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8 Ride-Sharing Apps That Are Cheaper/Nicer/Eco-Friendlier Than Uber

Getting to work. For many in the city, it's still the same old hassle it’s always been. If you don’t have a plush tech bus at your disposal, perhaps it’s time to check out some of the new ride-sharing startups that are paving the way for a better commute.

The Cognoscente: Andrew Block Brings Smart Watches to a Traditional Fine Jewelry Purveyor in Silicon Valley

Timepieces have always played a big part in the classic American dream: Once given by employers to recognize decades of work well done, and later purchased or gifted as timeless symbols of status and success. Today in Silicon Valley, the old wristwatch has been disrupted like everything else, with smart watches doing everything from tweeting to taking selfies. So what does it mean for luxury watch purveyors of the elite old guard? For Menlo Park industry vet Andrew Block, evolution is everything.

What to See at FOG Design + Art Fair This Weekend

One of the chicest recent comers to the San Francisco art fair scene, Fog Design + Art, a benefit for SFMOMA, has returned to Fort Mason with a collection of more than 40 leading design firms and art galleries from SF to New York and beyond. Here are a few of the homegrown highlights. 

Eat Here Now: Cadence Restaurant Opens Alongside Mr. Tipples Jazz Lounge in Mid-Market

The luxification of Mid-Market continues today with the opening of Cadence, the swank new sister restaurant to neighboring cocktail and jazz bar, Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio. The two venues, from Maven partner Jay Bordeleau, join neighborhood culinary pioneers Alta CA, Bon Marche, and Dirty Water. 

Artist David Ireland's Capp Street House Is Restored and Opening to the Public

“Everything is an art perfect material” was the mantra of Bay Area conceptual artist David Ireland (1930-2009), who spent more than 30 years transforming his sprawling 1886 Victorian house in the Mission into a living work of art, home to some of his best-known sculptures, drawings, and furniture designs. Starting on January 15, fans of Ireland's work may visit his home and see it all for themselves.

4 Must-Click Sites for Professional Home Design on the Cheap

So you want to update your home with fresh interiors. You've spent countless hours seeking inspiration online and in magazines. You've called mom; you've consulted your friends; you dream of hiring a pro. We've been there. Seek professional help from one of these four Bay Area–based design companies that will help you get it done without having to rent out your patio on Airbnb. 

No Girls Allowed: 3 SF Brands Are Making Awesome Underwear for Men

What could be more necessary than a great pair of comfy undies? Listen up, guys: Here are three San Francisco brands whose handsome, expertly fitted boxer briefs are made for high performance and designed to be seen.  

4 Fabulous Wedding Dress Designers in San Francisco

The holiday shopping season may have come to an end, but for newly engaged brides-to-be, there's much shopping to be done. When it comes to sourcing local gowns, whether you're looking for simple elegance or a little more flair, there are four San Francisco designers every would-be bride must know. 

7 Convenient and Healthy Bay Area Meal Delivery Services to Try in 2016

Exhausted after a long day at work? Not only do these uber-hip services save you precious time and energy, but they'll also leave you satisfied and radiating health and wellness. Plus, they're easy on the wallet.

5 Easy Outdoor Adventures for This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend, but not interested in serious planning? Keep it easy and outdoorsy with these five amazing local outings.

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