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The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Returns This Month

The 34th Annual San Francisco Fall Antiques Show returns this month, October 22-25, with a must-see collection of arts, antiques, and dealers from around the world. 

Weekend Guide: TIMF, Anthony Bourdain Tasting Menu & Literary Trivia

You're so not getting any work done this weekend.

Five Star Spirituality: Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite

Now that the crush of summer tourists has passed, it’s a great time to make the yearly pilgrimage to Yosemite National Park, practically a requirement of residency in California, much like eating fish tacos, drinking Diet Coke, and casting your vote for the Democratic party.

Drink Here Now: Birthday Bubbles and Seasonal Sips

Was I in here last night, and did I spend a twenty dollar bill? Oh, thank goodness. I thought I'd lost it."  ~ W.C. Fields

Meet the SF Consultant Behind America's Best New Restaurant

For all the obsession over celebrity chefs, one might think a restaurant’s success is determined solely by its food. But anyone who’s worked in the industry knows better—it is often the front of house, or even those behind the scenes, who propel our favorite eateries (and their chefs) to stardom. Here in San Francisco, one restaurant consultant seems to have the magic touch. And nope, you’ve never heard of her.

Juniper Ridge Bottles the Fresh Scents of NorCal's Great Outdoors

If, like me, you're tired of the oddly synthetic smell that comes with department store perfumes and wish that you could bottle clean mountain air as your everyday eau de toilette, then you'll be elated to know about Juniper Ridge, an Oakland-based aroma company producing organic, bottled wilderness scents straight from the source. 

4 Must-Click Sites for Professional Home Design on the Cheap

So you want to update your home with fresh interiors. You've spent countless hours seeking inspiration online and in magazines. You've called mom; you've consulted your friends; you dream of hiring a pro. We've been there. Seek professional help from one of these four Bay Area–based design companies that will help you get it done without having to rent out your patio on Airbnb. 

Discover Tahoe’s Front Yard: Alpine and Mono Counties

Sorensen's Resort in Hope Valley near Lake Tahoe

The rugged beauty of Alpine and Mono Counties attracts not only visitors interested in tiny communities, ski resorts, hot springs, and granite peaks, but also those who want to disappear into the wilderness for a few days. Spread between Highway 50 and the Sonora Junction, this area south of Lake Tahoe will help you trade in the city for the great outdoors.

Robots and Donuts: The Art of Eric Joyner at SF Open Studios

SF Open Studios artist Eric Joyner works out of the shipyard at Hunters Point. After years of painting pictures for other people, he decided, “to only paint things that I liked.” 

Foodie Agenda: Day of the Dead Parties + Free Soft Serve

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

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