a night on the town:: RN74 & Cut and Paste

Some times things work out perfectly. Last week I received a text from my friend asking if Ava Blu could do a sleepover with her BFF. Well of course she could, and the timing couldn’t of been any better as it just so happened to be on the Friday of the week of my 8yr wedding anniversary. I organized the detail of the sleepover and Jay handled the rest. He booked us dinner reservations at RN74 a Michael Mina restaurant and then tickets to my first Cut & Paste at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, an event only a geeked out designer or illustrator could love.

Dinner was great and dessert was fantastic.The white sesame pot de crème was to die for and the goat’s milk cheesecake was amazing, but the most memorable part of the evening for me was picking out our wine selection. We went back and forth for a while trying to decide and were finally seduced in by the story of Soffocone di Vincigliata. The winemaker, Bibi Graetz, is also an artist that puts his own art on the labels and this particular bottle was banned to enter the US by customs because US Import regulations do not allow wine labels to feature any type of sexual or pornographic imagery. He had to revise the label in order for the US to permit his wine to be imported. I was totally intrigued and asked to see the bottle, and of course once I saw it I knew we had to try it. And I have to say it was a quite tasty bottle of wine. (Here is a link to the original label if you are interested in seeing why it was banned and what the name means in Italian:-)

What a great night!

  1. I wish I had known about the Cut & Paste. Did, or can, you write about that experience?
    Love your blog Cindy.

  2. happy anni cindy!!
    xo mati

  3. Blu Penny by Cindy Ann

    thanks Mati :-)

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