Bay to Breakers is Coming!

This weekend marks the 105th year of this iconic race, which begins near the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero (Bay) and finishes at Ocean Beach (Breakers). Participate, or just watch from the sidelines, as the costumes are always a kick.  

Best of the Bay: Bucket List

Thanks to our friends at Thrillist – who compiled this great list of Bay Area Bucket List ideas, we’ll feature one per month that tickles our fancy. For May, it’s paddling a boat on Stow Lake, in the heart of Golden Gate Park. There is a convenient café for all your picnicking needs. More information…

Headed to visit us this week?

Catch one of the last performances of the SF Ballet the 2017 season. From May 1 through 7, see a performance of Cinderella. All shows are at the War Memorial Opera House near City Hall in the Civic Center neighborhood. More information here:  

Blanket Scarf

You already know we’re big fans of a local favorite, Betabrand. What they do over there just blows our socks off. This is a must for anyone traveling to our fair City by the Bay, a blanket jacket, because one minute it’s 70 degrees and the next could bring fog horns and drizzle. This jacket…

San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Between April 29 and May 29, don’t miss the San Francisco Decorator. This showcase is regarded as the West Coast’s premier design showcase event, featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. All proceeds benefit the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. Here is more information:

Summer of Love is upon us

In 1967, nearly 100,000 free-spirited adventurers congregated in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood near Golden Gate Park to join a cultural revolution that created some of the era’s most memorable music, art, fashion and literature. Wearing flowers in their hair, people danced through the streets, promoting peace in a war-ravaged world. Their legacy remains, and five decades later San Francisco will pay…

Saffron on Rose

We were recently lucky enough to welcome the writer from Saffron on Rose with us – check out her blog post here about her stay!  

50th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival

April 8 & 9 and April 15 & 16 are the upcoming weekends to experience the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. The 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival now celebrating its 50th year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the…

SF International Film Festival

This year brings the 60th edition of the longest-running film festival in the Americas—the SF International Film Festival—which features an impressive mix of marquee premiers, international winners, documentaries, musical performances, and more. This large festival is one of the San Francisco events in April that should not be missed, as filmmakers come from nearly 50…

Are you going to win the Easter Egg?

Congratulations for opening your email and for finding this page on our site! You’re already heads above the rest. The last step is to email us at with the answer to the riddle below. We wish you “Z” best of luck!   Which part of a boat does a shopaholic like the best?