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Nirmala Nataraj

SF Station Writer

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A Prime Location
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jul 21, 2009)
The Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf has a few points in its favor: it boasts a spectacular waterfront spot, it’s in the heart of one of San Francisco’s most beloved destinations, and it’s the prime location to ensure you’re around when the catch of the day gets dragged in. More »
Great Service and Maximum Convenience
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jul 21, 2009)
With more guest rooms than any other hotel chain in the world, Holiday Inn’s offerings are wide-ranging enough to accommodate everyone from the persnickety business traveler to the big, bustling family on vacay. And its location in Fisherman’s Wharf is no exception. More »
A Taste of Vintage San Francisco
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jul 21, 2009)
If you prefer cozy and intimate to ostentatious and cold, consider a stay at the Fitzgerald Hotel. This Victorian boutique mainstay gives visitors a taste of vintage San Francisco; it was built in 1910 and underwent a massive makeover in 2003, but it still retains the same classic touches that probably made it a tourist go-to back in its heyday (including an old-fashioned elevator). More »
Perfect for Out-of-Towners
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jul 21, 2009)
This Union Square mainstay cuts an impressive figure; smack-dab in the midst of one of the city’s largest shopping/theatre/entertainment precincts, Kensington Park Hotel (part of the luxury boutique Personality Hotels on Union Square) is perfect for out-of-towners eager to be in the midst of the hustle and bustle of city life. More »
An Intimate English-style Inn
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jul 21, 2009)
Take a foray into European luxury by staying at Nob Hill’s chic White Swan Inn (part of the Joie de Vivre boutique hotel chain), which offers guests a taste of one of San Francisco’s most beloved and beautiful neighborhoods. More »
Nanskin & Urban Allure
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jul 14, 2009)
Getting the perfect pores during summer is one of those enterprises that can make you go “hmmm". Given the unpredictable weather fluctuations all San Franciscans have accustomed themselves to, it’s kind of hard to plan in advance, especially in the hot-and-cold (often in the same day) season. But here are two skincare spas that pride themselves on offering stellar services that are always in season. More »
A Darker Side to Magic
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jun 16, 2009)
“Ever get the feeling that everything you’ve experienced tonight has happened before and will happen again?” That’s the enigmatic question that bookends magician Christian Cagigal’s latest show, “Now and at the Hour.” Cagigal is best known for “The Pandora Experiment", a brilliant solo performance that consistently played to sold-out audiences at the EXIT Theatre’s diminutive yet aptly intimate café in 2007 and 2008. While Cagigal has sacrificed childhood whimsy and ethereal parlor tricks for a more dramatic turn, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree in his new piece. More »
The Lap of Luxury in Carmel Valley
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jun 10, 2009)
Looking for gracious hospitality, a laid-back vibe, and a historic destination that’s well outside the bounds of a dreaded marine layer? For close to five decades, Carmel Valley’s Quail Lodge, a haven well known to seasoned golfers and frazzled urbanites alike, has been hosting everyone from country club-coddled types to young couples intent on a coastal getaway sans all the fog and tourists. More »
Vino DIY
By Nirmala Nataraj (Jun 02, 2009)
Ever wanted to make your own bottle of wine but feared that you just didn’t have the know-how to tell your Barbera from your Dolcetto grapes? Then a summer learning session at Crushpad, the five-year-old DIY winery located in Mission Bay/Dogpatch, is definitely in order. And don’t worry -- you won’t need to crack the books too hard to try your hand at being a vintner. Crushpad’s no-nonsense yet down-to-earth approach to the fine art of winemaking lets you make your own barrel without the inconvenience of hauling your own grapes or selecting the right fermentation vessel. More »
Meeting All Your Clinical and Facial-Sculpting Needs
By Nirmala Nataraj (May 19, 2009)
The medical spa seems to be the new preferred method of beautification and pampering among some circles. A hybrid between a clinic and a day spa, at its very best it’s the kind of place that takes its relaxation seriously, but never at the expense of its service. All the same, spa establishments that often dress themselves up as serious clinics seldom sport both medical know-how and aesthetic panache in equal measure. That’s where [b]Medical Skin Aesthetics[/b], the brainchild of San Francisco clinical aesthetician Alisha Valverde, comes in. More »
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