Month: May 2020

From Treasurefest to Better Feels—This Weekend is as Bright as the Bay Area Weather

We’re in the last weekend of May and man, how time has flown. It feels like yesterday we were trying to figure out our Zoom accounts, how does a breakout room work, how does OBS works (for our streamers reading). But now, we’re at a mastery level and the style and sophistication of everyone’s streaming […]

Secret Recipe: Indian Summer Popsicles

Take your childhood sweet treats and reinvent them for the coming heatwaves. These Indian summer popsicles are great for any occasion so happy making.   Fennel Infused Gin & Tonic Popsicles Serves 6, Ingredients 12 oz Tonic Water 2 oz Gin ¼ cup Lime juice ¼  Fennel bulb, plus leaves 1T Honey 1T Whole Black […]

May’s Best New Bay Area Restaurants and Old-School Alternatives To Order To-Go From

During this pandemic, our beloved dining and drink community was devastated overnight once we all began sheltering in place. Alas, my column has taken to highlighting takeout suggestions from laudable eateries and watering holes. A highlight of my day is ordering from any one of the hundreds of world-class restaurants in the Bay Area. Join me […]

The Stud, as We Know It, Is No More — But It Will Come Back Anew

The Stud Collective, the 18-membered cohort behind San Francisco’s longest continually operating gay bar, announced Wednesday night they’d shutter their venue at 399 9th Street amid financial woes caused by the pandemic. But the news arrived with a baffling thud, largely misinterpreted by local news outlets and the masses. With some hindsight, taking in the […]

Celebrate the Human Spirit Through Dance, Wellness, Culture This Weekend

The sun is shining, the air is clear, and there is plenty going on in this magical city of ours. What I love most about the Bay Area is that we still know how to have a good time even in the face of adversity. Now, when we celebrate, we also perform acts of philanthropy; […]

From Turkey to San Francisco: Living Overseas During A Pandemic

It’s springtime on the Aegean coast of Turkey and it’s almost warm enough to swim in the sea. I hadn’t intended to witness early season flowers—the ones that don’t stick around for the sweltering Mediterranean summer—especially the telltale gelincik (poppy) that delightfully blooms across the region to mark the beginning of the countdown to summer. […]

The Sound of Shelter in Place: Mill Valley’s Unanimous and Ominous “Howl”

With shelter in place orders stretching on for nearly two months now, our days have blurred together into a vast expanse of Zoom calls, screens, scrolling, and a grab-bag of hobbies that assist in passing the time. For most of us, time as a concept has shifted; 11am just might be a perfectly acceptable hour […]

Kites, Pictures, and Music—Oh My! Your Weekend Guide is Full of Events To Attend

It feels like there is light at the end of the tunnel, trying to break through—if you squint your eyes, you can almost see it. With our city slowly starting to open back up, I can’t help but imagine and fantasize about all the parties and outings with friends and the friends I haven’t met […]

All Booked Up: San Francisco Booksellers Recommend Quarantine Literature

Around our city, the country, the entire world, there is a resounding sadness: our old lives lay dormant in the before. For the luckiest of us, shelter in place has still been a massive pill to swallow, leaving even the most fervent introverts feeling bitter and nostalgic. Sadly, no amount of puzzles, banana bread, or […]

Shelter In Place: A Moment in Time

This concept came to me on one of my evening runs. As I drifted through the now silent and deserted streets of my neighborhood I could feel the energy radiating from within these homes. The homes were full and the streets were empty. I felt so empathetic to the loneliness and feeling of isolation but […]

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