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The Bay Area’s Most Romantic Hikes

Die-hard romantics and nature lovers, here are the best hikes in the Bay Area for amour. Each trek is perfect for stealing a kiss, cuddling with that special someone, or... more. 

Cyclist Messenger Bags are Chicer Than Ever

Expect to see cyclists looking chicer than ever this season.

Sriracha Ketchup, Jon Stewart's Replacement, and More Brunch Topics

Stimulating conversation-starters for the morning after Valentine's Day. 

For Goodness Sake Mobile Store Helps You Give Back With Every Purchase

Home goods, accessories, jewelry, and more can be found at For Goodness Sake, Pamela Baer's recently launched online shop and (downright adorable) mobile store.

Secret Recipe: Doña Tomás Chiles Rellenos with Cauliflower Sauce

At Oakland’s Doña Tomás, a stylish bastion for upscale Mexican fare (Oakland is ahead of the curve in this category), authentic chiles rellenos steal the show. Inspired by the traditional dish from Mexico City, chef Thomas Schnetz adds a healthy twist by serving the goat cheese-and-spinach-stuffed chiles baked, on a bed of creamy cauliflower sauce, with a drizzle of crema and a bright garnish of pomegranate seeds.

Bike the Marin Headlands for the Ultimate Weekend Ride

Head here on a mid-week morning and you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot in the Bay Area to get away from it all. The Gerbode Valley offers a hidden sanctuary mere minutes from downtown SF.

Cicret Bracelet Will Turn Your Arm Into a Touchscreen

There was disbelief. There was debate. But now, there's a prototype. Forget the days of touting around phones with giant screens; now, all you need is your skin. With Cicret’s Bracelet (pronounced “secret"), your forearm is transformed into a touchscreen where you can read email, answer calls, and play games. 

Oakland Eats: Family Style at Haven, Last-Minute Valentine's Day, & More

It's one of those months — if you've managed to survive Beer Week, Valentine's Day is creeping up on you, immediately followed by the amazing madness of Chinese New Year. Exhale. We've got any last minute Valentine's Day plans covered, plus a couple of exciting new dining destinations to keep you well fed. 

4 On-Demand Beauty Apps Get Put to the Test

Remember Veruca Salt? “I want the world, I want the whole world, I want to lock it all up in my pocket, give it to me now!” Essentially she was predicting the iPhone. Because these days we are all carrying access to the whole world in our pockets and, via apps, we’re using it to get things our way: now.

New App Has Insider Tips for All California Parks

A new browser-based application is aiding Californians in their quest for adventure. CaliParks hosts information on all 11,826 California parks, from urban patches of green to vast national treasures.

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