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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." We're pretty confident that Elizabeth Barrett Browning was addressing the fine city of San Francisco when she wrote that poem. Or, so we'd like to think. Like many iconic songwriters before us, we spend much of our days coming up with new ways to express our love for the City by the Bay.
This time, we handed the mic over to 10 local tastemakers and charged them with extolling this fair city's best qualities in their own words. With input courtesy of everyone from bloggers to bakers, designers to makers, and even the ever-elusive (and yet omnipresent) Karl the Fog, we've got all corners of our cultural universe covered. Click ahead for their very convincing reasons to stay exactly where you are.