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