Author Archive

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

December 9, 2009

Winter has indeed come again to our fair city by the bay. We enjoy our summer weather here in the fall, and October and November were especially lovely this year. But while the chill has now descended, San Francisco’s heart beats warmer than ever during the holidays.

One of the things I love about living here is that there is always so much to see and do, always plenty of fun to be had.  December overflows with festive options, many of them free or exceedingly affordable, and there are many not-to-be missed sights. Some of these include the over-the-top cute puppies and kittens (courtesy of the San Francisco SPCA) in the Macy’s holiday storefront windows looking all cozy and warm in their own miniature winter wonderlands.  (more…)


SF Green Festival

November 6, 2009

green fest photoEvery year, San Francisco is one of the hosts of the Green Festival, the largest sustainability event in the world.  This year, it will be held in the Concourse Exhibition Center on 8th and Brannan in the SoMa district.  If you are interested in Free Trade Chocolate and coffee, organic beer and wine or just shopping at eco-friendly businesses then this is definitely the place for you next week! 

The Green Festival brings together more than 350 eco-friendly businesses, 125 authors and educators as well as a countless amount of ideas for you and your family to take home with you.  My father and brother have made it a tradition to attend this event every year and always end up being very happy with the sample selection.  They also always end up learning something new such as how solar technology works or some simple trips on how to save water on a daily basis.  This will be my first time attending the Fest and I must say I am very much looking forward to it.  (more…)

SoMa(ny) Food Carts, So Little Time

October 19, 2009

chez spencer with drop shadwo

SoMa. It is the abbreviated identifier for San Francisco’s South of Market Street area, which extends from the bay all the way to highway 101. SoMa is known to for its funky, artsy, hip, affordable vibe, with many authentic and avant-garde public spaces, restaurants, and clubs. Lots of San Franciscans live in this emerging neighborhood, too. (more…)