Out-of-town friends or relatives looking for a hotel recommendation? Well, the Westin St. Francis, one of downtown's poshest hotels, just got a facelift. And it's an A+ in our book, a nod to present-day San Francisco while still preserving the building's history.
San Francisco may be known for its ultra-casual style, but late spring and summer’s barrage of weddings, proms, graduations, showers and warm weather soirees routinely send us rushing for pretty dresses with cocktail party potential.
Whether you’ve got $50 or $500, we’ve got a frock stop for you. Here, our list of San Francisco’s Best Shops for Pretty Party Dresses:
- Status: Can I pay my Mastercard with my Visa?
When looking good must be done on the cheap, try these San Francisco shops for great deals:
Womp, Womp, Womp. Wobbling bass speakers. Giraffe, zebra and furry-headed costumes. Sweat-dripping fans hanging over the balcony railing. Front-row heroes bouncing with their hands in the air. Freaks dancing on tables, chairs, anything wide enough to stand on. Lights. Video mashes. Hip-hop. Metal. Funk. This is Bassnectar. Yet there’s more to it, than a massive sound, a beat-freak following and out-of-control performances.
How many places can you name in the latest Yeah Yeah Yeahs' music video? Quite a few, we'd bet. It's set in SF. The NYC band hits the streets of our fair city, starting at the Warfield dressing room, then dancing atop parked cars, down mysterious alleyways and through the Tenderloin. SF definitely looks good set against a YYY soundtrack.
Catch them live at BFD June 6.
If you're into crazy stage antics that include occasional spitting in your own mouth, look no further then Great American Music Hall, where the Black Lips are performing this week. Fresh from galavanting around the world with tunes indebted as much to noise and punk as to their Southern roots, these guys are making a stop in SF to rock your Thursday night.
Who says the weekend begins on Friday? This week, we’re front-loading our shopping can’t-miss list with three fabulous events taking place today.
It may be a new year, but one thing hasn’t changed: sales continue to pop up everywhere we look. Here are seven places to shop and save during the first weekend in 2009:
One of the things I've noticed over the past seven years that I have been in San Francisco is the clear differences between foodie culture here versus New York City—my hometown. Since I’m just finishing up a visit (snowed-in as we speak), I thought I’d weigh the benefits of two cities dear to my heart.