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The Bay Area’s Best Beach Hikes

Saying that this is beach weather is probably taking SF’s Indian Summer a bit too far, but we’re actually a big fan of heading to the beach when the weather turns cold and moody. It’s less crowded, equally beautiful, and typically less muddy than other options. Here are some of our favorites:

Where to Dine Like a Frenchman this Bastille Day

Put down your white bread and raise that baguette proudly. Bastille Day—which commemorates the Storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789—is headed to San Francisco in a big way.

Best of San Francisco 2015: Live Music, Art Galleries, Craft, Movies + More

Whether you're headbanging at the Fillmore, streaking naked down Hayes Street, or hitting up a printing class in Emeryville, there's always something fun to do in the Bay Area. Here are some of our favorite pastimes in 2015.

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Grab your ground granola and sliced bananas, there are people swinging from the Golden Gate Bridge!

See Rare Photos of the Jazz Age in San Francisco in This New Exhibit

Legendary composer and pianist Duke Ellington often sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" as part of his sets, and with good reason: The city by the bay hosted a booming jazz scene in the early 20th century. If you can imagine, it wasn't unheard of to see Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or Louis Armstrong, trumpet in hand, strolling down the Embarcadero. 

Alite Designs Launches New Sea-Themed Pop-Up Featuring Local Artists

Alite Designsthe SF-based adventure gear company that brought us the Sexy Hotness sleeping bags (they can be zipped together for easier, er, cuddling) and Best of SF Winner, The Outpost—is teaming up with local makers to open up a beach-themed pop-up in the Sunset district. And we're super stoked. 

8 Summer Cocktails to Make Right Now + Recipes

We may not see the sun as often as we like, but San Francisco enjoys a summertime bounty and exceptional bar talent that yield the best seasonal libations. We’ve gathered eight of our favorites from bars and restaurants around town and adapted them for your next summer gathering.

File Under Awesome: You May Now View Smartphone Media in 3D Hologram

While it has never occured to us to want to view our iPhone in 3D, there is, apparently, a huge demand for such things. Enter Holus, a Vancouver-based company that will soon begin shipping a device to convert any media on your phone into a fully interactive 3D hologram, thanks to its still-ongoing Kickstarter campaign that's totally crushing it.

Shop Talk: Versace Arrives in the Bay Area + Iconic Rock Art

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

Best of San Francisco 2015: Delicious New Restaurants, Bars, Markets + More

With a new restaurant opening up every week in San Francisco, it's hard to pick our favorites from among the throngs. Still, we managed to wrangle the Bay Area's best dishes, whose flavor profiles set them apart from the crowd. Bon appetit! 

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