Legendary composer and pianist Duke Ellington often sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" as part of his sets, and with good reason: The city by the bay hosted a booming jazz scene in the early 20th century. If you can imagine, it wasn't unheard of to see Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or Louis Armstrong, trumpet in hand, strolling down the Embarcadero.
Alite Designs—the SF-based adventure gear company that brought us the Sexy Hotness sleeping bags (they can be zipped together for easier, er, cuddling) and Best of SF Winner, The Outpost—is teaming up with local makers to open up a beach-themed pop-up in the Sunset district. And we're super stoked.
It's impossible to list the many accolades of San Francisco native Vendela Vida without wondering what the hell you've been doing with your own life. She's a New York Times bestselling author, of course; publishes a magazine, The Believer; founded 826 Valencia with her also-famous husband Dave Eggers; and even cowrote (with said husband) the screenplay for Away We Go, the 2009 indie hit starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski.
Nearly two years in the making, the long-awaited Drake's Dealership brewpub, from the team behind Drake's Brewery and Jupiter pub in Berkeley, will open in early August.
Since the East Bay is always about ten degrees warmer than San Francisco—and a lot of these spots are heated anyway–why not head to a swimming hole across the bridge if you’re looking to soak up a little sun this weekend?
As if we weren't still reeling from the 2013 disaster, Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, Hollywood is bringing beloved Apple pioneer Steve Jobs to the big screen once again—this time starring X-Men's Michael Fassbender as the tech visionary.
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