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An Ideal Saturday in San Francisco

In response to  “What is your ideal Saturday in San Francisco?” readers sent in a ton of suggestions.

Some say their Best Saturday has one – or all of- these components: coffee, exercise, culture, errands, and food shopping, cooking for the week and playing with friends.
Others are on a perpetual quest to find a new movie, a new great wine or discount tickets to the theater or live music. For some it is a day of rest and restaurants.

The readers have spoken:
1. Put on the green belt- tons of you head straight to a  park and  bike, hike, jog, stroll, and explore every acre of Golden Gate Park, or Lands End… many walk the dog and the kids concurrently, others go to the De Young or the California Academy of Sciences

2.Sweet – Check out Fort Mason site of the awesome annual Orchid Show, multiple Crafts fairs, Wine Tastings…Greens restaurant…book sales with the Friends of the Library- there is always something happening

3.Have a belt Gino and Carlo’s Bar– the famed dive bar- hot spot, in North Beach  is the place to go for a glass of  ‘the hair of the dog that bit you.’


4.Tighten your belt – some admit to sitting down, paying bills and doing “hi finance.” (Hi, can you finance this loan?)

5. Hit the tarmac – Running and playing: at the gym, to pilates class, golf lessons, tennis, yoga, camping, fishing, gardening, back packing, skating in the park. You get the idea.

6. Need time? See “Timeless Treasures” on Sutter for a Francophiles romp in the world of gifts, baubles, home decor, candles,  gorgeous earrings, rings and things…then time to dine: Sweet Lime for really super Thai food.

7. The Fast Track – Legions of bikers pull on the spandex, fancy shoes, helmets, Camel-packs and ride their bikes to the Embarcadero across the Golden Gate Bridge and back and scale the famous 40 hills of the City.

8. On a Mission- The Mission District has more new restaurants and cafes opening up, per block, than any other part of the City. Can you say, “Valencia?” Check it out. I like  Delfinos. Bakery Tartine is the very best bakery in SF.

9. The Golden Ghetto ~ on Saturday mornings~ the sight of the famous Farmer’s Market.  See the aubergine and tangerine, enjoy quaffing champagne, or sample at the Caviar Bar,   select super  picnic items, revel in the sweet smells of butter, sugar and cinnamon wafting from the numerous bakeries, indulge in a Blue Bottle coffee…enjoy the towers of stunningly beautiful fresh flowers, and gaze at the  tres cher Cowgirl creamery cheeses ~walk along the water …everything is pretty darn seductive and suggestive. Can you say: An Affair to Remember?


10. Hop on the Sausalito Ferry – mind the mad bikers who are freaked they’ll miss the Last Ferry- stroll the charming streets, shop a little, have lunch, buy a book, hike the hills for great views, watch the incredible man stacking stones at the water’s edge. Find the No Name Bar…Yep, once a sleepy saloon town – now teeming with bikers and tourists…it remains a quick and delightful change of scenery. Say, “Excuse me” six times while there.

Have a great Saturday! And tell me, how that’s working for you?


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“Online Dating: Get Your Mojo Moving” in San Francisco

SaturdayCost: $85
Limit: eight to a class

Bring your current online dating profile, or a desire to create one!

  • Bring three recent photos – no “Selfies”
  •  Your “Dream Date List” – just do it…
  • (More information with Enrollment)

Come with an open-mind, a sense of humor, and a desire to get in the dating game to play and win.
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