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Property Porn: $7.4M Buys Waterfront Views + Private Gym in the Marina

In need of a sanctuary that offers escape from the concrete jungle? This Marina house might be your golden ticket.

Tiny Trees, Deep Roots: The History of Bonsai in the Bay Area

To walk through the Japanese-styled wooden doors on the Northern inlet of Oakland’s Lake Merritt is to enter another world. The landscape is checkered with trees that are bent and wired to mimic what one might see in nature—that is, if everything in nature were just a few feet tall. This, the volunteer-run Bonsai Garden Lake Merrit (BGLM), is among the Bay Area’s few remaining places to celebrate the treasured ancient art form of Japanese bonsai. 

Live Music This Week: Jamie xx, Young Thug, Beirut & More

Listen up, music fans. Here are the best live shows in the Bay Area this week.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Mid-Market

Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Snowden returns to the scene, killer bees pose a threat, and more news from the past week.

Shop Talk: Ernest Alexander Opens in Hayes Valley + Common Scents Goes Digital

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it in Shop Talk.

Style Council 2015: Meet Heather Day, Abstract Artist

Heather Day is hungry for life experiences. An abstract artist with deep environmental and social awareness, she regularly escapes into the wild and silent woods or any natural spot, and seeks connections with people who inspire her.

5 Signs That El Niño May Be Coming

Gather ye rain boots and emergency bottled water while ye may. The signs are beginning to point to a serious El Niño this winter. Here's what to watch out for.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Cow Hollow

Sandwiched between the Marina and Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow is a stroll down shopping lane for yoga pant-wearing ladies with strollers and small dogs. The main drag, Union Street between Divisadero and Laguna, is great for a walk, with plenty of restaurants, bars, coffee and juice shops to stop and refuel.

Style Council 2015: Meet Emily Holt, Editrix + Entrepreneur

By her own estimate, Vogue editor-turned-fashion-entrepreneur Emily Holt, 37, wears about 45 percent of her New York closet here in San Francisco. “I work from home now, so it’s a lot of flats, jeans and sweaters,” she says with a shrug in her cozy Ocean Beach home.

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