After a long day—whether you hiked Lands End, rode your bike at Lake Merritt, tasted wine in Napa, or disrupted an entire industry—treat yourself to rest, relaxation, and a little bit of pampering. Our 2016 beauty, wellness, and fitness directory has all the best spas, salons, skincare, cosmetics, workouts and wellness practitioners in the Bay Area—lovingly vetted by your 7x7 editors. Stay gorgeous and be well!
In a city filled with tourists, it makes sense that some of San Francisco's hottest restaurants would reside inside hotels. Here are a few of our favorites that have everything but the turndown service.
If you seek a bit of community to go with your small-batch craft brew, head to Laughing Monk Brewing's new Bayview tasting room, ask for Andrew Casteel, and get to know the guy over a pint of his Cal-Belgian beer.
Despite the prolific amount of coffee shops in San Francisco, finding one with reliable Wi-Fi, strong coffee, and tasty pastries to fortify you during a work-from-home day is still a challenge. Here are the best spots (in each neighborhood) to get some work done with all the essentials—food, coffee, and a killer wireless signal.
Never mind our city's laid-back vibe—San Franciscans are hopped-up on caffeine round the clock. But come the after-lunch hour especially, local roasters fill up with drowsy workers in search of an afternoon fix. For any of you who clock in daily in FiDi, here are the hottest spots for midday buzz.
On Monday evening, as a spring rain gave way to magical double rainbows over San Francisco, puppies and unicorns and baby goats played with joyful abandon in the streets of SF, sparkling rosé flowed in city's fountains, and cannabis-scented clouds ballooned over Dolores Park. It was one of those moments when we all remembered why we live here, even if we can't afford our rent or our $5 toast.
In a marriage of two of our favorite things, coffee and gays, it was just announced that our own Equator Coffee & Tea is the first LGBT-owned business to be named California's Small Business of the Year, by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
When you live in such a pretty city, pesky tourists come with the territory. We jest, of course—we love visitors (except when they clog the sidewalks in aimless groups). Without out-of-towners, we'd have no need for chic boutique hotels, where we can indulge in luxe staycations and dark bars for clandestine drinks.
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and unless you have your own stock of corned beef and whiskey at home, you're going to need somewhere to indulge in Irish delicacies. We rounded up the best places to celebrate this Thursday.
As the sun once again showed itself over San Francisco this week, and as its golden light bathed the city for an hour longer each evening, images of picnics and daydrinking began dancing in our heads. And then we renters thought in unison: If only we had a glorious rooftop deck, where we could throw some steaks on the grill and crack open the rosé. If you're like us and don't have outdoor space of your own, consider an Airbnb staycation. Some of these pads have seriously killer views.