During the Gilded Age, our nation’s wealthiest families built summer cottages in Newport, RI, to enjoy the social season as much as the summer breezes. I love to visit these mansions and never cease to marvel at the design, innovation and spare-no-expense aesthetic of the builders. So it was with a humorous nod to these cottages that the founders named the magazines Cottages & Gardens, which gave us license to publish cottages of one to 100 rooms! In 2001, our first magazine, HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens), was published, followed by CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens), NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens), and now the first issue of SFC&G (San Francisco Cottages & Gardens). Our magazines are beloved by our readers because of their unique sense of place—the casual, shingled opulence of the Hamptons; the four-seasoned plentitude of Connecticut; the dizzying array of lifestyle design in New York; and now, this is your San Francisco. Not only will we strive to reflect your world of design, but we also hope to work alongside you to benefit your community (see more on page 79).
Look for our May, June/July, September, October and November/December issues on area newsstands, purchase a subscription online or pick one up at more than 1,000 locations, including the fabulous design shops you frequent, the San Francisco Design Center, real estate offices, charity functions and design events in the Bay Area. Contact me any time with thoughts and ideas on how to make SFC&G undeniably yours.