photo: Iris Rowlee
She’s ‘Beach Blanket’ beautiful
Tammy Nelson recently celebrated one year as the lead for Beach Blanket Babylon, and beamed when she saw her cover story in the July issue of Northside San Francisco. After understudying the role for so many years, we’re anticipating a long reign for Tammy as the show continues its impressive run of success and sold-out shows.
Another great Cousteau explores San Francisco
As part of a five-city tour, National Geographic explorer Alexandra Cousteau came to San Francisco recently to discuss her current Expedition Blue Planet, an interactive exploration of critical water issues in North America. The expedition is a tribute to the 100th birthday of her legendary grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Alexandra (middle) made a rare in-store appearance at the Union Square Sunglass Hut with Rachele Moders from Global Public Relations (left) and Laszlo Muhl, Sunglass Hut regional manager for the Bay Area.
From left: Artists Tony Pett, Lark Calderon-Gomez,
Matthew Olyphant, gallery owner Amelia Hyde,
and photographer/sculptor Philip Lawson
Celebrities and charities at S.F. Optics
Rocker and tequila god Sammy Hagar (left) dropped in recently at San Francisco Optics on Chestnut Street to buy new glasses from vision stylist Michael Phipps. In other celebrity news, S.F. Optics has tapped into Twitter for charity. Check out their tweet announcing their planned donation of $1 for every new follower: www.twitter.com/sfoptics. “The latest celebrity trend on Twitter has been to raise funds for various charities,” S.F. Optics owner Alex Feldman said. “Some very active examples are @Alyssa_Milano (Alyssa Milano), @APLUSK (Ashton Kutcher), @RealHughJackman (Hugh Jackman), and @EdwardNorton (Edward Norton). S.F. Optics is the first celebrity stylist in the Bay Area to get involved in this charitable effort.”
Biscuits blues & Lefty O’Douls
Lefty O’Doul’s recently unveiled their new drink mixes during a special event at Biscuits & Blues. From left: Rich Steward of music group Twice as Good; Nick Bovis, owner of Lefty O’Doul’s; Steven Suen, owner of Biscuits & Blues; and Paul Steward of Twice as Good were on hand to play the blues and celebrate Lefty O’Doul’s Bloody Mary and Margarita mixes.