Just in time for the holidays, the San Francisco cityscape is twinkling through the night. Set against the backdrop of the lit-up FiDi offices, The Bay Lights now shine from dusk to dawn, a welcome distraction for insomniacs with a bay view and late-night revelers. My guess is that we'll have one busy waterfront on New Year's Eve. The folks behind Illuminate the Arts worked hard to make this happen, and artist Leo Villareal has programmed a series of new sequences that suit the mood of the early morning hours in SF. If you're a fan of the project, you can show your support—and check one more present off your holiday shopping list—by giving the gift of light.
Let's just clear this up right now -- there's absolutely nothing wrong with giving gift certificates. In fact, we're all about giving thoughtful, awesome local experiences. From cooking classes to spa treatments, check out our top picks for easy holiday gifting.
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.
When I was 26 (like, this past year), I was eating popcorn for lunch and working for this website. When Chip Conley was 26, he was on a mission to "create joy" and started what is now the second largest boutique hotel company in America, Joie de Vivre.
One thing that was important to Jon Bonné, the long-time wine editor for The San Francisco Chronicle, in writing his recently released book The New California Wine (Ten Speed Press) was that it not necessarily be “new.”
Christmas is in a week (ahh!), and with many folks running around to finish their shopping, wrap gifts, attend holiday parties, and get their work done so they can catch planes or hit the road, free time is in very short supply.
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