Living in Sausalito for many years only intensifies the anticipation of rounding the last curve on Bridgeway when, magically, the postcard view of the bay with Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge comes into focus. An ever-changing panorama includes a variety of water craft: ferry boats, sail boats, James Bond-type yachts, a Darth Vader black […]
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When I’m on the road and people ask where I’m from, I always say San Francisco, since that’s the recognizable and geographical draw. But our actual town is Burlingame, about a 15-minute drive from the city center, just beyond the fog line. The town is a quiet, tree-lined, gorgeous little community set just at the base […]
Even on an overcast day it’s a beautiful ride from San Francisco to the Monterey Bay coast then inland through Hecker Pass across the Santa Cruz Mountains. Recently, my husband and I did just that—heading to Capitola for breakfast and wine tasting then to the Rosewood CordeValle resort in San Martin (in the Santa Clara Valley). We […]
It’s easy to be complacent in your surroundings, unaware of the excitement lingering nearby. San Francisco is one of those places, especially in and around the Theater District near Union Square. After major renovations, new hotels and restaurants have opened in the area and they’re worth a closer look.
As locals, it’s easy to take San Francisco’s natural beauty for granted. Its prime location means the waterfront offers one knockout view after another. From the pristine Presidio to the Embarcadero, enjoy vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Bay Bridge, and beyond. And steep yourself in history along the way.
O. Henry said, “East is east and west is San Francisco.” Even though Southern California is my home, there is really nothing like San Francisco. In just a one-hour flight I can find myself in an artsy, stylish, eclectic food haven. The history is rich, the streets are steep and narrow, and the moment I […]
If you’ve visited Italy’s Amalfi Coast, you know the azure sea, meandering coastline, and picturesque fishing villages. In Northern California, we have our own slice of Italian heaven called Sausalito. It’s close to my home in San Francisco, yet often an overlooked destination.
We wanted a wine tasting weekend a short drive from San Francisco with delicious dining and other activities; what we discovered was Livermore Valley Wine Country. Located in Tri-Valley, it is one of California’s oldest wine regions dating back to 1840. Less than an hour’s drive from San Francisco and offering a plethora of wineries […]