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Every so often (read: every day) we take a sweeping glance around the city and have to fight the urge to pinch ourselves. Sometimes, living in a spot as postcard perfect as S.F. feels like a total dream. The local ethos, the bustling culinary scene, all that innovation, and the abundance of kind-hearted peeps all add to what makes the City by the Bay extra special. We definitely catch Tony Bennett's drift — and our heart is firmly planted in this seaside town.
So, we thought it only appropriate, in the spirit of this week's holiday, to give thanks for one of our all-time favorite cities. Need a reason why S.F. is the best in the West (and way beyond)? We've got 29 of 'em. From the artisanal ice cream to, yes, even good ol' Karl the Fog, find out why we're completely smitten — and thankful — to call this place home.
You probably haven't had a real fall shopping list since safety scissors were one of the items, so let's bring that helpful guide back. Less requisite though it may be, this collection of buzzy buys will help keep you focused as you browse the racks looking for your autumnal ensembles.
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If you recently spotted a woman in a black-latex mermaid suit popping up around L.A. with a photographer at her side, you've likely had some questions — so did we. Turns out, you were actually witnessing two artists at work, shooting what they hope will one day become a gallery show and book about a fictional character read