Dream Life

People live here or move West to realize their dreams or behave however they want. Here, our heroes.


Meet Oakland’s Cat Whisperers

An unlikely duo is changing the way the Bay Area adopts cats and drinks coffee. Since opening America’s first cat cafe in Oakland last October, owners Ann Dunn and Adam Myatt have found themselves living in a real-world Internet meme: herding cats, commissioning sprawling Catzilla murals, and getting cat tattoos. But they aren’t your typical crazy cat people. Dunn and Myatt founded […]

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.

All the Pretty Horses

We love wild horses. And by we, I don’t just mean Sunset. There are animals that people care about more, and mustangs happen to be one of them. Seventy-two percent of Americans support protecting wild horses, which have been declared by law “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” But, as reporter Mac McClelland points out […]

Affordable Art for the Nature-Lover

Our garden design assistant Lauren Dunec Hoang is getting ready to move into a new place and asked me where to find affordable art to fill those bare walls. Lauren, I GET YOU. Someday we’ll both have the cash to throw behind a more serious collection, but there are still great options for less than $100.