Monday, July 31

Forty Five Ten arrives in Napa Valley

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Tequila toasts in Napa Valley? Only if the tequila is Casa Dragones Joven, and the toaster is Brian Bolke, raising a glass to the first Forty Five Ten outside of Texas. The 865-square-foot store, unveiled July 27 at a VIP preview party co-hosted by designer and event planner Ken Fulk, interior designer Jay Jeffers and arts patron Cindy Rachofsky, is housed in a cottage-like brick building just steps from Chef Thomas Keller’s famed Yountville restaurants, Bouchon, The French Laundry and Ad Hoc. A post-party dinner in the barn of the Rachofsky’s summer home was catered by Ad Hoc.

Among the evening’s prominent guests: Chef Keller, Vintner’s Daughter founder April Gargiulo, fashion designer Adam Lippes, and Heretic Parfums founder Douglas Little, Paul Pelosi and Alexis Swanson Traina. Ten percent of the evening’s sales benefitted Bay Area Legal Aid, which provides free bilingual legal assistance to seniors, immigrants and low-income residents of the Bay Area.

Forty Five Ten Napa Valley, 6540 Washington Street, Yountville, CA, 707-346-4510

Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Brian Bolke, Ken Fulk, Cindy Rachofsky, Jay Jeffers

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Rachofsky’s summer home

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Douglas Little & Jodi Lyn O’Keefe | Cindy & Howard Rachofsky | Ken Fulk & Nicky Naylor

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Michael Purdy, Bob & Maria Torres | Casa Dragones Tequila | Adam Lippes & Faisal Halum

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April Gargiulo & Josie Frenchman | Alexis Traina, Brian Bolke & Paul Pelosi | Alison Birdwell & Lauren Ford

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Thomas Keller

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