Viansa Sonoma: Fireside Social Hour

Last month, I was lucky enough to preview their Fireside Social Hour.

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Fireside Social Hour:

Last one is THIS Thursday, 11/17Β  (5p-7p)

[$15 for a glass of wine, apps, and cozy fireplace]

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so cute

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they also have pizza!

pizza with a view

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some of their wines

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this is their private outlooks, which are available for private tastings. there’s a nice view of their vineyard and the wetlands.

Visit their website for more details + the different kinds of tastings they have to offer.

Viansa Sonoma

25200 Arnold Drive

Sonoma, CA 95476

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Onsen SF: R&R in the Tenderloin

This weekend, I had the chance to visit Onsen, which will soon be opening to the public on 11/11.

It is a holistic spa/tea room/restaurant/treatment room all rolled into one.

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A hidden gem in the TL

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This hallway contains 6 treatment rooms for massage/acupuncture.

It leads into the communal bath area.

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Communal bath

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Entrance to the redwood cedar dry sauna [with a view of the communal tub]

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Overhead cold plunge to cool off after the dry sauna

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The steam room

Check out their gallery for more photos.

In the front of the space, there is a restaurant with tea service.

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Fresh plant-driven menu that is heavily Asian-inspired.

Pickled vegetables, kakuni lamb, halibut sashimi, jook.

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Finish the meal off with some tea. They also have cocktails and lemon kombucha.

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Onsen

466 Eddy Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

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Halloween 2016 in Shibuya

Hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend.

Here’s a quick photo diary of my Halloween in Tokyo!

I was surprised that Halloween was really big in Japan. The roads were closed off so people can wander the streets of Shibuya and have a fun & safe time. I saw a lot of great costumes. Here are just a few.

And of course, food post to follow.

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The streets were packed with people! This picture doesn’t even capture the madness.

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Clearly, I am not the only fan of McDonald’s.

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The creepiest couple

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These two guys needed assistance from Elmo & Ghostface.

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One Obama & many Trumps

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Prisoners broke loose

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All the unicorns came out to play

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Lots of cars were parked out on the streets

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