With the Giants headed to the World Series, all the chatter in the media is about Brandon Belt’s homers, Brandon Crawford’s extraordinary plays at short stop, the speed of Tim Lincecum’s fastball – and other such jockish preoccupations.
What no one in the media mentions, except in random unguarded moments, is the fact that they, as a team, are ridiculously, torridly, HOT.
Die-hard romantics and nature lovers, here are the best hikes in the Bay Area for amour. Each trek is perfect for stealing a kiss, cuddling with that special someone, or... more.
For the first installment in our Five Star Spirituality series (brainchild of 7x7 culture editor Brock Keeling), we head to the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, which is the third tallest building in the city, making it a great place to view not just Fleet Week flybys and America’s Cup races (will we ever see those on our waters again?), but also to scan the windows of neighboring buildings for trysts (a pair of binocs in the room is practically a green light to practice voyeurism).
Looking for somewhere off the beaten path to take your lunch today? Due to some smart city developments, we here in San Francisco are fortunate to have over 50 privately owned public spaces (POPOS) tucked away on roof tops, in alleys, behind buildings, or in foyers, and available to anyone.
Think of this as a refreshing alternative to spending another weekend in Tahoe. Sitting just 200 miles east of San Francisco, and only a 3-4 hour drive, Yosemite (and all of her splendor) is more accessible than most people realize. With peak season crowds already thinning out, right now is one of the best times to visit. So what are you waiting for?
SoulCycle is the toughest workout you’ll ever love. Founded in New York in 2006, the body-rebuilding spinning-meets-support-group craze didn’t hit the Bay Area until 2013. Since then, it’s developed a rabid following in San Franciscans like Jaime Gagliardi, who describes the workout as a “Dance Party + Therapy + Triple Espresso while burning hundreds of calories.” How could we not try it after a plug like that?