Category: Weekend Inspiration

Weekend Inspiration: Try Something New

We are always looking for something new to do on the weekend.  Here are a few things that we would like to try.  What are your plans?
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Taste A New Wine
The SF Vintner’s Market is happening at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this weekend.  It is being billed by 7×7 Magazine as “the ultimate opportunity to discover new wines from top local wineries and boutique producers from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Medocino, San Luis Opisbo, Russian River Valley, and more.”   Since we love tasting (and buying) wine, this one sounds like it is right up our alley. $80-$150. Saturday/Sunday April 11-12: 12-4pm. Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.  To buy tickets, click here.
Eat Someplace New
We have heard great things about the food and cocktails, especially the cocktails, at BDK. It is in the old Grand Cafe space at the Hotel Monaco in Union Square. It is an American Tavern with “enhanced comfort food,” according to the website.  Some of the fare includes:  Thai coconut red curry popcorn, pickle-brined fried chicken thighs with coleslaw and mini buttermilk biscuits, and dark chocolate fudge cake with salted pretzel crumble.  Based on that snapshot, something tells me that it doesn’t suck.  Book now on the Website or Opentable.
Presidio 10
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Do Something Good
After all the eating and drinking above, a little exercise couldn’t hurt. The Presidio 10 is a 10 Mile/10K/5K race in the Presidio. The 10 mile and 10 kilometer courses go over and back on the Golden Gate Bridge. The 5 Kilometer fun run goes to Fort Point and back. The finish line expo include awards for age divisions, hot breakfast, party tents from multiple sponsors, and live music.  The Presidio 10 is one of San Francisco’s longest standing running races and celebrates its 31st year on Sunday April 12th 2015. All net proceeds benefit The Guardsmen, a 501 (c)(3) charity which supports At-Risk Bay Area Youth.  Sign up here.


  • We were pleasantly surprised to find some of our favorite shops in Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village.  Take a trip down, you won’t be disappointed.
  • Planning a renovation?  We’re sharing phase one of our most recent project.  Take a peak if you are curious and stay tuned for updates.
  • Trying to enjoy the great outdoors in a small space?  One of our bistro sets might be just the thing to help you do that.
  • Need to light up your life?  Peruse our top ten chandeliers; they are certain to make a dim space dazzling.


Weekend Inspiration: Hanging out in "The Yard"

The Yard at Mission Rock, Anchor Brewing Company
Last week was the opening of The Yard at Mission Rock, a pop-up shipping container village located inside AT&T Park’s parking lot south of McCovey Cove.  We didn’t make it to the opening festivities, but we’re excited to head over this weekend.
The Yard promotes itself as a “village” that houses local food and drink establishments, pop-up shops, public open space, cultural programming and events.  Current tenants include Anchor Brewing, Peets Coffee, The North Face, and SF Made (one of our personal faves), and The Courtyard by Off The Grid.  SFMade intends feature a rotation of four SFMade-endorsed companies, Les Mechantes3 Fish StudiosLady Alamo and wildebeest.  The first vendor, Les Merchantes (website here), is an apparel company and will be in the space until April 27.
The Yard is also offering Yoga classes sponsored by The Pad Studios (website here) at 10:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  BYOM (bring your own mat).
The Yard is open 7 days a week 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

just in case you missed something earlier this week, here is the WEEKEND WRAP-UP:

  • There is no putting it off any longer, Easter is one week from Sunday.  For menu inspiration in a hurry, here is what we’ll be serving.
  • Incurable sweet tooth?  Get the scoop on Charles Chocolates (here) for amazing delicacies that are exclusively Made in SF.
  • If you aren’t sure about the rug you have, take a look at our recommendations for finding the perfect rug to fit your space (here).
  • Spring has sprung.  Incorporate blooms into your home with these looks.