover than the Bay Area, from Pacific Heights to Berkeley, Carmel to Sausalito, and beautiful Sonoma and Napa? Just thinking of the juxtaposition of storied San Francisco with the energy of new development and luxury high rises is intoxicating. Look for the first issue in April 2014.

Come to think of it, this season a bit of San Francisco found it’s way to the Hamptons as the Bay Area–based Serena & Lily opened it’s first bricks-and-mortar store in Wainscott and captured the hearts of everyone. Over Labor Day weekend, you couldn’t miss the HC&G table at the Hampton Classic, which designer Fawn Galli decorated with Serena & Lily linens and flowers from Lilee Fell. Young and old had a wonderful day.

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