Laurie Jo Miller Farr

BottleRock Stage (credit: Bob McClenahan/BottleRock Napa Valley)

Top 5 Must-Go-To Bay Area Music Festivals

Outdoor music festivals, top talent, sunshine mixed with the San Francisco Bay Area has been making headlines with headliners for decades. It all happens once again between May through October in 2015.

05/29/2015

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7 Awesome San Francisco Free Shows To See This Summer

The best way to enjoy all the free fun and entertainment on offer in San Francisco throughout the summer is to use public transportation in and out of the venues.

05/29/2015

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Top 5 Barbecues Served At Non-Traditional Barbecue Joints

May is National Barbecue Month and the barbecue scene in the Bay Area is sizzling.

05/27/2015

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Ask An Expert: Hottest Summer Trends In The Bay Area

There’s something in the DNA of the San Francisco Bay Area that gives birth to trends. Yet, when summer trends are described as “hot,” we smile, knowing that summertime depends on where we’re standing and what Karl the Fog is thinking. In any case, we know what looks good and where to find it.

05/26/2015

Dog adoption fair in San Francisco  (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Places to Celebrate National Pet Month In The Bay Area

National Pet Month promotes the benefits of pet ownership for both pets and people, highlights adoption and raises awareness about service animals. The Bay Area pet has a rich pet scene, including groomers, vets, dog walkers, foster caregivers, humane shelters, and service dog trainers.

05/22/2015

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Top Beer Gardens To Enjoy a Brew In San Francisco

Beer gardens are fun, yet everyone knows that San Francisco and summer have a weird relationship. San Francisco and beer gardens have a great relationship, especially when tasty food is featured. Just remember a warm jacket for after the sun goes down.

05/21/2015

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Ask A Bay Area Expert: How To Take Better Pictures With Your Phone

May is National Photography Month, and with smart phones in our pockets, everyone can have fun getting that great shot for sharing. Suzie Biehler, a San Francisco-based professional photographer, gave tips for getting the most out of smart phone photography.

05/18/2015

Dog (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Ask A San Francisco Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

While heat and San Francisco summers don’t go hand-in-hand, a few minutes’ drive north, south or east of the city can find a very different climate with significantly higher temperatures. As you peel off layers of clothing to adjust your own comfort levels, remember that our furry friends need assistance to cool down as temperatures heat up.

05/15/2015

Mother's Day cards at Papyrus, San Francisco (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Mother’s Day Gifts In The Bay Area

If there’s a Bay Area mother in your life, a few suggestions from macarons to museums and show tickets to showy roses make this list of best gifts in the Bay Area for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

05/08/2015

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Ask A North Bay Bartender: Your Best Tequila Cocktail

In Sausalito, looking through Copita’s big picture window onto views of the bay or from a sidewalk table set up in the sun, cheerful crowds relax at the Mexican restaurant, Copita Tequileria y Comida on Bridgeway, just steps from the ferry dock. This is the Bay Area’s hub for all things tequila.

05/05/2015

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