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Just thinking about how packed to the brim S.F. restaurants will be come Valentine's Day is enough to make our heads explode. And then attempting to land a reservation? Talk about a dining-induced anxiety attack. So, in an effort to preserve our sanity, this year we're proposing an alternate route, and holing up with a hot cup of tea.
No, we're not playing the homebody card, guys — we've rounded up 15 perfect venues to grab some soothing sips for two — from tranquil, zen-like, garden-set establishments to fancy-pants high-tea parlors with luxe views. Whether you're taking your honey on a sun-soaked daytime outing or catching up with an old pal over scones and petit fours, these must-try tea spots are not just tasty, but also have the unique factor going for them, too. The only question, now: To dunk or not to dunk?
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and you must be one of the faux leather jackets on the market right now. The badass artificial toppers in stores these days are giving us a major case of confusion; some are so good, we can’t even tell 'em apart from their authentic counterparts. And, that's a good thing.
Like operating a printing press or repairing a horse-drawn buggy, killing time is a lost art form. That's not to say we don't know how to do it anymore — passing by the long hours between 9 and 5 is easy in the Internet age. But doing it artfully is a different matter entirely.
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