Just over a year ago, veteran travel writer Taylor Bruce launched the first of a series of field guides inspired by Steinbeck's East of Eden and the idea that the places we inhabit are filled with endless curiosities. Wildsam started out as a tribute to Nashville, a pocket-size book filled with local lore, quirky facts, hand-drawn maps, interviews with city "celebrities," and essays by renowned writers and personalities (including Rosanne Cash).
Dear Parking Guru,
I drove into the City to do some shopping and parked at an Embarcadero Garage. As I parked, a very nice attendant approached me and said that it was a $20 flat rate. I paid him $20 and went on my way. Upon returning I found a parking violation on my windshield.
They sure don't make 'em like they used to. Local boutiques are bursting with toys that are cooler and hipper than ever. We found seven perfect gifts for the petite sous chef, future engineer, and more. Plus, with display-worthy modern design and eco-friendly features, we're betting you'll want to play, too.
Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.
Just because it’s flu season doesn’t mean you have to give in to your inner Grinch.
Originally published on California Home + Design
If you’re looking for unique, artisanal and locally-made gifts this season to place under the tree, stuff stockings, or give a host or hostess, plan on heading to The Barlow in Sebastopol. In this community of makers, you’ll find a diverse range of art, décor, fashion and wine, plus plenty of cozy eateries to fuel your excursion.
We like to think the Bay Area has the best pet population in the world. For all the love they give, your cute little guys deserve a special treat. Pamper away with our favorite hip, techie, and space-friendly gifts for pets big and small.
Whether you want to relive the flavors of your childhood, or want to create some new traditions (Linzer cookies should be in everyone’s life, no?), here are some bakers (and an ice cream maker!) around town who all make special holiday treats.
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