This week the Courtney entourage packed it's caravan and headed west toward the golden streets of the land of Sun, Wind, Streets of death-defying inclines and Parties! We headed out to San Francisco where the windy days made even this thick-blooded New Yorker shiver in the sun. Never fear, it was a week of warm welcomes and nights of novel networking. We held our Cocktails with Courtney party on Wednesday, May 10 and participated in The 4th Annual Webby Awards as a nominating judge for the Living category and as a co-host in the Yahoo! Broadcast Web cast on Thursday, May 11. Because even in EssEff one cannot attend every party, I had some assistance from friends who sent in recaps of some of the other events in town.