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Hedge Coffee


Hedge Coffee is a pop-up espresso bar & event coffee catering based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize on high-quality espresso-based drinks, nitro cold brew and manual coffee brewing. Great coffee, anywhere.

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Jennifer Henry-Novich

Founder of Just Add Glam

Jennifer is the blogger behind Just Add Glam, adding a bit of glam to everyday through fashion, beauty, travel, fitness & lifestyle.

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Ceri Smith

Wine Director and Wine Boutique Owner

Ceri Smith is an award-winning sommelier located in San Francisco. She is the owner of Biondivino, a specialty Italian wine boutique that won the 2012 Leccio d'Oro Brunello di Montalcino Consorzio, among several other awards. She is also the Wine Director at Tosca in San Francisco. Ceri was recently named 2014 Sommelier of the Year by ‘Food & Wine Magazine’.

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Kim Sturdavant


Kim Sturdavant is brewmaster at Social Kitchen and Brewery. He believes in crafting beer that is both accessible and interesting! He focuses on classic English and Belgian style ales but is best known in the beer community for his SKB Pilsner. Kim lives in the Inner Richmond district of SF. He’s not afraid to ride his bike across town to grab a pint or chill out in a grassy field with a couple of bottles.

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Caroline Fey


Caroline graduated from college with a Journalism degree and thought she wanted to be a food and travel writer. By the time she moved to San Francisco she was ready for something new. She started a little company called Mariposa Kitchen and began working as a private chef and caterer. She also started teaching cooking classes in her home. The cooking classes took off and five years later, her company has been rebranded as The City Kitchen.

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Love & Tomatoes

Certified Health Coach

Holistic Health & Life Transformation Coach at Love & Tomatoes. Igniting passion for women who want to work less, live more and find love in their life. The Bay Area’s “Best Nutritionist 2011”.

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Mahatma Moses

Standup Comedian

I’m world’s only Indian Jewish standup comedian. I’ve performed my cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor in India, Canada & U.S. and have been featured on NBC, CBS & NPR.

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Jamie Walker

Fitness Guru

Co-founder and president of Fit Approach, dedicated to helping others achieve their own fitness goals and healthier lifestyles. I’m a certified yoga teacher, and my athletic pursuits include tennis, cycling, snowboarding, swimming, dancing, and running.

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The Booksmith

Independent bookstore

The Booksmith is an off-center general interest bookstore serving the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco since 1976. We have re-imagined the role independent bookstores play in their communities and how best they can be sustainable cultural institutions. Today, Booksmith is known for our bright, welcoming space, our plentiful staff recommendations around the store, our huge and unusual card selection, and our innovative events program (Shipwreck, Bookswap).

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San Francisco Art Enthusiast

Online Art Magazine

San Francisco Art Enthusiast is not only an online magazine that chronicles the vast art scene through gallery and museum exhibition reviews, interviews of artists as well as art professionals with critical insight into the unique aspects of the contemporary San Francisco art scene, it also aims to provide support and encourage development in the San Francisco Bay Area art scenes by providing resources and opportunities for both artists and art enthusiasts alike.

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Ariana Hendrix


A native of northern Michigan, I’ve lived in London and San Francisco and now call beautiful Oslo, Norway home. I’m a writer who loves food, wine, literature, craft beer, fashion, history, and exploring the great outdoors. I’m also a proud editor and content creator for Stay.com. Happy travels!

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Ashley Kane

Lifestyle Blogger

Ashley is a San Francisco based lifestyle blogger behind the site Brunch on Chestnut. Her passion for brunch, discovering hidden gems, and appreciation for the little luxuries in life, has led her to a few favorite spots around the city.

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Flora Grubb


Nurserywoman Flora Grubb creates lavishly beautiful landscapes that require minimal water and chemicals. Her artful Bayview District nursery, Flora Grubb Gardens, has become a gathering place for design-driven gardeners and who are pursuing a wiser use of resources. Complemented by a shop with outdoor furniture and garden-related gifts and books, Flora’s nursery hosts garden- and art-related events and invites visitors to linger at an in-house branch of Ritual Coffee Roasters.

