Where extravagant cakes covered in heaps of flowers and miles of fondant were once de rigeur at parties, more modernist aesthetics have recently prevailed.
The Bay Trail Plan was adopted by the ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) in 1989 with the goal of creating a 500-mile hike around the Bay Area. Now over two thirds complete, there are 338 accesible miles, this hike explores an easy-to-get-to portion of the trail at Oyster Point.
Born of Argentinean musicians and raised in a “funky household,” Mission-based leather goods designer and burner Basil Racuk is intent upon “the idea of embodying your life.” He shares this principle with his clients by engaging them in his bespoke process, where bags and accessories are custom-crafted through the well-honed art of conversation, the openness of creative minds, and the dexterity of Racuk’s two hands.
British author Nick Hornby’s obsessions with music and sports have been well reflected in About a Boy, High Fidelity, and a slew of other writings, but recently, the auteur has delved into different themes: He wrote the screenplay for Wild, the film starring Reese Witherspoon based on Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller; and his new novel, Funny Girl, centers on a woman who unexpectedly achieves fame in 1960s London when she becomes the star of a wildly popular BBC comedy series.
Once the New Year’s confetti has been swept away, New York City becomes a locals-only wonderland perfect for easy exploring by tourists who dare to brave the harsh winter weather.
San Francisco Restaurant Week is nearly upon us. To celebrate, Stock in Trade, the happy hour hot spot beloved by bocce ballers, is rolling out a seriously hearty tasting menu. Dinner will include an amuse bouche of bacon caramel popcorn, three courses (yes, three!), and an adult beverage as the bourbon-cherry on top. It's delicious dining, zero pretension.
From a new spot for quality cocktails at Swan's Marketplace to a crave-able New York-style pizzeria in Uptown, it's all happening in Oakland this week.
We're currently obsessing over San Jose-based style blogger Tanesha Awasthi, a.k.a. Girl With Curves. From her effortlessly full skirts to those signature big sunglasses, each of her well-curated outfits inspire us to put down our well-worn jeans, and opt for a sleeker silhouette (maybe with a pearl accent!). We caught up with the award-winning blogger and UC Berkeley alumna to ask her about her life in Silicon Valley.
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