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The Bay Area’s Top 5 Outdoor Date Ideas

Sunrise Hike in San Francisco

A Sunrise Hike With City Views

Are you a fan of snuggling to stay warm, hot coffee poured from a thermos, and breathtaking views of San Francisco? If the answer is yes, this date is for you. Trust us, the early morning wake-up is well worth the effort, and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy with your special someone. The crowd-pleasing Instagram photo is just an added bonus. Learn more.

Intimate Portraits of Rock Legends in New Hedi Slimane Exhibition

Showcasing such rock 'n' roll legends as Keith Richards and Lou Reed (photographed shortly before his death), Sonic—a retrospective exhibition of Hedi Slimane's photographs—will be on display in Paris, France starting this month. The show features intimate black-and-white portraits from the music scene shot over the past 15 years in London, New York, and California. 

Weekend Guide: Free Chicken Sandwiches, Oktoberfest, & More

The 5 things you should be doing this weekend. 

Cocktail Triumphant: Monarch's "Banning Rickey"

Fred Acebo of Monarch

After sampling ten craft rickey cocktails from San Francisco's top bartenders, our readers have spoken, and we have a winner! Monarch's Fred Acebo swept the competition with his "Banning Rickey" cocktail, a distinct remix of the traditional rickey recipe with notes of grapefruit and a spoonful of absinthe, creating unexpected layers of flavor that play well against the cocktail's Cointreau foundation.

Head over to Monarch and ask Acebo to whip up the Banning Rickey for you, or follow the directions below to mix it at home and show off your cocktail-making skills.

Mixologist Fred Acebo - Monarch

The Cocktail: Banning Rickey

Editors Review the Top Wearable Fitness Trackers

Our editors strapped on the latest wearable fitness trackers to inspire daily detachment from our computers (and maybe shed a few pounds in the process).

Drink Here Now: Bourbon Month and Harvest Season

It's drinking season in San Francisco, and your team needs you.

Christian Louboutin Welcomes the Well-Heeled at Maiden Lane Opening

A landslide of stylish denizens and society ilk came tumbling down from their tony San Francisco hills to welcome Maiden Lane's newest baby: Christian Louboutin.

Secret Recipe: Haven's Monterey Squid & Chorizo

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts.

3 New Books on Our Must-Read List

Sarah Waters is one of the most talented historical-fiction writers today, updating Dickensian-style stories with compelling prose and honesty. If you haven't read her books Fingersmith or The Night Watch, I highly recommend them.

We Wanna Be Friends With Editor in Chief of The Bold Italic, Jennifer Maerz

Day-tripper, music junkie, and all around cool girl (oh, and did we mention newly-appointed editor in chief of The Bold Italic?) Jennifer Maerz lets us in on her chill life in San Francisco. 

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