Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bags and blossoms

I saw about half of the Macworld Expo today, focusing on computer bags. The preceding entry gives you a peek at a new model of sling bag Brenthaven will begin offering in May; many, many more photos and product reviews to come in a day or two.

Went to a lovely dinner party with a bunch of technology journalists at Roots last night. The place specializes in organic, locally grown food. I had a smoked-trout salad with horseradish dressing and a dish of spicy shrimp on a bed of grits with bits of bacon. Wow. Oh, and we all shared the most amazing french fries sprinkled with herbs and parmesan. Everyone at the table raved about the entrees, particularly the flatiron steak. Next time.

Getting up early for the keynote has me a bit grouchy. It's always interesting to hear Steve speak, but the drama of last year's iPhone introduction must have spoiled me a bit. After the keynote I did the Expo and then went to Long Life Noodles in the Sony Metreon food court for some steamed shu mai and edamame. Then I walked up Powell Street to the top of Nob Hill and halfway back down the hill to my hotel at Union Square. The Chancellor is a well kept-up old place, very comfy and quiet -- now that I've gotten used to the streetcar bells beneath my window.

I ran into a couple of former iTunes colleagues today at the Expo, and tomorrow am hoping to have coffee with another former colleague. Tomorrow evening two friends from Seattle will be at Macworld and I'm wondering if I can talk them into trying out a classic San Francisco French restaurant, Le Central. San Francisco has such a wonderful 1950s vibe.

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