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Point Reyes-based Coyuchi Makes Cozy, Organic Bedding

Apologies, but I'm a little slow on the uptake this week. I'll blame it on a busy weekend that culminated on Sunday with hours of rocking out at Outside Lands. It was fun, but my residual tiredness might be proof positive that I'm getting too old to be burning the candle at both ends.

Weekend Sherpa: Picking Fruit at Brentwood's Smith Family Farm

The best way to get fresh fruits and vegetables is to go straight to the source. And at Brentwood’s 150-acre Smith Family Farm the u-pick season is always on. Summer is filled with cherries, boysenberries, plums and peaches; fall brings walnuts, pomegranates, persimmons, pumpkins and apples. Grab a pail, stroll through fruit and vegetable crops, and pick to your taste buds’ pleasure.

Must-See Concert of the Week: The Swell Season

In what seems like the 95th straight day of the coldest summer of our lives, the two best palliatives are getting out of the fog and listening to great live music. You can do both this Thursday when The Swell Season comes to Saratoga to play Mountain Winery.

Mission Street Changing One Restaurant at a Time

I've been walking the streets of the Mission District for years now and while the long stretch of Valencia Street—and, of course, the 18th Street gourmet ghetto—has become nationally recognized as a dining destination, Mission Street itself has held tight to its collision of dollar stores, taquerias, cheap furniture stores and generally cheerful, Latin-influenced funk.

Take Bar Method Classes to Help Raise Money for Cancer Research

Now you can do ab work for a cause higher than bathing suit season. From September 20-26, the Bar Method San Francisco's Marina studio is participating in "Stretch to the Cure" for the National Foundation for Cancer Research. The money raised from classes will be donated to the cause.

American Idol Auditions at AT&T Park This Thursday

You've done your time at the Mint and the Silver Cloud, but now it's time for the big leagues. American Idol auditions are going down this Thursday at AT&T Park. Pre-registration is happening now (tables opened at 7 am this morning and will remain open until Thursday at 8 am) so chug some lemon tea and honey and get yourself down there for judgement day.

Ways to Give Back This Week: Plant Trees in SoMA, Spruce up the Conservatory of Flowers, Pack Art Boxes for Kids

Although we write a lot about indulging ourselves in food, drinks and sweets, sometimes it feels even better to do stuff that's good for others. Here are a few ways you can lend a hand in the next couple of weeks to people & places that really need it.

Party Hop With The Fashion Pack: Vino Moda, Rock Make + Everything In Between

One glance at our calendar made something very clear, there's much too much happening this week to keep it all to ourselves. So strap on your walking heels and get ready for some serious summer shopping:

Ultimate Date? Dinner at Luce, a Martini at the Top of the Mark for $80

We've written before about the city's best 1-2 date combos, but this one brings out the big guns.

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