infamous Thursday nights Rosewood Sandhill Hotel

Where Are The Men in Silicon Valley?

Linx is featured in this month’s Town & Country annual Top 50 Bachelor’s issue. Ladies, grab a copy today to check out T & C’s list of the most desirable bachelors hitting the singles scene. These guys range from: Sergey Brin, Aaron Levie, and Uber’s Travis Kalanick to name a few. -1

Linx was asked to name some of my picks of where the techie bachelors go when not working and the toys they like to spend hard earned dollars on. In summary, ladies head to BJ’s in Cupertino on a Thursday for happy hour.

BJ’s is very casual and is a chain restaurant- think nachos, beer on tap, big screens, and a lot of guys! This is across the street from Apple’s campus and is swarming with techies in black turtlenecks with iPhone in hand and beer in another. Now please don’t mistake BJ’s for the next Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel swanky scene. It is anything but upscale! 😉

Ladies, dress casually yet chic and don’t forget a ponytail if your hair is long enough. As I told Emily Holt in T & C, guys love ponytails- especially the techies! Remember they tell me everything!



This Week in Perspective

A quick blog entry here…hope everyone is looking forward to a fun fall weekend ahead. We had an exceptionally busy week meeting with many new clients and prospects of Linx- even got to visit a lovely and very impressive prospective client at her Silicon Valley home to ensure 100% privacy. Lots of matchmaking this week and meeting with VIPs to discuss their projects in the works. Tonight a stellar Linx client has invited my husband, sister, and even pooch Marshall (woof woof!) over for a cooking lesson dinner party. I am so excited to see him in his element and on top of that getting to splurge on his yummy homemade pastas (yes ladies…he told me he is making the pasta from scratch, I know!) and will show us how to make 4 rustic Italian pasta sauces. He keeps saying everything is very easy to make. Tonight I need to witness this firsthand and see if these insanely good sauces are THAT easy or easy for him but not for us!

Last night I checked out The Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel to survey the scene with a girlfriend after a visit to the Hockney opening at the De Young. It was a fun girls night and good quality time together. The infamous Thursday night scene was definitely different. Ladies, it was literally ALL men.San Jose-20130825-00065 I saw this on my satellite radio one day and had to laugh. Although I find that word derogatory used in context of the ever-popular Rosewood nights, I couldn’t help but smile.

The bar was packed with dudes having drinks and they sort of seemed very happy just talking to one another. The deck was very crowded as well with around a 10 to 1 ratio of men to women. I asked the bartender “what was up” and he said he has witnessed a shift in the Thursday night scene. When I looked around more, it really looked like a lot of very cute, preppy MBA and law school Stanford boys in their nicely pressed chinos, dress shirts, and Ferragamos. Sort of like an East Coast group of guys in the mid 20’s to mid 40’s age range. A pic I snapped from last night- told you…ALL guys! San Mateo-20131024-00488

One former lovely client who is getting married soon sent me a couple of nice quotes from her Linx experience. “There are myriad dating books, advice columns and best friends out there, all offering “helpful” suggestions. However, the best advice I ever received – and still hold dear to my heart – was from Amy. It was her words that lead me to the man I am going to marry and I pass on her wisdom to others regularly. Like all the other ways in which we are leading the nation in innovation, Amy’s services are unsurpassed. Hold her advice dear to your heart. I certainly do; her insight lead me to the man I am going to marry.”

Have a great weekend all!

Linx in Vanity Fair!

After a much anticipated wait, Linx Dating is featured in the May issue of Vanity Fair! photo copy 6

Journalist Alexandra Wolfe wrote a fun piece on the Silicon Valley social scene. The story is largely about Linx being the matchmaker of choice and a massive trend setter by having thrown an event at The Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Menlo Park, CA back in 2009 with hundreds of guests. You multiply the opening of the hotel by the sheer popularity of the Linx Link & Drink party that summer in 2009, and basically it started a movement of sorts. In other words, Linx was a huge catalyst in creating “the scene” at The Rosewood and more recently in the Silicon Valley in general. I’ve always loved a great party but never knew I’d be part of a movement as such!

As Wolfe states, “many attribute the bar’s crush of singles to area matchmaker Amy Andersen -a self-declared ‘love concierge’ and the founder of Linx Dating – who first helped designate the bar a singles’ destination… would be the first of many events at the hotel. Thus, the Rosewood scene – and its accidental by-product, Cougar Night – was born.”

Although I’ll be the first to admit I am not fond of the term “cougar” or “sugar daddy” and make a strong point not to have those phrases enter my vocabulary, many people who are outside of the Silicon Valley bubble love to anchor on those images and the story clearly caters to that kind of reader and even contains a fair amount of inaccurate information about the details of Linx.

However, big picture, I am extremely beyond grateful for the rare opportunity to have been a part of a story in a publication as venerable as Vanity Fair. From working with celebrity photographer Justin Coit doing our all day glamorous photo shoot, to my lovely conversations with Alexandra at Linx (and even on a Stanford dish hike with her “dishing”), I am so thankful to Vanity Fair. Always. Forever. VanityFair_May2013As seen in the actual magazine

vf_04-Office2_0763_v32-889x1200Actual image from Justin Coit sent to me

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