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SF Looks

Street Style Blog

SF Looks / Hel Looks is a street style blog from Helsinki and San Francisco. We document individual, unique looks and styles. The blog was founded in July 2005 and it’s created by Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen.

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Deborah Dal Fovo

Italian Chef

Deborah Dal Fovo is an accomplished Italian Chef and cooking expert who mastered her culinary education hands-on while living in Italy for 20 years and becoming an authority on the art of Italian living. Now based in the San Francisco Bay area, she shares her vast experience working as a Private Chef, Italian cooking instructor and Italian ambassador of good taste. She appears frequently as guest chef on TV shows and is currently writing a cookbook and developing her own cooking show concept.

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Simone Miller

Chef and Entrepreneur

Simone Miller is the chef and owner of Zenbelly, San Francisco’s only 100% gluten-free catering company that specializes in Paleo cuisine. She recently published her first book, The Zenbelly Cookbook, an epicurean’s guide to paleo cuisine. Additional information can be found via her website.

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Briana Stockton

Certified Trainer and Raw Food Chef

Briana Stockton, SF native certified trainer and raw food chef, has a life-long passion for health, wellness, and fitness. She just recently wrote a juice book, The Juice Solution, which is sold online or in store at Williams Sonoma. Briana is available for hire to prepare raw meals in the luxury of your own home.

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Michelle Moquin

Style Specialist

“The Quest for Killer Style is like the Hunt for the Holy Grail.”

Michelle Moquin is a Specialist in Styles that provides a variety of style services for women and men who want to transform and/or refine their professional and personal style/image, or increase their self-confidence, through a process of discovery that is exciting, fun and easy!

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Gay Heit

Vegetarian Chef

Gay Heit is a personal chef serving the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to cooking for hungry families, she teaches cooking classes and helps others find their own paths to healthy eating. After graduating college with a degree in French, she decided culinary school was her true calling and has traveled the world cooking, eating, and learning as much about food as possible. When not cooking, Gay can be found exploring the stairways of San Francisco or at Fort Funston with the dogs.

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Romeo Reyes


DJ Romeo Reyes first discovered his love for the turntables when he was just sixteen years old. Before the age of eighteen, Romeo was already sharing the stage with recording artists such as Too Short and E-40. Since his humble beginnings as a young DJ, Romeo has become one of the most acclaimed DJs and entertainers in the Bay Area. His talent, creativity, and perseverance have provided him with opportunities to work with celebrities such as 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, and Pitbull.

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Brianna Haag

Events Professional

Brianna Haag is on the marketing team at the event website Eventbrite and has been living and playing in SF for over 5 years. She enjoys hiking, cycling, running… and continuing to explore all of SF’s best bars and restaurants! She can usually be found at events ticketed via Eventbrite.

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Rob Black

Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Rob Black is the Executive Director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA). The GGRA, with over 1,000 member locations, is a non-profit trade association founded in 1936 to promote, protect and enhance the Bay Area restaurant industry through innovation, education and advocacy.

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Chuck Sperry

Rock Art Illustrator

Chuck Sperry has honed the craft of designing and hand screen printing for over 15 years to become recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost rock poster artists. Elevating the craft to fine art, he creates socio-political artwork beyond rock. He adheres to the ideal that beauty strengthens his message. Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Bristol to Belgrade.

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The Bold Italic


I’m a producer at The Bold Italic, an online magazine, shop, and events hub that celebrates all things San Francisco. I’ve written about pop culture for over 10 years, working as a music editor at alt weeklies in San Francisco and Seattle and freelancing for such outlets as Spin, Salon.com, Amazon, and the Washington Post. I will always have a special place in my heart for quirky music venues, outdoor shows in Big Sur, and psychedelic rock.

