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When deciphering who leads the happiest lives, it’s likely their surroundings probably involve open water, nature and lots of bikers.That’s according to... Read More

This story originally appeared on RealSimple.com. Long gone are the days when you had to wait a grueling two hours before your Prime Now order would... Read More

While the rest of us spent our weekend lounging about, binge-watching our favorite television shows, and taking a nap or two, 8-year-old Roxy... Read More

This story originally appeared on Time.com. Before he left the White House, Barack Obama said he planned on taking his wife away on a “very nice... Read More

Get a different view of the Oakland zoo.The latest addition to the Oakland Zoo’s California Trail expansion is the the soon-to-open Landing Café. The... Read More

This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com. Blue Bottle Coffee, the growing chain of popular pour-over and fine quality espresso cafés, has... Read More

In the 1800s, Sarah Winchester—the peculiar heir to the famed rifle company fortune—began building a labyrinthine Victorian mansion in San Jose,... Read More

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air will now start operating flights to Barcelona, Spain, from four cities in the United States.The nonstop flights will be... Read More

Wine coolers peaked in the mid-eighties, when the sweet, bubbly bottled drinks were mainstays at sorority parties and BBQs. Made out of cheap wine,... Read More

If you don’t plan well, a weekend vacation in San Francisco can be marked by wrong turns, windy walks across the Golden Gate Bridge, and waiting in... Read More

Thanks to characters like Cheech and Chong and Fast Times at Ridgemont High’s Jeff Spicoli, the California dude lighting up a joint is a fixture of pop... Read More

First, an admission: the author's uncle is an Oakland, California-based architect who struggled for years to construct a lovely spec house in the hills... Read More

Winter in the San Francisco Bay Area means many things. To the north, it means a romantic crowd-free weekend in wine country, and to the south, it means... Read More

According to Shawn Rezazadeh, the head bartender at the Rosewood, this seasonal take on traditional Sangria has a universal appeal—and works for a lazy... Read More

As of this week, the Bay Area boasts a brand new three-Michelin-starred restaurant. Michelin announced on Tuesday that Manresa, the Los Gatos restaurant... Read More

The Bay Area has another hot new Mexican restaurant—but this time it’s not a taco joint. Calavera, which just opened in Oakland’s burgeoning Uptown... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Oakland’s fast-rising food scene just keeps getting hotter—and come November, there will be one more reason to pay attention. That’s when Itani Ramen... Read More

If you’ve been stalling on a trip to Napa in hopes of experiencing the currently-closed bastion of California fine dining, it’s time to book those... Read More

He’s the first-ever winner of the televised cooking competition, Top Chef Just Desserts, and this Saturday, his new pâtisserie opens in Palo Alto,... Read More

See 100 Places to Eat Like a LocalLondon: “The food at Dock Kitchen ($$$), in Ladbroke Grove, is complex and delicious. Chef Stevie Parle pulls... Read More

Food: O’Hare installed 28 beehives on unused land and expects to harvest 700 pounds of honey this year; soon you’ll find it at O’Hare and Midway. Look... Read More

What do you do when your yard is the neighborhood embarrassment?When spring is on its way and your garden still looks post-nuclear?The only sensible... Read More

Where to Stay Sherman House 2160 Green St., San Francisco; 415/563-3600; doubles $340-$800. Manka's Inverness Lodge Callendar and Argyle Ways, Inverness... Read More

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