The stories our editors are reading, loving, and sharing this week.

10 dog-friendly trails near San Francisco

As spring swings into full gear, there’s no better time to grab a four-legged friend and hit the trails. Narrowing down dog-friendly hikes can be tricky, so here’s a quick compilation for San Francisco pet owners itching for on and off-leash runs.

Links we love: The art of the table

Even if you don’t love to cook, one way to wow guests is through, as the French call it, l’art de la table. Here are some great ideas for tablescapes that are totally easy to pull off.

Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Love to Travel

Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10) is quickly approaching. For a mom who loves to travel, these five gifts will definitely bring her a smile. 1. Reserved Beach Towel: This towel will let everyone know when mom claims her chair at the pool, $26; 2. Olloclip Lens System for iPhone: When it’s not practical to carry a camera, this lens will capture beautiful photos, […]

Links We Love: Just Crazy Enough to Work

This week we’re doing a hat-tip to ideas that make us shake our heads in disbelief. Impossible? Perhaps at first glance. Yet these surprising hacks demonstrate the power of ingenuity. Upcycling ideas that will blow your mind. (Like a votive made out of an orange peel—what?!) 10 happiness-inducing paint colors. Hint: It’s all about the pastels. 9 unusual cleaning tricks […]