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Foodie Agenda: Bollito Misto, Jax Happy Hour, the Essence of Japan, & More

Dive into these hearty traditional meals this week. 

3 New Books to Pick Up This Week

If one of your goals is to have a cleaner, more organized, and less cluttered home (and if it isn't, then you should probably write a book of your own), consider dropping a very worthwhile $15 on Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

Postponed: Find Your Purr-fect Match at the SF SPCA's 4th Annual "Be Mine" Event

SF SPCA Valentine's Day Event

Unfortunately, due to the rainy forecast, the SF SPCA has been forced to cancel the Be Mine cocktail party on Friday, February 6th. Although they're thrilled that San Francisco is finally getting some much needed rain, the timing couldn't have been worse for an outdoor party. Thank you to everyone who planned on attending.

Take a Beer Road Trip to the Russian River Valley

Need a weekend getaway? Seek inspiration in the form of delicious, delicious beer. 

Neighborhood Guide: What To Do in the Presidio

In 1994, the US Army ceded the Presidio, a former military base, to the National Park Service with the caveat that it become financially self-sufficient by 2013 or go the way of the chop-shop car—that is, sold off for parts. Having achieved this goal with flying colors, the 1,381-acre park is now a destination flourishing with cultural heritage, natural splendor, and, thanks to its San Francisco zip code, exceptional art, food, and lodging. 

Inside the Instagram-Worthy House of Blogger SF Girl By Bay

As a style blogger, photo stylist, self-proclaimed design junkie and flea market queen, Victoria Smith, editor of SF Girl By Bay, undoubtedly knows how to put a room together.

Meryl Pataky Makes Art From Rorschach’s Ink Blots

Meryl Pataky has made an art form of Rorschach’s iconic ink blots (of psychoanalysis fame).

Style Meets Tech at Ministry of Supply Pop-Up

Gentlemen of San Francisco hear this: a new line of men's wares is bringing together chic style and serious tech cred.

Two Friends Make Magic With Ink and Type at Western Editions

Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, the creative duo behind Western Editions, a San Francisco-based letterpress, customize invitations using a 1960s Vandercook press. The friends and former roommates founded their company out of a mutual passion for the craft and, they admit, “all things cute.”

Property Porn: An Oakland Hills Mediterranean for $3M

This Mediterranean masterpiece was built in 1936 and recently remodeled according to a Gordon Pierce design. The resulting home is adorned with arched doorways, beamed ceilings, and an exquisite curved stairway. 

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