Things To Do in San Francisco in the Winter

San Francisco is extremely lucky to have very temperate weather. That affords a certain freedom when it comes to being outside all year round. Most of the things to do in San Francisco in the winter can be done any time of the year, but winter does offer some unique opportunities! San Francisco Bay Cruises I think one of the most important things to mention is that there just aren't as … [Read more...]

San Francisco for the Holidays

San Francisco for the holidays doesn't get any better! So if you are in the city this holiday season, you might want to check out the following things to do, see, eat or drink. Things to Do Our [usually] mild weather lends the opportunity to do a lot more outdoors things and take in more of the gorgeous city! Winter Walk SF > Winter Walk SF is an open plaza in the heart of Union … [Read more...]

5 Places to Eat Oysters in San Francisco

It's oyster season in San Francisco! And, along with the dungeness crab season that comes later in November, it is one of my favorite times of year in the Bay Area! San Francisco is lucky to have oysters all year round, but at this time of year there are far more varieties to choose from. I wanted to share my favorites so here are 5 places to eat oysters in San Francisco. And maybe, just maybe, … [Read more...]

Best Burmese Food in San Francisco

It's been awhile since we left San Francisco and began our year-long road trip. But I think about all the wonderful cuisines that the city by the bay has to offer each and every day! That's why I am thrilled to bring you a guest post from Julia of Small World This Is about her favorite San Francisco cuisine, Burmese.  She's sharing her picks for the best Burmese food in San Francisco and I have … [Read more...]

My San Francisco Fairmont Staycation with Stearns & Foster

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Stearns & Foster, but (as always) the content and opinions expressed here are all mine. Sadly, Stearns & Foster (along with Jetsetter) didn't send me to Venice to try out the wonderful trip they were giving away in their perfectly crafted sweepstakes.  But, Stearns & Foster DID treat me to an amazing staycation in the iconic Fairmont Hotel … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Marina with Melissa

Everybody dreams of little by the water and while San Francisco is on the bay and there is access to it from several areas in the city, the best place to be near it up close is to be in the Marina.  You might have to fight the tourists on the weekends for its awesome green space and water access, but it well worth it whether you are walking or biking. I am very, very lucky to have Melissa of … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Hayes Valley with Victoria

I have been going to Hayes Valley once a month for the last 7 years.  My amazing, adorable and very talented hair stylist has his shop in this neighborhood right across the street from SF Jazz.  It is an eclectic area with really great restaurants (you know how I love my food!).  But there are a ton of spots I have yet to visit, and for that I look to an expert. San Francisco is often quoted as … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Portola with Lesly

I know very little about Portola, pronounced Port-o-la if you are a 4th generation San Franciscan like my friend Kathleen or Por-tow-la if you are everyone else! But that's why I really love this series, I meet locals like Lesly who is literally strolling her way - baby strolling that is, through the neighborhood on a daily basis and is here to share today her favorite spots in this old-school … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s North Beach with Laurie

North Beach is an area of San Francisco that I always seem to be driving through and not actually stopping in.  It's a shame because besides the old-school Italian food and cafe scene (and Chinese as well, as Chinatown is on its border) it has amazing literary history.  The Beatnik poets and City Lights Bookstore history alone is fascinating. It's one of the reasons I really love doing this San … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Pacific Heights with Heidi

I have not spent a lot of time in Pacific Heights, just popped in and out a few times to try out restaurants. I would really like to house-sit for someone who lives in the area of San Francisco, especially someone who has an old Victorian.  Before I lived in the Bay Area and knew anything about San Francisco, I imagined every neighborhood to be like Pacific Heights! As I get to know my … [Read more...]