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Leila Burrows

Yoga Teacher

I’m the co-founder of Pad Studios and I began practicing power yoga with Bryan Kest as a UCLA undergraduate. In 2008, I left Los Angeles-based luxury hotel management to complete my first 200-hour yoga certification through Yoga Works of Santa Monica. From day one, the transformational powers of yoga have inspired me to pursue a life practice of health and balance in body and mind.

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WB Surf

Surf Teachers

We’re Simona and Ward, and we teach you how to surf the San Francisco Bay Area. Experience the excitement of standing up on your board for the first time and riding the wave all the way in!

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Lifestyle Consulting

We’re Rachel and Kimberly, and we are Ensemble Personal Image Consulting. “EPIC” was founded in 2005 to provide men and women with a life-long understanding of how a well-developed personal image can create a successful and enduring impression.

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Jeffrey Burks

Make-up Artist Extraordinaire

I’m a make-up artist extraordinaire for Trish McEvoy, I teach make-up application lessons and I’ve a passion for travelling.

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Visual Culture

We are a collaborative group of artists, writers and arts professionals who saw the need for greater dialogue about the arts in the Bay Area.

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Dylan's Tours

San Francisco's Favorite Guide

I’m a true local with a passion for travel who’s sharing my love for my city with thousands of travellers, from all over the world. I’ll take you to the best sights and hidden gems.

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Romance in San Francisco

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Yours truly

The perfect honeymoon destination . Is there a more romantic place than San Francisco? The city on the bay has more raw sex appeal, and charisma in one attraction than most cities have in all. Take the Golden Gate Bridge for instance. Sharing the sparkly hot night spots like the Filmore, Cobb's Comedy Club, the list of performance venues is endless. If it's shopping your want, Westfield San Francisco Centre is one of America's largest centers. The Cable Cars, and all the cliche spots you saw in movies, are here.

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    Five-star Basque cuisine in a romantic setting
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    Pier 39

    San Francisco's premier bay attraction at Fisherman's Wharf
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    Telegraph Hill

    Home to the Red-masked Parakeets
    Locals' Pick
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    Mission District

    The city's oldest neighborhood
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    The oldest Chinatown in North America
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    Fisherman's Wharf

    San Francisco's most popular tourist attraction
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    Lombard Street

    Beauty out of a neighborhood caring
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    Painted Ladies

    The group on Steiner St. is known as "Postcard Row"
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    Presidio National Park

    1500 acres of parkland in the Golden Gate Recreational Area
    Locals' Pick
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    Scenic 49 Mile Drive

    Follow the seagull signs at your own pace
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    San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Celebrating the city's maritime history since 1950
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    Golden Gate Bridge

    Luminous symbol of San Francisco and of California itself
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    Cable Cars

    Historic transportation through the streets of San Francisco
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    Hyde Street Pier

    Historic ferry pier located on the northern waterfront of San ...
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    California Palace of the Legion of Honor

    Built as a memorial to the Californians who died in World War I
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    San Francisco Historical Society

    Presenting the historical heritage of the city
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    Varnish Fine Art

    Spot new talent whilst sipping fine wines
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    Gallery Paule Anglim

    One of the more interesting galleries in the city
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    Westfield San Francisco Centre

    One of North America's largest shopping centers
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    Dark Garden

    Custom-fit underthings for corset fanciers
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    Embarcadero Center

    The city's 5-block entertainment, shopping and business complex
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    One of the city's favorite department stores
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    The Sports Club/LA

    An all-out mind and wellness complex
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    Kabuki Springs and Spa

    Japantown's wellness and healing spa
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    Cobb's Comedy Club

    The best in live comedy and entertainment
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    San Francisco Symphony

    The city's own symphony with the home of Davies Symphony Hall
    Locals' Pick
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    Encouraging visitors to see with their ears
    Locals' Pick
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    Fillmore Auditorium

    Known for its architecture and hosting popular bands
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    The city's unique modern-Gothic dance club
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