Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Obama (hearts) Spam Musubi!

Remember, a couple of months back when Gina Tsai ordered a big pan of "Spam Roll" for our Knot Just Knitting meeting? And most of us had never heard of it and didn't know that it was really called "Spam Musubi?"

Well, On Sunday a New York Times pool reporter disclosed that Barack Obama ordered "spam musubi" for lunch during a golf outing in Hawaii.

Just remember - you read about it here first!

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Letters From Noto, Alta Galleria, through January 22, 2009

"Letters from Noto" - an exhibit of letters and photographs illustrating life in Japan from 1955 to 1964.

Photography by David L. Beckman

Alta Galleria
2980 College Avenue, Suite #4
Berkeley, CA 510-414-4485

Thursday, December 18, 2008

KNOT Just Knitting, Next Meeting, Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. or so

Paulson Esquire
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Telephone 415.591.3333 ext. 1688
Facsimile 415.591.3335
Mobile 415.306.3514

The meeting will be hosted by Gina Tsai and Danette Rugg and Chaired by Rhonda Simpson, Co-Founder

Have a peaceful and safe holiday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Attention Last Minute Shoppers. . .

If you're looking for something unusual to give or get, Natasha can help.

She has handmade items for sale, including the following:

* Freshwater pearl bracelets and earrings, all done with gold/silver hooks/clasps
* Holiday earrings, from whimsical to elegant
* Tea Cup Candles - these make good hostess gifts!
* Collage Bookmarks - great, mailable gifts for readers

To contact Natasha Glushkoff, email:


Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kimora Lee Simmons Comes to Macy's Hilltop Mall in Richmond


President and Creative Director of Baby Phat
inspires with her glamorous,over-the-top style

WHAT: Macy’s Hilltop customers can meet Kimora Lee Simmons and get a
signed autograph. The first 200 customers to make a $75 Baby
Phat purchase will receive a $20 Macy's gift card and a
stationary kit from Baby Phat. Customers who bring in an
unwrapped toy for YES (Youth Engagement Service) will receive a
special thank you gift from Kimora. YES assists low income
parents and their children of all ages in the Richmond area.

Kimora’s influence in the world of fashion is undeniable while
her savvy as a businesswoman has made the former runway model a
worldwide brand phenomenon. Through her success as a model
Kimora developed her renowned sense of style, which propels her
as a designer. She is the instrumental force behind the brands’
creative designs, ad campaign strategies and marketing

“Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane” debuted on Style and E! Networks
in 2007 and became the #1 rated program on cable television of
women between the ages of 18-34. Kimora stars and executive
produces the reality sitcom, which chronicles her life.

WHEN: Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Macy’s Hilltop
Juniors’ Department
2500 Hilltop Mall Rd
Richmond, CA 94806

*While time permits. No personal items, please. One signature per customer.
Baby Phat purchases must be made December 11th, only at Macy’s Hilltop.
While supplies last.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hogwart Hotel (Le Meridien San Francisco)

Made by the Pastry Chefs at Le Meridien, 333 Battery Street, San Francisco

Friday, December 5, 2008

How The Angel Made it to the Top of the Christmas Tree

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce
toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth
and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to
the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.

When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor.

In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.

He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there
stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you.
Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel stuck on top of the Christmas tree . . . .

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Open House - Sunday, December 7, 2008 from Noon until 3 pm at the Haas-Lilienthal House

Thank you to Natasha E. Glushkoff at GOODWIN PROCTER LLP for the following announcement:

There's a festive little "Holiday Open House" event this Sunday, from 12-3. This would be the big old Victorian (the Haas-Lilienthal House). It's all beautifully decorated throughout, with a real 13-foot tree in the front parlor...

and there'll be refreshments and live music (& a visit from Santa at 2!) as well as a silent auction downstairs (& I think some other stuff for sale), and a holiday boutique upstairs (that would be me, selling stuff that I & some of my friends, made). Admission is $10/adult and $5/kid - but your admission covers not only all the food and drink you can hold, but a year's membership at Heritage - which, among other things, entitles you to free House and walking tours for yourself and guests for the next year (normally $8 each.) You'll also get discounted admission to Heritage lectures and other events for the year.

Anyway - it's a great deal, and a festive time! You can explore most of the House on your own that day - no tours (& no ropes)! Tickets can be purchased at the front door ~ & if you come by, be sure to come upstairs and say hello!! If you plan to shop, bring along cash/checkbook (tho they will take credit cards downstairs.)

The Haas-Lilienthal House is at 2007 Franklin Street, between Washington & Jackson Streets, in Pacific Hts. Public transport is recommended, as parking is usually somewhat of a nightmare around there. The House is a museum owned and operated by the non-profit architectural preservation organization, San Francisco Architectural Heritage.
Check the website for further details (like what buses go there): www.sfheritage.org

Holiday Time in the Financial District

Here's a shot from the lobby at 50 California Street, San Francisco.