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Maker's Mark Hosts the Ugly Sweater Party of the Season

'Tis the season for twinkle lights, festive cocktails and, above all, the spirit of giving. Last week, at hot Union Square lounge Hawthorn, 7x7 teamed up with Maker's Mark and La Cocina for #ItsGoingToGetUgly, an ugly sweater party with a heart—proceeds from the event benefitted beloved local charity La Cocina.

Scrooge-Proof: The Christmas Spirit, Bottled

Anchor Distilling's Christmas Spirit

When it comes to celebrating this holiday season, it's time to ditch the store-bought eggnog for something a little more interesting. Every November through mid-January, Anchor Brewing releases its coveted Christmas Ale—a rich, dark, boldly spiced delight with a top-secret recipe of malts, hops, and spices that changes slightly every year. Now, the Anchor team has distilled the ale down to the 2014 Christmas Spirit, a deliciously festive libation that's sure to put a twinkle in your eye, thanks to flavors of bright holiday spices, orange peel, and poached apple.

Caffeine Meets Creativity: Illy Caffè Opens in the Historic Metro Theater

It’s long been a Marina landmark, but the Metro Theatre building on Union Street now plays host to the perfect combination of mind and body inspiration. Illy Caffè has taken up residence right next to Equinox, the must-join gym for San Francisco’s mover and shakers (and spin class junkies).

Bubbly, Cake, and Couture at the 25th Annual SF Wedding Fair

Whether you're just starting to consider tying the knot or have your dream wedding planned to perfection, it's hard to turn down a chance to sip bubbles while perusing the best inspiration that the Bay Area has to offer. Celebrating their 25th year of matching blushing brides (and grooms!) together with their dream vendors, the San Francisco Wedding Fair will be coming back to our fair city on January 4th.

The SF Version of a Doorman: 7 Reasons You'll Love It


In case you hadn’t noticed, the holidays are here, which means that our already busy lives are about to get downright nuts. From crossing everything off your gift list to rushing through work to catch a snowbound flight home, it’s easy to get a little flustered. Add in chasing rogue packages around the city since you weren’t home, and it’s enough to make you want to refuse to leave your apartment until February. Fortunately, this is where Doorman comes in.

Win Tickets to See Reindeer, Scuba Santa, and Snow in GG Park

In case you can't tell, we're pretty enthralled with the winter wonderland happening right now over at the California Academy of Sciences. From real snow flurries to a scuba-clad Santa to a prancing pair of live reindeer, the Academy is your one-stop shop for a dose of holiday cheer.

Your Wine Country Holiday Guide

’Tis the season of celebration, and there's no better way to treat your loved ones (and yourself!) than with the best restaurants, wineries, and gifts of Napa and Sonoma. Browse through our picks below, and you'll find that checking off your list for the holidays just got easier.

Art With Heart Returns to San Francisco

By now you’ve seen them around the city, popping up in unexpected places to provide a welcome dose of vibrant color in the smile-inducing shape of a heart. For the 10th year in a row, the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation has selected top local artists from a talented pool of applicants to create the iconic art hearts displayed all around SF. 

Snow, Reindeer, and Albino Alligators at the California Academy of Sciences

Breaking news: It's snowing in Golden Gate Park! Seriously, folks—there's some snow a-fallin' inside the California Academy of Sciences, and that's not the only festive touch happening at The Academy this year. Celebrate the holidays with a geeky twist at 'Tis the Season for Science.

Holiday Gift Love: The Pax

Pax by Ploom

We're just going to say it—San Francisco is a town of gadgets. From a sea of smartphones and white headphones on MUNI to hand-crank artisanal coffee grinders popping up in apartments around the area, this city loves its hand-held devices that simply make life a bit better.

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