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The Perfect Romantic Getaway to Maui's Revamped Hotel Wailea

My first trip to Hawaii didn't start off so well. I had only just arrived at the newly renovated Hotel Wailea, changed into a bikini and stretched out poolside, revitalizing cocktail in hand and long-distance boyfriend at my side, when it started to rain. And not just rain; it poured. The locals say that foreigners always bring the bad weather with them — coming from foggy San Francisco, I couldn't deny it — but what the hotel should tell travelers is that once you see their romantic suites (and steamy shower made for two), you won't mind a little time indoors.

Drink Here Now: NotOberfest, Pink Cocktails, and Peay Vineyards

Oktoberfest will continue until all the beer and pretzels are gone.

7x7 at Litquake 2014: "Travel Misadventures" at The Chapel on October 18th

7x7 Travel Misadventures

In case you haven't noticed, our fair city has been overrun by bibliophiles, which can only mean that we're in the throes of Litquake! We've already waxed poetic about our eight can't-miss events, but we couldn't resist squeezing in a little self-promotion for good measure. 7x7 is again a proud sponsor of Lit Crawl, the facinating and rowdy Litquake finale! Join us at The Chapel Saturday, Oct.

The Cinematic Saga of The Warfield

the warfield stage

It’s a bit daunting to stand inside a massive, richly detailed theater when it’s empty. The spiraled balconies appear larger than ever, the busts lining the walls seem to stare, and the room’s grandeur feels entirely overwhelming. To experience the venue during a live show is almost a sensory overload. Therein lies the magic of San Francisco's historic Warfield

2014 Hot 20: Tony Fadell, the Gadgeteer

CEO and founder of Nest Labs / age 45

Add These 3 Books to Your Must-Read List

Truth is stranger than fiction, as Alexis Coe's Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis proves. It's the 100 percent true story, sourced from hundreds of original letters and documents, of 19-year-old Alice Mitchell, who planned to pass as a man to marry her girlfriend, 17-year-old Freda Ward, in 1890s Memphis.

We Wanna Be Friends With Local Artist Michael McConnell

Michigan-born artist Michael McConnell may have gotten his love for furry animals from the long days he spent watching squirrels out the front window of his childhood home.

Things that Go Bump in the Night: Skulls Edition

Skulls at Cal Academy of Sciences

If you’re anything like us, you’ve no doubt been scouring the depths of the interweb for inspiration for a costume unique enough for your Halloween festivities. If the perfect getup remains elusive, come to The California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park for just the push your imagination desires.

Alt-Weekly "SF Bay Guardian" To Shut Down

Heartbreaking local media news: The San Francisco Bay Guardian, the city's longstanding progressive voice, shut down operations todaySan Francisco Media Company, who owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and the the Guardian, said that tomorrow's "Best of the Bay" issue will be its last. 

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