more about: san francisco

Who Says Thanksgiving Traditions Have to Involve Food?

                Or, at least, eating food. A group of us cyclists in San Francisco like to mark the holiday in a combined athletic/artistic way using a newish genre called Stravart. (It’s named for the San Francisco-based website Strava, which lets you track your rides or runs by GPS.)

How to Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake: Brace Yourself, Home, and Wine Rack

Growing up in Southern California, I got used to being shaken awake. (And learned early that you shouldn’t have glass-framed art above your bed.)

Where to Find Delicious Indian Street Food

Although you can find street snacks at many restaurants in the West, not all are good. These are reliably excellent places—some are traditionally Indian; some take a fresh, modern approach.

Formal Gardening, Western Style

I like formal gardens. Symmetry makes me feel calm. Keeping plants in the mostly green and leafy realm creates a feeling of peaceful tranquility. And sometimes the style just goes perfectly with the adjacent architecture.

But formal gardens can be a bit…um, predictable.