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This Heartwarming Celebration Weds Flora, Fauna, and Family Heritage

Shuka and Kiazad Kalantari tied the knot in front of 400 friends and family members in the elegant Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

From Paris to San Francisco, with Love

Although Sara is a Bay Area native, she and Manu met in France while Sara finished her studies abroad.

Seven Iconic Chocolate Desserts in San Francisco

After giving a presentation at last week’s Chocolate Salon on the city’s best chocolate desserts, here’s a short list of seven of SF’s most iconic chocolate desserts. Yup, one for every night of the week.

Say Hello to All These New Places for Baked Goods and Pastries in San Francisco

Knish heaven from 20th Century Café. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

The city is positively en fuego right now with the number of new bakers and pastry chefs out to get us carbo-loaded and amped on sugar.

Five Ways to Shake Up Your Weekend Brunch Routine

The harem-style feast at Pera

Tired of the same old egg-and-bacon plate, or pancakes, or omelet routine? This town definitely offers many tasty renditions of classic American breakfast items, but here are a few international ways to get something new in your weekend mix.

On Location: Mrs. Doubtfire

Welcome to "On Location," a micro-feature taking you to little-known cinematic locations of SF and taking a look at the films shot in the city by the bay over the years.

Stylish Gifts for the Bike Lover on Your List

Atomic 22 Phil Wood Set

It’s not easy to find a gift for the bike-obsessed person on your holiday list. Chances are, if they wanted it they already got it for themselves. But with so many bike shops in San Francisco, and the bike industry exploding with new stylized gear, there’s still a lot that the gear head in your life may not even know about. I searched the city to find some of the coolest, most stylish gear gift ideas. Here are my picks:

 

Three Recently Revamped San Francisco Hotels

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

Take a glimpse at the San Francisco skyline and you won't notice anything out of the ordinary. Yet, walk into a few downtown San Francisco hotels and you might notice some stark differences. That's because local hotels have been getting major upgrades. Today, we feature three San Francisco hotels that have recently undergone significant renovations. 

San Francisco Area Hotels That Offer Free WiFi

Downtown San Francisco

This topic of WiFi is a touchy subject in the travel industry. While most bed and breakfasts and budget hotel brands have gotten the memo that travelers want complimentary Internet access, many luxury hotels continue to charge for it, often at a daily rate close to what you may be paying for a month of Internet access at home.

One of Our Own Ties the Knot in a Vintage Woodsy Wedding

California Home + Design's Online Editor, Owen Ray, wed his lovely wife, Caitlin, at Stern Grove Trocadero Clubhouse in San Francisco. Pardon our bias as CHD's sister company (aka Owen's co-workers), but we can't help getting lost in these wedding photos and falling back in time for a moment. 

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