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The Greens Scene at Fort Mason for your wedding...

I’ve had enough of the turkey and I’m ready to go green… this week I’ve fallen in love with one of the most artistic, picturesque and delectable vegetarian restaurants in the city.

Located in a converted warehouse in the heart of the historic Fort Mason in San Francisco, Greens restaurant is one of the city’s most noted gems for aesthetic distinction, with an outstanding seasonal menu to beat.

Sunlight through the fog vow exchange.

Created by nationally recognized Executive Chef Annie Somerville, her innovative menu is focused solely on vegetarian cuisine. Somerville has earned a reputation for her creative approach to vegetarian cooking; she teaches classes throughout the Bay Area and is also the author of Fields of Greens: New Vegetarian Recipes from the Celebrated Greens Restaurant (Bantam Books, 1993) and Everyday Greens (Simon & Schuster, 2003). Her ideas have been featured in many publications, including Gourmet, Food and Wine, Ladies Home Journal, and Vegetarian Times.

Listed as one of the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants by the San Francisco Chronicle, Greens has a Michelin Guide recommendation and is recognized as one of America’s top restaurants by Zagat. Produce is selected from local organic farmers, alongside their very own Green Gulch Farm in Marin County to ensure the freshest and most delicious seasonal ingredients in their dishes.

Architechtural, urban, rustic and luxe...

Greens is an ideal venue for a wedding reception with spectacular unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Marina and Yacht Harbor, and the Marin Headlands. Founded and owned by the San Francisco Zen Center, the primary focus of Greens is service. Weddings are personally catered to the specific needs of the couple by event coordinator Ashley Pier, ensuring a special menu of unique appetizers, entrees, desserts and wine pairings. Floor plans, décor, flower arrangements, music, dancing, candlelight and photography are just some of the areas within Ashley’s expertise to ensure a perfect and memorable occasion on the big day.

The whole restaurant is available for buyout any day or evening of the week, for a wedding reception and ceremony. Greens can accommodate up to 135 people for a sit down meal or 200 for a standing reception, and the private dining room can seat up to 50 people for a meal or 70 people for a standing reception.

For further information about holding your wedding at Greens or to arrange a personal meeting, contact Ashley Pier, Special Event Coordinator at 415.771.7955 extension 114, or at events@greensrestaurant.com

The restaurant is open for dinner every evening, and for lunch Tuesday through Sunday. You can view Greens spectacular seasonal menu on their Web site, and check out their Facebook page for photos and information of previous events and weddings.

 

Hey Anti-Brides:
So in response to a few friends of mine who lovingly say ‘I use social media as if I were in a witness protection program,’ or: ‘Babe, you aren’t tweeting enough!’ (not ‘tweeting enough???) but ultimately:

‘You just put an app in the iTunes store, aren’t you going to blog about  it??’

Yup, I think it’s about that time, but I decided to wait until everyone was at happy hour to pop this little nugget up:

Tiny drum roll please: We officially launched the Anti-Bride App yesterday in the iTunes Store, and we are stoked!

Admittedly, I’m not entirely comfortable with self-aggrandizing, (I’ll tweet about anyone else before our app – chalk it up to Catholic school), but I am really happy that:

1. It’s finally finished
2. Apple let it in the store, even though it had too many categories
3. It’s Friday and almost wine-o-clock….

Basically, our app is the blog, downloaded to your iPhone: and it’s free!

Originally, the blog supported the Anti-Bride book series, but over time, I realized that there’s a whole lot of territory to cover outside of W-day (but is still tangential to the wedding world world). As Sr. Editor for Destination I Do Magazine, I love to write about things I think our readers would like to do, from an eat, stay and play perspective, so they can vet the best experiences for themselves. Money’s tight these days, so if someone else can test-drive your overseas adventure for you, all the better!

We love to cover vibrant people: designers, authors, bloggers, chefs, winemakers, musicians, and rabble-rousers. We are interested in trends, movements, and people who stand for something that matters: Katie Martin of Eco-Beautiful Weddings, Jennifer Stein at Destination I Do, Emily Anderson at Good with Style, or Brett Snyder at Cranky Flyer. They fly their flags in different sectors of the Blogosphere, but have distinct and engaging voices that we love…They are influencers and thought leaders because they believe in what they do, and have great ideas on how to do it.

From lifestyle, entertaining, ingenious inventions, sparkly brooches, killer shoes, to twangy guitar bands: its all here, and more…Maybe our blog/ app is not strictly all-wedding, all the time, but it’s a celebration of what we love, channeling our “lust for life,” (to quote Iggy…).

Running a blog is a blast: it’s your thumbprint – a snapshot of your point of view. It’s a great way to connect with like-minded compatriots who share your philosophy, and if you are lucky, sense of humor. It’s also a content beast that needs to be fed every day. Without our team of bloggers (world class experts with wildly successful social communities of their own) I’d be a mad woman. I love them, I rely on them, and I’d be lost at sea without them:

Jennifer Stein: Desto Diva

Brett Snyder: The Cranky Flier

Brandy Gomez Duplessis: Glamogram

Stacy Jill Calvert and Melissa Johns: Two Brides

Autumn Millhouse: Love Vines

Dorothy Polka: Polka Dot Bride

Melissa Comito Aakre: Heavy Petal

Daniel Yaffe: Drink Me

Fleur Bailey: Fleur Adores

Katie Martin: Eco Bride

Ryan Hupfer: Groom with a View

Dr. Mark Savant: Med Wed

Kimberly Aker: Retro Bride

Jan: Astrogrrl

And there would be nothing to download if not for my dear friends, developers and co-pilots at Synappsis.

So if you are so inclined, you can download the app here.

Drop us a line and let us know what you think: bouquets, or brickbats, we’ll take it all! It’s our goal to improve it – we think of it as a grand experiment and adventure, warts and all.

But at the end of the day, we’re damned glad it’s out the door!

Happy Friday!

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