You might remember Miles Scott, the five-year-old former leukemia patient who captured San Francisco's heart with a wish to be Batman for just one day. Well, now he's getting the Hollywood treatment.
For its big 75th birthday, we took to wandering around the SF Botanical Gardens, one of the best urban oases in the city: 55 acres of gardens support over 8,000 different kinds of plants from all over the world (Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, Africa, and the Mediterranean), making it one of the most diverse botanical gardens that could survive in few other parts of the world.
In our next installment of "The Cognoscente," we interview experts in their field—who also happen to be the city's chicest tastemakers—about how their work influences their style, and living their best life in San Francisco.
With the summer months fast approaching, it's time to take advantage of the beautiful weather and bountiful outdoor spaces the Bay Area offers. From Jack London Square to Union Square, here are some of the best places to catch an al fresco flick this summer.
It's an indie kind of week, folks.
For the last two months, Bernal Heights-based artist and California College of the Arts graduate Leah Rosenberg has been painting a small storefront—three walls, a floor, a desk, a chair, and a vase—a different color every day. The whole thing, covered in a single solid hue. It’s out on Irving Street, a block from Outerlands and Trouble Coffee in the Outer Sunset, and Rosenberg decides which colors to use based on what she finds in the neighborhood: an acid yellow fence, the pistachio exterior of the Francis Scott Key Elementary School Auditorium, a light purple crab on Ocean Beach.
Be the belle of brunch with newsy topics to share with the table, from Morgan Freeman discussing weed to the ridiculous Outside Lands food lineup, that are sure to spark a lively conversation.
Satirical videos of San Francisco abound. And yeah, they're good for a share and a quick LOL on Facebook. But none are so fabulous, so classic, so quaint, so nostalgic as this video posted today by YouTuber Jeff Altman of his grandfather's 1958 visit to SF. It has loads of landmarks to love, including Chinatown (hey, sailors), curvy Lombard Street in bloom, and a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge in vintage style.
Take a left off of Fulton around 35th Avenue, and next to Spreckels Lake, you’ll find a long, shaded walkway that cuts deep into the thicket of trees that makes Golden Gate Park one of the most revered parks on the West Coast. The area around this part of the park is well known for it’s mysterious and sometimes hidden pathways that can lead to waterfalls, tiny statues, and massive soccer fields. But even more mysterious is the occasional shock of bright red comb and riot of plumage peaking out from the bushes—that's right, chickens.