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San Francisco Flower Mart

San Francisco Flower Mart

I’ve lived in San Francisco for 20 years, and last week was my first foray into the San Francisco Flower Mart. I had no idea what I was missing.  I spent all of my high school years working at Avenue Flower Shop in Lompoc – every Saturday and all summer..
Ketch Joanne’s
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Ketch Joanne’s

Ketch Joanne’s is quite a find, along with the walk that our friend, Brandon, recommended. First, we wove our way back behind the Half Moon Bay Airport to an area where the Mavericks big surf contest is held.  (Google Mavericks Beach for directions.  It’s tricky.)  There’s plenty of parking.  First,..
Nob Hill Spa

Nob Hill Spa

Last week, I went to Nob Hill Spa for a facial.  It’s located atop Nob Hill adjacent to and in the Huntington Hotel.  It’s my fifth in a series of six that I received as a Christmas present.  I ask for Dani Lamkin every time.  She’s simply the best facialist..
Heron Head Park

Heron Head Park

Heron’s Head is one of my favorite parks in all of San Francisco.  Operated by the Port of San Francisco, Heron Head has gone through major renovation and updating in the last year or so.  Set against the backdrop of the beautiful bay, Hunter’s Point, the San Francisco Recycle Center,..
Mission Bowling Club

Mission Bowling Club

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday where one might find Pliny the Younger in San Francisco. As the article states, people wait, sometimes overnight, to get the first taste of this rare artisan brew from Russian River Brewing Company. We headed to Monk’s Kettle in the Mission that was..
Lake Chabot

Lake Chabot

I hadn’t heard of this place until a January 14, 2014 article by San Francisco Chronicle’s ubiquitous all-things-outdoors writer, Tom Stienstra. I always learn so much from his articles – where to fish, day drives, hikes, etc. Lake Chabot was a complete surprise to me. We drove out there the..
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

There are two farmers’ markets in San Francisco on Saturday that I know of, one on Alemany Blvd. and one at the downtown Ferry Plaza. The former is the place to go for deals on produce and an emphasis on Asian produce. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is quite a..
Kruse Rhododendron Reserve

Kruse Rhododendron Reserve

There are 55 miles of coastline in Sonoma County, most of it inaccessible. What is, however, is relatively unknown and pristine. People generally gravitate to either Marin or Mendocino coastlines. Kruse Rhododendron Reserve is actually east of Highway 1, 27 miles north of Jenner or 14 miles south of Gualala..
San Francisco Food Bank

San Francisco Food Bank

I’ve been volunteering lately at the San Francisco Food Bank.  The SFFB services both San Francisco and Marin Counties. Their stats are amazing.  They serve 480 agencies in the two counties.  Over 100,000 meals per day are offered through the various agencies, everything from Glide Memorial Church’s 3700+ meals per..