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Look of the Week: Men's Ties for Summer Weddings

Look of the Week: Men's Ties for Summer Weddings

The wave of late-summer-to-early-fall weddings is fast approaching. When it comes to dressing for such occasions, think summer-sharp - with a bit of flair. The easiest way to accomplish such a fashionable feat? A great necktie.

Here are seven of this season's best ties ($29.99-$180) to get you from the ceremony to the dance floor - in true summer style. 

Five Can't-Miss Picks From the SF Jewish Film Festival

My Dad is Baryshnikov

Hewing to its diasporic theme, the Jewish Film Festival hosts screenings all around the Bay for the next three weeks, doing duty for it's first week at the hallowed Castro Theatre before stops in Berkeley, San Rafael and points south. We've chosen five can't-miss picks from the 63 films screening in this year's fest:

Are You Tough Enough for the Seven Hells Ride?

Are You Tough Enough for the Seven Hells Ride?

Most San Francisco bike routes are designed to avoid the city’s hills. But this Saturday there’s a group bike ride that goes out of its way to hit every steep crest, reach every gorgeous vista, and scale every SF peak. The annual Seven Hells Ride is back again—and it’s even tougher than ever.

When You Travel, Mozio Provides Point-to-Point Local Transportation Options

When You Travel, Mozio Provides Point-to-Point Local Transportation Options

Say you've just landed at JFK to start your visit to New York, and now you’ve got to find your way into Manhattan. What’s the best, and/or cheapest way to get to the part of town you need to reach? Besides taxis, which will run you (with tip) the better part of three Jacksons, there are actually over 50 different options, from limos, to shuttles to buses.

But how can you find out about all of these services, evaluate them and choose the right one for your needs and budget?

Meet Mozio, which is a “point-to-point multi-modal travel search engine.” <--break->

The Bay Area's Kid-Friendly Water Parks

The Bay Area&#039;s Kid-Friendly Water Parks

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

What It's Like to Leave the City of Your Dreams

What It&#039;s Like to Leave the City of Your Dreams

In a few weeks, I will put what relatively few possessions I have into storage, get behind the wheel of my aging Volkswagen convertible, and drive down I-5 to Los Angeles. It’ll be a straight shot on 378 miles of asphalt nearly all the way. I’ll get off at the Glendale Boulevard exit and pull up to the furnished 
Spanish-style cottage—with a driveway, front yard and backyard, and lots of working space—my boyfriend and I have rented in Atwater Village.

We're Kicking Off Doggleganger, Our Dog Look Alike Contest!

We&#039;re Kicking Off Doggleganger, Our Dog Look Alike Contest!

Does your pup look like you? Does he or she resemble a rock star, movie star, politician, or even a cartoon character? Don't lie, we know you've got a dog who looks like Albert Einstein or Alf! We want to see some serious dog dopplegangers (ahem, dogglegangers), so send us your photos!

The Devil Goes to Moscow: Cocktail #7 in Russian Standard Vodka's "Toast to Ambition" Contest

We've partnered with Russian Standard Vodka and asked some of the city's top mixological talent to concoct delicious drinks with Russian Standard Vodka as its star ingredient, and base the name of the cocktail and its ingredients on a deeply-held ambition: maybe a frozen drink inspired by climbing the tallest peak, or salted rim to evoke sailing the open sea...

Want to win a $100 bar tab? Try all the cocktails over the next seven weeks and "toast" (i.e. vote for) your favorites by selecting one here.

One Day in Napa Valley

1 Day in Napa Valley

With over 450 wineries and 270 restaurants, it can be a daunting task to plan a day in the Napa Valley. To save you time and angst, we created a balanced day that will make you look like an insider and avid organizer.

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