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A Writer's Guide to San Francisco Cafes

Whether you’re a screenwriter looking for inspiration, a novelist in need of a strong cup of Joe, or a student trying to get out of the library, here are a few special San Francisco cafes perfect for scribes looking for a jolt of inspiration.

San Francisco's Best Pre-Brunch Hikes

If your idea of a perfect Sunday includes some friends, crisp morning air, exploring local forests and beaches, and then rewarding yourself with a fun brunch, then this list is for you.

Weekend Guide: Silent Films, Spooky Carnival Parties, & More

Halloween is about to jump out from behind the corner; are you prepared?

San Francisco Giants Win the World Series!

For the third time in five years, your San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Tonight's 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals cemented the team's status as a sports dynasty. All hail the Giants. 

Restoration Hardware's Glamorous West Hollywood Opening Party

The number one tip for a successful launch party? A glamorous guest list! Just ask "Hot 20" member Gary Friedman, who recently hosted some of LA's most beautiful for the opening of his company's massive new retail space on Melrose Avenue.

Drink Here Now: Wine, Whiskey, and More Wine

Enjoy a week's worth of wine tastings, with a side of whiskey.

Halloween: Lyft's Spooky Vintage Rides, On-Demand Costume Delivery

For a festive, stress-free All Hallows' Eve, take a chance on a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom ride from Lyft, or find the perfect Halloween sartorial look from Costumes On-Demand.

3 New Books on Our Must-Read List

Dark, witty, and intense, Merritt Tierce's Love Me Back has been earning acclaim for its penetrating insight into the life of a complicated woman. Marie, its protagonist, is a young single mom who's scored a waitressing job at a high-end Dallas steakhouse, but instead of rising high, she self-destructs, falling into a tangle of casual sex, cocaine, drinking, and other bad habits.

A Local Painter Builds Her Dream Home In An Unlikely Neighborhood

It’s a now all-too-familiar San Francisco real estate story: A landlord looking to cash in decides to sell his Mission District building, telling the occupants—a varying crew of creative types—that the unbelievably spacious and affordable live-work lofts they’ve called home-and-studio will no longer be available to them. But this story comes with a twist. Instead of taking the news hopelessly in stride and moving on, one of the tenants, single mother and widow Silvia Poloto, sees the opportunity to strike out on her own and buy a building—one that matches her dreams.

We Wanna Be Friends With Local Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

Hailed by Newsweek as one of the “women shaping the 21st century," singled out by NPR on their list of “best commencement speeches, ever,” and hot off her recent Emmy-nomination, Tiffany Shlain is a local filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and author who we really want to be friends with.

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