Stand-up paddle boarding is all the rage among tropical vacationers. But turns out, you don't have to go to Hawaii to give it a try. Here are five local places to paddle out.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
The Polynesian term for cheers — Bula!— isn't commonly heard in San Francisco's restaurant scene, where toasting over a glass of Champagne or even a mug of coffee is the norm. But head down University Avenue in Berkeley, and you'll hear the salutation shouted with gusto over kava-filled coconut mugs inside MeloMelo Kava Bar.
While seemingly out of the way for Oakland residents who spend their time drinking greyhounds in Uptown or making laps around Lake Merritt, a newly revamped Jack London Square is brimming with ways to spend a delightful weekend on the water. From a morning spent kayaking in the harbor, to fresh oysters for lunch, to a glass of wine and a movie overlooking the bay, Jack London Square is the closest you can get to a beachy vacation within walking distance of a BART station.
The Bay Area brewing industry may feel awash with burly bearded dudes, but a growing number of women are beginning to change the face of the male-dominated field. San Francisco photographer Natalie Jenks set out to document the sea change with this series of portraits that spotlight the women behind your favorite brews.
Is El Niño dampening your day? Stay dry at these indoor literary events.
The Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive is ready for its close-up. After three years of construction and a whopping $112 million capital campaign, the museum reopened on January 31st in a stunning new home that easily joins the ranks of local architectural icons such as the De Young and soon-to-reopen SFMoMa.
Groovy, Baby: Get This Adult Coloring Book of '60s Style & Intrigue by San Rafael Artist Katharine Boyd
For anyone who's ever found themselves side-eyeing a six-year-old and considered stealing her coloring book, or who has found themselves nonchalantly doodling with crayons on the kids menu at Nick's Cove, San Rafael art teacher Katharine Boyd has just what you need: a totally groovy coloring book for grownups.