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The Cost of Living in SF, Compared with Our Big-City Brethren

City Bucks

For those of us waiting for that dot-com money barrel to spring a leak and trickle down to the masses, the cost of living in San Francisco can be troubling. But compared to some other well-to-do towns, particularly LA and New York, we’re actually doing pretty well.

Photos: 7x7 Spring 2012 Nightlife Guide Launch at The Brixton

On March 8th—a surprisingly but appropriately warm and sunny day in San Francisco's famed Marina District—7x7 celebrated the Spring 2012 edition of its comprehensive pocket-guide to the City's vibrant nightlife culture with a lovely event at cover establishment, The Brixton (2140 Union St.)

Drink Here Now: 5 Places to Sip This Week

1. Fish & Farm's New Happy Hour: Fish & Farm, the restaurant in the Mark Twain Hotel off Union Square, is hoping to lure a few locals with a new happy hour focused on sustainable bites. On offer: $3 craft brews, $5 wine by the glass, and 2-for-1 featured cocktails like the Crystal Skull 14 (Crystal Head vodka, Cynar, agave nectar, lime, and allspice, topped with burnt orange), which recently won a Crystal Head vodka cocktail competition. Pair your drink with $3 bites like juicy pork skewers, housemade market pickles, or fish tacos. (Daily, 4-6 pm, at Fish & Farm, Mark Twain Hotel, 339 Taylor St., Union Square.)

Luxurious Flower Delivery to Your Door by H.Bloom

H.Bloom

Admit it. Flowers brighten a room and a spirit, no matter how jaded you may be. Whether it’s your birthday, you just ran a marathon, or you need a pick me up, somebody wanted to send a symbol of you on the mind. And sending flowers is an unexpected gesture that will make anybody's day. For unmatched beauty and skilled design, H.Bloom ups the ante of flower delivery while keeping the process simple and accessible.

Two Sense: I Can't Help but Judge My Once-Promiscuous Girlfriend

Two Sense: I Can't Help but Judge My Once-Promiscuous Girlfriend

I’ve been dating a woman for nine months. Our chemistry is amazing and we’re compatible. But as I discovered more about her sexual history, I find that it’s precluding me from considering her seriously in the roles of wife and mother. I won’t go down the whole list, but in a nutshell, she had sex with 24 guys when she was only 14, worked as a stripper, had sex in public, and had affairs with married men. She’s only 25 but has had more than 50 lovers, more than I’ve had at age 35. She’s educated, professional, and has turned her life around. But there’s some wall in my head, making it difficult for me to not to categorize her as a “ho.” Yet in every other way, we seem perfect for each other.

Living the Shareable Life in SF: A Personal Experiment

Living the Shareable Life in SF: A Personal Experiment

September 17, 2010. At a monthly gathering of 50 executives, I listened to a one-minute piece of advice from each about Shareable, the nonprofit online magazine I cofounded a year earlier. We believe that sharing our resources is more fulfilling than our outdated earn-and-spend MO and that sharing can address issues like poverty and global warming. Due in part to the recession, a wave of sharing platforms have cropped up, making it possible to create an entire lifestyle based on sharing cars, housing, nannies—even money. In that meeting of the minds, one message broke through: If I want to lead a movement toward a new sharing economy, I need to show the world how I, myself, share in everyday life.

This Weekend! Don't Miss the Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour

Looking for something fresh to do this weekend? If your obsession with modern homes runs as deeply as ours does, check out the first Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour this Saturday.

A Gorgeous Napa Valley Wedding with a Reception at Auberge du Soleil

San Franciscans Alexa and Mike came to the Napa Valley for their dream wine country wedding last October - there's just no other way to describe it.

Tahoe Resorts Extending Their Open Seasons Past Easter Sunday

Tahoe Resorts Extending Their Open Seasons Past Easter Sunday

The winter that took its time getting here now won't seem to go away.

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