Like a bowl of its intensely flavored noodles, Beijing is a tangle of contradictions. Wander the twisting lanes in a few hutongs to feel the timeless pulse of daily life.
One day it will be a bridge to somewhere—Treasure Island, which beckons with a popular flea market, urban wineries, and other coming attractions. For now, the pedestrian-bike path stops short of Yerba Buena and Treasure islands, where attractions await. Caltrans expects closing the gap this summer.
Hidden in plain sight just below the summit of Grizzly Peak, the Colonial-inspired Hamptons-style mansion at 1530 Grizzly Peak Blvd. in Berkeley is an anomaly wrapped in an enigma. Nestled among ancient redwoods along the crest of the East Bay’s coastal range, this decidedly East Coast house evokes the Gatsby-esque era of leisure, affluence, and grandeur in an unexpected West Coast context.
The new cocktail-centric Temescal eatery embodies interesting in all the best ways
It’s sizzling hot and spine-tinglingly cool.
The long-dowdy San Pablo-Gilman corridor has got it going on these days.
Contemporary yet timeless, harmonious and sophisticated, describe this Japanese-inspired gem in Piedmont,
You can get shell-faced at MeloMelo thanks to the kava. No haters allowed.
You’ll love the ancient watery city of Venice more if you arrive as a curious, respectful semi-innocent.