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Caroline Fey

Chef

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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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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Kim Sturdavant

Brewmaster

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Free Wifi Guides

Helping you get connected!

Check your email, upload those photos, get your Facebook fix, and – of course – sync your guides!

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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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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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The Bold Italic

Producer

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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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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Romeo Reyes

DJ

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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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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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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Ensemble

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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Stretcher

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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Ariana Hendrix

Writer and traveler

A native of northern Michigan, I now live in beautiful Oslo, Norway. I’m a writer who loves travel, food, wine, literature, movies, craft beer, fashion, history, and exploring the great outdoors. I’m also a proud editor and content creator for Stay.com! Follow my expat adventures on Instagram: @arianahendrix. Happy travels!

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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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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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San Francisco

A budget break in San Francisco

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Stay Editors

Yours truly

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  1. South of Market (SoMa) Neighborhood, 6th Street, San Francisco, California +Add

    SoMa (South of Market Street)

    A neighborhood with a great nightlife and constant growth
  2. Fillmore and Pines Streets Dan Francisco +Add

    Fillmore Street

    The city's upscale area with a friendly neighborhood vibe
  3. Golden Gate Bridge, effect of fog +Add

    San Francisco City Guides

    The city's free history and architectural walking tours
  4. San Francisco City Hall in Civic Center. +Add

    Civic Center

    Declared a national landmark in 1978
  5. san francisco +Add

    Buena Vista Park

    The oldest official park in San Francisco
  6. #sanfrancisco #japantown #japantownsf +Add

    Japantown

    San Francisco's Mini-Japan
  7. Ocean Beach +Add

    Ocean Beach

    The city shoreline's widest and longest expanse of sand
  8. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park +Add

    San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Celebrating the city's maritime history since 1950
  9. Chinatown +Add

    Chinatown

    The oldest Chinatown in North America
    Famous
  10. Fisherman's Wharf (2009) +Add

    Fisherman's Wharf

    San Francisco's most popular tourist attraction
    Famous
  11. Golden Gate Bridge. +Add

    Golden Gate Bridge

    Luminous symbol of San Francisco and of California itself
    Famous
  12. Image from Lombard Street. +Add

    Lombard Street

    Beauty out of a neighborhood caring
    Famous
  13. Deal of the Century. +Add

    Saigon Sandwich Café

    Budget dining
  14. Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) +Add

    Gyro King

    Cheap and tasty Turkish grub
  15. Fish Taco @ El Toro Taqueria +Add

    El Toro Taqueria

    Tasty tacos and other south of the border treats
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    Union Square Plaza Hotel

The best things are free

San Francisco may not be the most affordable American city, but you can still find budget accommodation, and excellent dining opportunities for every pocket. The main landmarks are free to see, and there are even free tours to help you discover the city. There are no excuses not to visit this legendary city at least once in your life.