California

Tips and Articles in California

Venture from the chaos of downtown San Francisco to the greenery of Golden Gate Park, where you’ll find some of city’s best museums, including the California Academy of Sciences. Part natural history museum, part planetarium, and part aquarium, th...
Disney recently purchased 14.7 acres of land in Anaheim and theme park fans are quick to get excited about a possible expansion. The buzz isn't misplaced: The newly acquired land sits directly across the street from the existing Disney California ...
The Concept Hollywood glamour meets beach house chic in 32 poolside bungalows, circa 1938, reconceived for 2015 by celebrated Los Angeles interior designer Michael Berman. The Location Perched on the bluff directly across from the Califor...
Isaia—the luxury menswear line based in Naples, Italy, that has suited up the likes of Robert Downey, Jr., Matt Damon, and Matt Bomer—has just opened its first U.S. flagship, in Beverly Hills. (Coming in September: a Madison Avenue store in Manhat...
Three years in the making, Los Fuegos will be a part of the much-anticipated Faena Hotel project and will open in November. (The other restaurant is from Austin-based chef Paul Qui.) As its name suggests, Los Fuegos will be all about fire. The ...
The Edward Larrabee Barnes-designed home of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is architecturally remarkable only in its anonymity: perched on a sloping corner site, its blank facade stands in the shadow of a bland office building and turns in on it...
Some say San Francisco’s new restaurants are beginning to gravitate toward a common theme (hello, upmarket pub fare), while Oakland’s dining scene is increasingly diverse. Its latest opening is another fresh move: Salsipuedes, a seaside barbecue r...
The South Bay has been oft-overlooked when compared to its hipper, more heavily visited Northerly neighbors like Venice Beach and Santa Monica, but there’s a lot going on in this bustling Beach City. Body surfing, beach volleyball, people watching...
There was a time in my life when I ate an Amy’s bean-and-cheese burrito almost everyday for lunch. So the 25-year-old me was extremely excited to hear about the organic frozen food company’s latest development: a healthy fast-food drive thru in Ro...
It may seem like the Land of Endless Summers, but there are seasons in Los Angeles. Admittedly, though, they’re marked more by the produce offerings at the farmers markets and events going on around town. Summer is defined not by better weather—th...
Just when it seems San Francisco has reached its quota of new, gourmet ice cream concepts (organic floats at The Ice Cream Bar, boutique ice cream sandwiches at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, quirky flavors at Humphry Slocombe), a local coffee roaste...
No, it’s not Noe Valley or even the Outer Sunset. It’s Bernal Heights, a far-flung San Francisco neighborhood on the outskirts of the Mission District with a rising food scene. Last year, real estate website Redfin said the neighborhood had the ho...
Happy birthday, Bugs Bunny! Today marks that wascally wabbit’s 75th anniversary after making his debut opposite Elmer Fudd in the cartoon “Wild Hare,” which was directed by Tex Avery and released on July 27, 1940. There has been some debate ...
You’ve probably heard of the Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, the 2,664-mile footpath made famous by Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 bestseller, Wild, and the Reese Witherspoon–starring movie of the same name. You’ve probably heard that it’s gorgeous. And i...
Why open another vegan restaurant in an area that’s full of them already? Oddly enough, most existing spots tend to go very upscale. There’s Crossroads [full disclosure: Moby is an investor here], which is wonderful, but it’s expensive and quit...