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.
Here's what you might have missed this week.
This San Francisco City Hall wedding was all about retro fun—from the feet up.
You already know that tacos are your favorite food in the whole world, but did you know that tacos derive their name from explosives used by silver miners in Mexico in the late 1800s?
Dutch artist and physicist Theo Jansen will be showcasing his wind-powered creations dubbed Strandbeests (or "beach animals" in Dutch) at the Exploratorium next week. These giant skeleton-like creatures are made out of PVC tubing and other hardware store materials, and are able to walk on their own— it's pretty amazing to behold.
Picture this: It's Memorial Day weekend and you decide to spontaneously jump in the car and drive to Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Austin (wherever). The problem? You don't exactly have anywhere to crash, and you don't want to put down a couple hundred dollars for a night at the Ace. What's a traveler to do? A new LA-based startup, Overnight, can pair you with a local to stay with in less than a minute.
Whether you're looking for something to liven up a bridal shower or you just want to host a fun night with friends, Bottle Bracket is the perfect combination of competition and booze.
Where to shop 'til you drop this week.
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