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Exploratorium After Dark: An Easy "Resolution"

If you're anything like us, you've got a dose of the post-holiday blues, perhaps compounded by stomach-rumbling from that new diet or the nicotine shakes. Luckily, there's one resolution in 2010 that's easy to keep: "Resolution" is the theme of Thursday's Exploratorium After Dark, the science discovery museum's series of events targeted at an adult crowd. This resolution, however, refers not to that promise to hit the gym more often, but to the basis of perception: the fine differences that allow us to perceive a variety of tastes, touches, and smells (and that probably got us into trouble with all those donuts and cigarettes in the first place).

Sleep Beneath a Matisse in the St. Regis' MOMA Suites

Ever wondered what it would feel like to sleep under a priceless work of art? Well, wonder no longer. One of the city's most beloved museums, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and in honor of the milestone and its own fifth birthday, the St. Regis has rolled out two limited edition MOMA suites and a MOMA Anniversary Travel Package, which lasts the duration of 2010.

Who's the City's Best Gym Class Instructor?

San Francisco is a city for the workout obsessed. We take our runs seriously, our Lululemon seriously and our gym classes VERY seriously. So what we want to know is this: who is the city's best gym class instructor?  We're talking across gyms and across classes (pilates, spin, yoga, bootcamp, cardio striptease - they're all fair game).  Whose class do you make sure you get on the waiting list for?  Let us know in the comments (plus the gym and the time of day they teach at). We'll do a feature on the most popular teacher.

Winter Flights to Mammoth Mountain Resume

Starting today, Horizon Air will begin its annual winter service to snowy Mammoth Mountain, offering daily flights from Los Angeles, Portland, San Jose, Reno and Seattle. Mammoth Mountain, one of California's ski resort gems, has already reaped the benefits of a winter wonderland with a base of five to eight feet--and even more on the way. The flights mark the beginning of regular air service to Mammoth throughout the snow season.

Scratch and Score with Larkspur Hotels

Feel like adding to your holiday loot? Well, the Larkspur Collection is more than happy to help stuff your stocking.

Bid on "Mini-Me" Art in Monterey

Art lovers will find delight in the posh Hotel Pacific and Monterey Museum of Art's "Mini-Me" deal. It focuses on the museum's annual exhibit of "small" paintings, photographs, prints, drawings and sculptures, all 7 inches by 9 inches or less and all up for auction, as donated by the artists. The special includes two tickets to the museum, two auction raffle tickets, and a night's stay in a deluxe suite, complete with cozy fireplace to keep the ocean chill at bay.

Let it Snow in Heavenly

A cold front overtaking much of California and a recent bout of precipitation can mean only one thing...ski season has arrived!

As of Tuesday, snow totals at 9,000 feet or higher at Heavenly Mountain Resort topped out above 30 inches, and the powder will only continue to mount as the week progresses. So if you're a trail blazer--heck, even if you're simply a snow angel artiste--we suggest packing up your four-wheel drive and heading for South Lake Tahoe this weekend before the masses get there first.

The New Ritz Carlton at Lake Tahoe Is Mighty Fine

True, it's frigid and semi-miserable in the Bay but guess what that also means: snow in Tahoe.  And while we're joyfully toasting to this pre-holiday snow-treat, we're also raising our glasses something else lake-side: The new Ritz-Cartlton Highlands (North Star) which opens tomorrow! We're sort of drooling over it. It's fancy. 

More Gift Ideas for Your Globetrotter

Don't know what to get the jetsetter in your life for the holidays? We've got some tips!

For the Documentarian: camera gear

Win a $5,000 Apple Gift Card

Exercise your wit and show off your snarky side for the chance to win $5,000 worth of Apple products. Saucony Originals and Journeys.com want to wish you a happy holiday with a fun photo caption contest and sweepstakes. It's not too late to get in on the action—every week from now until December 25, jump onto CaptionOriginals.com and come up with a clever caption for the current photo. Each week's winner will be awarded a special prize pack.

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