The natural volcanic hot springs in Calistoga were originally discovered by the Wappo tribe more than 500 years ago; their rumored healing powers remain a draw today, along with venerable wineries, classy eateries, and luxury resorts. Knowing this, we have just two words to describe this gem of a town: Napa, who?
Make like a monk and unplug from your hectic, always-connected life with a Zen retreat this New Year. Learn how to meditate, fine-tune your yoga practice, or just spend quiet time communing with nature. Here are five great spots to immerse yourself in a day or weekend of reflection and relaxation so you can start the new year calm and centered.
What the 7x7 editors were thinking about this week when they should have been at work.
Dial up the romance with blindingly beautiful rings in an array of precious hues.
There's big changes in little Chinatown. The kitschy Empress of China gave up the guǐ while a pair of high profile projects — China Live and Mister Jiu — loom on the horizon. In the meantime, Chinatown remains the city’s most atmospheric neighborhood with murals to rival the Mission's and bustling markets to fuel your Fuchsia Dunlop cookbooks.
Meyer lemons have taken over. But once you've tired of lemonade, lemon curd, and preserved lemons, set your sights on a boozy batch of Meyer lemon limoncello. It's easy to make, and because you use only the zest for the infused liqueur, you can freeze the juice for later.
A New Zealand opera trio more popular than Lorde and more conversation starters for brunch.
Welcome to the Kitty Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while they seek their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! Today, feast your eyes on this little sweetie, Muffin.
Seize these 60 degree days and take the opportunity to get outside for some brand new eats.
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