Nancy Einhart | March 2, 2011 5:05 pm"Ecotourism" usually makes me think of treehouse dwellings in remote jungles, but it can also be done in style and close to home. Just a short drive from the city (hey, rent a Prius), Yountville's Bardessono is a 62-room luxury resort that's LEED platinum certified and seriously eco-chic. Bookend your stay with dinner at Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc and breakfast at Sonoma's Fremont Diner, and you've got yourself a seriously sustainable and sophisticated mini vacay.Read More
Colleen Barrett | November 18, 2010 9:17 amIn a city that chooses cutting-edge over custom, the nearly 20-year-old Slow Club (2501 Mariposa St., 415-241-9390) shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, if you stumbled upon its vintage-looking exterior in the Mission's most eastern stretch, you'd be forgiven for assuming it's new.
Concrete floors and walls cement its industrial feel, but candlelight exudes warmth — a welcomed sight on the otherwise desolate corner of Mariposa (between 17th and 18th) and Hampshire.Read More