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6 Party Campsites in Northern California

Charcoal? Check. Lawn chairs? Check. Speakers, party playlist, and cooler with ice-cold beverages? Check, check, and check. Now all that’s left to do is throw in some s’more supplies and mentally prepare to get weird in the woods.

The Next Gen: Meet the Bay Area's Most Promising MFA Grads This Year

The Bay Area is home to some fine masters programs for artsy types, all working to be the next generation of masters in their fields. Each Spring, we get a look at the best and brightest graduates via fashion shows and various exhibitions. Here we've selected our favorites from this year's graduating pool. The winners were chosen for their concepts, execution, and general awesomeness. Join us in wishing them luck in their next adventure! 

A Modern Guide to Carmel Valley

You’ll note the horses before you spy a single grapevine on your drive into Carmel Valley, a pastoral wine country with evident ranch land roots. Yet tucked between the stables and cowboy saloons are a few compelling gems to build a weekend upon. Like California’s other brand name valleys, the region promises a breezy, food-and-wine filled escape amidst sunny, natural splendor.

Manis, Pedis, and More: the Best of Bay Area Nails

You've fixed your face, did your hair, soothed those aching muscles, and maybe even had a needle prick here and there. Isn't it time you tended to your tips and toes? Here now are the best places in the Bay Area to fimd a mani/pedi miracle. 

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

With Memorial Day weekend already here, you'll have not one, not two, but three opportunities to impress your friends with your knowledge of current events at the brunch table. 

San Francisco City Hall Celebrates 100 Years in June

To celebrate San Francisco City Hall's 100th birthday, this week Mayor Edwin Lee announced a City Hall Centennial Celebration befitting such a majestic landmark.

Hike to an East Bay Hidden Gem, Port Costa

Never heard of Port Costa— the tiny, hidden gem in the northern reaches of Contra Costa County? While seemingly off the beaten path, this gorgeous hike is surprisingly accessible.

City Staycation: A Glamorous Night Downtown

When I was offered the chance to stay at the W Hotel for a night, I was thrilled (who doesn't love a night downtown?) but also a touch apprehensive (rumors swirl of it still being stuck in the late '90s). Much to the relief of my inner spoiled brat, the W is still the place to stay if you want to party, play, and—if you must—sleep. 

Nightlife Guide 2015: Get Tipsy at San Francisco's Best Wine Bars

Craft beer, schmaft schmeer. With our proximity to some of the world's best appellations, wine is still our drink of choice. Look elegant while getting lit at our favorite local wine bars.

5 Bay Area Adventures for Memorial Day Weekend

If you're planning on staying local this holiday weekend, we've got five awesome day trip adventures you need to check out. 

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