San Francisco

Finding Love in San Francisco

I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to San Francisco, CA. The trip was all about love, but not in the two-people-fall-in-love kind of way; it was about one woman (me) and one city (San Francisco).  I have been to the City by the Bay before as a tourist on my first ever solo trip, as a cheerleader when my mom ran the Nike Women's Marathon, and as a to[...]

5 Things To Do in San Francisco

San Francisco is many different things to many different people. And some of those people have been there for a long time, baking bread since the late 19th century, opening clubs in Depression era 1930's, erm, fighting battles and such. As I had a whirlwind 48 hours to spend in San Francisco, I knew I would only be scratching the surface of what the city ha[...]

Dear San Francisco

When I moved to San Francisco from Germany several years ago, I was fulfilling a fantasy that had grown out of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Maybe it was because my aunt had given me the first book in the series to read when I was at the impressionable age of 18, but the idea of a young woman having adventures in a foreign city lodged itself deep i[...]

SantaCon is coming to town! (fa la la la la la la la la)

Ready yourselves for Christmas folly, fa la la la la, la la la la! 'Tis the season to get drunk and jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la! Don we now our Santa apparel, fa la la la la, la la la la! Drinking ale by the barrel, fa la la la la, la la la la! See the blurry street before us, fa la la la la, la la la la! Ring your bells and join the chorus, fa[...]

Shoes for Boobs

When my friend Corinne asked me to ride my bike through downtown San Francisco naked in exchange for two pairs of shoes and to promote breast cancer awareness, I said “Free shoes, I'm in!” But this morning when it came down to it, I started to get a bit cagey. I was hungover, my bed was comfortable, and the thought of riding around the city practi[...]

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