SFC&G Debuts Summer 2014 "Coasting" Issue

New Luxury Design Magazine Devotes Third Issue to Summertime Design in the Bay,

Featuring Breathtaking Sky Level Landscapes, a Beach Home Angled to the Sea, Lush Gardens and Backyard Designs, and Crisp Summer White Wines for Sipping


SFC&G (San Francisco Cottages & Gardens), the Bay Area’s celebrated new luxury design magazine, debuted its third issue this month which draws its inspiration from the colors of the sea, sand and the renowned fog which envelops San Francisco and hugs the coast during the summer season. The issue spotlights four distinct residences reflecting various aspects of Northern California identity and the extraordinary talent that calls this part of the country home.

"The coast is in my DNA," explains Alisa Carroll, SFC&G’s editor-in-chief. "The color of the fog drifting over the shore and skating along the water together with the vision of white sails in the dark blue Bay truly celebrates what it is to be ‘coasting’ through the inspirational landscape of our city and the connecting Northern coastal communities.”

The SFC&G summer issue cover features a modern Monterey beach house, designed by architect Daniel Piechota of San Francisco-based Sagan Piechota Architecture, embodying the edge where sand meets sea. “Monterey Modern” (p. 52) showcases an open, low slung contemporary beach home angled to the sea, boasting spectacular views of the ocean.

Additional features and articles include:

·         Sky Level (p. 62) – Territories of art, architecture and conservation converge in an award-winning Portola Valley landscape by Stefan Thuilot.

·         Victorian Revival (p. 70) – Interior designer Kendall Wilkinson re-envisions a Pacific Heights grande dame to suit a family’s relaxed lifestyle.

·         Made in San Francisco: Bench Warmers (p. 34) – Brother-sister design duo Aaron and Miranda Jones heat up outdoor spaces with their industrial-inspired seating.  

·         Spotlight: The Written Word (p. 36) – Book/Shop in Oakland’s Temescal Alley champions the literary life.  

·         Project of Note: Creative Commons (p. 38) – Serena & Lily open a new destination Design Shop on Sacramento Street

·         Culinary: An Epicure’s Picnic (p. 40) – Matt McNamara, chef and co-proprietor of Sons& Daughters shares his go-tos for a summer outing.  

·         Wine& Spirits: Summer Whites (p. 42) – Six superb Bay Area Sauvignon Blancs tailored to al fresco tables.

·         Designer Quotes: The Road to Restoration (p. 44) –– A designer’s guide to the best Bay Area weekend retreats from The Carneros Inn’s quaint cottages in Napa to Deetjen’s rustic vibe in Big Sur

·         Deeds& Don’t (p. 46) – The inside stories behind real estate from the Bay Area to the Big Island.

Covering the entire Bay Area—from the tony neighborhoods of San Francisco to the affluent suburbs of Marin County, the East Bay, Silicon Valley, Carmel, Napa and Sonoma —the oversized, regional publication known for its superior photography and highlighting the best of architecture, interior design and landscaping is known for its intimate connection with the community, bringing to life the essential character of the region at this extraordinary time.

For more information about SFC&G magazine, please visit http://www.cottages-gardens.com/San-Francisco-Cottages-Gardens/. Please note that Alisa Carroll, Editor in Chief of SFC&G, is available for interviews.

About Cottages & Gardens:

Cottages & Gardens Publications delivers the finest regional design magazines to residents of America’s most affluent communities. The company's four titles, CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens), HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens), NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) and SFC&G (San Francisco Cottages & Gardens) present the very best in architecture, design, art and antiques, real estate and entertaining to a highly influential readership in Connecticut, the Hamptons, New York (NYC, Westchester, North Shore of Long Island, Hudson Valley) and San Francisco. Visit cottages-gardens.com. Like us on Facebook (ConnecticutCandG, HamptonsCandG, NewYorkCandG and SFCandG); Follow us on Twitter & Instagram (CTCandG, HCandG, NYCandG, SFCandG) and Pinterest (Cottages & Gardens).


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